Robert Phillips is George R. Gardiner Professor in Business Ethics, Professor of Sustainability, and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at 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, 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, visiting professor at LM Thapar School of Management (Punjab), and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (Shanghai).
He has published over 50 scholarly articles appearing journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review, among others. He is the author of Stakeholder Theory and Organizational Ethics (2003). His other research interests include stakeholder theory and historic corporate responsibility.
He serves as Consulting Editor at Journal of Business Ethics and 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.