About the Authors

Roland Nino L. Agoncillo, PhD, is the Chair of the Educational Leadership and Management Department of the Br. Andrew Gonzales College of Education of De La Salle University, Manila Philippines. He received special training and coursework at a grounded theory troubleshooting seminar in New York under a special grant from Dr. Barney G. Glaser and the Grounded Theory Institute of California USA. He serves as a consultant to different educational institutions in the Philippines. roland.agoncillo@dlsu.edu.ph

Roberto T. Borromeo, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Management and former Dean of the College of Education at De La Salle University, Manila. He is a Research Fellow of the SEAMEO-INNOTECH and his research interests are in spirituality in the workplace, strategic management in education, and program evaluation. He serves as Management Consultant to educational institutions in the Philippines and other Asian countries. roberto.borromeo@dlsu.edu.ph

Barry Chametzky holds a Ph.D. in education from Northcentral University.  He is an adjunct professor at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania where he teaches lower-level French classes.  He is also an adjunct professor at Ozarks Technical Community College in Missouri where he teaches lower-level online French classes.  His areas of expertise are e-learning, online foreign language learning, andragogy, and classic grounded theory.  He has published several journal articles on post-secondary foreign language learning.  During his doctoral research using the classic grounded theory method, Dr. Chametzky developed the theory of Offsetting the Affective Filter.  A peer-reviewed article based on his theory of Offsetting the Affective Filter has been published in IGI-Global.  He is also mentoring several doctoral students in the classic grounded theory method. barry@bluevine.net

Olavur Christiansen gained his PhD from Aalborg University in Denmark, in which he used classic grounded theory to generate a theory of business and management behavior. Emergent core categories were opportunising, weighing-up, moment capturing and especially conditional befriending and confidence building in steering behavior.  He is associate professor at the University of Faroe Islands and leader of the office of the Economic Council of the Government of the Faroe Islands. In his latter full-time assignment, he is open to the discovery of core variables and theoretical codes within the field of macroeconomics. olavurc@setur.fo

Barney G. Glaser is the cofounder of grounded theory (1967). He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1961. He then went to University of California San Francisco, where he joined Anselm Strauss in doing the dying in hospitals study and in teaching PhD and DNS students methods and analysis. He published over 20 articles on this research and the dying research. Since then, Glaser has written 14 more books using and about grounded theory, and countless articles. In 1998 he received an honorary doctorate from Stockholm
University. His latest book, which deals with the no preconceptions dictum in grounded theory, will soon be published. Email: bglaser@speakeasy.net

Helen Scott supports grounded theory researchers via www.groundedtheoryonline.com and works as a consulting web developer, information architect and web editor, satisfying both her love of the grounded theory research method and information systems. Helen studied Business Studies in 1985, Information Systems in 2000 and completed her PhD (examined by Dr. Barney Glaser) in the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth in 2007. She is a Fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute and a member of the peer review team of this journal.

Svend Erik Sørensen is a development economist/sociologist and research consultant (http://www.ascap.dk/), with long experience in development cooperation, project design, implementation and evaluation from more than 45 countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. His main experience covers human resources, strategic management and institutional development. Developmental areas include poverty reduction, post-conflict development, democracy, civil society, disaster management and issues related to fragile states (e.g. security and crime prevention), as well as environment and water. Svend engages increasingly in promoting and applying a CGT approach in development cooperation practices, expressed in a 2012 meta-evaluation for the Finnish Government. se_sorensen@yahoo.com