Dr. A D Nuwan Gunarathne

Dr. A D Nuwan Gunarathne

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ABOUT

Dr. Nuwan Gunarathne is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, specializing in the field of accounting. He is a member of both the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (UK). Nuwan earned his doctorate in Corporate Sustainability and Sustainability Accounting from Griffith University in Australia. He also holds an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) and a Business Administration degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Nuwan has an extensive publication history, authoring numerous national and international publications on various topics related to management accounting, sustainability accounting, waste management, and accounting education. His articles have been published in many prestigious international journals.

With his expertise in corporate sustainability, sustainability accounting and reporting, and integrated reporting, Nuwan is highly sought after as a speaker. He has presented papers in many countries including Finland, Australia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Germany, Vietnam, Thailand, and South Korea. He is also a committee member of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) Asia Pacific (AP) and the country representative of the Sri Lanka Chapter of EMAN-AP. Nuwan has been awarded grants from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Ministry of Environment, Griffith Asia Institute, National Science Foundation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and World Bank to support and continue his research activities. Nuwan’s contributions to the field of sustainability accounting have been widely recognized through numerous international and national awards for his research excellence.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Senior Lecturer: Department of Accounting  (February 2015 upto now)

Lecturer: Department of Accounting (February 2013 to February 2015)

Lecturer (Probationary): Department of Accounting (February 2010 to February 2013)

Assistant Lecturer: Department of Accounting  (April 2008 to February 2010)

 

DEGREES

Doctor of Philosophy – Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia

Thesis: Managing the Integration Challenge between Corporate Environmental Strategy and Environmental Management Accounting

Master of Business Administration [Merit] -Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Thesis: Environmental Management Accounting Practices in the Hotel Sector of Sri Lanka

B.Sc. Business Administration (Honors) [First Class]– University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Thesis: A Study on Continuous Professional Development among Accountants

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Fellow Member (FCMA): Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMASL) Associate Member (ACMA) (UK): Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (UK)

Associate Member (CGMA): Chartered Global Management Accountants

Associate member (ACIM): Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), (UK)

Charter Member:  International Toastmasters Club

 

LINKS TO PROFILES

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tel: +94 112801297

Email: nuwan@sjp.ac.lk

Teaching interestsResearch interests Research PublicationsAcademic AwardsResearch Grants
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Corporate Sustainability Accounting
  • Accounting and sustainability education
  • Environmental and sustainability management accounting
  • Performance measurement of eco-innovations
  • Sustainability and Integrated reporting
  • Sustainable development
  • Waste management in developing countries
Peer reviewed academic journal publications

2022

  • Atupola, U., Vola, P., Gunarathne, N., Truant, E. & Gelmini, L. (2022) “Corporate biodiversity management and organisational change mechanisms: The case of a tea producer in Sri Lanka”. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management [SSCI, Scopus]  https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2388 
  • Latif, B., Gunarathne, N., Gaskin, J., San Ong, T. & Ali, M. (2022) “Environmental corporate social responsibility and pro-environmental behavior: The effect of green shared vision and personal ties”. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 186, p.106572. [SCIE, Scopus]  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106572
  • Atupola, U. & Gunarathne, N. (2022) “Institutional pressures for corporate biodiversity management practices in the plantation sector: Evidence from the tea industry in Sri Lanka”. Business Strategy and the Environment. [SSCI, Scopus]  https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3143
  • Gunarathne, N., Lee, K.H., & Kaluarachchilage, P.K.H (2022) “Tackling the integration challenge between environmental strategy and environmental management accounting”. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, [SSCI, Scopus]  https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-03-2020-4452
  • Senaratne, S., Gunarathne, N., Herath, R., Samudrage, D., & Cooray, T. (2022) “Institutional pressures and responses to the introduction of integrated reporting into accounting curricula: the case of Sri Lankan universities”, Accounting Education, Vol. 31 NO. 5, 536–566 [ESCI, Scopus] https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2022.2032775
  • Dasanayaka, C. H., Gunarathne, N., Murphy, D. F., & Nagirikandalage, P. (2022) “Triggers for and barriers to the adoption of environmental management practices by small and medium-sized enterprises: A critical review. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp749–764. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2244 [SSCI, Scopus]
  • Cooray, T., Senaratne, S., Gunarathne, N., Herath, R., & Samudrage, D.N. (2022) “Adoption of integrat ed reporting in Sri Lanka: coverage and trend”, Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting, 20 No. 3/4, pp. 389-415. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFRA-04-2020-0116 [ESCI, Scopus]

