A journal of applied topics in business and economics

Copyrighted 1996 - 2016  by the
Richards College of  Business, University of  West Georgia
Carrollton, Georgia U.S.A.

ISSN 1084-3981

When books were handwritten, it took a very long time for one to be completed, and they were so expensive that few could afford them. Then came the printing press. Today the World Wide Web is revolutionizing publishing in the same way the invention of the printing press did.

The Richards College of Business, the University of West Georgia began publishing B>Quest (Business Quest) in 1996. Its primary objective is to serve as an interface between and within different disciplines in schools of business. It makes available, at no charge, throughout the world highly readable articles in the various schools of business disciplines whose subject matter is of interest to academicians and business men and women. This policy was adopted in response to the fact that today a great many of the articles appearing in academic journals in business and economics are not accessible to business men and women or even to professors in closely related business school disciplines. B>Quest publishes articles authored by academicians and practitioners. Academicians can request that their manuscripts be blind, peer reviewed. B>Quest is listed in Cabell's, the source for academic publishing.

Carole E. Scott, Editor

Faye McIntyre, Dean, Richards College of Business, University of West Georgia

Author's Guide

Letter To Editor

Editorial Board





Each year is in the following format: http://www.westga.edu/~bquest/1996. Replace 1996 with another year in order to see another year.





B>Quest (Business Quest) is copyrighted by the Richards College of Business, the State University of West Georgia. Anyone wishing to republish any or all the articles published in B>Quest must obtain the written permission of the Editor of B>Quest. The same principles of fair use applicable in regard to printed material applies.

Articles in B>Quest may be read online or downloaded for personal use, and the B>Quest URL may be linked to a page at another URL. The text itself may not be published commercially (in either print or electronic form), edited, or otherwise altered without the permission of the Editor of B>Quest. When excerpting from or referencing an article in B>Quest, great care must be taken not to misrepresent the views, opinions, and arguments of the author(s). Neither the staff of B>Quest or the administration and faculty of the State University of West Georgia shall be held responsible for any use made of information found in any issue of B>Quest, including that provided at other URLs linked to B>Quest.



Statements of fact and opinion in all articles in B>Quest are those of the respective authors and contributors and not of the editor and staff of this journal, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, the University System of Georgia, or the University of West Georgia and its Richards College of Business. Neither the University nor B>Quest make any representation, express or implied, in respect of the completeness or accuracy of the material in this publication and cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made. The reader should make his/her own evaluation as to the appropriateness of the material contained herein.

The University of West Georgia disclaims any liability to any party for the accuracy, completeness or availability of the material or for any damages arising out of the use or non-use of any of the material and any information contained therein.