Dear Nnamdi, That was certainly a clear case of editing blunder, many still think Dubai is a country and Chicago is a state in the U.S. International Business is broad and include a wide range of issues far away from our geographical locations, international collaborative editing and cross checking of facts will help especially on issues of Africa, Asia and Latin America, the stereotype approach and bundling Africa as one country among individual countries must stop. Kudos to your smart students. Sam I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again (Stephen Grellet, a French Philosopher (1773-1855) Samuel Yaw Akomea Esq. Lecturer in Marketing and International Business KNUST School of Business KNUST, Kumasi Ghana ________________________________ From: Nnamdi Madichie <[log in to unmask]> To: [log in to unmask] Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:57 PM Subject: [AIB-L] Griffin & Pustay Dear Colleagues, I was going to use the subject "Just when you thought they weren't paying attention," but decided against it. My normally detached students have brought up, at different times in the last week, some serious flaw in what many see as a key IB text - i.e. Griffin, R., and Pustay, M. (2013) International Business. Harlow, England: Pearson. Global Edition. The key contention relates to Map 4.4 entitled "A synthesis of country clusters" (see p. 126) where Arab Clusters included both Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. Surprise, surprise, Qatar was clearly left out. Just after class today, another student suggested that Griffin and Pustay might have lifted the clustering without checking the facts, from Ronen and Shenkar (1985) paper in the Academy of Management Review, Vol. 10(3) where upon checking this out I quite agreed because the evidence is on p. 445 of this seminal article. I need to get back to my students after your responses have been received. Cheers, Nnamdi _________________________________________________________________ "Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter" - Achebe (R.I.P.) Read my papers for free: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=962279 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list. ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.