• Vol. 16 No. 1 (2022)
    This Summer/Fall issue of the Business and Public Administration Studies Journal contains articles on severalLatin American countries: Venezuela, Brazil, Northern Triangle Countries (NTC - that comprise El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala). Other papers deal with Haiti and Turkey. The article on insurance policy employs Servqual model to address the complexity of the insurance field.
  • Vol. 14 No. 1 (2020)
    As we enter the New Year and the new decade the current issue of Business and Public Administration Studies ( provides an expanded range of topics and some welcome new authors.  We start with the tourism piece written by an intently and passionately ambitious student of tourism at the Hainan University.  I had a joy and a privilege of teaching at the Hainan Island in Haikou last summer, 2019.Hainan is the southernmost province of China and is also the smallest in terms of land area.  Until 1988 it was part of Guangdong province. I invited all of my many students (there where three cohorts of some 30 plus students in each) to submit their papers for review and possible publication.  Only one responded and I congratulate him for his efforts. 
  • Vol. 13 No. 1 (2019)
     We open the current Business and Public Administration Studies ( with appreciation to our new contributing editor, Dr. William Mea, who enthusiastically encourages his students to contribute articles to this Journal.
  • Vol. 12 No. 1 (2018)
     This current issue of the Business and Public Administration Studies introduces new Contributing Editors and new authors joining our Journal Committee as Board Members. Professor Billy Mae comes from White House and the Georgetown University teaching in the nation’s capital, of Washington DC. He has been actively helping promoting and marketing the Journal. Additionally, another welcome contributors are Dr. Marco Pani and Professor Frederic Sautet. The Journal introduces also an article by a dynamic young scholar Sergio Martinez Cotto. His article grew out of his final thesis.
  • Vol. 11 No. 1 (2017)
     This current issue of BPA Journal is also an overdue labor of love and endurance. We are still exploring both ways and means to expand the Regional Editors. We have lost our China Editor, who accepted a fulltime position at a major university. We are actively seeking a replacement. Our other major goals include: grow more active readership and contributions from policy makers, professionals and aspiring academics.   
  • Vol. 10 No. 1 (2016)
    Our current issue of Business and Public Administration Studies (BPAS) continues to experience a mix of joyous growing pains with continuous concerns and search to expand Editorial Board to best serve the needs of readers and contributors..   
  • Vol. 9 No. 1 (2015)
    This issue of Business and Public Administration studies addresses two remote areas: the macroeconomic problems of managing and development of countries, and the microeconomic issues of managing and development of enterprises.   
  • Vol. 8 No. 2 (2014)
    This issue of Business and Public Administration Studies touches on four important subjects: policy making, public administration, enterprise management, and problems of cooperation between market participants. It presents various views of authors from Asia, America, and Europe.All the articles in this issue of Business and Public Administration Studies focus on methodological issues as well as empirical aspects of the analyzed problems. The discussed concepts can be considered by practitioners and scientists as a source of ideas for implementation and further studies.
  • Vol. 8 No. 1 (2014)
    This issue of Business and Public Administration Studies (BPAS) of the Washington Institute of China Studies (WICS) – overdue by more than a year – comes at the crossroads of numerous events at turbulent times.  Since early 2012, when Dr. Bernard Pitsvada (1933-2014) retired as President and Editor of the Washington Institute of China Studies,  the Institute and the Journal have undergone a difficult period of transition.This current issue, Volume 8, Number 1, represents our express efforts to keep Dr. Pitsvada’s legacy alive. We are  committed to exploring a deeper relationship between business and public administration.After numerous discussions and brainstorming with the newly appointed Board we decided to call this Journal: Business and Public Administration Studies. Though a new and broader title, the Journal remains that of the Washington Institute of China Studies. We will continue to solicit cutting-edge  research and invite critical debate. We invite your active and constructive discussion and dialogue.
  • Vol. 7 No. 2 (2012)
    As we go to press, the fact that both the U.S. and China have selected leaders far outweighs the content of our journal in importance.  Nevertheless I will run through the contents of this edition.  We start off with a review of one of China’s most critical but rarely discussed issues:  its population.  The one child policy in China gets plenty of attention but the unintended side effect is where the problem lies.   The key question is who will support the current generation of old folks when they retire.  The next article looks at renewable energy in China.  The authors examine the market barriers and policy options of this issue.
  • Vol. 7 No. 1 (2012)
    As we begin our sixth year of publication we see turmoil and uncertainty as the hallmarks of the current world situation. As we view our own country we see a failing presidency responding to failed Marxist orthodoxy which has not worked wherever it has been tried in modern times. It will similarly fail here. In China the ten year ruling cycle of the Communist Party is undergoing tension and uncertainty with everything from the mysterious death of an English business man to a high ranking police official requesting asylum in a US Consulate. In the Middle East we see the Muslim Brotherhood strengthening its control over the Constitution writing process in Egypt and the civil war continuing in Syria with the Assad family clinging to power. We begin to see why Nasser outlawed and imprisoned much of the Muslim Brotherhood. This at least deferred their seizing control of Egypt’s government for half a century. Sub Sahara Africa continues to see one military coup after another. It seems hardly worth what they fighting about. The European Union continues to choke on its unaffordable welfare state and arguing whether or not to bail out failing states like Greece.
