Dr. R.N Weerasinghe

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Head

Dr. Rukmal Weerasinghe
Senior Lecturer/ Department of Entrepreneurship

Chairman – Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Academic Qualification

  1. PhD, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  2. Master of Business Administration (2004), Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  3. B.Sc. Business Administration (Special) (1999), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  4. Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (2003), University of Colombo

 

Academic Distinctions

2018 Awarded as the Best Professor in Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka of the SRI LANKA EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AWARD-2018 organized by World Education Congress
1999 Won the Prof. Linus  Silva Memorial Gold Medal as the best performing student of the year in B.Sc. Business Administration (Special) Degree Program at the annual convocation
1996 Won the gold medal for the best first-year student in B.Sc. Business Administration (Special) Degree Program

 

Teaching Interest

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing Creativity and Innovation
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Productivity and Quality
  • Research Methodology

Research Interest

  • Innovation
  • National Innovation Systems
  • Entrepreneurial Education
  • China-Sri Lanka Trade and Investments

Researches and Publications

    1. Co-authored a research paper on ‘The Art of Crafting Actionable National Innovation Policy: The Case of Sri Lanka’, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol.2, No.4, 1226-1237. ISSN 2615-3726 DOI: 10.31014/aior.1992.02.04.163. https://www.asianinstituteofresearch.org/
    2. Co-authored and presented a paper on “Formulation of National Innovation Policy and Crafting Strategies: The Case of Sri Lanka” in the International Conference on Business Management 2019 (ICBM 2019) on 12th -14th of December, 2019 organized by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Monash Business School, Melbourne, Australia.
    3. Co-authored three research papers published in Sri Lankan  Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol.01(01), December 2018, Department of Entrepreneurship, ISSN 2448-9344
      • Entrepreneurial Orientation of Executive Level Employees in the Education Administrative Service of Colombo District, Sri Lanka
      • A Study on China- Sri Lanka Economic, Trade and Investment Co-operation
      • Handling the Liquidity Pressure: A Case study of Ominro Medicals (Pvt.) Limited
    4. Co-authored following research article presented in 1st Research Symposium in Entrepreneurship organizes by the Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in July 2019;
      • Entrepreneurial Education and Entrepreneurial Intention among Ordinary Level School Students in Kelaniya Education Zone. Sri Lanka
      • Factors Affecting the Success of Chinese Businesses in Sri Lanka
    5. Coauthored and published a research paper on “Impact of Crop Rotation, Government Support, and Financial Institute Support towards the Profitability of Organic Farming: A Study with Special Reference to Organic Vegetable Farmers in Kurunegala District”, International Journal of Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Sustainability, Vol.3, No.3 November 2018,  Center for Industry, SME and Business Competition Studies, USAKTI, ISSN:2442-9368
    6. Coauthored a research paper on “University-Industry Partnerships for Innovation: Sri Lankan Experiences”, Economic Series, Vol 18, No 1 (2018), pp 25-45, Annals of Spiru Haret University, ISSN: 2393-1795, ISSN-L: 2068-6900, DOI: 10.26458/1811, available at http://www.journaltocs.ac.uk/index.php.
    7. Co-authored and published a paper on “Systematic View of Innovation: Role of Universities in National Innovation System of Sri Lanka” in the International Conference on Business Management 2016 (ICBM 2016) on 08th of December, 2016 organized by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
    8. Co-authored and published a research paper on “Change Management or Managing in Change” in the Journal of Thai Interdisciplinary Research, Feb 2016, ISSN: 2465-3837
    9. Presented a research paper on “Public Entrepreneurship and Delivering Public Services Effectively: A Study in Public Organizations in Galle District, Sri Lanka” 12th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2015, organized by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2706339 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2706339
    10. Presented a research paper on “University-Industry Partnerships for Innovation: Sri Lankan Experiences” at the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Innovation and Innovative Management (ICIIIM 2015) organized by  Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under Royal Patronage (VRU), Thailand. This was held on 25th and 26th of November 2015.
    11. Co-authored and published a paper on “Power of being small and entrepreneurial and essentiality of innovation for excellence in performance and global competitiveness: A case of SMEs in developing context” in the journal International Journal of Process  Management and Benchmarking: Asiatic Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Vol. 4, No. , 2014, pp. 262-276. Available at: www.inderscience.com
    12. Presented a research paper (Co-author) on “Innovation in the Developing Context: The Innovative Behaviour of Manufacturing SMEs in Sri Lanka” in the INN4DEV workshop organized by MBS University of Manchester – 4th and 5th July 2013
    13. Presented and published a joint research paper on “Absorptive capacity and weak ties: an empirical study of manufacturing SMEs in the Western province” in the National Engineering Conference: 19th ERU Symposium, held in November 2013 organized by the ERU, University of Moratuwa.
    14. Co-authored and published a paper on “Innovation versus imitation: The applicability of reproducing established categories ethically” in International Conference on Business Management 2013:“Resilience amid Turbulence: Revisiting Ethics” on 10th of December, 2013 organized by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
    15. Presented research paper on “The Factors Influencing Employee Motivation in Private Sector Service Organizations in Sri Lanka” in Third International Research Conference (2006) organized by Faculty of Management and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