2021

  • Gunarathne, N., Senaratne, S., & Herath, R. (2021) “Addressing the expectation–performance gap of soft skills in management education: An integrated skill-development approach for accounting students”, The International Journal of Management Education, 19 No. 3, p. 100564, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2021.100564 [SCCI, Scopus]
  • Gunawardana, K.D., Jayasinghe, C.K., & Gunarathne, A.D.N. (2021) “Factors affecting the hazardous waste management practices in heavy industries”, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, 12 No. 4, pp. 108-118. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJSESD.2021100109 [Scopus]
  • Herath R., Senaratne S., & Gunarathne N. (2021) “Exploring the rationale for assuring integrated reports and its impacts on assurance practices: a proposed conceptual model”, International Journal of Accountancy, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 1-17. https://online.fliphtml5.com/hvvr/ytus/#p=8
  • Gunarathne, N., & Sankalpani, U. (2021) “Diffusion of cleaner production in a developing country: The case of Sri Lanka”. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 311, p. 127626. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127626 [SCIE, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, N., & Lee, K.H. (2021) “Corporate cleaner production strategy development and environmental management accounting: A contingency theory perspective”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 308, p. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127402 [SCIE, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, N., Wijayasundara, M., Senaratne, S., Kanchana, P.K., & Cooray, T. (2021) “Uncovering corporate disclosure for a circular economy: An analysis of sustainability and integrated reporting by Sri Lankan companies”. Sustainable Production and Consumption, Vol 27, pp. 787-801 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2021.02.003 [SCIE, SSCI, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, N., & Lee, K.H. (2021) “The link between corporate energy management and environmental strategy implementation: Efficiency, sufficiency and consistency strategy perspectives”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 293, p.126082. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126082 [SCIE, Scopus]
  • Herath, R., Senaratne, S., & Gunarathne, N. (2021) “Integrated thinking, orchestration of the six capitals and value creation”, Meditari Accountancy Research, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 873-907. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEDAR-01-2020-0676 [ESCI, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N., Lee, K.H., & Kaluarachchilage, P.K.H. (2021) “Institutional pressures, environmental management strategy, and organizational performance: The role of environmental management accounting, Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 825-839. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2656 [SSCI, Scopus]

2020

  • Cooray, T., Senaratne, S., Gunarathne, A.D.N., Herath, R., & Samudrage, D. (2020) “Does integrated reporting enhance the value relevance of information? Evidence from Sri Lanka. Sustainability, 12 No. 19, pp. 8183. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198183 [SSCI, SCIE, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N & Lee, K.H. (2020) “Eco‐control for corporate sustainable management: A sustainability development stage perspective”, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Vol. 27 No. 6, pp. 2515-2529 https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.1973 [SSCI, Scopus]
  • Cooray T., Gunarathne, A.D.N. & Senaratne, S. (2020) “Does corporate governance affect the quality of integrated reporting?”, Sustainability, Vol. 12 No. 10, pp. 4262. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12104262 [SSCI, SCIE, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, N., de Alwis, A. & Alahakoon, Y. (2020) “Challenges facing sustainable urban mining in the e-waste recycling industry in Sri Lanka”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 252, p.119641. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119641 [SCIE, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N., Kaluarachchilage, P.K.H. & Rajasooriya, S.M. (2020) “Low-carbon consumer behaviour in climate-vulnerable developing countries: A case study of Sri Lanka”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling154, p.104592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104592 [SCIE, Scopus]

2019

  • Gunarathne,, Senaratne, S. & Senanayake, S. (2019) “Outcome-based education in accounting: The case of an accountancy degree program in Sri Lanka”, Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 36 No. 1, pp. 16-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-08-2018-0093 [ESCI]
  • Gunarathne N. & Lee, K.H. (2019) “Environmental and managerial information for cleaner production strategies: An environmental management development perspective”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 237, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117849 [SCIE, Scopus]
  • Lee, K.H., Lee, M. & Gunarathne, N. (2019) “Do green awards and certifications matter? Consumers’ perceptions, green behavioral intentions, and economic implications for the hotel industry: A Sri Lankan perspective”, Tourism Economics, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 593–612. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354816618810563 [SSCI, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, N. & Lee, K.H. (2019) “Institutional pressures and corporate environmental management maturity”, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 30 No. 1, pp. 157-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-02-2018-0041 [ESCI, Scopus]
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N., Tennakoon, T.P.Y.C. & Weragoda, J.R. (2019) “Challenges and opportunities for the recycling industry in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka”, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, Vol. 21 No. 1, pp. 181-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10163-018-0782-x [SCIE, Scopus]

