This paper seeks to identify the optimal level of community participation in protected area decision making.
|Keywords:||Decision Making, Protected Areas, Community Participation|
Dr Norman S. Wright is an associate professor of Management currently on leave from Brigham Young University Hawaii. During this leave he is serving as the chair of the Management, Marketing, and Public Administration department of the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. His areas of teaching include, organizational behavior, leadership, strategy, and business and society. Further, he has an active research agenda that includes two primary foci. His main research area is at the nexus of business and the natural environment where he has published and presented in the areas of environmentally sound microfinance, cross-cultural views on social responsibility, and decision making process for protected areas. His second area of research explores cultural differences in leadership and multicultural team dynamics. Dr Wright has consulting and training experience working with for profit, not-for profit, and governmental organizations such as HSBC, Dubai Municipality, North Shore Community Chamber of Commerce, Waialua Chamber of Commerce, Polynesian Culture Center, Valmont Irrigation, and others in enhancing their ability to meet their stated missions. With his wife Dolly, Dr Wright is also in the process of designing and building an environmentally friendly home in Hauula, Hawaii.
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