Donald Hambrick is the Smeal Chaired Professor of Management, Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also Samuel Bronfman Professor Emeritus of Columbia University's Graduate School of Business, where he served for 23 years. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado (B.S.), Harvard University (M.B.A.), and The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.). He is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books on the topics of strategy formulation, strategy implementation, executive staffing and incentives, and the composition and processes of top management teams. He is an acknowledged leader in his field, serving as an SMS Board member from 1989 – 1991, as well as President of the Academy of Management in 1992-93. He is also a Fellow of the SMS. Donald Hambrick has served on the editorial boards of almost all the major scholarly journals in his field. He is also an active consultant and instructor in corporate executive education programs. His recent clients have included Pfizer, IBM, General Electric, Schering-Plough.