Rick is a Professor of Organisational Analysis at Cardiff Business School. He was until recently Cardiff University’s Dean of Research, Innovation & Enterprise where he led the conceptual development and creation of the world’s first Social Science Research Park. The concept is outlined in a Nesta paper co-authored with Adam Price.
Rick is an acknowledged expert in organisation and management theory, with particular research interests in the management and organisation of innovation, and has published widely on these topics. He has been awarded Best Paper Prizes by both Academy of Management Review (in 2005) and Organisation Studies (in 2019). He is the co-editor of JMSSays in the Journal of Management Studies, and has been elected to Fellowships of the Academy of Social Sciences, the British Academy of Management and the Learned Society of Wales.