Faculty members

ROBINSON, Patricia (Tish)
Faculty Members with Seminar
ROBINSON, Patricia (Tish)


Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS


Organizational Behavior 2, Global Network Project, Leading Across Diversity and Culture (EMBA), Leadership Circles (EMBA)

Patricia (Tish) Robinson received her MBA and PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her BA from Pomona College.

Professor Robinson taught courses in management and international business at NYU Stern School of Business, and corporate strategy and Japanese economics at Harvard University. She has been a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Industrial Relations (Haas School of Business), the Japan Institute of Labor Policy and Training, and NTT.

Professor Robinson has published in Academy of Management Perspectives, and Human Resource Management Review, among others. Her PhD thesis received best dissertation awards both from the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business, as well as two Fulbright Dissertation Scholarships. Additional professional awards include a Japan Foundation Faculty Fellowship, a Shintaro Abe Fellowship, and a Fulbright Faculty Fellowship.

Professor Robinson’s current research focuses on diversity and dealing with differences within teams, and draws on over a decade’s worth of corporate conflict training and organizational development consulting in companies such as Berlitz, Denso, Dentsu, Goldman Sachs, JTB (Japan Travel Bureau), Mitsui Trading, Mizuho Financial Group, Nikkei Shimbun, SMBC Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Yamaha Music, and Yamaha Motors, among others.

Professor Robinson serves as a Commissioner on the Fulbright Japan-US Educational Commission, at the appointment of US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. She has also served as an outside board director to Eisai Pharmaceuticals, been elected to the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, and is a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning Japan under the auspices of Peter Senge. She is married to a Japanese businessman and has a son at the NYU Stern School of Business.