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Professor Rick Delbridge

Professor Rick Delbridge

Professor of Organizational Analysis

Cardiff Business School

Email
delbridger@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6644
Campuses
F42, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Comment
Media commentator
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Rick is Professor of Organizational Analysis at Cardiff Business School and co-convenor of the Centre for Innovation Policy (CIPR). He is currently the university lead for the design and delivery of the Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund (CCR CF) in partnership with Y Lab and the Cardiff Capital Region. 

Between 2012 and 2019 he was the Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Cardiff University and led the development of 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.

His research interests include the management and organization of innovation, employment relations and Japanese management practices.

Rick is co-editor of the JMSSays of the Journal of Management Studies
http://www.socadms.org.uk/category/jms-says/

Elected positions:
Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (2009-); 
Fellow of the British Academy of Management (2013-);
Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (2014-).

Prizes include:
Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award 2005;
Organization Studies Roland Calori Prize for Best Paper 2017-2018;
British Academy of Management Medal for Leadership 2020.

Contributions to the wider academic community include:
Council Member, Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (2010-); 
Member, HEFCE REF Interdisciplinary Advisory Panel (2017-2020); 
Member, Research England Strength in Places Fund Assessment Panel (2018-); 
Member, ESRC Strategic Advisory Network (2018-);
Member, ESRC Business Engagement Task-&-Finish Group (2019-2021);
Member of ESRC Covid-19 Assessment Panel (2020-2021);
Member of UKRI’s Future Leaders Fellowship Panel College (2020-).

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BSc (Econ)

Editorial work

  • Former Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review
  • Fomer Associate Editor, Organization
  • Current Co-Editor, JMSSays, Journal of Management Studies

Editorial board member

  • International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Journal of Management Studies
  • Organization Studies
  • Organization Theory

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.

Honours and awards

  • Roland Calori Prize for Best Paper published in Organization Studies in 2017 & 2018
  • Acade,y of Management Review Best Paper Award 2005

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Fellow of the British Academy of Management
  • Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales
  • Member, REF Interdisciplinary Advisory Panel
  • Member, ESRC Strategic Advisory Network
  • Member, Strength in Places Assessment Panel
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Council of Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
  • Member, European Group for Organization Studies

Academic positions

2012-2019 Dean of Research, Innovation & Enterprise, Cardiff University

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Teaching

Teaching commitments

  • Doctoral programme teaching and supervision
  • Innnovation & Creativity module for teh Masters in Public Leadership

Research interests

  • 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
  • See also Utopia Platform for Imagining Transformations, http://up-it.org 

  • Projects completed for Advanced Institute of Management Research

PhD supervision research interests

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