Professor Rick Delbridge

Professor Rick Delbridge

Academic Lead for SPARK and University Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Professor of Organizational Analysis

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6644
F42, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Media commentator

Rick is the Dean of Research, Innovation and Engagement at Cardiff University. He is also academic lead for the Social Science Research Park (SPARK).

He is co author of the Nesta paper Social Science Parks - society's new super-labs. A discussion between Rick and co author Adam Price is available on the Cardiff University YouTube channel.


  • PhD
  • BSc (Econ)

Editorial work

  • Associate editor, Academy of Management Review

Editorial board member

  • International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Organisation Studies

Media contributions

Professor Delbridge giving a presentation on management practices for a Advanced Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Management event.

He was also involved in putting together Making the Case for Management for the Academy of Social Sciences.

Further information about Professor Delbridge's media work can be found on his expertise page.

Professional memberships

  • Academician, Academy of Social Sciences
  • Academy of Management
  • Association of Business Schools Research Committee
  • British Academy of Management
  • Council of Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
  • European Group for organisation Studies

Teaching commitments

  • Doctoral programme teaching and supervision

Research interests

  • organisation
  • Innovation
  • Organization
  • Work
  • Employment Relations
  • Japanese Management
  • Systems of Exchange - a resource for social science and management researchers, instructors, and students. It provides an introduction to an analytical framework for thinking about economic action and decision-making from a sociological perspective
  • Projects completed for Advanced Institute of Management Research

PhD supervision research interests

  • Organisation in theory and practice
  • Organization in theory and practice
  • Workplace employment relations