The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a contraction in demand for several products globally due to a decrease in consumption and investments.  In particular, Caribbean countries are experiencing a disproportionate decline in export-related business, rising unemployment levels, poverty, and inequality. The purpose of this special issue is to analyze the newly-emerged business dynamics, trends, and patterns in the Caribbean region, within the context of intra and extra-regional relationships that would allow decision-makers to design and implement post-pandemic business strategies. 

We invite theoretically sound and empirically-tested papers related to COVID-19 and businesses in the Caribbean region (defined as the Caribbean islands and continental countries with Caribbean coasts and islands).

JABEM mission, scope and submission guidelines are available at

All inquires and submission should be sent to Dr. Luis Camacho at with a copy to the guest co-editors:


Important dates 

Submission deadline: June 15, 2021 

First reviews: Aug 15, 2021 

Second reviews: Oct 1, 2021 

Camera-ready copy: Oct 30, 2021 

Publication: Jan 2022