Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Letter from the Editor

Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Letter from the Editor

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Hafa adai from Guam, U.S.A.!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this issue of the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS), a journal published by the Allied Academies to expand the boundaries of case teaching by supporting the exchange of case teaching materials.

This issue features teaching cases about businesses on the island of Guam, U.S.A., in the Western Pacific region. It is hoped that this issue will be the first of several issues that will bring to educators and their students around the world the stories of entrepreneurs from the Asia-Pacific region and highlight the universality of the entrepreneur's persistent and untiring spirit and the rewards for his or her hard work. May these stories serve as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, wherever they may be!

The teaching cases featured in this issue show how:

* life experiences led an entrepreneur to open his own business (Paradise Chiropractic);

* a business on Guam is forced to explore new strategies to

** survive the tough competition it faces (Gloanne's Store);

** sustain its decades and three generations of existence as a family business (Suette Corner Store; or

** operate in a saturated market of Chinese fast-food (Yummy Tummy Restaurant);

* a new company aligns with the tourism authority and designs its business and service to create; and

* a foreign owned, U. …

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