Patrick Wright, Thomas C Vandiver bicentennial chair, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
HR magazine, September 16, 2015
Patrick Wright is Thomas C Vandiver bicentennial chair and founder and faculty director of the Center for Executive Succession in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USC). Prior to joining USC, he served on the faculties at Cornell University, Texas A&M University and the University of Notre Dame.
Patrick Wright teaches, conducts research and consults in the area of strategic human resource management (SHRM), particularly focusing on how firms use people as a source of competitive advantage and the changing nature of the chief HR officer role. He has published more than 60 research articles in journals, more than 20 chapters in books and edited volumes, and has co-authored two textbooks and two books on HR practice. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Management.
Wright has conducted programmes and/or consulted for a number of large organisations. He is on the board of directors for the National Academy of Human Resources and is a former board member of HRPS, the SHRM Foundation and World at Work (formerly the American Compensation Association).
In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Wright was named by HR magazine as one of the 20 Most Influential Thinkers in HR.
Patrick Wright and Will Hutton debate the role of HR
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