Stephen J. Kobrin is the William H. Wurster Professor Emeritus of Multinational Management at the Wharton School, where he was Director of the Lauder Institute and Chair of the Management Department.

His research interests are global integration, the impact of the rise of nationalism on the MNC, and the politics of international business. He taught courses in multinational management and international political-economy. Kobrin has been an active member of the Academy of International Business since 1973 and a Fellow of the AIB since 1989. He served as Vice-President, Chair of the North-East region, and President of the AIB.

He has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of International Business Studies, The Academy of Management Review, International Organization, and the International Political Economy Yearbook. He was book review editor of JIBS. He was a Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

Kobrin worked for Procter and Gamble as a Brand Manager in the United States and Venezuela and has taught at MITs Sloan School and the Graduate School of Business at NYU. He has a PhD in International Business from the University of Michigan, and MBA from Wharton, and a B.Mgt. E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.