The authors wish to thank those who were interviewed in this study for the time they spent with the researchers, their interest in the topic, and the published materials they offered. The following list of persons interviewed is not complete; some preferred to remain anonymous. The authors take sole responsibility for any errors that may have resulted from consolidation of the views and opinions offered to them.
Antoni Serra-Ramoneda: Ph.D, economics; president, Caixa D'Estalvis de Catalunya (major Catalan savings bank).
Francesc Granell: Ph.D, economics; full professor, University of Barcelona ( 1980-1985, general director, Commercial Promotion, Catalan government).
Salvador Maluquer: secretary general, Cotton Products Manufacturers Association; member of the Board of AVUI (daily newspaper published in Catalan).
Juan Mas-Canti: textile engineer; businessman (textile and chemical); founder and promoter of industrial, financial, and sports ventures.
Gabriel Ferrate: Ph.D, engineering; president, Polytechnic University of Barcelona; president, BCD Foundation (Design Center); head, Technology Policy Committee.
Manuel Rucabado i Verdaguer: businessman, Food, Trading and Textile activities; promoter of numerous industrial associations in Catalonia.
Francesc Cabana Valcells: lawyer; former top manager, Banca Catalana (banking); historian of business and economic history of Catalonia.
Enrique Corominas: economist; businessman; chairman of several companies; president of the Circle of Economics (professional association).
Francesc Santacana: economist; director of Studies, CEAM (association of metal, electric, and electronics enterprises); president, association of Economists.
Ernest Lluch: Ph.D, economics; professor, history of economy; former minister of health (until 1986).