chapter  1
Introduction: Making an Impact
ByLaurie Larwood, Urs E. Gattiker
Pages 14

The editors engage in an annual ritual with doctoral students. “What,” the students ask, “is the value of doing all this research?” As one example, we point them toward a body of recent work, most prominently identified with a single scholar. “Not only did the author open this new area of research, but she changed U.S. government legislation and influenced corporate policy worldwide.” Just one instance; not bad.