Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, where he has taught since 1979.
Pfeffer has published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current 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. Pfeffer’s latest book, tentatively entitled Power Rules: An Organizational Survival Guide, will be published in early 2010 by HarperCollins.
Pfeffer currently serves on the board of directors of the for-profit company Audible Magic as well as nonprofits, Quantum Leap Healthcare and The San Francisco Playhouse. Pfeffer has presented seminars in 34 countries throughout the world as well as doing consulting and providing executive education for numerous companies, associations, and universities in the United States.