Without the support of Templeton College, University of Oxford, this book would not have been possible. Dean Rory Knight in particular helped to facilitate an authors' conference at the College in April 2000. This was partly funded by a gift from The Friends of Templeton, Chair Mr John Morrell.
Invaluable secretarial assistance with the book, conference, and ongoing support for Professor Rugman was provided by Mrs Denise Edwards: other support was provided by Corinne Wride and Anne Greening.
The editors are pleased to acknowledge the insight and editorial support of David Musson and Sarah Dobson of Oxford University Press.
We are also extremely grateful to all the contributors for their professional attention to detail, delivery of abstracts, drafts, and revised chapters in a prompt manner, and their good humour and tolerance throughout this long process.
Alan M. Rugman, Oxford University
Thomas Brewer, Georgetown University