Stanford Professor & World-Renowned Management, Leadership and HR Scholar
He is the author or co-author of ten books, and has also published more than 100 articles and book chapters.
His books include: 1) The External Control of Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective, 2) Organizational Design, 3) Power in Organizations, 4) Organizations and Organization Theory, 5) Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations (translated into German, Dutch, Chinese, Turkish, Spanish and Portuguese), 6) Competitive Advantage Through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force (translated into Portuguese, Korean, Indonesian, Dutch, Spanish, and Turkish), 7) New Directions for Organization Theory: Problems and Prospects (translated into Spanish), 8) The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First (translated into Spanish and Japanese), 9) The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action (translated into Japanese), and 10) Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People. Dr. Pfeffer has served on the faculties of the business schools at the University of Illinois and the University of California at Berkeley. During the 1981-1982 academic year he was the Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Foundation Visiting Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.
He currently serves on the board of directors of 1) Portola Packaging, a $200 million manufacturer of tamper-evident bottle caps and related equipment, 2) SonoSite, a publicly traded company that develops portable ultrasound equipment and 3) Audible Magic, a start-up developing music and advertising recognition watermarking and recognition technology, and 4) Actify, a start-up with a product that permits easy 3-dimensional visualization of product designs on the internet. He is a member of the visiting committee for the Harvard Business School and on the advisory board for MTW Corporation, a software and computer consulting company. Dr. Pfeffer received his B.S. in Administration and Management Science and his M.S. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. From 1994-1996, Dr. Pfeffer served as Director of Executive Education, responsible for all of the Stanford business school's executive education activities. He has taught executive seminars in 26 countries including Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Israel, Turkey, South Africa, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico in addition to lecturing in management development programs and consulting for many companies, associations, and universities in the United States. Dr. Pfeffer is a member and Fellow of the Academy of Management and a member of the Industrial Relations Research Association. He has won the Richard D. Irwin award for Scholarly Contributions to Management as well as several awards for books and articles.
How Organizations Can Benefit from Flextime
My co-author on that paper [Stanford Professor] Jeffrey Pfeffer and I identified that one factor in all this is the perceived increase in the economic value of our time: as it rises, we feel like we can and should be doing more in the same amount of ...
What's Wrong With Big Banks? Too Many Lost Customers
What's Wrong With Big Banks? Too Many Lost Customers. By Jeffrey Pfeffer. May 17, 2013. Facebook; Tweet; LinkedIn; Google Plus; Email. Bank of America Banks Comerica First Republic Bank Jamie Dimon JP Morgan Chase too big to fail Wells Fargo ...
How To Get Others To See Your Potential
But you can avoid the problem entirely, a powerhouse group of researchers led by Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford and Robert Cialdini of Arizona State discovered, by having someone else do the bragging for you. "People don't like people who self-promote ...
Minnesota Public Radio
As office space shrinks and opens up, workers interact and distract
Minnesota Public Radio
Jeffrey Pfeffer agrees. The professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University said that companies should not feel compelled to remake their offices into collaborative work environments to please younger workers. "There has been a lot of ...
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