Dr. Chandana Rathnasiri Hewege
PhD (Monash), MBA, BSc (Business Admin), Dip. In Int???l SME Mgt (Linkoping, Sweden), Adv. Cert. In Marketing (CIM,UK).
Aspiring to be a self-aware, self-critical, continually developing professional academic....
Awards & Scholarships
2009 Best ???Critical Literature Review??? Award by the International Business Research Group/ Development Unit (IBRG/DRU), Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, 05/06/2009
2007?? Best reviewer award by the International journal ??? Contemporary Management Research CMR/ISSN 1813-5498/ CMR-JOURNAL.ORG
2006?? Monash Graduate Scholarship, Monash University
2006?? Monash Faculty of Business & Economics tuition fee scholarship, Monash University
2002?? Swedish Government Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Management Diploma Scholarship
1994?? Gold Medal for the best performance in BSc. Business Administration (Hons) Degree awarded by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
1992?? Subject prize for Economics at Professional I Examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka
1989?? First prize in order of merit at Licentiate II Examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka
1989?? Subject prize for Business Mathematics, Statistics & Data processing at Licentiate II Examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka
2008?? Travelling Research-Presented at the Travelling Research in a Transnational World Symposium organised by the Faculty of Education, Monash University,?? Japanese Studies Centre, Clayton Campus, 24/07/2008
2011 The Libyan conflict and the NATO intervention: ???Humanitarian aid??? or neo-colonialism? - A seminar presentation at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment, Swinburne University of Technology
2011 Understanding of Volunteerism by the Australian Public: The Media Perspective???A seminar presentation at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment, Swinburne University of Technology
2004?????????? The Balanced Scorecard: Concepts and Issues- Presented at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
2004?? Resolving the dichotomy between the profit and non-profit sector-Presented at the Asia regional consultation on good governance; participating countries were Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka
2003?? Focauldian Approach to management research-Presented at the University of Colombo for University Academics, Sri Lanka
2003?? Institutionalism & management Research -Presented at the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (These seminars were repeated at other two National Universities in Sri Lanka namely, Open University of Sri Lanka and University?? of Ruhuna)
2002?? Towards Developing an Effective Positioning Strategy: Implications for South Asian Body Deodorant Marketers -Presented at the Bangladesh Cosmetic manufacturers association, Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce, August 2002, Bangladesh
2002?? Richness of Field Research in Management -Presented at the at staff development centre of the faculty of Management and commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka Themes: 1. Exploring Management Realities: A Methodological Debate 2. Importing Social Theories and Theorizing Management Phenomena: The Methodological Debate 3.Transferability and Transformation of Western management: A critical Methodological Perspective
2001?? Different approaches to research methodology- -Presented at the National Library and Documentation Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Keynote Addresses & Guest Speeches
2005???????? In search of Competitive advantage in Training- Keynote address delivered at the members??? convention, Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 02/04/2005
2004???????? Emerging Issues in Consumer Behaviour-A guest speech delivered at a Seminar on Marketing, Faculty of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 26/11/2004
2003???????? Management of Disability Organizations: Looking into the future- delivered a keynote address at the Disability organizations joint front (DOJF) capacity building program, 29/10/2003, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2003???????? Relationship Marketing- A guest speech delivered at an inauguration ceremony, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, 21/03/2003
2002???????? Globalization and challenges for South Asian Garment Exporters- On an invitation by the Bangladesh Chamber of commerce delivered the keynote address, 3/08/2002, Conference centre Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).
My Teaching Philosophy
Transforming minds through imparting knowledge.....
???Mind precedes all human actions???. I believe that teaching and learning are instrumental in shaping the mode of social evolution of mankind. I, as a teacher, am proud to be an important node of the wider network that can change the direction of our social evolution process. The seed of teaching originates in a mind that intends to transform another mind. I believe in a teaching role that brings forth active intervention in one???s learning process. As a teacher, I?? view teaching and learning as a holistic process involving the teacher, learner, purpose of teaching, expectations of learner, context in which learning and teaching take place, value system of both teacher and learner and the natural and manipulated trends affecting teaching/learning process. The key success factors of a successful learning experience are the teacher, learner, method of teaching, what is being taught and the context of teaching/learning.
In my teaching, I am more than a facilitator. I do not believe in a role of a passive facilitator nor a tyrannic who wants to brainwash.?? An ideal teacher is a one who leads the learners in a predetermined direction in such a way that the learners at the end of the learning process will feel that they have found the direction by themselves. An ideal learner, on the other hand, is a one who facilitates the teaching. For example, both the teacher and learner can be viewed as gun powder and fire.?? For an explosion (learning) to occur, both the gun powder and the fire should contact each other. Likewise, for a wholesome leaning experience both the teacher and learner should have ???well tuned??? minds. Therefore, an ideal learner should facilitate the teaching process. However, the teacher needs to take more responsibility and play a catalyst role in making the whole learning process effective. After all, what matters is what the learner has learnt, not what the teacher has taught. An ideal teacher ought to be a self-aware, self-critical and continually developing professional.
