Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
The transformative effect of entrepreneurship is already seen in countries globally. Indeed, entrepreneurship has been heralded as the foundation of business scholarship and practice ever since the invention of the business school.
As an area of research, teaching and practice the discipline has also grown to accommodate a number of sub-streams, including social entrepreneurship. In many small, developing, island and emerging contexts these terms have assumed greater currency in the last decade or two.
While there exists a growing body of literature and evidence in many countries of the link between entrepreneurship and growth, the promise of entrepreneurship remains largely unrealised for many countries, including those in the Caribbean. As such, there is a clear need for deeper interrogation of the state of entrepreneurship, theory and practice; and it is critical that rigorous attention be paid to these important pillars of growth to build a strong conceptual and empirical base from which to launch future development efforts.
The 4th Conference International Conference on Business and Management brings together business practitioners, business scholars, philanthropists, the public sector, and civil society, to share best practices, interrogate theory, concepts and methodologies, and engender new ideas at the intersection of business, philanthropy, capital, innovation and society.
The Conference will feature five special sessions:
- From Conference to Publication: Transforming Conference presentations into Journal Publications
- Impact Investment
- The Legal and Regulatory Environment for Social Enterprise
- Cultural and Creative Entrpreneurship in the City
- Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship
A range of local and overseas speakers from both academia and industry will make presentations over the course of the 3- day event. The conference is sponsored by New Fortress Energy, Development Bank of Jamaica, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Pearson and Entrepreneurs Across Borders.