Jeffrey Pfeffer

Stanford Business Professor, World Renowned Management, Leadership and HR Scholar



Jeffrey Pfeffer has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His research focuses on the relationship between time and money, power and leadership in organizations, economics language and assumptions and their effects on management practice, how social science theories become self-fulfilling, barriers to turning knowledge into action and how to overcome them, and evidence-based management and what it is, barriers to its use, and how to implement it.

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the author or co-author of over a dozen books including ""The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First"", ""Managing with Power: Politics and Influence in Organizations"", ""The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action"", ""Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People"", ""Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management"", and ""What were they Thinking? Unconventional Wisdom About Management"", a collection of 27 essays about management topics, as well as more than 150 articles and book chapters.

Pfeffer has served on the board of directors of the nonprofit Quantum Leap Healthcare. He has served on the boards of Resumix, Unicru, and Workstream, all human capital software companies, Audible Magic, an internet company, SonoSite, a company designing and manufacturing portable ultrasound machines, and the San Francisco Playhouse, a non-profit theater.

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