VIPIN GUPTA (Ph.D. and Post-Doc in Management from Wharton School) is Roslyn Solomon Jaffe Chair Professor of Strategy at Simmons College, Boston. Earlier, he taught at Grand Valley State University (2003–05) and Fordham University (1997–2003). He has offered several training programs and workshops on strategic planning and cross-cultural management to senior executives, administrators, and defense personnel, and on research methods to the doctoral students and faculty in India and the US.
KAMALA GOLLAKOTA (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor at the University of Redlands, California. Prior to this assignment, she taught at the University of South Dakota (1989–2005); earlier, she was an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland. Before entering the academic world, she worked with Crompton Greaves Limited, and thus has experienced the realities of the very corporate world that she now helps the aspiring managers discover.
R. SRINIVASAN, (Fellow, IIM Bangalore) has served as UGC Emeritus Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He had his post-doctoral training at the University of Leeds (UK). Professor Srinivasan has more than 39 years of experience with premier institutions such as IISc, Administrative Staff College of India (Hyderabad), and NITIE (Mumbai). He has served with distinction in reputed organisations like Tata Consulting Engineers and Indian Telephone Industries. He is a recipient of the International Statistical Institute Award (1983) and the Colombo Plan Award (1989).
Professor Srinivasan has to his credit more than 200 articles in leading international and national journals. He has authored nine well-established books; four from PHI Learning, including the present book.