Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D Dee II professor of organisational behaviour, Stanford Graduate School of Business


Jeffrey Pfeffer
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D Dee II professor of organisational behaviour, Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Jeffery Pfeffer has taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business since 1979. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 articles and book chapters, as well as 14 books, including: The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First; Power: Why Some People Have It – and Others Don’t; and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management. His latest book, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, was published in September 2015.

Dr Pfeffer received his bachelor and master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and his doctorate from Stanford. He began his career at the business school at the University of Illinois and then taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University, London Business School, Copenhagen Business School and, for the past 10 years, at IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Pfeffer writes a column for and CEIBS Business Review in China. He is also a regular blogger for BNET, the Harvard Business Review website and Time, among others. Pfeffer has made several TV and radio appearances in the US, Korea and Japan.

He serves on the board of non-profit organisation Quantum Leap Healthcare and on the advisory board of Collective Health. He has presented seminars in 38 countries as well as consulting and providing executive education for numerous companies, associations and universities in the US.

Pfeffer won the Richard D. Irwin Award from the Academy of Management for scholarly contributions to management, and numerous awards for his articles and books. He is listed in the top 25 management thinkers by Thinkers 50, and as one of the Most Influential HR International Thinkers by HR magazine. He also has an honorary doctorate from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

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