James K. McCollum is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was a full professor at the university, having taught in the Alabama system for 19 years. His BS degree is from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY and his Ph.D. is from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Before becoming an academic, Dr. McCollum served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 20 years, with tow tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam and two touts of duty in Germany. He has published three books prior to this one, plus more than fifty journal articles. Dr. McCollum has been a visiting professor to the Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Romania, visiting professor in the University of Maryland European Program, and visiting professor to the American University in Bulgaria, Bloevgrad, Bulgaria. He has bee nominated for another Fulbright Scholarship to Romania for Fall, 2003. His area of expertise is Business Management.