Professor John Croucher

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John Croucher, AM

Professor in Management

MGSM

Contact Details

Tel: +61 2 9850 8999

Email: john.croucher@mgsm.edu.au

Expertise

Operations & Technology, Research

Bio

About Professor John Croucher AM

Professor in Management

BA (Hons), PhD (Macq.), MSc PhD (Minn), PhD (Hon) (DWU), PhD (UTS), FRSA FAustMS MAAFS

Teaching Areas

  • Operations & Technology
  • Research

Research statement

Professor Croucher’s research contributes to the application of quantitative methods to business and management, such as information and decision analysis or applied business techniques, while contributing to advances in quantitative research methods.   It helps entrepreneurs, managers and employers to grasp the complexity of the practical application of mathematics and statistics to the real world and provides them with new tools and techniques to solve business problems.

Contribution to management education

John has been a major contributor to management education through his 28 books, 120 research papers and over 1000 newspaper articles. His teaching skills are exemplified by his six national and international awards for outstanding teaching. He was also awarded the university’s inaugural Community Outreach award, Excellence in Education award and Distinguished Alumni award. In recent years he designed and teaches in the new MBA program at the Divine Word University in PNG. As a result, he was awarded an honorary PhD for services to education and the country.  John is committed to flexible learning approaches, setting up a Web-based learning tool to enhance the way in which challenging and controversial statistical material and evidence could be taught and understood.

In 2013 he received the prestigious award of Prime Minister's University Teacher of the Year.

In 2015 John was made a Member of the Order of Australia for outstanding service in mathematics and statistics education.

Contribution to management practice

John is widely sought after as a consultant by business and industry where he provides his expertise to solve the problems of management. As part of these activities he constructs models that enable organisations to conduct their business more efficiently. His commitment to ethical leadership is evidenced in his integral role in the development of the Report on Equal Opportunity on behalf of the Totalisator Agency Board of NSW; being an invited member of the Vice-Chancellor’s group to be interviewed by St James Ethics Centre on ethical behaviour at Macquarie University; and in numerous interviews in the media on fraud, plagiarism and issues of academic dishonesty.

Media topics

  • Application of Quantitative Methods to Business and Management
  • Channel 10 Interview - The last sequential date of the 21st Century - 11/12/13 (Video)

