Faculty members

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


Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi ICS


Organizational Behavior 2 (MBA)

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

Professor Robinson is currently researching how managers could apply conflict transformation and coaching skills to leading diverse teams. Robinson’s interest in conflict resolution stems from two decades’ worth of corporate training and 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 has 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 Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Human Resource Management Review, among others. Her research has received the Academy of International Business Farmer Award, the Academy of Management Richman Award, three Fulbright Fellowships, a Japan Foundation Faculty Fellowship, and a Shintaro Abe Fellowship, among others.

Professor Robinson has served as a Commissioner on the Fulbright Japan-US Educational Commission at the appointment of Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, as an outside board director to Eisai Pharmaceuticals, as an elected Governor to the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, and as a Founding Director of the Society of Organizational Learning Japan under the auspices of Peter Senge.