Masaaki "Mike" Kotabe holds the Washburn chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing, and is Director of research at the Institute of Global Management Studies at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University in 1998, he was Ambassador Edward Clark centennial Endowed Fellow and Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kotabe also served as Vice President of the Academy of International Business in the 1997-1998 term. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing and International Business at Michigan State University. Dr. Kotabe teaches international marketing, global sourcing strategy (R&D, manufacturing, and marketing interfaces) and Asian business practices at the undergraduate and MBA levels, and teaches theories of international business at the Ph.D. level. He has lectured widely at various business schools around the world, including Austria, Brazil, China, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, and Turkey. For his research, he has worked closely with leading companies such as AT&T, Kohler, NEC, Nissan, Philips, Sony, and Seven & I Holdings (parent of 7-Eleven stores), and served as advisor to the United Nations' and World Trade Organization's Executive Forum on National Export Strategies.Kristiaan Helsen has been an associate professor of marketing at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) since 1995. Prior to joining HKUST, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago for five years. He has lectured at Nijenrode University (Netherlands), the International University of Japan, Purdue University, the Catholic University of Lisbon, and China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China. Dr. Helsen received his Ph.D. in Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.His research areas include promotional strategy, competitive strategy, and hazard-rate modeling. His articles have appeared in journals such as Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing research, and European Journal of Operations Research, among others. Dr. Helsen is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Research in Marketing.