Dr. Charles received a PhD in International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 2008. Her undergraduate degrees include a BS, International Business (1995) and MBA, Finance (1997), from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.
Dr. Charles is currently an Associate Professor at St. George’s University, School of Arts and Sciences, in St. George’s, Grenada. She has been responsible for the development and delivery of undergraduate classes in International Business, International Marketing, Business Finance, and Managing Across Cultures at St. George’s University for the past twelve years.
In 2002 Dr. Charles co-founded Valhalla Investments Ltd. and is responsible for managing Mt. Stanhope Estate, a working spice and banana plantation that also operates as an eco-tourism site, hosting a variety of bird-watching, hiking, and spice experience tours.
Dr. Charles is currently the Director for People In Action, responsible for formulating and researching innovative, sustainable programs for socio-economic development that respects natural resources, human resources and cultural equity, and aids in the creation of funding and stimulating the proactive empowerment of the community’s and country’s developmental interests.
Dr. Charles research interests are primarily national cultures influence on management as well as issues related to the industry development within the Caribbean region. In particular she is interested in the development of the Agricultural sector as a business venture along with the Tourism sector.
Dr. Charles serves as a reviewer for International Business Review, Multinational Business Review, International Journal of Knowledge and Culture and Change Management.
Charles, R.N. (2008). A Proposed Paradigm shift in the Traditional Nutmeg Industry of Grenada. Global Business Trends: Contemporary Readings, 2008 Edition, Academy of Business Administration.
Charles, R.N. (2008) Motivation and Goal Orientation: The Implications of National Culture and Context. Academy of International Business 2008 Annual Conference Proceedings, Academy of International Business.
Charles, R.N. (2008). Nutmeg – The Tradition of the Spice Isle and Strategic Management: A Match or a Misfit. Oxford Business and Economics Conference 2008 Annual Conference Proceedings, Association of Business and Economics Research.
Charles, R.N. (2008) National Culture, Worker Motivation and Workplace Goals: An exploratory review of their relationship. Management 08 – Eight International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Knowledge Culture & Change Management.
Charles, R.N. (2007). Online Gambling − David and Goliath: Antigua gambles against the United States. Global Business Trends: Contemporary Readings, 2007 Edition, Academy of Business Administration.
Charles, R.N. Motivation and Job Satisfaction: The implications of context and national culture in Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and St. Lucia – expansion into other sectors of the economy and other islands.
Charles, R.N. Country Of Origin Effects in the Caribbean.
Charles, R.N. Absenteeism in the Caribbean.
Charles, R.N. The impact of globalization, WTO, and CARIFORUM-EU EPA on a traditional Grenadian industry – the nutmeg industry.