MSBM Inaugural Conference on Business and Management - Call for papers

Event Date(s): 11/03/2014 - 30/04/2014

The Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM), University of the West Indies, Mona, recognises that over the years, business scholarship has been characterised by an inadequate focus on the challenges of small businesses, particularly when these are located in small vulnerable economies.  

This inaugural MSBM Conference will respond to this gap by providing a forum for the sharing of ideas about the role of business and management practice, scholarship and education in the advancement of small vulnerable economies such as those in the Caribbean Region.  

The conference takes place at Montego Bay, Jamaica, January 7-9, 2015.


The theme for the inaugural conference: Breaking the Barriers - Enterprise,Ccompetitiveness, 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.  

Abstracts that focus on any of the following sub-themes are invited:  

  • - 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        
  • - Organizational Communication         
  • - Hard and soft Infrastructure for Business development        
  • - Leadership & Management Education        
  • - Critical Management Studies and Management History         
  • - Governance, Ethics and Business Development  

Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2014.

Individual abstracts, papers and panel proposals must be submitted via: msbm-conference@uwimona.edu.jm 

For more details on abstract submission and the conference in general, click here.

Open to: | General Public | Staff | Student | Alumni |