Professor Rick Delbridge

Professor of organisational Analysis
Professor of Organizational Analysis
+44 (0) 29 208 76644

Professor Delbridge can be contacted through his PA, Michelle Campbell, by phone (029 2087 0652) or email (


  • PhD
  • BSc (Econ)

Teaching profile

  • Doctoral programme teaching and supervision

Research interests

  • organisation
  • Innovation
  • Organization
  • Work
  • Employment Relations
  • Japanese Management

Research projects

  • 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

Rick led, or is currently leading the following projects:

Meiji Research Fieldtrip

Duration: 1st February 2013 to 28th February 2013
Sponsored by Meiji University
Award type: Research

Healthcare Management: The management of patient safety

Duration: 30th April 2010 to 29th April 2012
Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Led by Professor Rick Delbridge with Professor Martin Kitchener, Dr W Fear (formerly Cardiff Business School)
Award type: ESRC Management and Business Development Fellowship

Rick has contributed, or is currently contributing to the following projects:

SKOPE Centre: Workers in the Knowledge Economy

Duration: 30th September 2008 to 29th September 2013
Sponsored by Economic and Social Research Council
Led by Prof G Rees (Cardiff School of Social Sciences) with Professor Rick Delbridge, Prof E Keep (Cardiff School of Social Sciences)
Award type: Research

Cardiff Business Research Post

Duration: 31st December 2010 to 30th December 2012
Sponsored by Cardiff County Council
Award type: Research

Related news stories

Thursday 6th March 2014

A book written and edited by Cardiff Business School academics has been reviewed by Brian Harney of Dublin City University Business School.

Monday 27th January 2014

Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice, a book jointly edited by Professor Rick Delbridge, has won Best Engagement Book, 2013.

Friday 1st November 2013

Professor Rick Delbridge and Honorary Professor Tom Keenoy are both featured in Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice


Editorial work

  • Associate editor, Academy of Management Review

Editorial board member

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


  • 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

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.

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