The Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM), UWI Mona, recognizes that over the years, business scholarship has been characterized by an inadequate focus on the challenges of small businesses, particularly when these are located in small vulnerable economies. This inaugural event will respond to this gap by providing a forum for the sharing of ideas on the role of business and management practice, scholarship and education in the advancement of small vulnerable economies such as those in the Caribbean.
The MSBM conference willbe held January 7-9, 2015 in Montego Bay, Jamaica and promises to engage scholars who are writing and researching on a range of business related issues as well as the practitioners who are grappling with these issues on a daily basis. International scholars and practitioners are expected to bring a global perspective, which can be benchmarked against scholarship and practice in the Caribbean.
The theme for the inaugural conference: Breaking the Barriers - Enterprise, competitiveness, growth and development signals the desire to focus on how research and scholarship can contribute to addressing the specific challenges of enterprise competitiveness, growth and development.
Proposals will be considered for panels or papers that focus on the overall theme of the conference or any of the following sub-themes:
Business Policy and Strategy in Caribbean Enterprises
Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Economic Development
Business in a spatial context: regionalism, internationalism and the diaspora
Human Resources Management Practices
Hard and soft Infrastructure for Business development
Leadership & Management Education
Critical Management Studies and Management History
Governance, Ethics and Business Development
SUBMISSIONS, AWARDS & PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES
All papers will be considered for publication in an edited volume or a special journal issue. Awards will also be given, including that for Best Paper. Submissions are also being invited for a Doctoral Consortium, which will offer students at different stages of their research a collegial atmosphere to share their work and receive constructive feedback.
April 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance
May 30, 2014
Full Paper Submission
August 16, 2014
Final Paper Submission
November 7, 2014
Maximum 250 words, include separate cover page with title, name, institutional affiliation and contact (Email, Tel & Fax)
The Mona School of Business and Management, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Individual abstracts, papers and panel proposals must be submitted via: firstname.lastname@example.org
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