Born in 1944, Steen is a Ph.D. and professor of organization theory and management. Head of the Human Resource Management Research Group. Editor-in-cheif for the Danish management journals: Virksomhedens Strategi & Ledelse, Human Resource Management (together with Torben Andersen) and Virksomhedens √ėkonomistyring. Consulting editor for Cybernetics and Human Knowing. Scientific consultant for The Danish National Encyclopedia. Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kaos Piloterne, Ankerhus - Konsulenter i Udviklingsledelse A/S og Ankerhus Fonden.