John Veres would like to thank Sonia Livingston and Lucy Hall for their comments on a number of the chapters included herein. Roxanne Johnson spent more time with the manuscript than either of the editors and, quite possibly, all of the authors combined. Without her help, this book would not have been possible. Lastly, he would like to express his gratitude to the authors, who suffered through working with a novice editor without complaint.
A special thanks from Ronald Sims goes to Herrington Bryce who has been instrumental in encouraging his professional growth and development. The support of the School of Business at the College of William and Mary is also acknowledged. And finally, Serbrenia, Vellice, Nandi, Dangaia, and Sieya are always there when they are needed.