Foreword and comments.


from the Editorial Board

Welcome to the new edition of the American International College Journal of Business. There has been a hiatus of nearly three years since the last edition appeared in late 2005. Professor Ira Smolowitz, who launched the Journal in 1990 and steered it very capably through ten editions, stepped down from this responsibility in 2006. Dean Alan Cottrell also left the editorial board at the same time. It took longer than anticipated to reconstitute the editorial board and we extend our apologies to some of the contributors, notably Professor Joseph Ellis, whose articles were accepted for publication but experienced a long delay before finally appearing in print. However, we are now back in business and plan to publish an annual edition of the Journal, following a call for papers in the early fall of each year.

The new editorial board has significant breadth of experience in academic research, writing, and publishing:

* Dr. Thomas Maulucci is assistant professor of history at American International College. He has held this appointment since 2006. Tom received his Ph.D. from Yale University with specialization in modern European history. He is completing a major research study of the German foreign office in the post-World War II period.

* Dr. Gerald Kissel has been assistant professor of management at American International College since 2004 and heads the sports management program. He earned his doctorate at Temple University and his masters in sports management at St. Thomas University in Florida. Gerry has conducted several comprehensive studies on the economic impact of sports investment, most notably for the State of Florida, and consulting projects for a number of organizations and sports franchises including the Detroit Lions, the Association of Sky Box Owners, and the American Lacrosse League.

* Dr. Bruce Johnson, associate professor of English at American International College, serves as the primary copy editor on the Journal board. He holds a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts and has been on the faculty of the college since 1995. Dr. Johnson also runs the writing seminar and workshop that serves all departments of the college.

* Dr. Michael Bock is assistant professor of psychology, a position he has held since 1999. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut and has done extensive teaching, research, and writing in the areas of social and industrial psychology.

* John W. Rogers, dean of...

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