2018

2017

  • Gunarathne, N. & Peiris, H.M.P. (2017) “Assessing the impact of eco-innovations through sustainability indicators: The case of the commercial tea plantation industry in Sri Lanka”, Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility, 2 No. 1, pp. 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41180-017-0015-6.
  • Gunarathne, N. & Senaratne, (2017) “Diffusion of integrated reporting in an emerging South Asian (SAARC) nation”, Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 32 No. 4/5 pp. 524-548. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MAJ-01-2016-1309. [SSCI, Scopus]

2016

  • Nirubiga, K., Wanigabadu, C.M., Harshani, W.A.I., Madhushani, W.S.C., Kariyawasam, W.H.I.G., Vishaka, S.D.D., Kalawitigoda, K.V.G.K., Uggallage, D.K., Thushanthini, P. & Gunarathne, A.D.N. (2016) “Sustainability assurance practices among public listed companies in Sri Lanka”, Journal of Accounting Panorama, Vol. 3 No.1, pp. 38-63.
  • Gunarathne, N. & Alahakoon, Y. (2016) “Environmental management accounting practices and their diffusion: The Sri Lankan experience”, NSBM Journal of Management, Vol. 2 No. 1 pp. 1-26. http://doi.org/10.4038/nsbmjm.v2i1.18.
  • Gunarathne, N., Samudrage, D., Wijesignhe, D.N. & Lee, K.H. (2016) “Fostering social sustainability through safety controls and accounting: A stakeholder approach in the mining sector”, Accounting Research Journal, Vol. 29 No. 2 pp. 179 – 197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ARJ-04-2015-0062. [ESCI, Scopus]

2015

  • Gunarathne, N. & Lee, K.H. (2015) “Environmental management accounting (EMA) for Environmental Management and Organizational Change: An eco-control approach”, Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 362-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JAOC-10-2013-0078. [ESCI, Scopus]

2014

   Books and Chapters2022

  • Alahakoon, Y., Peiris, M., Gunarathne, N. (2022) “Sustainability challenges and the way forward in the tea industry: The case of Sri Lanka” In: Idowu, S.O., Schmidpeter, R. (eds) Case Studies on Sustainability in the Food Industry. Management for Professionals. Springer, Cham. pp 271–292. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07742-5_11
  • Cooray, T., Senaratne, S. & Gunarathne, N. (2022) “Engagement with sustainable development goals in accounting education: the case of a public university in Sri Lanka” In: Öztürk, M. (eds) Engagement with Sustainable Development in Higher Education. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. pp. 19-37. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07191-1_2
  • Alahakoon Y. & Gunarathne N. (2022) “E-waste management in Sri Lanka: Current status and challenges”. In: Das, A., Debnath, B., Chowdary, P.A., & Bhattacharyya, S. (eds.), Paradigm shift in e-waste management: Vision for the future. CRC Press, Boca Raton. pp. 107-127, https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003095972
  • Gunarathne N. (2022) “Corporate environmental management maturity”. In: Idowu S., Schmidpeter R., Capaldi N., Zu L., Del Baldo M., & Abreu R. (eds.), Encyclopedia of sustainable management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02006-4_1097-1
  • Gunarathne N. (2022) “Environmental management accounting”. In: Idowu S., Schmidpeter R., Capaldi N., Zu L., Del Baldo M., & Abreu R. (eds.), Encyclopedia of sustainable management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02006-4_1096-1
  • Peiris H.M.P. & Gunarathne N. (2022) “A community-driven household waste management system in the tea plantation sector: Experiences from Sri Lanka toward a circular economy”. In: Baskar C., Ramakrishna S., Baskar S., Sharma R., Chinnappan A. & Sehrawat R. (eds.), Handbook of solid waste management. Springer, Singapore. pp 847-876. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4230-2_42
  • Peiris H.M.P. & Gunarathne N. (2022) “The changing landscape of the plantation sector in the central highlands of Sri Lanka”. In: Schickhoff U., Singh R., Mal S. (eds.), Mountain Landscapes in Transition. Sustainable Development Goals Series. Springer, Cham. pp. 539-554. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70238-0_24

