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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

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

Rick is Professor of Organizational Analysis at Cardiff Business School. He was until recently the Dean of Research, Innovation and Enterprise at Cardiff University where he has 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. 

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BSc (Econ)

Editorial work

  • Former Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review
  • Fomer Associate Editor, Organization
  • Current Co-Editor, JMMSays, 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 commitments

  • Doctoral programme teaching and supervision

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
  • Projects completed for Advanced Institute of Management Research

PhD supervision research interests

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