Todd Bridgman completed his PhD in organisational studies at the University of Cambridge and held research fellowships at Judge Business School and Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. His PhD examined the changing relationships between business school faculty and non-academic organisations and developed Laclau and Mouffe’s discourse theory as a framework for organisational analysis.
Todd’s research and teaching interests lie within Critical Management Studies (CMS), which focuses on 'management’ not as a group or as a function but as a pervasive institution that is entrenched within capitalist economic formations. Its concern is with the study of, and sometimes against, management rather than with the development of techniques or legitimations for management.
Todd has recently completed a Marsden Fund research project which investigated the university’s role as a ’critic and conscience’ of society, using the financial and economic crisis as a case study to examine the public contribution of academics and other experts.