Many individuals and organizations have played an important role in developing andrefining this edited volume. The quality of this 7th edition of Inter-RENT is based on thecreativity and hard work invested by the authors in their contributions. We are verygrateful for their efforts and for sticking to timelines. Special acknowledgement is given tothe reviewers and facilitators for their helpful comments and constructive discussionswithin the review process and the process of further developing the selected manuscriptstowards a journal publication.We are also thankful for the institutional support received from the European Council forSmall Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) as well as from our home institution at thetime of this work, i.e. the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria(Institute for Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship / RiCC-Research Institutefor Co-operation and Co-operatives).We would also like to thank the ECSB team for the support during this project as well asChristine Peer for her efforts in shaping the book.
Matthias Fink & Isabella Hatak
Vienna, October 2010