I wish to thank, first, the Carnegie Bosch Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and the Rutgers Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) for providing me with a grant to commission contributions for this volume; and also for helping to sponsor a workshop at Rutgers University, Newark in October 1998, at which the early drafts of the chapters were discussed. I am especially indebted to Professor Michael Trick, Director of the Carnegie Bosch Institute, for his support and encouragement.
In helping me to organize the workshop and in preparing this volume for publication, I was fortunate to have the guidance of the CIBER's administrative Director, Dr Hugo Kijne and the assistance of several of the Ph.D. students at Rutgers—and particularly that of Sangeeta Bansal and JhyDer Lin, who were my research assistants at the time. I also wish to express my deep appreciation to Mrs Phyllis Miller, who helped organize the travel arrangements of the participants and the preparation of the final manuscript for the publishers. I am most grateful to all these individuals—and, of course, to the authors of the chapters of this volume, who have contributed to the successful completion of this project.
Rutgers and Reading Universities