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The University of the West Indies (UWI) is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Lou Anne Barclay, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the DBA Programme, Mona School of Business and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences at Mona to the rank of Professor in International Business with effect from January 21, 2016.

Professor Barclay holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (1984) and the Master of Science Degree Economics (1990) from The UWI, St. Augustine as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in International Business (1998) from Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom. 

She joined the staff of The University of the West Indies, Mona in 2002 as a Lecturer and was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2006. Prior to joining the staff, she was an Assistant Professor, Department of Strategy, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. 

Lou Anne Barclay has distinguished herself in the areas of teaching, research, publication and administration. As Academic Director of the DBA Programme, she has introduced several activities to enhance the efficiency and quality of the Programme. These include quarterly progress reporting sessions for both students and supervisory committees, and the online delivery of the programme to two regionally-based students. Also, during her tenure at The UWI, Mona she has taught six courses; two of which were at the undergraduate level. She has supervised a doctoral thesis from the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Education, which was awarded high commendations by the external examiner. She has served as an examiner of MSc, MPhil, PhD and DBA theses, locally and internationally.

Professor Barclay also has an impressive record of research focusing on the areas of Economic Development, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Resource-based development, Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Her research explicitly focuses on Developing Countries, especially the Small Island States of the Caribbean and more recently, the South American members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Her most recent work examines the   critical role of natural resource industries such as bauxite/aluminium and the role of public policy in extracting the greatest benefits from FDI for the host country, especially as the global trading and FDI have become more liberal.

Lou Anne Barclay’s publications include three books, six book chapters, twelve journal articles, sixteen peer-reviewed conference /scientific papers and three technical reports. Her work has been published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals as diverse as Oxford Development Studies, European Journal of Development, Africa Development Review and Management International Review. Her work was awarded The Principal’s Research Award for the Most Outstanding Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences in 2006.This award, however, was not the first public recognition of her research abilities. Her work has been described as “setting new standards for research work on economics of developing nations” by the esteemed Professor Alan Rugman. She has also participated in conferences at the Harvard Business School, the United Nations Council for Trade and Development and other leading institutes. 

The newly appointed professor has also contributed significantly to the life of the University, providing leadership and support by serving on a number of committees at the Faculty and Campus levels. She was a member of the Mona School of Business and Management, Internal Quality Review Committee for the UWI/NCB Sponsored Research Project and is currently a member of its Assessment and Promotion Committee. She chaired the International Business Unit and the Research Income Generating Committees. 

Professor Barclay has an outstanding record of public service. She has served as a member of the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Commerce Steering Committee for the Modernisation of the said ministry and was an executive member of the University Council of Jamaica. Professor Barclay is currently a member of the executive board of the Academy Of International Business, Latin American Chapter and the Pan African Enterprise Research Council.


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