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Fall 1981 Exchange

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS Gary C. Cornia received a master's degree in economics from Utah State University and his Ph.D. from Ohio State. While at Ohio State, Dr. Cornia worked as a finance consultant and research assistant at the Academy for Contemporary Problems in Columbus. Before coming to BYU to serve as an assistant professor in public administration he taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His professional interests focus on the budgeting process in public organizations, a field in which he has published a number of articles. Richard M. Oveson is a Brigham Young University graduate who received his MPA and Ph.D. at Harvard University. He fulfilled various Air Force assignments including duty in Europe and at the Air Force Academy. Dr. Oveson recently completed a one-year professional development leave at Strategic Information, a Boston econometric forecasting firm. He is now an associate professor in the Department of Managerial Economics. Alan L. Wilkins is an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Brigham Young University. He earned his MBA at Brigham Young while serving as an administrative assistant to the director of the MBA program. Before returning to BYU, Dr. Wilkins worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant at Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. He has authored numerous professional publications. Marshall B. Romney is associate professor of accounting at Brigham Young University. He is a former auditor for J Touche Ross & Co. His publications have appeared in several journals. Dr. Romney has recently completed a Peat Marwick Mitchell Foundation research study on management fraud which will soon be published. He is currently working on three additional research grants and has presented a number of papers, speeches, and radio/television interviews on the topic of fraud and white-collar crime. Paul R. Timm is assistant dean in charge of corporate relations at BYU's School of Management. He holds a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master's degree from Ohio University and a doctoral degree from Florida State University. He is the author of three books and 20 professional articles and papers. His research interests include managerial communication, human relations, and supervision. William H. Baker earned his doctoral degree at Oklahoma State University, where he received the graduate excellence award. He obtained additional experience as a senior analyst for Kemper Insurance Companies and is now an associate professor of business education and administrative management at BYU. Dr. Baker has coauthored two books and numerous publications appearing in national educational and trade magazines. His research interests focus around "the office of the future.'' Mark W. Cannon is administrative assistant to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. Dr. Cannon is former chairman of the Department of Political Science at BYU. He has been administrative assistant to the Honorable Henry Aldous Dixon, representative from Utah, as well as director of Public Administration in New York City. He also served as an executive of a New Jersey firm and became the director of the Institute of Public Accountants in 1968. Dr. Cannon is an active member of the National Advisory Council of the BYU School of Management.

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