Meinolf Dierkes is Director of the Organization and Technology Research Unit at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung (WZB). In addition, he is Professor of the Sociology of Science and Technology at the Technische Universitat, Berlin Visiting Professor at the Haas School of Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley and Specially Invited Research Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Ariane Berthoin Antal is Program Leader in Organizational Learning at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fur Sozialforschung (WZB). Previously she served as the Founding Director of the Ashridge International Institute for Organizational Change in France. She remains an associate of Ashridge and is a visiting lecturer at the Leipzig Graduate School of Business, as well as at the Technical University of Berlin. John Child is Chair of Commerce at the University of Birmingham. During his career in both industry and academia, Professor Child has taught in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, and China. He was appointed Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Aston University in 1973, and, in 1986 became Dean of the newly-founded Aston Business School. In 1989, he was appointed Dean and Director of the China-European Community Management Centre in Beijing, with which he had been connected since 1985. In 1991, he took up the position of Diageo Professor of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is author or co-author of 16 books including Strategies of Cooperation (OUP, 1998) and The Management of International Acquisitions (OUP, forthcoming). Ikujiro Nonaka is Professor at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, and Founding Dean of the Graduate School of Knowledge Science at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). He is a senior editor of Organization Science, an international journal of the Institute of Management Science. From 1991 to 1995, he was a research group director of the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP). Nonaka is the Xerox Distinguished Professor of Knowledge at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. His books include The Knowledge-Creating Company (OUP, 1995), which was awarded Best Book of the Year in Business and Management by the Association of American Publishers Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, and more recently Enabling Knowledge Creation (OUP, 2000).