Editor’ s Note

Basu Sharma

University of New Brunswick

1 This is a special issue of the Journal of Comparative International Management which carries five papers and twenty-one abstracts of papers presented at the 2005 International Conference of Business, Economics and Management Disciplines (ICBEMD) held at the Delta Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada. Like the 2004 ICBEMD, it was a truly international conference in spirit and representations.

2 The theme of the conference was “Management Paradigms for the New Economy.” The first paper is a keynote speech on this theme by Mr. Christian Couturier. The other four papers were selected from a double-blind review process from all the papers presented. Abstracts of all other papers presented at the Conference are also included here.

3 This special issue is a culmination of the 2005 International Conference of Business, Economics and Management Disciplines. An enterprise of this scope could not be successful without the help and generosity of many people and institution. The Faculty of Business Administration assumed the role of primary host and provided generous financial support. The ADI Group, Corey Aqua Feeds, Covey Basics, the City of Fredericton, and McGraw-Hill Ryerson provided support through various sponsorships. The Management Futures family including this journal’ s editor wishes to thank them for their assistance. Resources alone cannot produce a good conference. Central to this enterprise was the contribution made by Division Chairs, authors, reviewers, presenters and session chairs. I am grateful to all of them for their contributions in making the conference a real success.