Tamara Silvera is a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and a researcher in the Institute for Innovation and Technology Management at Ryerson University. Tamara holds a MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of the West Indies, and a BBA (first class honors) from the University of Technology, Jamaica. Her research focuses on corporate governance practices, strategic risk taking and the impact on firm value. Tamara is interested in how firms balance strategic risks and requirements for corporate governance. She uses management theory to explore the interrelationship between corporate governance and strategic decision making, bridging the gap between corporate finance and management strategy research.
Her academic interests also include upper echelon theory and its application to national systems of innovation and sustainable economic growth in developing countries.