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 Økonomistyring. 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.