About this book
The International Management Series is intended to contain high quality books on current key areas in management, written by the foremost experts in the field. The series will provide advice and analysis to senior managers in order to improve their effectiveness. The books will maintain a balance of rigor and relevance and will be authored by leaders in business and academia. The titles represent treatments of key issues from a general and international stance in order to enhance managerial skills and decision making. The series was conceived by Professor Peter Buckley and David Liston. David Liston's commitment to management training and education were a feature of his long and distinguished career. David's death in 1990 came after the establishment of the philosophy of the International Management Series, but before the launch of its first volume. The series editors trust that the forthcoming books represent a commitment to David's ideal of rigorous analysis in the service of practical managemen t. Professor Peter Buckley Professor of Managerial Economics University of Bradford Management Centre Professor Clive Bateson Director, Examinations Board London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dedication To Sandra and Ashley.