Scott A. Shane is Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management at the Case Western Reserve University and Academic Director of the Center for Regional Economic Issues; PhD, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shane has held faculty appointments at University of Maryland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Georgia Institute of Technology. The author of over 50 scholarly articles on entrepreneurship and innovation management, Dr. Shane's work has appeared in Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Decision Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, among other journals. He is currently departmental editor of the R&D, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Product Development Division of Management Science. His current research examines how entrepreneurs discover and evaluate opportunities, assemble resources, and design organizations. Dr. Shane has consulted to numerous large and small organizations and has taught in executive education programs in Norway, Poland, New Zealand, and the United States. His research has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazine.Michael P. Dumler is a professor of management in the College of Business at Illinois State University. His teaching interests are in the areas of organization theory, organizational behavior, and business research methods. His research interests focus on organizational change, social comparison processes, organizational citizenship behaviors, and self-management as a substitute for leadership. He is particularly interested in the application of these research streams to management problems. Dr. Dumler has been the recipient of the College of Business Research Award and the University Research Initiative Award and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He has made more than 40 presentations to professional organizations and has published more than 25 articles. His work has appeared in the Journal of Occupational Psychology, Psychological Reports, Administration and Society, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Business Communications, Journal of Management Systems, and Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, among others.
Steven J. Skinner is the Rosenthal Professor in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Management for over twenty years. He was previously on the faculty at Illinois State University and was formerly a research administrator for State Farm Insurance Companies. He has also consulted with a variety of large and small organizations. Dr. Skinner has authored or co-authored seven books, including the recently published High Performers: Recruiting and Retaining Top Employees (South-Western, 2004), part of South-Western's Professional Portfolio. Dr. Skinner's research has been published in a number of journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business Research, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Risk and Insurance, and Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management. He has received the Mu Kappa Tau Award for the best article in Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management.