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Robert Phillips

George R. Gardiner Professor in Business Ethics; Professor of Sustainability; Director, Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, Schulich School of Business


Dr. Robert Phillips is George R. Gardiner Professor in Business Ethics and Professor of Strategic Management at the York University’s Schulich School of Business. His PhD is from the University of Virginia’s Darden School. Prior to Schulich he held positions at the University of Richmond, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (Shanghai), University of San Diego, The Wharton School, and Georgetown University. He was also the Gourlay Professor of Ethics in Business, at Trinity College, University of Melbourne.

His work has appeared in Business Ethics Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review among others. He is author of Stakeholder Theory and Organizational Ethics (2003). His other research interests include, stakeholder theory, historic corporate responsibility, and ethics in network organizations.

He is Special Issues Editor at Journal of Business Ethics and was previously Associate Editor at Business & Society. He has held leadership positions in the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, the International Association for Business and Society and is past president of the Society for Business Ethics. He is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business (COERB) at Schulich, and is Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the Darden School.