Organizational Psychologist; Faculty Member at the Boston College Leadership for Change Program / USA
Philip H. Mirvis is an organizational psychologist and faculty member at the Boston College Leadership for Change Program. His studies and private practice concerns large-scale organizational change, the character of the workforce and workplace, and business leadership in society. An advisor to businesses and NGOs in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia, he has authored ten books on his studies including The Cynical Americans (social trends), Building the Competitive Workforce (human capital), Joining Forces (the human dynamics of mergers) and To the Desert and Back (a business transformation case). His most recent is Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship (with Bradley Googins and Steve Rochlin). Mirvis is a fellow of the Work/Family Roundtable, a board member of the Citizens Development Corporation Solutions, and formerly a Trustee of the Foundation for Community Encouragement and Society for Organization Learning.
In the areas of social responsibility/sustainability/corporate citizenship, Mirvis has worked with the Chief Executives of Ben & Jerry’s, the Royal Dutch Shell Group, and Unilever and with senior teams at PepsiCo, Mitsubishi (Japan), Wipro (India), and the SK Group (South Korea). He has convened a two-year, multi-company forum on integrating citizenship into the business and another on corporate branding (including GE, IBM, AMD, Johnson & Johnson, AMD, Abbott, SONY, and others). He has led service learning journeys of senior executives from Unilever, Shell, Ford, Novo Nordisk, and 3i to study, first-hand, an array of social and environmental issues in China, India, Borneo, Dubai, Sri Lanka, and Brazil and urban areas in the U.S., France, and U. K.
Currently, Mirvis is studying volunteer executive service with the IBM Corporate Service Corps and co-leading a forum of United Nations Global Compact lead companies. He is a blogger for CSR with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Writings in this area have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business & Society, Corporate Governance, and California Management Review, and in select publications.
Mirvis has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He has taught at Boston University and been visiting faculty at the University of Michigan, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China and the London Business School.