Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Letter from the Editors

Academic journal article Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Letter from the Editors

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This special issue is published in response to the overwhelming number and quality of manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship. The large publication backlog and long waiting time for publication created a need for immediate action. The editors and SSBIA membership decided to publish a special issue to relieve the backlog pressure. We all appreciate this extra expenditure by the members of SSBIA. In addition, the editors appreciate the financial and professional support of Eldon Lewis, Dean of the California State University San Bernardino School of Business and Public Administration, and of Anthony Evans, President of the University.

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Paul Wilhelm's study argues for gainsharing as a tool to reverse declining employee productivity. He uses the international perspective of the Japanese unique costing management system of target costing as an explanation of the mixed success of U. S. gainsharing plans.

Pro-formas for new businesses by David Schalow suggests more realistic and defensible alternative methods for deriving pro-forma statements. …

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