Some of the authors represented in this book attended the annual meeting of the Business and Economics Conference hosted by the Chinese Culture University in June 1997 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Chinese Culture University provided a fine site for this conference, which was concerned with international business, multinational firms and international finance and economics.
In this connection, we once again thank Dr. Jonchi Shyu and the School of Business at the Chinese Culture University for being such fine hosts. Academics and industrialists from all over Taiwan helped make this an interesting meeting. Special thanks should go to Wuu-Long Lin ( National Sun Yat-Sen University), Ya-Hwei Yang ( Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research), Anna Lee ( Tunghai University) and Anna Ai-Ai-Kuo ( National Institute of Technology at Kaohsiung).