Robert Phillips is George R. Gardiner Professor in Business Ethics and Professor of Sustainability 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, 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 and visiting professor at LM Thapar School of Management (Punjab) and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (Shanghai).
His work has appeared in 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, historic corporate responsibility, and ethics in network organizations.
He has served as Consulting Editor at Journal of Business Ethics and 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 Director of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at Schulich.