Thomas (Tom) Brush is Professor of Management at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. His research focuses on corporate strategy and manufacturing strategy topics. His current research interests examine the disintermediation of existing business models with e-commerce initiatives. This research extends his research on supplier relationships and corporate strategy to issues such as outsourcing, e-commerce marketplaces, and online banking. He has published in Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Managerial and Decision Economics and Explorations in Economic History. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management. In 1991 he received the Free Press Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research in Business Policy and Strategy in its doctoral dissertation competition. He was awarded the AlliedSignal Manufacturing Management Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999. He is a member of the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society and is on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and Journal of Management.