Cultural Values and the CSME


  • Betty Jane Punnett Professor, International Business and Management, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
  • Emily Dick-Ford B.Sc. in Accounting (First Class Honours) The University of the West Indies, an M.Phil in Finance (University of Cambridge), a Ph.D. in Accounting (University of Dundee) and the professional designation of certified Management Accountants (CMA) with the Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, Canada. Dick-Forde is currently researching in the area of corporate environmental accounting, accounting and culture in the Caribbean, and critical theory and accounting research.
  • Justin Robinson


A number of Caribbean companies are already operating on a regional basis, and the advent of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) will encourage firms to address business opportunities on a regional basis, and to adopt regional management practices. Companies may find it efficient to produce in one location and supply the entire region, and a company might find it best to provide uniform management training to all its managers throughout the region, rather than on a country-by-country basis.

Author Biography

Justin Robinson

Lecturer, Department of Management