2021

  • Gunarathne, A.D.N. & Peiris, M. (2021) “Challenges in measuring sustainable innovations performance: Perspectives from the agriculture plantations industry”. In Voinea, C.L., Roijakkers, N. & Ooms, W. (eds.), Sustainable innovation: strategy, process and impact. Routledge, Oxon, pp. 239-256. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429299506

2020

  • Chen, P., Fernando, I., Gunarathne, N., Cahoon, S., Wu, Y., Adams, L., Abdussamie, N., Bhaskar, P., Lee, K., Balk, D., Thornton, S., Dutton, I., Shepherd, T., McGookin, B. & Corden-McKinley, B (2020) “Logistics challenges to offshore/high energy co-location of aquaculture & energy industries, P.5.20.003 – Final Project Report”, Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. https://blueeconomycrc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/BECRC_Flyer_5.20.003_e160321.pdf
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N. & Peiris, M. (2020) “Sustainable waste management for the plantation sector in Sri Lanka”. In Tan, T.K., Gudić, M. & Flynn, P. (eds), Struggles and successes in the pursuit of sustainable development, Routledge, Oxon. pp. 70-83. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351140560
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N. (2020) “Making sustainability work in plantation agriculture: the story of a sustainability champion in the tea industry in Sri Lanka”. In Flynn, P., Gudić, M. & Tan, T.K. (eds), Global champions of sustainable development, Routledge, Oxon. pp. 49-63. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351176316
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N. & Rajasooriya, S. (2020) “Theravada Buddhist ways of thinking: Reflections on sustainability accounting education in a public university in Sri Lanka”. In Armon, J., Scoffham, S. & Armon, C. (eds), Prioritizing sustainability education: a comprehensive approach, Routledge, Oxon. pp. 141-157. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429021800

2019

2018

  • Gunarathne, A.D.N., Navaratne, D.G., Pakianathan, A.E. & Perera, N.Y.T. (2018) “Sustainable food supply chain management: an integrated framework and practical perspectives”. In Qudrat-Ullah H. (ed), Innovative solutions for sustainable supply chains. understanding complex systems, Springer, Cham. pp. 289-315. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-94322-0_11
  • Gunarathne, N. & Cooray, T. (2018) “Sustainable management accounting systems for small and medium-sized businesses”. In Carvalho, L.C. & Truant, E. (eds), Maintaining sustainable accounting systems in small business, IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA. pp. 302-325. https://www.igi-global.com/book/maintaining-sustainable-accounting-systems-small/187280
  • Gunarathne, N. (2018) “Developing graduate competence in sustainability management: the case of an accountancy programme in Sri Lanka”, In Flynn, P.M., Tan, T.K. & Gudić, M. (eds), Redefining success: integrating the UN Global Compact into management education, Routledge, Oxon, UK. pp. 86-96. https://doi.org/10.9774/gleaf.9781351268806
  • Gunarathne, N. & Senaratne, S. (2018) “Country readiness in adopting Integrated Reporting: A Diamond Theory approach from an Asian Pacific economy”, In Lee, K.H. & Schaltegger, S. (eds), Accounting for Sustainability: Asia Pacific Perspectives, Springer, Netherlands, pp. 39-66. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70899-7_3

2017

  • Gunarathne, N. & Alahakoon, Y. (2017) “Integrating futures thinking through transdisciplinarity into sustainability accounting education: Perspectives from an emerging South Asian economy” In Corcoran, P.B., Weakland, J.P. & Wals, A.E.J. (eds), Envisioning futures for environmental and sustainability education, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen: Netherlands. pp. 397 – 405. http://dx.doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-846-9_31)
  • Senaratne, S. & Gunarathne, N. (2017) “Excellence in management education: perspectives from a global hub of accountants in Asia”, In Baporikar, N. (ed), Management education for global leadership, IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA. pp. 158-180. http://www.igi-global.com/book/management-education-global-leadership/155163.

2015

  • Gunarathne, N. (2015) “Editor’s note: E-waste, an unnoticed threat or an opportunity?” In Gunarathne N. (ed), E-Waste management in Sri Lanka, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo: Sri Lanka, pp.1-4.
  • Gunarathne, N. (2015) “E-Waste management in Sri Lanka”, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo: Sri Lanka. [ISBN 978-955-4908-29-1] http://mgt.sjp.ac.lk/acc/e-waste-management-in-sri-lanka/
  • Gunarathne, N. (2015) “Fostering the adoption of environmental management with the help of accounting: An integrated framework”, In Rahim, M.M. & Idowu, S. (eds), Social audit regulation, Springer, Cham. pp. 301-324. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-15838-9_15
  • Gunarathne, N., Peiris, S., Edirisooriya, K. & Jayasinghe, R. (2015) “Environmental management accounting in Sri Lankan enterprises”, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. [ISBN:978-955-4908-13-0]

