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Professor Tim Edwards

Professor Tim Edwards

Head of Management, Employment and Organisation, Professor in Public Services Management

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 6385
Room D09b, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Tim is a Professor of Organization and Innovation Analysis and the co-founder of the Cardiff University-wide Responsible Innovation Network. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is on the editorial board for Organization Studies and is an Associate Editor for the British Academy Journal - International Journal of Management Reviews, and the Sage critical management journal, Organization.


  • PhD, Innovation Management, Aston University
  • MSc, Management by Research, Aston University
  • BA (Hons), International Relations, Sussex University

Honours and awards

  • Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) award to sponsor early career and PhD attendance – 19th International Association of Critical Realism Conference, Cardiff (July 2016)
  • Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) award to sponsor early career and PhD attendance – 4th European Theory Development Workshop (June 2015)
  • Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) award to sponsor an early career and PhD workshop - Exploring the concept of institutional logics in organization studies: Critique and future developments in the field (April 2013)
  • Cardiff Business School, Developing Student Employability Award (2013)
  • Cardiff University, International Travel Scholarship Award (2007). Visiting Professor position at the University of Alberta.

Best Paper Awards

  • Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, (2016): Relationally reflexive women: Household strategies of female entrepreneurs as social change (Entrepreneurship Division)
  • Academy of Management Conference, Boston, (2012): Affect in Collaborative Entrepreneurial Projects: Insights from Innovators in the Super yacht Industry. (Entrepreneurship and Creativity Division)

Outstanding Paper Award

  • (2008) - Emerald Literati Network: A critical account of knowledge management: agentic orientation and SME innovation, International journal of Entrepreneurial behaviour and Research.of Entrepreneurial behaviour and Research, Vol 13, No2, 2007

Professional memberships

  • Fellow, Royal society of Arts
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy





















Teaching commitments

  • Module leader (final year UG): Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  • Module leader (MSc): Reflective Perspectives and Practices
  • Social Science Research Methods (MSc)

Additional teaching

  • Invited International faculty, Kobe University SESMI Programme, Japan: "Research in Strategic Management"

Research interests

  • Critical Management Research
  • Responsible Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Organization Theory

A social impact assessment of poverty alleviation and climate change in Ethiopia and Eritrea.

  • Sponsor: ESRC, Global Challenges Research Fund (2016) – Principle Investigator

Career trajectories of female entrepreneurs: enacting entrepreneurship as a relational good.

  • Sponsor: British Academy (SRG, 2016) Co-applicant

Transforming mature industries: International collaboration and the role of creative design in and between Japan, the UK and Europe.

  • Sponsor: Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2014) – Principle Investigator

Knowledge Management: Strategic Choice in the Design, Development and Build of Complex Artefacts.

  • Sponsor: British Academy (2003-4 SG: 36137) – Principle Investigator

Learning companies: Developing the innovative potential of Welsh Small and Medium manufacturers.

  • Sponsor: European Regional Development Fund (1999-2001) – Researcher

PhD supervision research interests

  • Critical management studies
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge management