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JOEL M. STERN has been the managing partner of Stern Stewart & Co. since its founding in 1982 and was coauthor of The EVA Challenge: Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization (Wiley). He currently serves on the faculties of five graduate business schools. A widely published writer, Mr. Stern has been a financial policy columnist for the Financial Times and the Sunday Times of London. A recognized authority on financial economics, corporate performance measurement, corporate valuation, and incentive compensation, he is a leading advocate of the concept of shareholder value.

IRWIN ROSS was retained to assist in the writing of The EVA Challenge with Joel Stern and John Shiely. In addition to this widely popular treatise, he has written several other books, among them The Loneliest Campaign: The Truman Victory of 1948, The Image Merchants, and Shady Business: Confronting Corporate Corruption. He is a former roving editor of Reader’s Digest and over the years has written for a variety of other magazines, including Fortune and Harper’s, as well as Stern Stewart’s EVAngelist.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Economic value added, Corporations Valuation, Capital investments Decision making, Managerial economics