Dr Aaron Buchko is Professor of Management in the Foster College of Business at Bradley University, USA. He earned his PhD in management from Michigan State University, having previously had a successful career in production, sales, and marketing, serving as the chief marketing officer for a publishing company. His research focuses on business planning, competitive strategy, and executive development, and he has published a book, textbook, research monograph, and over twenty-five articles in various academic journals and professional publications, including the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Human Relations, and Business Horizons, among others. He is a former President of the Midwest Academy of Management, and has been recognized and awarded for public service, teaching excellence, and research quality. For over 30 years, he has served as a confidential advisor to executives in many organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, small- and medium-sized organizations, not for profit entities, and governmental bodies. Dr Buchko also serves as a Director on the boards of several companies and not-for-profit organizations.