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Members of the
and the Arthur
of Business at
the launch of
the Master of
The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business,
along with a newly-formed Consultative Council,
officially launched the Master of Small and Medium
Enterprise Management programme in Guatemala
on September 18.
The school has identified Central America as a
strategic sector for regional business and an ideal
supplement to the Caribbean. This is the school s
first encounter with the region and with Guatemala.
To date it has numerous partnerships with companies
and Guatemalan institutions such as AGEXPORT,
Interbanco, Walmart, Campus Tec, Web Solution,
International Consulting and the Ministry of Economy.
The Advisory Council for Guatemala comprises
Prof Miguel Carrillo, executive director and Professor
of Strategy, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Busi-
ness; Christopher Lok Jack, son of the benefactor of
the Business School and manager of Business Devel-
opment for Associated Brands Industries Ltd; María
Mercedes Zagui, Business Development, Campus
Tecnológico de Guatemala; María Eugenia Tabush,
businesswoman and director Welink WSI; Silvia Con-
victs, businesswoman and president of Web Solution;
Luis Fernando Andrade, director for Central America,
Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.
The Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
will begin the Master of Small and Medium Enterprise
Management in Guatemala in January 2015. The goal
will be to provide the knowledge and tools needed
to grow SMEs to meet the needs of development,
training and supplementary training to build new
skills and competencies with specific focus on the
SME sector. A blended programme of online and
face-to face modules will be offered locally and
Lok Jack launches master's programme in Guatemala
Concern about the proliferation of private security
companies in Latin America and the Caribbean has
led to discussions on collaborative research between
the University of the West Indies (UWI), through
its Institute of International Relations (IIR), and a
Canadian NGO, Project Ploughshares. This collab-
oration will deepen previous research and contribute
to strengthening state policy on, and regulations
of, the industry.
Both organisations met at The University Inn and
Conference Centre in Jamaica in a two-day workshop
on September 10 and 11 to develop the scope, method-
ology and outcomes of undertaking this research.
Leading the workshop were The UWI s IIR Director,
Prof Andy Knight, and John Siebert, executive director
of Project Ploughshares.
Their research concept paper follows on a 2013
research publication that presented case studies of
private security companies in Jamaica, St Lucia and
T&T, based on field research in each of the three
states. The new research will involve field research
and comparative case studies of additional Caricom
and Latin American states, and will engage other
researchers in the Caribbean as well as Central and
According to Prof Knight, this research on private
security actors in our region is significant and important.
This collaborative project is timely, he continued,
because "the exponential growth of firms in this sector
is an indication of governments failure to provide ade-
quate security for their citizens, their business assets,
their resources and their critical infrastructure.
"What our research, in collaboration Project
Ploughshares, demonstrates is that the Westphalian
notion of state security needs to be adjusted to take
into consideration the reality of the growing private
sector encroachment into a space of governance that
was normally the purview of governments."
John Siebert noted that during the two days of
discussion, the team identified where research is
needed to provide data on the private security industry
that can lead to policy recommendations for industry
and governments to strengthen citizen security.
Research begins on
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