STEPHEN P. ROBBINSreceived his PhD from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the Shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company and has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Concordia University in Montreal, the University of Baltimore, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and San Diego State University. He is currently professor emeritus in management at San Diego State.
Dr Robbins’ research interests have focused on conflict, power and politics in organisations, behavioural decision making, and the development of effective interpersonal skills. His articles on these and other topics have appeared in such journals as Business Horizons, the California Management Review, Business and Economic Perspectives, International Management, Management Review, Canadian Personnel and Industrial Relations and The Journal of Management Education.
Dr Robbins is the world’s best-selling textbook author in the areas of management and organisational behaviour. His books have sold more than 5 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. His books are currently used at more than 1500 US colleges and universities, as well as hundreds of schools throughout Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
Dr Robbins also participates in masters’ track competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he’s won 18 national championships and 12 world titles. He is the current world record holder for 100 m (12.37) and 200 m (25.20) for men 65 and over.