Gili S. Drori is a lecturer in Stanford University's programs on International Relations and International Policy Studies. She is the author of several papers and chapters on science and development, comparative science education, political discourse, and the role of policy regimes in worldwide governance. She is senior author of Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization (with John W. Meyer, F. Ramirez, and E. Schofer, Stanford University Press, 2003). John W. Meyer is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stanford University. He is the author of many books and papers on comparative sociology, organizations, world society, and the sociology of education, including National Developments in the World System (with M. Hannan, Chicago, 1979), Institutional Environments and Organizations (with W. R. Scott, Sage, 1994), and Science in the Modern World Polity (with Gili S. Drori, F. Ramirez, and E. Schofer, Stanford University Press, 2003).
For several decades Professor Meyer has been a leading figure in sociological institutionalism, a line of thought that has been central in the development of modern organizations theory, and in sociological studies of the global system. Hokyu Hwang is a Senior Social Science Researcher at the Center for Social Innovation, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He is currently involved in the Stanford Project on Emerging Nonprofits, which looks at rationalization of the San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit sector. His research intersts include organizations, comparative sociology, economic, and political sociology.