Christopher Shook (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) is the Russell Professor of Management and Management Department Chair at Auburn University. He is also the Director of the Central and Eastern European Studies Program. Previously, he held positions at the University of Texas at Arlington and Northern Illinois University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca Romania, and has held visiting positions in Pau and Poitiers, France. His research interests include methodological issues in strategic management and entrepreneurship research, and opportunity exploration and exploitation.