Robin Stuart-Kotze

Professor Robin Stuart-Kotze, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Professor Robin Stuart-Kotze, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Robin Stuart-Kotze has managed four main careers.

His career in leadership behaviour research and working with senior executives and their organizations has been with Behavioural Science Systems (BSS), which he founded in 1972. BSS has a clear mission and focus:

To apply a scientific approach to observing, describing, measuring and understanding the behaviours that sustain and move organisations forward, as well as the behaviours that impede growth and success.

Over the past thirty years BSS’s clients have included such organisations as General Motors, Westinghouse, Exxon, the US Air Force, the Canadian Government, Xerox, British Leyland, Granada, Northern Telecom, Bell Northern Research, Coopers & Lybrand, Price Waterhouse, Burmah-Castrol, Rothmans International, Johnson & Johnson, Nova Corp, Barclays Bank, Marconi, the Boston Consulting Group, P&O, British Petroleum, BT, Ford, Oracle, and a host of other firms around the globe.

His managerial career was centred in financial services. He was President of BGH Central Atlantic, pension fund managers, and Senior Vice-President of Central Capital Corporation, responsible for investment management and merchant banking. His other senior corporate roles include Director of Development of the Regina-Hill Group, and Director of the Centre for Management Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

He has also had a distinguished career as an academic. Robin holds an honours economics degree, an MBA, and a PhD in organisational psychology. He was awarded a Chair in Organisational Behaviour in 1980 and has held Professorships or Visiting Professorships at a number of universities in Canada (Acadia, Concordia, Memorial, and Saint Mary’s) and the UK (Warwick, Aston, and Oxford). He has taught extensively in the areas of organizational behaviour and corporate strategy at MBA and Executive MBA level, and has been an advisor and examiner for a number of doctoral theses.He has also had a career as a management author and has published a number of books and articles. He is the author or co-author of

  • Money Management (McGraw-Hill),
  • Effective Situational Diagnosis (MEL),
  • Managerial Achievement (Reston),
  • Introduction to Organisational Behaviour (Reston),
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Atlantic Canada (ACOA),
  • Principles of Management – now in its 8th edition – (Pearson),
  • Fundamentals of Management – in its 4th edition – (Pearson),
  • Performance: The Secrets of Successful Behaviour (Pearson/ Financial Times)
  • Who Are Your Best People? How to find, measure and manage your top talent (Pearson/Financial Times)

From time to time he also writes short articles about various management issues. These appear on a number of websites and in various management and company magazines.