2014

  • Gunarathne, N., Ranasinghe, A.B. & Peiris, S. (2014) “Environmental management accounting guidelines for Sri Lankan enterprises”, Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka. [ISBN 978-955-0926-01-5]
  • Gunarathne, N. (2014) “An accountant’s approach for energy efficient practices – with special emphasis on SMEs and households”, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka [ISBN 978-955-4908-05-5]

 Peer reviewed conference presentations2020

  • Herath, H.M.R.W., Senarathne, S. & Gunarathne A.D.N. (2020) “Exploring the rationale for integrated report assurance in Sri Lanka: A proposed conceptual model”, A paper presented at the 6th International Conference for Accounting Researchers and Educators (ICARE-2020), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Cooray, T., Senaratne, S., Gunarathne, A.D.N., Herath, R. & Samudrage, S. (2020) “The value relevance of integrated reporting: Evidence from Sri Lanka”, A paper presented at the Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (JCAE), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2019

  • Herath, R., Cooray, T., Gunarathne, N., Samudrage, D.N., Senaratne, S. & Lee, K.H. (2019) “Conceptualization of the adoption of integrated reporting in Sri Lanka: Use of an extended theory pf planned behavior”, Proceedings of the 6thInternational Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA – 2019), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Atupola, U. & Gunarathne, A.D.N. (2019) “Institutionalization of Corporate Biodiversity Management Practices in the Plantation Sector: Evidence from Tea Industry in Sri Lanka”, A paper presented at the 23rd Conference of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) at the Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic.
  • Herath, R., Cooray, T., Gunarathne, N., Samudrage, D., Senaratne, S. & Lee, K.H. (2019) “The adoption of integrated reporting practice in Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the 11th Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network in Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP 2019), University of Economics, The University of Danang, Vietnam.
  • Gunarathne, N. & Lee, K.H. (2019) “Uses of environmental management accounting in different environmental management maturity stages”, Proceedings of the 11thEnvironmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network in Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP 2019), University of Economics, The University of Danang, Vietnam.
  • Herath, H.M.R. & Gunarathne, N. (2019) “Do companies follow IIRC Guidelines in integrated reporting? Evidence from top performers in Sri Lanka”, 16th Annual World Congress of Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA), Indian Institute of Technology, India.

2018

  • Gunawardana, K.D., Gunarathne, N. & Jayasinghe, R.P.C.K. (2018) “Factors affecting the hazardous waste management practices in heavy industries: Evidence from Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the 10th Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP) Conference, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Gunarathne, A.D.N. & Lee, K.H. (2018) “Environmental management maturity stages and environmental management accounting”, Proceedings of the 10thEnvironmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP) Conference, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Herold, D.M., Lee, K.H. & Gunarathne, N. (2018) “Carbon accounting in the global logistics industry: Categorising institutional and stakeholder pressures on carbon disclosure strategies”, Danubius International Conferences, 22ndEMAN Conference. Danubius University, Galati, Romainia.

2017

  • Lee, K.H., Gunarathne, N. & Herold, D.M. (2017) “The usefulness of Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting (EMA) for corporate sustainability management in developed and developing countries: a comparative study between Australia and Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the 21stConference of the Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN), Liège, Belgium.

2016

  • Gunarathne, N. Senaratne, S. & Cooray, T. (2016) “History of accounting education in Sri Lanka: time of ancient kingdoms to British rule”, International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Wijesinghe, D., Samudrage, S. & Gunarathne, N. (2016) “Stakeholder influence on health and safety controls: Case of a Sri Lankan mining company”, 20th EMAN Global Conference organized by the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.
  • Gunarathne, N.,Wijesinghe, D. & Lee, K.H. (2016) “Implementation of environmental management accounting in the hotel sector: challenges and barriers”, 20th EMAN Global Conference organized by the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.
  • Herath, R. & Gunarathne, N. (2016) “Assessing the gap between integrated reporting and current integrated corporate reporting practice: A proposed checklist”, 11th Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) Research Symposium organized by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Jayakody, C., Atupola, U. & Gunarathne, N. (2016) “Accounting as an information system to facilitate biodiversity management in the plantations sector”, International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Innovation organized jointly by the Sustainability Management Research Institute (SMRI), Sustainability and Social Responsibility Academy (SSRA) and Sustainability Management Accounting Network Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP), Inha University, S. Korea.
  • Peiris, H.M.P. & Gunarathne, N. (2016) “Sustainability accounting for eco- innovations: The case of commercial tea plantations industry in Sri Lanka”, International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Innovation organized jointly by the Sustainability Management Research Institute (SMRI), Sustainability and Social Responsibility Academy (SSRA) and Sustainability Management Accounting Network Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP), Inha University, S. Korea.
  • Peiris, H.M.P., Gunarathne, N. & Lee, K.H. (2016) “Eco-control for sustainable agriculture management in commercial tea industry”, International Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Innovation organized jointly by the Sustainability Management Research Institute (SMRI), Sustainability and Social Responsibility Academy (SSRA) and Sustainability Management Accounting Network Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP), Inha University, S. Korea.

