Edited by Cary L. Cooper
The management sciences is one of the fastest growing ﬁelds in the social sciences, with business and management schools burgeoning not only throughout the developed world but also in the developing world as well. This growth in business education has led to a concomitant expansion of research and scholarly output in a variety of disciplines associated with management, which can be seen in the 11-volume Encyclopaedia of Management (Cooper and Argyris, 1997) covering such generic topics as accounting, ﬁnance, managerial economics, organizational behavior, marketing, human resource management, management information systems, operations management, business ethics, strategic management and international management. In addition, the journals in the ﬁeld of management have proliferated phenomenally over the last two decades, with well over one hundred scholarly journals in the various management disciplines. Given this proliferation of scholars in the disciplines associated with management, it was felt that a Who’s Who of management academics was apposite at a time of enormous expansion of business schools throughout the world. It is not a directory of all academics in business schools but the ﬁrst attempt at establishing a Who’s Who of leading scholars. To achieve this, we wrote to all Fellows of the Academy of Management and the British Academy of Management and asked them to nominate ﬁve distinguished management academics who were not Fellows of their respective organizations. Then we went to all the major international business schools and invited all the full Professors to participate. In addition to this, we also invited the Editors, Associate/Consulting...