Stephen P. Robbins
San Diego State University

Stephen P. Robbins is the author of Organizational Behavior, 8/e and Managing Today. He is also the co-author of Management, 5/e with Mary Coulter and Fundamentals of Management with David A. Decenzo.

Stephen P. Robbins received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He previously worked for the Shell Oil Company and Reynolds Metals Company. Since completing his graduate studies, Dr. Robbins 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.

Dr. Robbins' research interests have focused on conflict, power, and politics in organizations, as well as 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 Journal, and The Journal of Management Education. In recent years, Dr. Robbins has been spending most of his time writing textbooks. His books are currently used in more than 800 U.S. colleges and universities.

In Dr. Robbins' "other life," he participates actively in masters' track and field competition. Since turning 50 in 1993, he has set numerous indoor and outdoor world sprint records.

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