Letter from the ICSB President,
“Continuous pursuit of improving our global knowledge…”
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2008 issue of the Inter-ICSB. The inaugural Inter-ICSB was launched at the 2007 ICSB World Conference in Turku, Finland and is modeled on the highly successful Inter-RENT developed by the ICSB European Affiliate (ECSB). Congratulations to the editors, authors, and reviewers on assembling this outstanding collection of research and knowledge.
The members of ICSB owe a debt of gratitude to both the editors, Pasi Malinen (Finland), Claire Massey (New Zealand), and Dylan Jones-Evans (Wales), as well as the authors who completed and presented their research at the 2008 ICSB World Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Both the editors and authors have volunteered their time and talents that allow ICSB and it nearly 2,000 members worldwide to participate in and fulfill the mission of Inter-ICSB – “The continuous pursuit of improving our global knowledge.”
It is noteworthy that the conference papers selected for this issue were regarded as the best in their respective tracks at the 2008 ICSB World Conference. Post conference, the authors were invited to submit their papers to the Inter-ICSB process which required each of the participants to review each other’s papers twice. This allowed the author (or authors) to further develop their papers according to the suggestions received. Please join me in congratulating the authors as well as thanking them for their willingness to be such an important part of ICSB’s global knowledge mission. As you read through these papers, I think you will agree, ICSB members are on the forefront of SME knowledge creation and dissemination.
The next Inter-ICSB process will be continued at the 2009 ICSB World Conference in Seoul, South Korea, June 21-24. I invite you to join in and be a part of this exciting and valuable “global knowledge, global network” activity as a researcher, presenter, and active learner.
Charles H. Matthews, Ph.D.
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