Publications

Journal articles

  • Croucher, J. (2018). The conditional probability of relapse for cancer International Medical Journal, Vol 25 No.1 February.
  • Croucher, J. (forthcoming). A perspective on graduate students in business. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics.
  • Croucher, J. (forthcoming). Corporate and private philanthropy in the USA. Journal of International Business and Economics.
  • Croucher, J. (forthcoming). Distinguishing a leader from a manager. Review of Business Research.
  • Croucher, J., Wang, J., tiwari, P., & Koblyakova, A. (forthcoming). Is the Australian Housing Market in a Bubble? The International Journal of Housing Market Analysis.
  • Croucher, J. and Croucher, J. (forthcoming). Mrs Janet Taylor and the 'black art' of compass adjusting in mid-19th century England. International Journal of Maritime History.
  • Croucher, J. (2017). Postgraduate management education programs in Hong Kong: a case study. Pacific-Asian Education, 29.
  • Croucher, J. (2017). Alf Pollard: a most remarkable actuary. Australian Journal of Actuarial Practice. 5, 123-132.
  • Croucher, J. (2017). Estimation of the number of venesections needed in acquired haemochromotasis patients. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, 3(3), 72-74.
  • Croucher, J. (2017). Mrs Janet Taylor - a fascinating chapter in my family's history. The Manchester Genealogist, 53(2), 179-181.
  • Croucher, J. and Croucher, R. (2017). Mrs Janet Taylor – Mistress of Science. The Log, Quarterly Journal of the Nautical Association of Australia, Vol. 50, No.2, Issue 208 73–76.
  • Wang, J., Croucher, J., & Valentine, T. (2015). Is there a Chinese property splurge? Australia and New Zealand property journal, 5(1), 54-57.
  • Croucher, J. S. (2013). Statistics in the legal and medical professions. International Journal of Strategic Management, 13(3), 141-146.
  • Croucher, J. S. (2013). The Probability of a guilty verdict in criminal trials. Journal of International Management Studies, 13(4), 107-112.
  • Croucher, J. (2012). Effective business programs in Australia. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 12(3), 131- 135.
  • Croucher, J. (2012). Client satisfaction in Hong Kong. European Journal of Management, 12(3), 119- 123.
  • Croucher, R., & Croucher, J. (2012). Mrs Janet Taylor and the Civil List Pension – a claim to recognition by her country. Women's History Review, 21(2), 253-280.
  • Croucher, J., & Croucher, R. F. (2011). Mrs Janet Taylor's 'Mariner's Calculator': assessment and reassessment. British Journal For The History Of Science 44(4), 493-507.
  • Croucher, J. (2011). Strategic marketing with weasel words. International Journal of Strategic Management, 11(3), 123-127.
  • Croucher, J. (2011). Corporate language for the modern executive. European Journal of Management, 11(3), 63-67.
  • Croucher, R. F., & Croucher, J. S. (2010). Forgeries and wills - A probate problem. Australian Property Law Journal, 18(1), 1-31.
  • Croucher, J. (2010). Factors Affecting Intelligence. Review of Business Research, 10(1), 41-45.
  • Croucher, J. (2010). Drawing the Right Conclusions. International Journal of Business Research, 10(6), 151-155.
  • Croucher, J., & Nobhandhu, M. (2010). Workings of the Operating Cash Cycle in the Retailing Sector. European Journal of Management, 10(1), 95-99.
  • Croucher, J. (2010). Body Language in Business. European Journal of Management, 10(3), 193-197.
  • Croucher, J., & Nobhandhu, M. (2010). Workings of the Operating Cash Cycle in the Manufacturing Sector. Journal of International Management Studies, 10(1), 130-134.
  • Croucher, J. S. (2009). Election Strategies and Analysis: A Scientific Approach to Being a Winner. International Journal of Business Strategy, 9(2), 187-191.
  • Croucher, J. S. (2009). Applications of the Poisson distribution to the business world. International Journal of Business Research, 9(6), 114-119.
  • Croucher, J. S. (2009). Do Attractive People have an Advantage in Business and in Life?. European Journal of Management, 9(4), 102-106.
  • Croucher, J. S. (2009). The mysterious world of spurious correlations in business and life. European Journal of Management, 9(4), 144-150.
  • Croucher, J., & Leslie, J. (2008). How Much Confidence Can We Have in Confidence Intervals?. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 8(3), 115-120.
  • Croucher, J. (2008). Cause & Effect in Law, Medicine, Business & Other Fields. Review of Business Research, 8(6), 67-71.
  • Croucher, J. (2008). Is It Possible to Make Economics Interesting, Even Exciting?. European Journal of Management, 8(5), 49-53.
  • Croucher, J. (2008). Drawing Valid Conclusions from Statistical Tests. European Journal of Management, 8(5), 93-97.
  • Croucher, J. (2007). Secrets of the Crystal Ball. Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 21(2), 18-20.
  • Croucher, J., & Leslie, J. (2007). The business of profiling problem gamblers and the effectiveness of self exclusion programs. Review of Business Research, 7(1), 113-117.
  • Croucher, J. (2007). How to Detect a Tertiary Tyrant. Review of Business Research, 7(6), 100-105.
  • Croucher, J. (2007). Using Logistic Regression to Determine Speed dating Compatibility. Review of Business Research, 7(5), 48-53.
  • Croucher, J. (2007). Optimal Strategies for Rostering Servers.Review of Business Research, 7(1), 163-168.
  • Croucher, J. (2006). Collecting Coupons - A Mathematical Approach. Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 20(2), 31-35.
  • Croucher, J. (2006). Using Mathematical Programming to Maximise Flight Profitability. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 6(2), 110-114.
  • Croucher, J., & Croucher, R. (2006). 'Vulnerability' and Problem Gambling - Autonomy Versus Gaming Operator Responsibility. Review of Business Research, 6(1), 206-211.
  • Croucher, J. (2006). Student Evaluation Forms: What Can We Make of Them?. Review of Business Research, 6(1), 147-151.
  • Croucher, J. (2005). A Comparison of Strategies for Playing Even Money Bets in Roulette. Teaching Statistics, 27(1), 20-23.
  • Byun, K., & Croucher, J. (2005). Predicting Property Auction Outcomes Using Logistic Regression. Journal of Combinatorics, Information and System Sciences, 30, 77-85.
  • Croucher, J. (2005). Witness Evidence: Can it be Trusted?.International Journal of Medicine and Law, 24(2), 233-242.
  • Croucher, J., & Croucher, R. (2005). Self-Exclusion Programs for Problem Gamblers In Australia. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, 5(1), 61-66.
  • Croucher, J. (2005). Effective Teaching in the Classroom: Can it be Done?. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 2(11), 9-18.
  • Croucher, J. (2005). Using Waiting Line Models to Compare Leasing Options. Review of Business Research, 4, 40-46.
  • Croucher, J. (2005). Discount Pricing for Slow Moving Items. Review of Business Research, 4, 46-49.

