New Horizons in International Business series
Edited by Gavin Boyd, Alan M. Rugman and Pier Carlo Padoan
This volume is the result of a conference held at Saint Mary’s University in September 2003. Shortly after this event, Gavin Boyd died, so this book is dedicated to his memory and contribution to the ﬁnancial/political economy literature. Gavin was born in Australia, and, although a political scientist by training, it was more political economy that captured his interest, particularly international trade and investment issues. I ﬁrst met Gavin in the early 1980s, when I joined the Business School at Saint Mary’s University from the UK. We shared similar interests, and we very much complemented each other in our approach, and, although we never published papers together, we spent many productive hours together discussing and debating. I also contributed to several of his edited volumes. Gavin could always be relied upon to know of a pertinent book or article. To some at conferences it might have been seen as an irritant to have him say ‘Have you seen the latest paper by ...’, but to those that knew Gavin, his knowledge of the literature and willingness to share, as well as his network of colleagues, are legendary. Although Gavin retired in 1989, he was always active with conference presentations and seminal papers and remained faithful to his use of a typewriter! The year 1995 marks a signiﬁcant date in Gavin’s productivity. Halifax, Nova Scotia was host to the G7. Gavin thought that it was imperative that an academic conference be held as a precursor. The papers from that conference...