Peter J. Frost is a co-author of the "Reality" series of monographs on management: Organizational Reality, Managerial Reality, and HRM Reality. He has published two books on organizational culture and several articles on leadership and has edited a series of works on academic life, most recently two books: Rhythms of Academic Life and Researchers Hooked on Teaching. His most recent writing has been on compassion (published in the Journal of Management Inquiry) and on the management of pain in organizations (published in the Harvard Business Review). He has served as a senior editor for Organization Science and as Executive Director of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has received the Academy's Distinguished Educator Award. Professor Frost currently holds the Edgar F Kaiser Chair in Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia.
Walter R. Nord got his Ph.D. in Psychology at Washington University. He has published widely in scholarly journals and edited/authored a number of books. His recent books include: The Meanings of Occupational Work (with A. Brief), Implementing Routine and Radical Innovations (with S. Tucker), Organizational Reality: Reports from the Firing Line and Managerial Reality (with P Frost and V Mitchell), and Resistance and Power in Organizations (with J. Jermier and D. Knights). Dr. Nord is a recent past book review editor for the Academy of Management Review and is currently a member of the editorialboards of AMR and Organization. He has recently co-edited the Handbook of Organization Studies (with S. Clegg and C. Hardy), which received the 1997 George Terry Award. He is currently a Professor of Management at the University of Florida and is working on developing an "agnostic philosophical" framework for organization studies.
Linda A. Krefting got her Ph.D. in Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota. She has done research in such areas as human resource policies and practices, equal employment opportunity, and compensation for publications such as Industrial Relations, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Journal of Vocational Behavior, among others. Her professional affiliations include the Academy of Management and the Society for Human Resource Management. She is currently an Associate Professor at the College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University and teaches survey and advanced courses in human resource management and organizational behavior.