KENNETH R. FERRIS is Distinguished Professor of World Business at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. The author/co-author of ten books, he has served on the faculties of Ohio State University, Northwestern, SMU, and numerous institutions of higher learning throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He has served as director of five corporations, including three listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He currently serves as mergers and acquisitions consultant to small businesses in the southwest US.
BARBARA S. PÉCHEROT PETITT is Assistant Professor of Finance at Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management. She specializes in corporate finance, valuation, mergers, and acquisitions. Prior to joining Thunderbird, she spent two years with Financial Services Management Development Limited as a consultant, and worked for several banks and companies in London and abroad. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Grenoble, France.