Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979.
He received his B.S. and M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University and his Ph.D. in business from Stanford. Dr. Pfeffer has served on the faculties at the University of Illinois, the University of California at Berkeley, and as a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School. He has taught executiveseminars in twenty-four countries throughout the world and was Director of Executive Education at Stanford from 1994 to 1996.
He serves on the board of directors of Audible Magic, Portola Packaging, Resumix, and SonoSite, as well as on numerous editorial boards of scholarly journals. He is the author of The Human Equation, New Directions for Organization Theory, Competitive Advantage Through People, Managing with Power, Organizations and Organization Theory, Power in Organizations,andOrganizational Design, and coauthor of The Knowing-Doing GapandThe External Control of Organizations, as well as more than 100 articles and book chapters.