About the authorsMalcolm McDonald is Emeritus Professor at Cranfield and a Visiting Professor at Henley, Warwick, Aston and Bradford Business Schools, UK. Until 2003, he was Professor of Marketing and Deputy Director with special responsibility for E-Business. He has extensive industrial experience, including a number of years as Marketing and Sales Director of Canada Dry where, inter alia, he controlled a sales force of 250 people. He also spent some time training sales people and sales managers for multinational companies such as SKF and Alfa Laval.
Ailsa Kolsaker is MBA Programme Lead at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Previously, she was employed at the University of Surrey where she led a number of programmes, including the postgraduate Open Access programme, MSc in Marketing Management and the MBA. She has lectured in marketing, e-commerce, e-business and e-marketing to students and professionals in numerous locations, both in the UK and overseas, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Barbados, Mauritius, Greece and Germany. Before becoming an academic, Ailsa worked in the telecoms sector in Oslo, Norway and latterly, as a manager in higher education.