This series publishes papers initially offered in presentations at the yearly meetings of the International Conference on Advances in Management, and then presents attendees at the next annual conference with a published volume of the best efforts of the previous meeting. This is an unprecedented achievement for a professional association of any size and is of considerable value to the ICAM participants. This fifth volume "Current Topics", contains seventeen chapters divided into six sections. The editors contribute Chapters 1 and 17, and the remaining sixteen were selected from seventy-five competitive papers presented at the sixth annual International Conference on Advances in Management held at Baton Rouge, Lousiana, during July 1999. The major architecture for this book is divided into six sections. They are labelled: Organization Theory, Organizational Behaviour, Trust, Morality, and Ethics, Organizational Development and Innovation, International Management, and Concluding Comments.