Akhentoolove Corbin


Akhentoolove Corbin
Title: Lecturer in Management Studies
Department: MGMT
Discipline: Management
Additional Titles: Chair - Management Subject Area Group
Qualifications: Post-Graduate Certificate in University Teaching & Learning, UWI, Cave Hill Campus

PhD. Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

M.Sc. Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (Distinction), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

B.Sc. Management (Upper Second Class Honours), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
Contact: Email: akhentoolove.corbin@cavehill.uwi.edu
Direct line: 246-417-4304

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Teaching Areas: Graduate Teachings
HRNM 6050 Human Resources Development
HRNM 6107/TOUR 6150 Human Resources Management
HRNM 6111 Strategic Human Resources Management
HRNM 6113 Performance Management
Biography: I am a specialist in the disciplines of leadership, human resource management/development, business strategy and sustainable competitiveness. Prior to becoming a lecturer at UWI, I provided human resource consulting services to both private and public companies across the Caribbean; in particular, the tourism and hospitality industry and financial services organisations. I love teaching using the case method and student-centred learning strategies.

My main research focus is leadership and my unit of analysis is the private firm/organisation. The context of my research is the small island developing state, particularly in the Anglophone Caribbean. My research interests are leadership and competitiveness through innovation and harmony; leadership and human resource management; leadership and performance in cricket.

I am very interested in collaborative research with Caribbean and global researchers. I am very interested in discussing potential research projects with other researchers whose interest may cross my research agenda.

I am also the coordinator of the Unit for Leadership Competitiveness and Harmony (UNLEACH). This Unit has responsibility for the coordination of the implementation of the MOU between DOMS and HRMAB.


Publications: Refereed Scholarly Output
Senior Managers’ Perceptions of Shared Leadership in the Hospitality Industry in a Small Island Developing State, with Dr. Philmore Alleyne, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, Vol. 13 Issue 3, 2014.

Co-editor with Professor Betty-Jane Punnett for a special Caribbean issue of the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM), Dec. 2012.

The Practice of HRM and SHRM in the Barbados Hotel Sector, with Philmore Alleyne, Dion Greenidge, Dwayne Devonish and Peter G. Alleyne, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism, Vol. 7, Issue 2, 2008.

Assigned Goals and Task Performance in a Caribbean Context: Extending the Global Reach of a Tried and True Management Approach, with Professor B. J. Punnett and Dion Greenidge. International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM), Vol. 2, Issue 3, August 2007.

“Harmonization of Compensation and Benefits for FirstCaribbean International Bank” , with B.J. Punnett, in K. Bueh & P. Beamish (eds.) Mergers and Acquisitions: Texts & Cases, Sage Publications, July, 2006.

Leadership Issues in West Indies Cricket: A Theoretical Analysis of the Leadership Styles of a Purposive Group of Captains, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, March, 2005.

 Harmonization of Compensation and Benefits in FirstCaribbean Bank International: A Case Study and Teaching Note, with Professor B. J. Punnett, Ivey Publication, December, 2004.

Small Business Development Policy in Barbados, with Professor Jamal Khan. Small Enterprise Development Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 1995, pp. 1-18.

Non-Refereed Scholarly Output

Team Transformational Leadership and its Relationship to the Outcomes of Winning, Extra Effort, Effectiveness and Satisfaction in a Sporting Context: An Empirical Study of West Indies Cricket’, Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, University of the West Indies (UWI). October 2009.

Island Futures and Sustainability, in G. Baldacchino (eds) A World of Islands: An Island Studies Reader, Agenda, Malta/Institute of Island Studies, Canada. January, 2007.

Shared Transformational Leadership, Human Resource Management and the Transformation of the Caribbean. Published in conference proceedings, Association of Caribbean Studies (ACS). May 2006.

Youth and Sport in Small Island Development States: An Analysis of the Causes of Retention of Interest in Sport in Barbados. Published in conference proceedings, International Sports Science Conference. March 2006.

Productivity, Competitiveness and People In The Workplace: What does not get measured, does not get done. Published in ‘Business Catalyst’, Newsletter of the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation, November, 2002.

Repositioning HRMAB For The Future: Published in the HRMAB Newsletter in October, 2002.

Unleashing the Human Potential for Global Competitive Advantage: an HRD agenda for SIDS. Published in Business Barbados Magazine, 2001 edition.

Retaining Your Most Talented Employees. Published in ‘Business Monday’ in the Barbados Advocate Newspaper, January, 2000.

Human Resource Development and Global Readiness. Published in ‘Business Monday’ in the Barbados Advocate Newspaper, December, 1999.

Let’s Get it Right: What is Human Resource Development? Published in ‘Business Monday’ in the Barbados Advocate Newspaper, November, 1999.

Performance Related Pay in the Health Sector: implementing team-based pay in a health trust in London. Final research project for the MSc. Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science, (1995).


Additional Information:


Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB), President’s Award, 2006.

Best Lecturer Award, Social Sciences Students Association, 2006.

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Faculty of Social Sciences ‘Recognition of Significant Contribution to the Delivery of Teaching in Management’, 2002.

Long service award at National Housing Corporation (Government Agency), 1989.

Barbados Youth Council, 'Outstanding Youth Worker Award', 1990.



2011-Present  Director – National Arts Gallery of Barbados, Board of Directors.

2009-2011       President – Christ Church Foundation School, PTA.

2008-2009       Deputy Chairman – Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

2003-2004       Management Committee Member, Barbados Coalition of Service Industries.

2003-2004       Immediate Past-President - Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB).

2001-2003       President - Human Resource Management Association of Barbados (HRMAB).

1998-2001       Director - Board of Public Workers' Cooperative Credit Union.

1999-2002       Member - Caribbean Management Development Association (CAMDA).

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