The Editors

Khi V. Thai, PhD, is professor of public administration at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently, he serves as director of the Public Procurement Research Center, created under a partnership agreement between FAU and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. His research interests are in public finance management, health care, and public procurement. He has authored or co-authored, and edited or co-edited over 80 refereed articles, book chapters and technical reports, journal symposia, and nine books including Introduction to Public Procurement (2004), Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector (2004), Advancing Public Procurement: Practices, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing (co-editor) (2006), Public Budgeting: A Managerial Perspective (co-author) (Forthcoming), and Handbook of Public Procurement (Editor) (forthcoming). He is also an editor, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, editor-in-chief, Journal of Public Procurement, and managing editor, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior. He has organized a variety of training programs and study tours, including the advanced leadership and management program for high-ranking government officials from third world countries. He also has provided consulting services in public procurement (including, most recently, Sierra Leone's procurement reform, Canada's federal government procurement review, and Uganda's procurement transparency).

Dianne Rahm, PhD, is professor of public administration at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Rahm received her PhD from the Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Her research interests are in environmental policy, energy policy, and science and technology policy. She has authored or co-authored, and edited or co-edited over 50 articles, book chapters, and reports and five books including Sustainable Energy and the States: Politics, Markets, and Leadership, (2006), United States Public Policy: A Budgetary Approach (2004), Toxic Waste and Environmental Policy in the

21st Century United States, (2002), University-Industry R&D Collaboration in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan (2000), and Technology and U.S. Competitiveness: An Institutional Focus, (1992).

Jerrell D. Coggburn, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Public Administration at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he also serves as chair. His primary research interests are in human resources management, public management, and public procurement. He is a past recipient (with Sandra K. Schneider and William G. Jacoby, 1997) of the William and Frederick Mosher Award for the best Public Administration Review article written by an academician. Coggburn serves on the editorial board of the Review of Public Personnel Administration and the executive board of the American Society for Public Administration's Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations. His research has appeared in Public Administration Review, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Performance & Management Review, International Journal of Public Administration, Public Administration Quarterly, and other scholarly outlets. Coggburn received the BA degree (1992) in political science from Oklahoma State University and MPA (1994) and PhD (1999) degrees from the University of South Carolina.

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