Academic journal article Review of Business

From the Departing Editor

Academic journal article Review of Business

From the Departing Editor

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It has been my pleasure to work with so many of you during my tenure as Editor as I write this final "From the Editor" letter.

I want to thank the many authors and reviewers who helped us publish memorable articles during my ten-year tenure as the Editor of the Review of Business (ROB). Since the future holds many promises, I would like to have a look back to the beginning of ROB before introducing you to the new Editor.

Our first monthly publication in May 1964 was entitled Business Newsletter and it covered the area of Queens, New York, reporting on a variety of local business news and statistics edited by the recently-retired Professor Francis A. Lees. In the first issue, St. John's University President, Very Rev. Edward J. Burke, C.M., wrote a prescient message, "Through this publication and other means St. John's hopes to foster a mature understanding of the problems which confront our business community. With the cooperation of business leaders, we shall strive to embrace our aggregate knowledge and business acumen so that both the community and St. John's may grow stronger and prosper together." He added further that "the College of Business Administration faculty is but one example of the rich academic and professional endowment of resources which St. John's brings to support of community service."

In January of 1968, the Business Newsletter was renamed the Review of Business and expanded its focus to cover business and financial activity in the greater metropolitan area, including business forecasting. …

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