  • Vol. 6 No. 1 (2011)
    First of all I would like to announce a change to our Board of Directors. We noted the death of Major General Bruce Jacobs in our last edition. We announce his replacement Lieutenant General Max W. Noah (retired). General Noah has served in various engineering position and financial position during his Army career. He finished his Army career as the top financial manager for the US Army. His vast experience will be a great help in indentifying key area for us to explore in future issues. The addition of Gen Noah and Dr. Jiawen Yang, professor of International Business at the George Washington University significantly increase the analytical and evaluation capabilities of my Board which should enhance the value of our efforts to provide our readers with improved articles for publication.
  • Vol. 5 No. 3 (2010)
    Since our last edition was published many important things have happened in the world. I will only mention a few because of their relevance to our Journal. First was the visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao to the US in January 2011. He was constantly peppered with the same old questions by the American press. Reporters continuously asked about “human rights and currency manipulation”. President Hu insisted that these were domestic political matters and therefore China’s business and no one else. On this we agree with him. Each country has its own laws and determines what is acceptable in their domestic politics. By our standards China does not have a very good record in human rights as we define it. But our definition is not the same as China defines it. As an example they see the most basic human right is to three meals a day. On this matter China is doing reasonably well. In a country where starvation has a long and recurring history, this is a matter of significance. We as a country have never really faced such situations so we take food for granted. We even destroy food to keep up farm prices. The most current Chinese abuse of human rights as we see it deals with Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. China would be wise to release him and let him go into exile, preferably to the US where he would soon drift into academic obscurity.
  • Vol. 5 No. 2 (2010)
    For this summer we offer a very diverse set of articles that we hope will satisfy all our readers. We begin with an article that addresses government policies that favor urban populations over the interests of the rural population and also address the issue of urban verses rural market segmentation in China. The article uses regression analysis to test the author’s hypotheses. We follow with another article by our expert on terrorism this time examining the effectiveness of suicide terrorism using regression analysis to support his findings.
  • Vol. 5 No. 1 (2010)
    We open this edition of the Journal with an article about a new initiative which is in the planning on the part of certain southern European Union (EU) members to support private sector small business in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia with financial support. Given the current financial instability of some existing EU members one might wonder if devoting resources from countries within the EU to countries outside the EU is the wisest course of action but anything that could possibly slow the flow of terrorists and immigration to Europe from North Africa is probably worth a try as being in everybody’s interest. It also demonstrates a continued belief that the foreign aid concept of the richest countries in the world providing financial support to less developed countries with few or no strings attached will foster economic growth. When such help was government to government much of the money usually found its way into the pockets of speculators and government executives and their cronies; This new approach directly to small businesses which attempts to avoid government middle men may be a more fruitful way to go about things, Time will tell but thus far we are a long way from executing this program.
  • Vol. 4 No. 3 (2009)
    This edition opens with a cultural comparison of drug use among students in the US and Republic of Korea. The second piece returns to the issue of Tibet. The main question of this article deals with the issue of whether Tibet was an independent entity or part of China during the period of the Republic of China (1911-49). The article is quite extensive but more or less sets the matter on the path which it now leads to. Again to remind the readers the volume from which this article was extracted was written and published by the current regime in China, Others may have a different view.  
  • Vol. 4 No. 2 (2009)
    We open this edition of the Journal with an emperical test of global terrorism which represents an original approach to this issue. This is followed by three Chapters from The Historical Status of China's Tibet. Again, note the title China's Tibet. The authors clearly note their perspective on this sensitive issue. This is followed by an evaluation of the Chinese governments program to encourage Han Chinese to move to the Western province of Xinjiang, the current Uighur population and the Han population that has been encouraged to "go west". The PRC government has been caught in the middle of this volatile situations.
  • Vol. 4 No. 1 (2009)
    We open 2009 with a slightly delayed first issue but we hope the contents of the delay are worth waiting for. Our first article examines the prospects and promises of the Global Knowledge Society of the future. The article is written by the head of the Department of Applied Economics at Jagiellonian University, Poland’s oldest University.  
  • Vol. 3 No. 4 (2008)
    We close at the year 2008 by printing an article based on a speech delivered to the US-China Business Council dealing with China's role in the current global financial crises.  The second article deals with program evaluation as an ongoing aspect of day to day management, something the incoming US administration needs to recognize as it seek to evaluate policies from more than a political perspective.  
  • Vol. 3 No. 3 (2008)
    Now that the summer Olympics have been completed in Beijing, we can return to our attempt to present a group of meaningful pieces dealing with US-PRC relationships and topics of international relevance.   
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