Books

  • Croucher, J. (2017). Quantitative analysis for management (4th Edition), Sydney, Australia: McGraw-Hill Australia.
  • Croucher, J. S., & Croucher, R. F. (2016). Mistress of science: the story of the remarkable Janet Taylor, pioneer of sea navigation. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing.
  • Croucher, J. (2014). The Kid from Norfolk Island. Sydney, Australia: Woodslane Press.
  • Croucher, J. (2013). Quantitative analysis for management (2ndEdition), Sydney, Australia: McGraw-Hill Australia.
  • Croucher, J. (2013). Introductory mathematics and statistics (6thEdition), Sydney, Australia: McGraw-Hill Australia: McGraw-Hill Australia.
  • Croucher, J. (2011). Love by numbers : uncovering the secrets of sexual attraction, Sydney, Australia: Woodslane Press.
  • Croucher, J. (2010). The Secret Language: the real meaning behind what people say, Sydney, Australia: Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Croucher, J. (2010). 637 Gorillas on the Run and Other Feats, Facts and Astonishing Stats, Sydney, Australia: Woodslane Press Pty Ltd.
  • Croucher, J. (2010). Quantitative Analysis for Management. Sydney, Australia: McGraw Hill .
  • Croucher, J. (2010). Introductory Mathematics and Statistics for Business (5th Edition), Sydney, Australia: McGraw-Hill.
  • Croucher, J. (2010). Eighteen Months on the Toilet and other Feats Facts and Astonishing Stats (2nd Edition), Sydney, Australia: Woodslane Press Pty Ltd.
  • Croucher, J. (2009). Mathematics Toolbox, Sydney, Australia: McGraw-Hill.
  • Croucher, J. (2006). Number Crunch, Sydney Australia: McPhersons Printing Group.

Conference papers

  • Croucher, R., & Croucher, J. (2008). Of families, fickleness and forgeries The problem of proof when forgery is alleged in probate proceedings. Australian College of Legal Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting (pp. 1-26). Melbourne, Australia: ANZFSS & ALCM.
  • Croucher, J. (2007). Future Directions of management teaching: are we headed the right way? The 21st century educator: how do we prepare educators for a new role in the 21st century? iNet online Conference.
  • Croucher, R., & Croucher, J. (2006). Excluding the Self-Excluded: 'Reasonable Force" and the Problem Gambler in Australia. Australasian Law Teachers Association 61st Annual Conference - Legal Knowledge: Learning, Communicating and Doing (pp. 1-17), Melbourne, Australia: Australasian Law Teachers Association.
  • Croucher, R., & Croucher, J. (2006). Showing the Door: Identification and Removal of Self-Excluded Problem Gamblers in Australia, IABE Annual Conference (pp. 154-158). Las Vegas, USA: IABE Organisation.
  • Croucher, J. (2005). The Romance Of Numbers - The Secret Life of a Statistician. Fifth Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning: Kingfisher Delta (pp. 38-40).Fraser Island Australia: University of Queensland Press.
  • Croucher, J. (2005). Spicing up the classroom: how one subject turned the tide. Fifth Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning: Kingfisher Delta (pp. 164-170). Fraser Island, Australia: University of Queensland Press.
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