Dr. Norman Wright

Faculty Member

Dr. Norman Wright

Biography

Dr. Norman Wright currently serves as the Dean of the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from Wharton and degrees from Brigham Young University. Prior to joining the Woodbury School of Business, he taught and served as an administrator in universities Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Nigeria, and Hawaii. Dr. Wright is an active scholar having served as the editor of the Journal of Microfinance and publishing his own research on cross-cultural management and entrepreneurship in and around protected areas. He routinely engages in consulting and training activities working with such diverse organizations as Dubai Municipality, HSBC, World Wildlife Fund, China Youth Travel Services, Ajman University of Science and Technology, the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the National Entrepreneurship Centre in Saudi Arabia. Wright also practices what he preaches by running his own entrepreneurial ventures in Hawaii with his wife, Dolly.

Teaching

MGMT 4860

Business Strategy Formulation and Implementation, Fall 2020

Presentations

Westover, Jonathan , Cardon, Teresa , Wright, Norm , Miller, Ronald , Hughes, Kathryn , Gariddo, Rebecca , Anglen, Alison , Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference , "The Coming HR Tsunami_ Autism Awareness in the Workplace", Association for Psychological Science , Boston, MA. (May 28, 2017)
Westover, Jonathan , Cardon, Teresa , Wright, Norm , Miller, Ronald , Hughes, Kathryn , Gariddo, Rebecca , Annual Conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, "A Tsunami of Need_ Autism Awareness in the Workplace", Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Orem, UT. (April 7, 2017)
Wright, Norm , International Business Conference, "Business as Usual? 21st Century Higher Education Strategy.", Ajman University of Science and Technology, Ajman, United Arab Emirates. (May 12, 2015)
Wright, Norm , 11th Annual Global Congress, "From Blue Oceans to Fighting the Philistines_ Leading in an Era of Hyper Change", Academy for Advancing Global Business, New Delhi, India. (November 21, 2014)
Wright, Norm , 10th Annual Global Congress, "Achieving AACSB Accreditation_ Pathway to High Quality Business Education and Intenational Legitimacy", Academy for Advancing Global Business, Bangkok, Thailand. (June 15, 2013)
Wright, Norman (Presenter & Author), International Leadership Association 14th Annual Global Leadership Conference, "Faculty and Administrator Relationships_ Considering Cultural Context", International Leadership Association, Denver, Colorado. (October 27, 2012)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Seeley, Eugene , Chapman, Jared , Wright, Norman , Glenn, Lowell , Adams, Lynn , (2018) "A Case Study of Faculty Attitudes Related to Electronic Texts and Course Content in Business School Classrooms" (Issue: 1, vol. 12). E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching.
Chapman, Jared , Seeley, Eugene , Glenn, Lowell M, Adams, Lynn , Wright, Norman , (2016) "An Empirical Evaluation of a Broad Ranging E-Text Adoption with Recommendations for Improving Deployment Success for Students" (Issue: 2, vol. 10). E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching.
Wright, Norman , Bakar, Abu , Rahim, Abdul , Skoko, Haze , (2016) "The Propensity to Business Startup_ Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Data in Saudi Arabia" (Issue: 3, vol. 9). Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies.
Sybrowsky, Jacob , Norman, Wright , (2016) "Advanced Management for Deans" .
Bennett, Hadyn , Wright, Norman , "The Moderating Influences of National Culture on Student Team-Member Participation_ an Anglo-Indian Comparison" . Education and Training.
Wright, Norman , Bennett, Hadyn , (2011) "Business Ethics, CSR, Sustainability Management, and the MBA" (Issue: 5, vol. 17). Australia: Journal of Management and Organization.