Understanding the Caribbean Enterprise

Insights from MSMEs and Family Owned Businesses

  • Lawrence A. Nicholson
  • Jonathan G. Lashley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Lawrence A. Nicholson, Jonathan G. Lashley
    Pages 1-19
  3. Lawrence A. Nicholson, Jonathan G. Lashley
    Pages 45-66
  4. Lawrence A. Nicholson, Jonathan G. Lashley
    Pages 67-95
  5. Lawrence A. Nicholson, Jonathan G. Lashley
    Pages 97-118
  6. Lawrence A. Nicholson, Jonathan G. Lashley
    Pages 119-137
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 139-142

About this book


This engaging book fills a substantial gap in the understanding of Caribbean enterprises, focusing upon FOBs (family-owned businesses) about which, despite accounting for 70% of private sector employment in the region, very little is known. Concentrating on MSMEs which represent the majority of FOBs in the English-speaking Caribbean, the authors compare and contrast their experiences to those in developed countries, focusing in particular on areas such as family business succession, business financing and marketing. Understanding the Caribbean Enterprise provides context-specific lessons from a historical perspective of business and entrepreneurship, which in turn provide an understanding of the current issues facing MSMEs and FOBs in the English-speaking Caribbean. 


Entrepreneurship Finance Empirical Supply Chain Management Marketing

Authors and affiliations

  • Lawrence A. Nicholson
    • 1
  • Jonathan G. Lashley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the West IndiesMona School of Business and ManagementMona CampusJamaica
  2. 2.University of the West IndiesSir Arthur Lewis Inst. Soc.& Econ. Stud. Cave, Hill CampusBarbados

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-94878-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-94879-6
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