This book is dedicated to my husband, John, and to my children, Mark, Sara, and Danny, who had to put up with an erratic schedule to allow my completion of the book. Their support was unflagging, and John’s assistance in reading drafts of the book helped make it more useful to managers. My late husband Esam and my parents encouraged me to achieve my dream of writing.
To my father and mother, Enver BeÅiktepe and Enbiye BeÅiktepe, who taught me how to become successful in this life . . .
This book is an outcome of our long, dedicated collaboration between the two of us. Since the summer of 2005, we have published articles and developed grants. But, we had not written a book together . . .
This book is a ...