Transforming Belmont Estate: a strategic plan

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dc.contributor.author Nyack-Compton, Shadel
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-13T19:50:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-13T19:50:11Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/7073
dc.description.abstract Transforming Belmont Estate from a traditional agricultural production business into a profitable agri-tourism enterprise is the issue addressed in this thesis. The importance of this problem rests on the fact that the author is the general manager of this family business and needs to organize it in ways that facilitates its ability to keep growing in a rapidly changing market environment. Given the increasing positioning of Grenada as a preferred tourist destination and the increasing number of people who are responding to this positioning, the management of Belmont Estate believes that transforming this traditional agricultural production business into an agritourism business will create significant value for shareholders and stakeholders. The process of transforming the organization needs to start with a new way of envisioning it. Therefore, a strategic direction and a compelling value proposition were developed. An assessment of the business environment was conducted to develop a framework where specific strategies could be developed to support the new strategic direction that has been established. Additionally, a financial analysis that focused on the contribution of the different enterprises to the new strategic direction was conducted to assess the potential financial outcome of this effort. The results show that Belmont Estate is well-positioned to benefit from increasing tourism business in Grenada. If the management of Belmont Estate can implement the strategic plan, it can successfully transform Belmont Estate from an agricultural production business into an efficient agritourism business that not only creates value for its shareholders and stakeholders but offers a welcome diversity to Grenada’s growing tourism industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Agritourism en_US
dc.subject Grenada en_US
dc.subject Tourism en_US
dc.subject Visioning en_US
dc.title Transforming Belmont Estate: a strategic plan en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Agribusiness en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Vincent Amanor-Boadu en_US
dc.subject.umi Business Administration, Management (0454) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Agricultural (0503) en_US
dc.date.published 2008 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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