About the Author
Thomas G. Cummings, professor, chair of the Department of Management and Organization, and executive director of the Leadership Institute, received his B.S. and MBA from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in socio-technical systems from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was previously on the faculty at Case-Western Reserve University. He has authored 13 books, written over 40 scholarly articles, and given numerous invited papers at national and international conferences. He is associate editor of the JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, and former editor-in-chief of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, chairman of the Organizational Development and Change division of the Academy of Management, and president of the Western Academy of Management. His major research and consulting interests include designing high-performing organizations and strategic change management. He has conducted several large-scale organization design and change projects, and has consulted to a variety of private and public-sector organizations in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Scandinavia.
Dr. Christopher G. Worley holds a joint appointment as a research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and as an associate professor at Pepperdine University. He is the former director of the Master of Science in Organization program at Pepperdine University, where he was awarded the Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Fellowship between 1995 and 2000. Dr. Worley also has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of San Diego, University of Southern California, and Colorado State University. He was chair of the Academy of Management's Organization Development and Change Division. Dr. Worley received his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in organization development from Pepperdine University, an M.S. in environmental psychology from Colorado State University, and a B.S. from Westminster College. He is a member of the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, NTL, and the Organization Development Network. He lives with his wife and three children in San Juan Capistrano, California.
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