AffiliationAssociate Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS
Courses･Organizational Behavior ･Methodology
Patricia (Tish) Robinson received her M.B.A. and Ph.D. from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and her B.A. from Pomona College.
Professor Robinson taught Management and International Business at the Stern School of Business at New York University and Japanese Business & Economy at Harvard University. She has been a visiting researcher at the Japan Institute of Labor, NTT, and the Haas School of Business Institute of Industrial Relations at UC Berkeley.
Professor Robinson has published in ASQ, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Human Resource Management Review, among others. Her PhD thesis received best dissertation awards in International Business both from the Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business, as well as two Fulbright fellowships. She is also the recipient of faculty fellowships under the auspices of the Fulbright, Japan Foundation, and the Shintaro Abe Fellowship.
Professor Robinson's current research focuses on the effect of coaching and mediation on performance and cooperation in multi-cultural teams. Her conflict management work 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 was appointed a commissioner to the Fulbright Japan-U.S. Educational Commission by US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. She has also been elected to the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, was a founding member of the Society of Organizational Learning Japan under the auspices of Peter Senge, and has served as an external Board Director to Eisai Pharmaceuticals.