Dr. CJ McNair-Connolly is an internationally recognized expert in cost management. She has authored nine trade books on various aspects of the relationship and development of cost management and the new technologies that define modern management practice. She has also authored numerous articles in the academic and practitioner press and has given seminars and speeches on modern management practice in multiple settings and countries. Holding a MBA and PhD from Columbia University, Dr. McNair-Connolly has spent her entire career conducting field research studies, using this knowledge to create new theory in management accounting and control systems. These studies have been done as pure academic exercises and as a form of action research. In doing this work, she has accumulated extensive field experience and knowledge that shapes her writing and theory development. Dr. McNair-Connolly currently is an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong.