Leonard Bierman is a Professor of Management at Texas A&M University. He has published widely in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and the Academy of Management Review. He has considerable real-world experience in the fields of international business and human resource management, including having worked earlier in his career at the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
O.C. Ferrell, PhD
O.O. Ferrell is the James T. Pursell, Sr. Eminent Scholar in Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University. He was formerly Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Business Ethics at Belmont University and University Distinguished Professor at the University of New Mexico. He has also been on the faculties of the University of Wyoming, Colorado State University, University of Memphis, Texas A&M University,
Illinois State University, University of Michigan, and Southern Illinois University. Dr. Ferrell has been involved in entrepreneurial engagements, co-founding Print Avenue in 1981, providing a solution-based printing company. He has been a consultant and served as an expert witness in legal cases related to marketing and business ethics litigation. He has conducted training for a number of global firms, including General Motors. His involvement with direct selling companies includes serving on the Academic Advisory Committee and as a fellow for the Direct Selling Education Foundation.
Dr. Ferrell is the co-author of 20 books and more than 100 published articles and papers. His articles have been published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, AMS Review, and the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, as well as other journals.
Linda Ferrell, PhD
Linda Ferrell is the Globe Life Professor of Marketing in the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University. She was formerly Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Business Ethics at Belmont University. She completed her PhD in business administration, with a concentration in management, at the University of Memphis. She has taught at University of Tampa, Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado, University of Memphis, University of Wyoming, and the University of New Mexico. She has also team-taught classes at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Her work experience as an account executive for McDonald’s and Pizza Hut’s advertising agencies supports her teaching of advertising, marketing strategy, marketing ethics, and marketing principles. She is on the college advisory board for Cutco/Vector and previously served on a NASDAQ corporate board. She has published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Ethics, AMS Review, Journal of Academic Ethics, Journal of Marketing Education, Marketing Education Review, Journal of Teaching Business ethics, Marketing Management Journal, and Case Research Journal, and she is co-author of Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, Business Foundations,and Business and Society.