About the Author
Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Joseph Foster Chair in Business Leadership and the C.W. and Dorothy Conn Chair in New Ventures at Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Recently, he has co-authored Mergers and Acquisitions: A Guide to Creating Value for Stakeholders (2001) and Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization (Fourth Edition, 2001). He is also the co-editor of many volumes, including The Handbook of Strategic Management (Blackwell Publishers, 2001) and Creating Value (Blackwell Publishers, 2002). He is a Past President of the Academy of Management and has served as Editor of the Academy of Management Journal.
R. Duane Ireland is W. David Robbins Chair in Business Policy and Professor of Management Systems at the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, University of Richmond. He has recently co-authored Strategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization (Fourth Edition, 2001) and Mergers and Acquisitions: A Guide to Creating Value for Stakeholders (2001). He is serving or has served as a member of the editorial review board for Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, and Journal of Management.
S. Michael Camp is Vice President of Research at the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in Kansas City. He designs and administers the Center's research program in collaboration with many of the world's leading scholars.
Donald L. Sexton retired as Professor Emeritus from the Ohio State University in 1994. While at Ohio State University he held the William H. Davis Chair in Entrepreneurship. He is the co-author or co-editor of numerous publications including Leadership and Entrepreneurship (1996), Entrepreneurship 2000 (1997), and The Blackwell Handbook of Enterpreneurship (Blackwell Publishers, 2000).