2015

  • Peiris, H.M.P. & Gunarathne, N. (2015) “Sustainable weed management in the commercial tea industry: The case of Hapugastenne Estate, Maskeliya”,12th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2015: Organized by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2706978 orhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2706978
  • Heenpallage, T., Jayakody, C., Atupola, U. & Gunarathne, N. (2015) “Fostering bio-diversity management through accounting: The case of tea plantations”, First International Conference on Biodiversity, organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Senaratne, S. & Gunarathne, N. (2015) “Diffusion of integrated reporting in the Sri Lankan context”, Global Management Accounting Summit -2015, organized by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Samudrage, D.N., Gunarathne, N. & Wijesinghe, D.N. (2015) “Fostering economic bottom line through social sustainability (industrial safety): The case of a mining company”, 2015 Global Conference of Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Senaratne, S., Gunarathne, N., Herath, R. & Bandara. C. (2015) “Diffusion of integrated reporting in an emerging economy”, 2015 Global Conference of Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2014

  • Gunarathne, N. (2014) “Conceptualizing the adoption of sustainable waste management practices: an institutional theory perspective”, 19th International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2014, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Gunarathne, N. & Lee, K.H. (2014) “Fostering environmental management practices with supporting tools of sustainability accounting: an institutional perspective”, 6th Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN) Asia Pacific (AP) International Conference, Manado, Indonesia, Organized by the Sustainability and Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN) and Faculty of economics, Universitas Klabat, Manado, Indonesia.
  • Gunarathne, N. (2014) “The use of accounting in supporting sustainable tourism: The case of Sri Lankan hotels”, 18th International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2014, The Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

2013

  • Shermila, T.G. & Gunarathne, N. (2013) “Managing working capital: impact on performance, strategies and barriers in the manufacturing sector of Sri Lanka”, 8thInternational Conference on Management & Finance (IRCMF 2013), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Gunarathne, N. & Lee, K.H. (2013)  “Adopting and implementing environmental management accounting (EMA) practices in the hotel sector: A Sri Lankan case”, International Research Conference on Environmental Management Accounting- 2013 (Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting for Advancing Sustainability Management) organized by the Sustainability and Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN) and Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

2012

  • Gunarathne, N. (2012) “Sustenance of environmental management accounting (EMA) practices in hotels: A case of a Sri Lankan organisation”, International Research Conference on Environmental Management Accounting- 2012 (Sustainable Economy) organized by the Sustainability and Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN), Helsinki- Finland.
  • Gunarathne, N. (2012) “Importance of environmental management accounting”, SAFA-CMA Management Accounting Summit 2012 –Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility-, International Conference organized by ICMA, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Samudrage, D.N. & Gunarathne, N. (2012) “Beyond budgeting in the information age: A case study on a subsidiary of a multinational corporation in Sri Lanka”, FMSC-Research Symposium End-2011, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Senaratne, S. & Gunarathne, N. (2012) “Improving relevance and quality of undergraduate education: A case of an accountancy study programme in Sri Lanka, An institutional perspective”, Trans-disciplinary Perspectives on Accounting (2012), International Research Conference organized by the Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Center for Banking Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2011

  • Fonseka M. & Gunarathne N. (2011) “A new curriculum for management accountants” CMA Management Accountants Conference 2011, International Conference organized by ICMA, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2010

