Meet the Authors

Andrew R. Thomas

ThomasAndrew R. Thomas is Associate Professor of Marketing & International Business at the University of Akron. The author, co-author, or editor of 18 books, his works have sold widely around the world, been translated into more than a dozen languages, been short-listed for several literary prizes, and won several awards. The Distribution Trap: Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities, which he co-wrote with Timothy J. Wilkinson, was winner of the Berry-American Marketing Association Prize for the Best Book of 2010. A successful entrepreneur, Dr. Thomas has traveled to and conducted business in more than 120 countries on all seven continents. Andrew is contributing editor to Industry Week magazine, where he writes “The ART of Business” blog; and, is Founding-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Transportation Security. He is a regularly featured commentator for media outlets such as FOX NEWS, CNBC, BBC, and CNN.

Timothy J. Wilkinson

Wilkinson_200Timothy J. Wilkinson is a Professor and the Charles L. Boppell Dean of the School of Business & Management at Whitworth University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, with a doctoral dissertation that examined subnational export promotion policy. Before coming to Whitworth, Professor Wilkinson taught at Montana State University Billings, The University of Akron, and Boise State University. Wilkinson’s has published seven books or edited volumes and 35 research studies, including Strategic Management in the 21st Century and International Business in the 21st Century. Articles for business people have been published in Business Horizons, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Wall Street Journal.