A Message from the Co-Editors

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to this issue of the Journal of International Business Research, the journal of the Academy for the Study of International Business, an affiliate of Allied Academies, whose mission is to support the exchange of ideas and insights in International Business.

This issue features the best papers among those presented at the ICBEIT 2011 Guam International Conference on Business, Economics and Information Technology on the theme of "Doing Business in the Global Economy: Economic, Political, Social, Cultural and Technological Environments Facing Business". Founded on a very simple idea, that there is so much we can learn from each other, the above conference provided an opportunity for academicians, researchers, students, and representatives from industry and government to get together and exchange ideas in the spirit of scholarship and professional growth.

We thank the University of Guam's School of Business and Public Administration and Penn State Altoona's Division of Business and Engineering for their support of the publication of this journal issue. We also acknowledge the members of Allied Academies' Editorial Review Board for their collegiality and service to our profession. …