The Entrepreneurship Journal is a scholarly open access journal which implies each of the content is freely on the market at no cost to the user. Users are allowed to scan, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the total texts of the articles during this journal while not asking previous permission from the publisher or the author. This can be in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The entrepreneurship space of the journal covers the 3 major topics: venture creation and little business, the impact of entrepreneurship on economic process as well as native and regional development, and entrepreneurial attitudes and motives. We have a tendency to invite original papers of theoretical and empirical nature, frozen within the disciplines of social science, management, sociology, government, and scientific discipline.
International hotel companies employ expatriates all over the world as general managers to help professionalize the hospitality industry. Yet, there is very little research on expatriate management in the Caribbean. The present exploratory study was undertaken to research expatriate managers perceptions of managing on the island of Jamaica. Nine expatriate general managers from four and five star hotels were interviewed. Punctuality, educational levels, productivity, and low skill levels were seen as key human resource challenges. Crime, bureaucratic red tape, and shortage of materials were seen as impacting the organizations operations. Expatriates adjustment to the Jamaican culture and maintaining standards were seen as key factors for success. The competitive global business environment makes expatriate assignments a necessary but risky proposition. There is a competitive advantage to be gained from expatriate managers who manage organizations effectively.
Last date updated on July, 2014