Russell L. Ackoff is chairman of the board of the Institute for Interactive Management. Since 1986 he has been the Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Anheuser-Busch Visiting Professor of Marketing, Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis. He was former chairman of the Social Systems Science Department and the Busch Center, which specializes in systems planning, research, and design. Dr. Ackoff is the author and co-author of nineteen books.
Fred E. Emery was Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra. Previously he was chairman of the Human Resources Centre at the Tavistock Institute, and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto.
Brent D. Ruben is executive director of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University. He is the author or editor of many books in the areas of communication and information systems, higher education and organization development, and intercultural communication, including Communication and Human Behavior; Pursuing Excellence in Higher Education: Eight Fundamental Principles;and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Communication.