Sarah Cooperis a Lecturer in the School of Management at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Her teaching and research interests are in the fields of business strategy, entrepreneurship and the establishment and growth of small, innovative technology-based firms. She has participated in research programmes focusing on technology-based sectors in the UK and North America, the results of which have been published in a range of books and journals. (Contact address: School of Management, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS. E-mail: S.Y.Cooper@hw.ac.uk)
Ulrike Mayrhoferis a Lecturer in Marketing and International Business at IECS Graduate School of Management and a research fellow at the Centre for Applied and Theoretical Research in Business Administration (CESAG), Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg. She holds a PhD in Business Administration. Her research and publications focus on the management of interfirm linkages.
Philippe Nanopoulosis a Lecturer in Marketing and Quantitative Methods at IECS Graduate School of Management and a research fellow at CESAG, Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg. His research and publications focus on interfirm linkages and media marketing.
William Newburryjoined Rutgers University as an Assistant Professorin the International Business/Business Environment Department in September 1999, having previously worked six years at McDonnell Douglas Corporation as a contract administrator. He obtained his PhD in International Business and Management from New York University, and also earned an MA in International Affairs (Washington University) and a BS in Business/Finance (Truman State University). In addition, he attended the University of Tasmania on a Rotary Scholarship. His research interests include autonomy and control issues in multinational corporations, communication and shared perceptions within multinationals, and collaboration in international environmental management. He has published in the Journal of Management Studies, Management International Review, the Journal of World Business, International Business Review, the Journal of Third World Studies, and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. (Contact address: Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management, 111 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102 USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
David Pollardis currently a Senior Lecturer in Management and manages the international MBA programmes at the Dundee Graduate School of Management, University of Abertay Dundee. Until 1990 he was employed in various multinational companies, in the fields of management services and computer systems management. His current research interests are the management of international joint ventures and business development in transformation economies and in China. His published work includes journal articles, contributions to edited books and he regularly reviews books for various journals. He was a European Union Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1998. (Contact address Dundee Graduate School of Management, University of Abertay Dundee, Dudhope Castle, Dundee DD3 6HF, Scotland. E-mail: D.Pollard@mail1.tay.ac.uk)
Janine Stilesis Head of Strategic Management at Henley Management College. Her research interests since the early 1990s have been in strategic alliances and value-added partnerships, developing more recently into issues associated with public/private sector partnerships. Janine’s publications include a number of articles and book reviews in business journals, co-authorship of a book on finance for the general manager alongside contributions to a number of edited business texts.
Monir Tayebis a Reader at Heriot-Watt University. She has been conducting research in cross-cultural studies of organization since 1976. Her current interest is in the human resource management policies and practices of foreign multinational companies located in Scotland. Her publications include several articles in academic journals, books and contributions to edited books. (Contact address: School of Management, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland. E-mail: email@example.com)
Thora Thorsdottirhas for the past three years worked as an account manager for a software company specializing in social, market and media research. Previously, she has worked for survey design and survey research companies specializing in human resources. She has also worked in banking, recruitment and the public health sector. Born in Norway, she has lived in Iceland, Canada and Scotland, before settling in Surrey, England. She holds a BA in Psychology and a PhD in Business Organization.(E-mail: Thorat@compuserve.com)
Sabine Urbanis a Professor at Strasburg’s Robert Schuman University and heads the CESAG/IECS which is affiliated to it. She teaches international economics and corporate strategies in several universities both in France and abroad. She sits on the board of several industrial and financial firms. Her main research fields are international business and the European economy. Her publications include several books on strategic alliances, European economy and business, and similar topics.
Orly Yeheskelis a Lecturer in the Faculty of Management at Tel-Aviv University, in both MBA and Executives programmes. Her fields of interest are international management, strategic alliances and organizational behaviour. Her current research interests include management of international strategic alliances (especially international joint ventures and acquisitions), and human resource management issues in multinational companies. She also serves as a consultant and is involved with executive training and development processes in a number of Israeli companies. (Contact address: Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Yoram Zeirais a Professor of Management and International Business at Tel Aviv University. He has been conducting research on international human resource management and on international strategic alliances since 1975. His current research and consulting interests focus on developing new approaches to improve the pre- and post-incorporation stages of international joint ventures and international acquisitions. He has published widely in most major management academic journals, as well as edited special issues of academic journals dealing with a variety of international management topics.