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Dr Robert Phillip WRIGHT
  • Associate Professor
BBus (WACAE), MIR (UWA), PhD (HKU), FHKIHRM, FAIM, FHKIoD
PhD
The University of Hong Kong

robert.wright@polyu.edu.hk
2766 7378
M906
Research Area:
Management

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
  • Paradoxical Thinking
  • Strategy-as-Practice, Strategy-as-Paradox
  • Reflective Practice, Boards of Directors
  • Managerial Cognitions, Executive Education

Dr Wright is a four time nominee for the University’s President’s Award for Excellence Performance and a Finalist for the 2015 University Grants Committee Teaching Award. In 2005 he received the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2013 he was nominated for election to serve on the Council of the university. Dr Wright is the past Chairperson (2015) for the Teaching Community of the American Strategic Management Society (SMS) overseeing pedagogical advancements for over 3000 strategy professors in 80+ countries. He was also past Chairperson (2012) of the Strategy Practice Research track of SMS. He is an award-winning reviewer and qualitative researcher. His research on “How useful are the strategic tools we teach in business schools?” won Best Paper of the Year Award from the prestigious Journal of Management Studies. In 2016 he received the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award for high impact research. In 2018 he was a receipient of the university level Merit for Outstanding Professional Services Awards for a consultancy project with multi-departmental involvement and the highest contract value for the financial year (2016-2017). Dr. Wright is Associate Editor of the Journal of Management Education (JME) and sits on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE) and Organizational Research Methods (ORM). He previously served on the Editorial boards of Academy of Management Review (2011-2017) and Journal of Organizational Behavior (2002-2006). Outside of academia he is a Fellow and served on the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management between 1998-2012; Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Dr. Wright is a graduate of executive development programs in IMD in Switzerland, and the Harvard Business School.