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Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor in Business Administration. Professor of Management and Organizations

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Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Organization and Management at the Ross Business School. He is one of the co-founders and of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn’s research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness. He has published 18 books on these subjects. His best-selling book, Deep Change has sold over 100,000 copies. His book, The Best Teacher in You won the Ben Franklin Award designating it the best book in education for 2015. His latest book is The Positive Organization: Breaking Free of Conventional Cultures, Constraints and Beliefs. He is particularly known for his work on the competing values framework. It has been used by organizations across the globe and thousands of managers have been trained in the use of the Framework. He has thirty-five years of experience consulting with major corporations and government agencies. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy. You can read more about Bob on his website at www.bob-quinn.com.

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Robert E. Quinn holds the Margaret Elliot Tracey Collegiate Professorship at the University of Michigan and serves on the faculty of Management and Organization at the Ross Business School. He is a co-founder and the current co-director of the Center for Positive Organizations. Quinn's research and teaching interests focus on leadership, organizational change and effectiveness.  He has published 18 books on these subjects.

Bob is a fellow of the Academy of Management and the World Business Academy.  He was a co-recipient of the Academy of Management's 2010 Martin Trail Blazer Award for opening new directions in the field of organization theory. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Marion F. Gislason Award, presented for life-long contributions to the field and practices of leadership. His paper on positive leadership was recently selected by the Harvard Business Review as one of the ten all-time classics in self-leadership. His competing values framework is used by organizations across the globe. He has forty years of experience in assisting organizations in making cultural change.

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