Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effects of Organizational Agility on Transnational Crime in Jamaica
by King, Raymond, Ed.D., St. Thomas University, 2015, 118; 3738900
Abstract (Summary)

Factors influencing incidents of transnational crime in Jamaica and the international community have been established in the literature. However, strategies to counter transnational security threats have been predicated on a foundation of re-activity, necessitating the need for proactive crime fighting efforts. This study investigated the effects of organizational agility, a proactive crime abatement strategy, on transnational crimes in Jamaica using quantitative analysis. An input-output framework based on economic theory, along with a multiple regression model provided the analytic foundation for this study. Thirty-two years of crime data between 1982 and 2013, one independent variable-organizational agility, and five control variables comprised the analytic model. Chief among the findings are that organizational agility as a proactive crime abatement strategy was found to be inversely related to incidents of transnational crime at α = 0.05 and that the overall model explained 91% of the variation in transnational crime incidents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Anderson, Colin
Commitee: Cadeau, Katsia, Massey, Susan R.
School: St. Thomas University
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 77/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Criminology
Keywords: Jamaica, Organizational agility, Transnational crime
Publication Number: 3738900
ISBN: 978-1-339-29406-3
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