About the Author
Dr. Barry M. Goldman is an Associate Professor and the McCoy-Rogers Fellow at the University of Arizona where he has taught courses in negotiations, conflict management, human resource, and organizational behavior for MBA, doctoral students, and undergraduates for the past 10 years. Prior to that time, he was a practicing attorney. He has also taught negotiations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, the for numerous executive education programs in the United States and China. He is currently serving a five-year term as Chair-Elect of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management. His research has been recognized with three "Best Paper" awards and as the 40th most cited author in the field of management in the most recent five-year period (Journal of Management, 2008). He was also named "Ascendent Scholar" by the Western Academy of Management. Presently, he serves on editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. His research has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Inc Magazine, and in the Dalai Lama's, The Art of Happiness at Work. Dr. Debra L. Shapiro is the Clarice Smith Professor of Management at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and Associate Dean of Ph.D. Programs where she has taught negotiations, general management, cross-cultural management, and leadership courses for students in the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral program; she is a recipient of the prestigious 2007 Krowe Teaching Award at the Smith School and a recipient of the "Best Paper Award" from the Academy of Management's Conflict Management Division in 1991, 1992, 1996, and 2007, and from the International Association for Conflict Management in 1999. Prior to joining the Smith School in 2003, Dr. Shapiro was the Willard J. Graham Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School where she served on the faculty 1986-2003 and taught general management and negotiation-courses and served as Associate Dean from 1998-2001. Dr. Shapiro is a past Chair of the Conflict Management Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) after serving in all executive board positions (starting with Representative-at-Large), past member of the AOM's Board of Governors (2002-2005), and past Associate Editor of The Academy of Management Journal (2005-2007). Additionally, Dr. Shapiro is senior editor of the book Managing Multinational Teams: Global Perspectives (published in 2005 by JAI/Elsevier Press) and author of over 65 refereed journal articles and book chapters, some of which have been among the handful selected for inclusion in the Worldwide Fortune Luminary Series (featuring world-renowned management thought-leaders such as Jack Welch, Tom Peters, Stephen Covey, Carly Fiorina, Rudy Giuliani, and others).