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HAROLD BIERMAN Jr. has been a member of the Cornell faculty since 1956, and has taught at Louisiana State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. He was a recipient of the annual Dow Jones Award from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business for outstanding contributions to collegiate business education. In 1985 Bierman served as a scholar-in-residence at the investment banking firm of Prudential-Bache and in 1990 he served as a Senior Academic Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. His industrial experience includes consulting with Corning Corporation, Eastman Kodak, Emerson Electric Co., IBM, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, and Xerox Corp. Bierman is the author of twenty-six books, including Corporate Financial Strategy and Decision Making to Increase Shareholder Value (Wiley) and more than 160 journal articles.