Publications- Refereed Journals
?? Acculturation and Management Control-Japanese soul in Sri Lankan Physique, Contemporary Management Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2011
?? An analysis of the controlling function of national culture in product choice preferences of Japanese consumers- (with Perera L C R)?? Contemporary Management Research, Vol.3, No. 2, June 2007
?? Japanese Cost management Meets Sri Lankan Politics: Disappearance and reappearance of bureaucratic management controls in a privatized utility (with Wickramasinghe, D.P and Hopper, T), Published in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 17, No.1, 2004
?? Corporate Social Responsibility Practices of Sri Lankan Private Sector: An Exploratory Study, Sri Lankan Journal of Management, Vol.08, No. 3&4, July-Dec, 2003 Read Paper View a Copy
?? A Review on the Dominant Ontology of Current Marketing Research: Toward Developing an Alternative Research Approach- Sri Lankan Journal of Management, Vol. 08, No. 1 & 2, Jan-June, 2003
?? Jungian Personality Types and Customer Orientation- Sri Lankan Journal of Management, Vol.3, No. 1&2, Jan-June, 1998
Understanding and Encouraging Corporate Responsibility in South Asia - Update Two: Sri Lanka Altered Images- the 2003 state of corporate responsibility ( with Ritu Kumar, David F Murphy, Rochelle Mortier, Lalith Gunaratne) , The Energy and Resources Institute, 2004, ISBN 81-7993-035-1??? View a copy
Publications??? Refereed Conference Papers
Resolving structure--agency dichotomy in management research: Case for adaptive theory research methodology Paper presented at the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference., Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, December, 2011
Understanding of Volunteering by the Australian Public: The media perspective. (with Mitchell Julie) Paper presented at the 8th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, February 2011
Public Understanding of Climate Change in Australia: Dominance of Politicians??? Voice over Scientists??? and Environmentalists??? (with Liyanage Chamila R Perera) Presented at the Academy of Marketing Conference, Coventry University Business School, UK, July 7-9 2010
Postmortem of Post liberalization SOE governance in Sri Lanka- Duality of rational-legal and feudal-patrimonial- (with Julian Teicher, Bernadine VanGramberg, Quamrul Alam)?? presented at the IRPSM conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, March 26-28 2008
??Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Strategy- A case study of a Japanese firm shifting from environmentalism to Strategic CSR- (with L C R Perera) presented at the 21 st ANZAM 2007 conference, University of Western Sydney, December 4-7, 2007
Three types of corporate social responsibility engagement: self interest & altruism on sustainability- (with C. R. Perera) presented at International conference on Business and Information 2007, Tokyo, Japan July 10-13, 2007,
Issues in changing management control regime of a privatised entity: Japanese management in Sri Lankan context, presented at International conference on Business and Information 2007, Tokyo, Japan July 10-13, 2007,
??Management Control Issues of a Privatised Entity in Sri Lanka: Hedeki Kamitsuma of NTT at SLT - Managing Transition Period of Privatisation, presented at 5th Asia Academy of Management Conference Tokyo, Japan, December 19-21, 2006
An Analysis of Controlling Function of National Culture in Product Choice Preferences of Japanese Consumers-(with LRC Perera) presented at BAI2006 Conference, Singapore, 12-14 July, 2006
Culture as an Organizational Controlling Devise- presented at BAI2006 Conference, Singapore, 12-14 July, 2006
??Instrumentality of Carl Jung???s Personality Types in Ensuring Higher Customer Service Value: Input Control for Human System- A Qualitative Inquiry paper presented at the American Marketing Association SERVSIG 2005 conference held in National University of Singapore, 2-4 June, 2005
Dynamics of a Leader???s Power in a Bureaucratic Organization: Charismatic Power overriding the Legal Rational Power- paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Business Management in the Third World, Colombo, March 10, 2005
Acculturation as an Organizational Control Strategy: Transferability of Japanese Management Practices to Sri Lankan Workers- Case study of Harness Lanka Ltd., presented at 6 th International conference on Sri Lankan Studies at University of Keleniya Sri Lanka, December 17, 2005.
Role of Personality Tests in Ensuring Higher Customer Orientation: Implications for Recruitment & Selection of Customer Contact Employees- presented at 2 nd International Conference on Business Management in the Third World, March 10, 2005, Colombo
Body Vs Self: Application of Consumer Self Image for Product Positioning in Body Deodorant Markets in South Asian Region- presented at 2 nd International Conference on Business Management in the Third World, March 10, 2005, Colombo
Japanese Cost management Meets Sri Lankan Politics: Disappearance and Reappearance of Bureaucratic Controls in a Privatized Utility- (with Danture Wickramasinghe, Trevor Hopper) presented at the European Accounting Association conference, April, 2003.
Corporate Responsibility Consciousness: Genesis, Interpretation & Manifestation- presented at the annual research conference, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, February, 2003
Is there a marketing theory?- A reflection on Current Research Approaches in Marketing- presented at annual research conference, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, August, 2002
Problems and prospects of Sri Lankan Graduate Management Education-Lessons from South Asian Realities- Presented at the Annual research sessions of management & commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2001
Japanese Cost Management Meets Sri Lankan Politics: State Regulation and Management Controls in a Privatized Utility- (with Danture Wickramasinghe, Trevor Hopper) Presented at Asia Pacific Conference for inter disciplinary Perspectives in Accounting, Adelaide Australia, 15-17 July, 2001,
Emerging Global Trends in Higher Education- National needs and core curriculum for management studies- (with Danture Wickramasinghe, C G Allawattage) presented at the Third Research Sessions 2001, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Sri Lanka, 21, Dec-2001,
Contextualization of Uncontextualized Management Controls- A Weberian Perspective- presented in the annual research sessions of Faculty of Management and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2000.
Management Controls within Privatization- (with Danture Wickramasinghe, Trevor Hopper) presented at the annual research sessions of Faculty of management and commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2000
Management Controls of both public and private organisations in transitional societies
Corporate Social Responsibility
International Business in an era of Climate Change
Pedagogy and Andragogy
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