Dr. Roger Smith - Researcher, Entrepreneur, RSN Founder
Dr. Smith is a renowned educator with regional and international experience spanning over 12 years. He has over 15 years experience in business and is a software and applications developer, as well as a 3D Graphics Designer. Dr. Smith is an international entrepreneur who owns 3 businesses and his business partners span countries such as the United States, China, Australia, Singapore, India, Russia, Europe and Latin America. CTECH solutions is a uniquely multifaceted and diverse business that offers a range of business and IT Consulting,Onsite Staff training and web development services to entrepreneurs, SMEs and large corporations internationally and throughout the region.
Research and Academic Profile
Before Founding CTECH Solutions, Dr. Smith lectured at various prestigious Universities and Colleges worldwide including the University of the West Indies Mona, the University of Manchester in the UK , the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and recently, the University of Technology (UTECH), Jamaica. Dr. Smith has research experience spanning over a decade and has consulted on research projects for the Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank.
Educated in Jamaica and the United Kingdom, Dr. Smith holds a BSc (honours) degree and an MSc (with distinction) in Public Administration from the University of the West Indies,as well as a PhD in Development Policy and Management from the University of Manchester in The UK. As an Independent Scholar, Development Manager and Entrepreneur, Dr Smith's research has centered on Public Sector Management and reform in the Caribbean, Europe and North America. Dr. Smith's current research interests include issues in International business, ICT development and strategy, IS Planning and Management in developing societies; Entrepreneurship, public sector management, public administration and reform. His ongoing research projects focus on E-business and E-commerce, as well as maximizing human development through ICT and Entrepreneurship with E-business as a main driving force.
He has developed many entrepreneurial skills through years of dedicated field research as well as practical working experience and knowledge gained in Jamaica and overseas which have been transferable to fields such as information technology (including E-business, Information Systems Strategy, Software Development and ICT Development), human resources management and development, quality assurance and development management.
His previous research has focused on issues in Caribbean politics, such as political systems, governance and the character of their evolution through various political models practiced in different Caribbean territories, as well as political development in the Anglophone Caribbean and the UK. Dr. Smith has also extensively researched on Human Development and youth capabilities building and empowerment, as well as the study of poverty in a developing country context.Dr. Smith has also written articles in Newspapers, Peer reviewed and international journals and he has gained various fellowships and awards. Dr. Smith also conducts Careers Development seminars and Research workshops regionally and internationally.
Link to a previous publication done in collaboration with DFID in Europe
Social Assistance in Developing Countries (database updated yearly for the DFID): Professor Armando Barrientos and Dr. Roger Smith IDPM, CPRC, The University of Manchester UK