Philip Mirvis is an organizational psychologist whose 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 on five continents, 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.
He is a fellow of the Global Network on Corporate Citizenship. He is a board member of the Citizens Development Corporation, and formerly a Trustee of the Foundation for Community Encouragement and Society for Organization Learning.
Phil Mirvis has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has been a professor in the School of Management, Boston University and held research positions at the Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College, and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. He has been a visiting professor at Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China and the London Business School; he also contributes to executive education programs at the University of Pretoria, S.A., IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia, Deusto University, Spain and the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.