  • Senaratne S. & Gunarathne N. (2010) “Perceptions of students on improving the relevance and quality of undergraduate education: An organizational development perspective” International Research Conference on Management and Finance 2010, Fifth International Conference (2010), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Senaratne S. & Gunarathne N. (2010) “Improving relevance and quality of undergraduate education: a case study on an accountancy study programme in Sri Lanka”, InSym SUSL 2010, Third International Symposium (2010), Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • Gunarathne, N. & Alahakoon, Y. (2010) “Professionalism and diversification of professionals: a study among four professional groups in Sri Lanka”, InSym SUSL 2010, Third International Symposium (2010), Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.
  • Senaratne, S. & Gunarathne, N. (2010) “A case of an accountancy study programme in Sri Lanka to improve relevance and quality of undergraduate education: A new dimension on institutional view”, International Research Conference on Business and Information, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Gunarathne, N.& Alahakoon, Y. (2010) “A study on continuous professional development among accountants”, International Research Conference on Business and Information, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Professional Journals and Magazines

  • Gunarathne N. (2016) “Essential Accounting for non-accountants: Environmental Management Accounting”, conference booklet of the National Chemical and Process Engineering Conference-2016, pp. 46-47.
  • Gunarathne N. (2016) “Managing E-waste: unseen side of threats and opportunities”, The Professional Manager, Issue 10 (March, 2016), pp. 71-73.
  • Gunarathne N. (2015) “Is managing waste a headache? A pragmatic accounting-based approach to sustainable waste management”, CIMA FM Magazine, January 2015, (app version).
  • Gunarathne N. (2014) “A Framework for the adoption of Environmental Management Accounting (EMA)”, The Professional Manager,7thissue, June 2014, pp. 72-3.
  • Gunarathne N. (2013) “Environmental Management Accounting: A travel through tourism”, The Professional Manager,  2, Issue 1 pp. 49-52.
  • Gunarathne N. (2013) “Improving Economic and Environmental Bottom-lines with Material Flow Cost Accounting”, Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Certified management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol. 4 No.2. pp.47-50.
  • Gunarathne N. (2012) “Sustainability and its integration Strategy through Strategic Balanced Scorecard to Management Accounting (SMAII)”, Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Certified management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol.3 No. 5, pp. 47-50.
  • Gunarathne N. (2011) “Strategic Management Accounting (SMA)”, Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Certified management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol.3 No. 4, pp. 17-26.
  • Gunarathne N. (2010) “Environmental Management Accounting (EMA)”, Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Certified management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol.3 No. 3, pp.11-19.
  • Gunarathne N. (2009) “Constituents of intellectual property and the steps taken to combat intellectual property crimes”, Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Certified management Accountants of Sri Lanka, Vol. 3, No.2, pp.31-36.
  • Gunarathne N. (2009) “How to be effective in your presentations”, Accounting Panorama,Issue 1, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, pp. 23-26.
  • Gunarathne N. (2009) “Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis”, Accounting Panorama, Special Sinhala Edition, Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, pp. 41-44.

 Membership in Editorial boards

  • Guest Reviewer of the following journals:

– Accounting Education [Taylor and Francis]- Accounting and Financial Studies Journal- Accounting Research Journal [Emerald]- Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility Journal [Springer]- Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Journal [Wiley]- Discover Sustainability [Springer]- Environmental Science and Pollution Research [Springer]- Frontiers of Business Research in China [Springer]- IEEE Access [Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers]- Industrial Ecology, An International Journal [Inderscience]- International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility [Springer]- International Journal of Environment and Waste Management [Inderscience]- Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting Journal- Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies [Emerald]- Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change [Emerald]- Journal of Asian Economics [Elsevier]- Journal of Cleaner Production [Elsevier]- Journal of General Management [Sage]- Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management [Springer]- Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences [Elsevier]- Managerial Auditing Journal [Emerald]- Production & Manufacturing Research [Taylor and Francis]- Resources, Conservation & Recycling Journal [Elsevier]- Social Responsibility Journal [Emerald]- Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal [Emerald]- Vidyodaya Journal of Management

