AProf Todd Bridgman
Teaching in 2020
- as Course Coordinator and Lecturer
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.
Todd’s research and teaching is located within Critical Management Studies (CMS), which focuses on 'management’ as a pervasive institution 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.
The focus of Todd’s research is critical historical perspectives on management education, which involves writing alternative histories of the past as a way of rethinking how management is taught to students today and how it might evolve in the future. He is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning.
Todd also has an interest in producing animated videos of his research as a means of increasing impact and stakeholder engagement. He has developed a New History of Management youtube channel with Stephen Cummings. The latest video "Who Built Maslow's Pyramid?" is highlighted below.
PhD (University of Cambridge)
MCom (Hons) University of Auckland
BCOM/BA University of Auckland
Certificate in Journalism (Auckland Institute of Technology)
- Management education
- Management history
- Critical Management Studies
Publications and presentations
Cummings, S., Bridgman, T., Hassard, J., & Rowlinson, M. (2017) A new history of management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Alvesson, M., Bridgman, T. & Willmott, H. (eds.). (2009) The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies Oxford University Press.
Bridgman, T. (forthcoming). Overcoming compliance to change: Dynamics of power, obedience and resistance in a classroom restructure. Management Teaching Review. doi.org/10.1177/2379298118791106
Bridgman, T., Cummings, S., & Ballard, J. (2019). Who built Maslow’s pyramid? A history of the creation of management studies’ most famous symbol and its implications for management education. 18(1): 81-98. Academy of Management Learning and Education. doi.org/10.5465/amle.2017.0351
Bridgman, T., McLaughlin, C., & Cummings, S. (2018) Overcoming the problem with solving business problems: Using theory differently to rejuvenate the case method for turbulent times. Journal of Management Education, 42(4): 441-460.
McLaughlin, C. & Bridgman, T. (2017). The battle for ‘Middle-Earth’: The constitution of interests and identifies in the Hobbit dispute. Journal of Industrial Relations. DOI: 10.1177/0022185617714293
Bridgman, T. & De’Ath, A. (2017). Early career development in the public sector: Lessons from a social constructionist perspective. Australian Journal of Career Development, 26(2): 43-51.
Weenink, E., & Bridgman, T. (2017). Taking subjectivity and reflexivity seriously: Implications of social constructionism for researching volunteer motivation. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28(1): 90-109.
Bridgman, T., Cummings, S., & McLaughlin, C. (2016). Re-stating the case: How revisiting the development of the case method can help us think differently about the future of the business school. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 15(4): 724-741.
Bridgman, T., & Bell, E. (2016). Seeing and being seen as a management learning and education scholar: Rejoinder to ‘Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory’. Journal of Management Education, 40(6): 692-699.
Cummings, S. & Bridgman, T. (2016) The Limits and possibilities of history: How a wider, deeper and more engaged understanding of business history can foster innovative thinking. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 15(2): 250-267.
Cummings, S. & Bridgman, T & Brown, K. (2016) Unfreezing change as three steps: Rethinking Kurt Lewin’s legacy for change management. Human Relations, 69(1): 33-60.
Walker, B. & Bridgman, T. (2013). Organisational identity and alcohol use among young employees: A case study of a professional services firm. International Journal of Drug Policy, 24, 597-604.
Cummings, S. & Bridgman, T. (2011). The relevant past: Why the history of management should be critical for our future. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 10 (1), 77.93.
Bridgman, T. (2010). Beyond the Manager’s Moral Dilemma: Rethinking the ‘Ideal Type’ Business Ethics Case, Journal of Business Ethics, 94, 311-322.
Bridgman, T. (2010). Empty talk? University voices on the Global Financial Crisis, Policy Quarterly, 6(4), 40-45.
McKenna, S., Garcia-Lorenzo, L. & Bridgman T. (2010). Managing, managerial control and managerial identity in the post-bureaucratic world. Journal of Management Development, 29(2), 128-136.
Bridgman, T. (2008). Institutionalizing critique: A Problem of Critical Management Studies. Ephemera, 8(2), 157-175.
Bridgman, T. (2007). Freedom and autonomy in the university enterprise. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20 (4), 478-490.
Bridgman, T. (2007). Reconstituting Relevance: Exploring Possibilities for Management Educators' Critical Engagement with the Public. Management Learning. 38, 425-439.
Bridgman, T. (2007). Assassins in Academia? New Zealand Academics as Critic and Conscience of Society. New Zealand Sociology. 22 (1), 126-144.
Bridgman, T. & Willmott, H. (2006). Institutions and Technology: Frameworks for Understanding Organizational Change–The Case of a Major ICT Outsourcing Contract. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 42 (1), 110-126.
Sundstedt, C., Bridgman, T. & Tyson, J. (2017). Revealing the ‘real Julia’. Authenticity and gender in Australian political leadership. The Dark Side 3: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business. Greenleaf Publishing.
McLaughlin, C. & Bridgman, T. (2017). Apple and the true costs of production. The Dark Side 3: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business. Greenleaf Publishing.
Bridgman, T. (2013) The dark side of light-handed regulation: Mercury Energy and the death of Folole Muliaga. In P. Fatien Diochon, E. Raufflet and A.J Mills (eds) The Dark Side 2: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business. Greenleaf Publishing, pp. 42-56.
Bridgman, T & McLaughlin, C. (2013). ‘The battle for Middle Earth: New Zealand’s bid to save The Hobbit’. In P. Fatien Diochon, E. Raufflet and A.J Mills (eds) The Dark Side 2: Critical Cases on the Downside of Business. Greenleaf Publishing, pp. 127-135
Alvesson, M., Bridgman, T. & Willmott, H. (2009). Introduction in M. Alvesson, T. Bridgman and H. Willmott (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Critical Management Studies. Oxford University Press.
Bridgman, T. (2009). No smoke without fire? Corporate social responsibility and the ethics of university-industry partnerships. In C. Garsten & T. Hernes (eds). Ethical Dilemmas in Management. London: Routledge. pp. 117-131.
Bridgman, T. & Willmott, H. (2007). Academics in the ‘knowledge economy’: From expert to intellectual? In C. Burtscher, A. Harding, S. Laske, & A. Scott (eds). Bright Satanic Mills: Universities, regional development and the knowledge economy. Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate. pp.149-160.
Teaching cases with instructional material
Gee, D., & Bridgman, T. (2019). Taken for a ride: Fraud at the Ministry of Transport. Sage Business Cases.
Sundstedt, C., Bridgman, T., and Tyson, J., (2016) Revealing the ‘real Julia’: Authenticity and gender In Australian political leadership. Australia and New Zealand School of Government Case Program. Reference 2016-185.1.
Berry, R & Bridgman, T. (2013). Trimming the FAT: Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australia and New Zealand School of Government Case Program, Reference 2013-142.1
Bridgman, T. (2011). Treading the thin blue line: embedding culture change at New Zealand Police. Australia and New Zealand School of Government Case Program, Reference 2011-639.1
Bridgman, T. (2011). A question of style: the leadership of Christine Rankin. Australia and New Zealand School of Government Case Program, Reference 2011-129.1, 2011-129.2
Bridgman, T. (2009). Corporate social responsibility: Mercury Energy and its low-income electricity consumers. Australia and New Zealand School of Government Case Program, Reference 2009-74.1, 2009-74.1.
Bridgman, T. (2008). Leading culture change at New Zealand Police. (Part A, Part B and Teaching Note), Australia and New Zealand School of Government Case Program, References 2008-82.1, 2008-82.2, 2008-82.3.