Validation of the FOCUSED Framework
Wright, R. P. (2020). Teaching strategy by not teaching strategy. In S. Baumann. Teaching Strategic Management: A Hands-On Guide to Teaching Success. (Chapter 9, pp.180-200); USA, Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Wright, R. P. (2018). Re-examining what we “anticipate” in a constructed world. In R. Galavan & K. Sund (Guest Editor: G. Hodgkinson). Methodological Challenges and Advances in Managerial and Organizational Cognition. (Chapter 9, pp. 219-241); UK, Emerald.
Wright, R. P. (2016). Organizational paradoxes: When opposites cease to be opposites. In D. Winter & N. Reed, Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology. Chapter 25: 306-319. UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Wright, R. P. & Brown, K. G. (eds.) (2014). Educating tomorrow’s thought-leaders: Distinguished scholars answer a burning question. Chicago, IL: Strategic Management Society.
Hodgkinson, G., Wright, R. P. & Anderson, J. (2015). Emotionalizing strategy research with the repertory grid technique: Modifications and extensions to a robust procedure from mapping strategic knowledge. In Gavetti, G., & Ocasio, W. Advances in Strategic Management, Volume 32 Cognition and Strategy, 32, 505-547.
Wright, R. P. & Mak, W-M. (2014). Using oppositional analysis grounded in personal construct theory to elicit strategic tensions. American Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. Philadelphia, USA
Nominated Best Paper for the Managerial & Organizational Cognitions Division of the American Academy of Management.
Also nominated for The Carolyn Dexter Award
Wright, R. P., Paroutis, S. E., & Blettner, D. P. (2013). How useful are the strategy tools we teach in business schools? Journal of Management Studies. 50(1), 92-125.
Received award for BEST PAPER 2013 published in the Journal of Management Studies (JMS) awarded at AOM2014
Additional honor with distinction: The four (4) extensive rounds of revisions of this published paper was used as an exemplar to showcase the authors’ responsiveness throughout the entire review process at a workshop hosted by the journal for PhD students on “Publishing and Career Workshop” at Cambridge University (in March 2014); Three more such workshops were held in China in June2015 (Beijing, Renmin University; Changchun, Jilin University) and Sun Yat Sen University Business School, May, 2016
ALSO: Winning paper in the prestigious Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2016 for high impact research.
Wright, R. P. (2008). Eliciting complex strategic cognitions using advanced repertory grids in a world constructed and reconstructed. Organizational Research Methods. 11(4), 753-769.
Wright, R. P. (2019). When leaders better anticipate the unknown. Faculty of Business Magazine, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. June Issue: 4-5 (feature article).
Wright, R. P. (2018). Learning to (Un)learn by Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D. Faculty of Business Magazine, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. December Issue: 26-27.
Wright, R. P. (2016). Insights: “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” and make a real impact to your work integrated education! Career Connect, September issue #2. Office of Careers and Placements (CAPS), Centre Student Advancement and Resources, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Wright, R. P., Hung, P., Lau, P., & Lo, V. (2011). Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D. in a complicated world. Official Newsletter of the Department of Management & Marketing, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. July Issue: 11-12.
International and Local Conferences
Baumann, S., Brown, J., Maijanen, P., Reisinger, S., Smith, R., TenBrink, C., Wright, R., & Wunder, T. (2020, September). The Fun and Challenges of Collaborative Teaching and Learning. Workshop panel proposal accepted for presentation, Strategic Management Society. London, UK.
Fung, P., Zhu, R., & Wright, R. P. (2020, July). Learn to (un)learn during knowledge transfer using the FOCUSED APP for evidence-based progressive reflections, Accepted for presentation for the West East Institute WEI International Academic Conference, Harvard Faculty Club, Boston, USA.
Wright, R. P. (2019, August). Masterclass workshop: Increasing student interns’ cognitive complexity for a complex world using the F.O.C.U.S.E.D. framework. Accepted for workshop presentation to the 21stWACE World Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Wright, R. P. (2019, July). Evidence-based progressive reflections during placement and coursework. Poster presentation, Symposium on Emerging Innovations and Evaluation of Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) Pedagogies in Tertiary Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
Wright, R. P. (2019, May). Developing reflective / reflexive practice through the F.O.C.U.S.E.D. App: The case of student internships and during university coursework. Conference Day of the Learning and Teaching @EdUHK Festival 2019, Hong Kong.
Wright, R. P. (2018, May). Transforming internship for transformative learning and reciprocal knowledge transfer between university and workplace. Conference Day of the Learning and Teaching @EdUHK Festival 2018, Hong Kong.
Wright, R. P. (2018, September). Strategy students’ cognition of opening up alternatives to complex challenges. Paper accepted for presentation, Strategic Management Society. Paris, France.
Wright, R. P. (2018, August). Using reflective / reflexive practice to stay F.O.C.U.S.E.D. in a complicated world, Accepted for presentation for the West East Institute WEI International Academic Conference, Harvard Faculty Club, Boston, USA.
Wright, R. P., & Zhu, R (2018, June). Evolution and validation of an innovative pedagogical framework for a VUCA world. Accepted for paper presentation to the World Association for Cooperative Education WACE 3rd International Research Symposium, Stuttgart, Germany.
Wright, R. P., & Yip, T. L. (2017, October). Teaching for knowledge transfer and back again. Accepted for paper presentation to American Strategic Management Society, Houston, USA.
Wright, R. P. (2016, September). A Strategic Thinking Framework to Help “Complicate” Our Students’ Learning. Accepted for paper presentation to American Strategic Management Society, Berlin, Germany.
Wright, R. P. & Jankowicz , A. D. (2014, September). Constructive alternativism, bi-polarity and duality in Kelly’s personal construct theory: Capturing organizational paradoxes in practice. Accepted for paper presentation to American Strategic Management Society, Madrid, Spain.
Wright, R. P. (2014, July). Organizational paradoxes: When opposites cease to be opposites. Sub-theme 32: Leveraging a Paradox Perspective to Reimagine, Rethink and Reshape Organization Tensions. Accepted for Plenary paper presentation at the 30th EGOS Colloquium 2014 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Wright, R. P. (2013, August). Bringing teaching and research together through a “F.O.C.U.S.E.D. Dice” game. Accepted for proposal presentation at the inaugural AOM Teaching Conference at the American Academy of Management, Orlando, USA.
Wright, R. P. (2013, August). Revealing the internal logic of strategy-as-practiced. Accepted for paper presentation to American Academy of Management, Orlando, USA.
Wright, R. P. (2013, July). Using oppositional analysis grounded in personal construct theory to study the paradox of organizational complacency. Sub-theme track 46: Embracing paradoxes and tensions – implications for research, practice and teaching. Accepted for paper presentation at the 2013 EGOS Colloquium conference, Montreal, Canada.