     

  1. Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ACtexMMAAAAJ&hl=en
  2. Reseach Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rukmal_Weerasinghe

Chapters in Books

  • Contributed to writing Students’ Course Manuals on BUS 1301 Introduction to Management (Chapter 02)- 2002
  • Contributed to writing Students’ Course Manuals on BUS 3301 Organizational Behavior (Chapter 09) – 2004

Other Teaching and Administrative Posts

  • Appointed as the Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 2018.
  • Working as Director, Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises COSME, Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, the University of Sri Jayewardenepura from 2010 to date.
  • Worked as the Head of the Department, Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura from May 2014 to September 2018.
  • Worked as a member of the Corporate Planning Committee, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Chief Coordinator – Small and Medium Enterprises Development Support Unit (SMEDSU), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (From 2007 to 2011).
  • Coordinator – Diploma in Entrepreneurial Business Management – Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce(From 2006 to 2011).
  • Coordinator – Advanced Diploma in Entrepreneurial Business Management (2009 to 2010).
  • Coordinator – B.Sc. Business Administration (General) External Degree (from 01/06/2006 to 30/11/2007).
  • Working as a visiting lecturer of the MBA program conducted by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Working as a visiting lecturer in Entrepreneurship for the MBA program conducted by the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
  • Working as a visiting lecturer in Strategic Management for the Master of Professional Accounting program conducted by the Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Working as a visiting lecturer in Entrepreneurship for the BA in Musicology at Faculty of Music, University of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Working as a visiting lecturer in Entrepreneurship At Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Serving as a resource person in teacher training programs organized by the Ministry of Education for the subject of Business Studies in G.C.E. Advanced Level.
  • Serving as a resource person in teacher training programs organized by the National Institute of Education for the subject of Entrepreneurship in the G.C.E. Ordinary  Level.
  • Contributing to conducting lectures and workshops for the students and teachers of different schools and Zonal Offices on the invitation.
  • Worked as a resource person in the workshops conducted by Ayurveda Research Institute on research methods in Social Sciences.
  • Contributed to review the corporate plan of the Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulation Commission and prepare the corporate plan for the period of 2015 to 2020.
  • Worked as a team member of preparing the corporate plan for the Institute of Chemistry.
  • Initiated the dealer training program for Lanka IOC and contributed as a resource person.
  • Appointed as a member of the curriculum development team of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) Sri Lanka.

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Worked as a member of the editorial board of writing textbooks in Entrepreneurship for the Grade 10 and 11 handled by the Education Publication Department.
  • Worked as an editor of Teachers Instruction Manuals in Entrepreneurship for the Grade 10 and 11 handled by the National Institute of Education.
  • Served as a reviewer of Grade 10 and Grade 11 School Text Books in Accounting and Business Studies published by the Department of Education Publication.

Contact Details

Phone Office
+9411 3182691 OR +94112758826/3040

Mobile
+94718130843

Email
rukmal@sjp.ac.lk