  • Chapter editor of the following books:
    • Maintaining sustainable accounting systems in small business by Carvalho, L.C. & Truant, E. (eds), Maintaining sustainable accounting systems in small business, IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA.
    • Weed control: Sustainability, hazards, and risks in cropping systems worldwide by Korres, N.E., Burgos, N.R. & Duke, S.O. (eds), CRC Press, New Hampshire, USA.
    • Envisioning Futures for Environmental and Sustainability Educationby Corcoran, P.B, Weakland, J. & Wals, E.J. (eds), Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands.
    • Management Education for Global Leadership by Baporikar, N., (eds), IGI Global,
    • Accounting for sustainability: Asia Pacific perspectives by Lee, K.H. & Schaltegger S. (eds), Springer, Netherlands.
  • Editor of the Conference proceedings of the EMAN Global Conference 2015, hosted by the Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Co-editors: Samudrage DN & Wijesinghe DN.(2015) [ ISBN: 978-955-4908-14-7; ISSN 2424-662]
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Sri Lankan case studies on sustainability management accounting in Sri Lanka, Journal of Accounting Panorama, [Vol. 1, 2014].
  • Advisor, Accounting Panorama, (2011), Issue 1, Magazine of Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Co-editor, AccEye, the newsletter of Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. (2008- 2010)
  • Co-editor, Accounting Panorama, (2009), Issue 1, Magazine of Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Best Research Paper gold medal in the Auditing category at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) International Research Awards 2022 for the paper titled “Exploring the Rationale for Assuring Integrated Reports and its Impacts on Assurance Practices: A Proposed Conceptual Model?”  Co-authors: Herath, R. and Senaratne, S.
  • Research Award for publishing five or more full papers in recognized indexed journals in 2020 at the Research Awards Ceremony-2022 of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Global Distinguished Contribution for the CIMA Research Excellence Award 2021 Presented by the CGMA Global University and Academic Centre of Excellence for the paper entitled “Environmental and managerial information for cleaner production strategies: An environmental management development perspective.”
  • Best Research Paper gold medal in the Accounting category at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) International Research Awards 2021 for the paper titled “Does Corporate Governance affect the Quality of Integrated Reporting?”  Co-authors: Cooray, T. and Senaratne, S.
  • Best Research Paper gold medal in the Economics category at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) International Research Awards 2021 for the paper titled “Low-carbon consumer behaviour in climate-vulnerable developing countries: A case study of Sri Lanka.” Co-authors: Kaluarachchilage, P.K.H. and Rajasooriya, S.M.
  • Best Research Paper gold medal of ICAI International Research Awards 2021 at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) International Research Awards 2021 for the paper titled “Low-carbon consumer behaviour in climate-vulnerable developing countries: A case study of Sri Lanka.” Co-authors: Kaluarachchilage, P.K.H. and Rajasooriya, S.M.
  • Best Paper Award at the 6th International Conference for Accounting Researchers and Educators 2020 organized by the Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka for the paper titled Exploring the rationale for integrated reporting assurance in Sri Lanka: A Proposed checklist. Co-author: Herath, R. and Senaratne, S.
  • Research Award for achieving the highest h-index in the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce in 2019 at the Research Awards Ceremony-2019 of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Research Award for publishing five or more full papers in recognized indexed journals in 2019 at the Research Awards Ceremony-2019 of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Research Award for publishing full papers in journals indexed in SCIE/SSCI/AHCI/Scopus in 2019 at the Research Awards Ceremony-2019 of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Research Award for obtaining external research grants for the year 2019 at the Research Awards Ceremony-2019 of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Best Paper Award at the 10th Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network Asia Pacific (EMAN-AP) Conference 2018, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand for the paper titled Environmental Management Maturity Stages and Environmental Management Accounting, awarded by Springer. Co-author: Lee, K-H.
  • Research Award for publishing full papers in journals indexed in SCIE/SSCI/AHCI/Scopus in 2018 at the Research Awards Ceremony-2018 of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Recipient of Research Awards of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • “Uncovering the role of management accounting in a circular economy business model” awarded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK for 2022-2023.
  • “Uncovering the role of accounting in a circular economy business model: Evidence from Sri Lanka.” Awarded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for 2022-2024.
  • “Adoption of sustainability reporting (SR) and integrated reporting (IR) and organizational transformation: Perspectives from Sri Lanka” awarded by World Bank for 2018-2021.
  • “Corporate governance practices and integrated reporting in Sri Lankan listed companies” awarded by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for 2018-2020.
  • “Role of environmental management accounting with the evolutionary stages of environmental management” awarded by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for 2018-2021.
  • International Conference Grant awarded by Griffith Asia Institute, Australia in 2018.
  • “An exploration of implementation and usefulness of sustainability management accounting: A comparative study between Australia and Sri Lanka” awarded by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK for 2016-2017.
  • “Stakeholder salience and stakeholder management strategies in the mining sector in Sri Lanka” awarded by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for 2015-2017.
  • “Diffusion of integrated reporting as a managerial technology in Sri Lanka” awarded by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for 2015-2017.
  • Overseas Travel Grant awarded by University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2016.
  • International Travel Grant awarded by National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka in 2016.