ERIC ABRAHAMSON joined Columbia Business School in 1989. His teaching and research interests include the creation, spread, use, and rejection of innovative techniques for managing organizations and their employees. He uses time-series techniques to explore how macroeconomic and macropolitical forces have caused the popularity of various types of management techniques to rise and fall between 1870 and the present.
MAX BOISOT is Professor of Strategic Management at E.S.A.D.E. in Barcelona and Senior Associate at the Judge Institute of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. From 1984 to 1989, he was Dean and Director of the first M.B.A. program to be run in the People’s Republic of China in Beijing. He has carried out consultancy and training assignments for a number of multinational firms in the field of international management and technology strategy, and his current research focuses on the way that firms identify and nurture core competencies and use them to secure competitive advantages.
KEVIN DOOLEY is Professor of Management and Professor of Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University, and President of the Society for