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Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer

Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Stanford University

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979.

Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He began his career at the business school at the University of Illinois and then taught for six years at the University of California, Berkeley. Pfeffer has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University, London Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and for the past 14 years a visitor at IESE in Barcelona.

Jeffrey Pfeffer has won the Richard D. Irwin Award presented by the Academy of Management for scholarly contributions to management and numerous awards for his articles and books. He is in the Thinkers 50 Hall of Fame and has been listed as one of the Most Influential HR International Thinkers by HR Magazine. In November, 2011, he was presented with an honorary doctorate degree from Tilburg University in The Netherlands.

He is the author or co-author of 15 books including:

  • Leadership B.S.: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time;

  • The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First;

  • Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t;

  • The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action;

  • Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management