Business Renewal and Performance in Jamaica A Timely Response for Jamaica

Many viable businesses in Jamaica are in need of turnaround from losses and financial distress. This book provides solutions from a new perspective: a simple, yet highly effective set of profit pathways developed from a sharp review of international literature and exploration of the business models of Jamaican firms. Lawrence explains why business renewal is an urgent need in Jamaica and presents an effective roadmap for firm recovery from organizational decline. He offers detailed descriptions of the major sections of the roadmap with relevant case studies.

Written in clear and simple language and well-illustrated with tables and figures, Business Renewal and Performance in Jamaica adds to the existing literature on strategy by integrating findings from prior studies and adding the context of business renewal in a developing Caribbean country. Business managers, consultants, accountants, lawyers, policymakers and students will find the book to be useful reading and reference material.

The book launch for Business Renewal and Performance in Jamaica will take place at the Council Room, the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Kingston 7 on Thursday, January 20, 2015 at 6:00pm.

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WILLIAM W. LAWRENCE is a management consultant and founding director of the Professional Services Unit, Mona School of Business and Management, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He is a member of Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and has helped to rescue several Jamaican enterprises from losses and financial distress.


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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. 

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The School 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. MSBM is also a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).


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