The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) is interested in improving its understanding of public management and public policy implementation. To this end, the Society:

  • promotes collaborative research and dissemination initiatives;
  • collaborates with a range of bodies, including the European Group on Public Administration (EGPA) and the Public Management Research Association;
  • supports the development of its adopted journal, Public Management Review;
  • hosts an annual conference;
  • supports young researchers via its own doctoral chapter.

The Society is managed by an elected board of distinguished academics from across the globe.

We welcome new participants in our conference and look forward to your contribution to the development of our field of study and its wider impact on the well-being of society.

We are especially pleased to be associated with The University of the West Indies Mona Campus’ first IRSPM Regional Conference.

About the University of the West Indies

UWI at a glance

  • Established in Jamaica in 1948 as a University College of the University of London becoming an independent university in 1962
  • Four Campuses: Mona (Jamaica), St. Augustine (Trinidad & Tobago), Cave Hill (Barbados) and Open Campus
  • Supported financially by 16 countries in the Caribbean
  • Provides a range of certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in seven faculties
  • Enrolment of over 47,000 students in 2011/12
  • Total staff of 5,800 (full time staff) of which 1,800 are academic
  • Graduates up to 9,000 per annum

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus offers world class, accredited higher education programmes to Jamaica, the region and the globe. We engage in research and development designed to support the social and economic growth of the Caribbean region, the provision of community service, and the enrichment of the academic experience. Read our vision. Read our History.

Our five Faculties offer a wide range of accredited undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Law, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology. There is a strong emphasis on Caribbean issues making The UWI Mona the ideal educational institution for local and international students with an interest in Caribbean society.

About the Department of Government

The Department of Government fully participates in the University’s mission of unlocking the West Indian potential for economic and cultural growth by high quality teaching and research. The Department seeks to achieve this objective by providing quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in Public Policy and Management, International Public and Development Management, International Affairs, Trade and Development, International Relations, Political Science and Comparative Politics. In its research, teaching, and public service contributions, the Department places emphasis on public policy, governance and political issues of special concern to Caribbean societies even as we encourage examination of global questions.

About Mona School of Business and Management

Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) was established on August 1, 2012. It evolved from the merger of the former Mona School of Business (MSB) that had a 25 year history of delivering master’s level business management education and the Department of Management Studies (DOMS) which had a rich 42 years history of delivering undergraduate and graduate management programmes.

MSBM is a key plank of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona’s value proposition to its constituents in Jamaica and the region. Specifically, its mandate is to be the arm of the University that facilitates effective business education and practices in the private and public sectors in order to advance the economic development agenda of Jamaica and the region by:

  1. creating human capital through business and management education programmes,
  2. delivering executive education and professional development training,
  3. creating intellectual capital through the conduct of research and the dissemination of the findings,
  4. providing management consultancy service, and
  5. creating social capital through outreach activities in the wider society.

MSBM offers undergraduate (B.Sc.) degree programmes in Management Studies, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations, Management Information Systems (Western Jamaica Campus (WJC)), Banking and Finance (offered jointly with the Department of Economics), Chemistry Management (Administered by the Faculty of Science and Technology) and Tourism Management.

Postgraduate degree programmes offered by MSBM include: the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA), Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Management (MBM) programmes, the (MSc.) degree programmes in: Tourism, National Security and Strategic Studies, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Accounting, Computer-based Management Information Systems (CBMIS), Taxation, Telecommunications Policy and Management, Sports Business Management, and the Diploma in Business Administration and Sports Business Management. These programmes are offered in an excellent learning environment, using a pool of talented and highly qualified local and international faculty.

MSBM complements its unique academic programmes with cutting edge consultancy services and public policy research, the principal business objective being to provide decision makers with expert advice for handling their most critical strategic issues.

In this regard MSBM has handled a large portfolio of multidisciplinary projects in Jamaica and the region relating to leadership and management development, strategic thinking and management, project and performance management systems, and other areas of professional services and continues to contribute to the development of a particular ethos within the business community in Jamaica and the region. http://www.mona.uwi.edu/msbm/company-overview