Susan Albers Mohrman is senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Her research and publications focus on organizational design for lateral integration and flexibility, networks in basic science, design for sustainable effectiveness, organizational change and implementation, and research methodologies for bridging theory and practice. She is cofounder and a faculty director of CEO's certificate program in organization design. In the area of useful research, she is an editor and author of the Handbook of Collaborative Management Research (2007).
Edward E. Lawler III is Distinguished Professor of Business and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He has been honored as a top contributor to the fields of organizational development, human resources management, organizational behavior and compensation. He is the author of over 400 articles and 48 books. His books include Built to Change (2006), The New American Workplace (2006), America at Work (2006), Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage (2008), Achieving Excellence in HR Management: An Assessment of Human Resource Organizations (2009), Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice (2011), Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness (2011), Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis (2012), and The Agility Factor (2014). For more information, visit http://www.edwardlawler.com and http://ceo.usc.edu.