The 2017 renewal of the MSBM Conference on Business and Management is the third in a series that aims to frame scholars and practitioners as partners in the task of rigorously interrogating the theory and practice of business and management with a particular focus on the challenges faced by businesses in small island developing states. Aside from vigorous engagement between the university and the business community, the two previous conferences have resulted in one special edition of the regional journal Social and Economic Studies and ongoing work towards, among other things, a special edition of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
The MSBM Conference recognizes that over the years, business scholarship has been characterized by inadequate focus on the challenges of businesses located in small developing economies. The 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 economies such as those in the Caribbean Region.
For the third conference the School has decided to focus broadly, on the role and impact of finance in enterprise development, especially in the context of small developing economies.
The Conference seeks to attract national, regional and international 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.