Business School Research Hub


The Business School Research Centre, with the mission of advancing knowledge promotes interdisciplinary research for key areas of business and management, contributing significantly to academia, industry, and society at large.

We are committed to nurture a culture of innovation, intellectual curiosity, and impactful scholarship. Therefore, our research initiatives push the boundaries of traditional business thinking and strive to identify novel solutions to complex challenges faced by society and industries.

For this end our research centre focuses on diverse areas, including, international business, organisational behaviour, innovation management, entrepreneurship and technology, supply chain management, and more. By blending academic rigor with real-world relevance, our findings contribute to shaping a more sustainable, ethical, and resilient business environment.

Initiatives to Promote Publications: With the mission of becoming a hub to promote high impact publications and industry reports we have launched a series of workshops for the business school community to provide essential knowledge related to research fundamentals and methodologies.

Industry Partnership and Solutions: Collaboration is key to our success. Therefore, we actively seek and foster partnerships with leading businesses, bridging academia and the industry. Through collaborative projects, and consultations we develop practical solutions to address the evolving needs of the business world. Subsequently, this allows us to make a tangible impact on various fronts, from influencing policy decisions to shaping best practices in the corporate world.

Educational Enrichment: The research centre plays a vital role in enriching the educational experience for students. This provides an opportunity for students to engage with our faculty members, participate in research projects, and gain hands-on experience. This educational enrichment fosters a deeper understanding of the subject matter while equipping students with practical skills and insights that extend beyond the confines of a classroom.

  • Abeysinghe, W. M. R. P. & Perera, H. K. (2019). Relationship between communication satisfaction and organisational citizenship behaviour related to communication. 12th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, 11-12 September 2019.
  • Aiyer, R. & Kaduwela, S. (2023). The impact of de-transitioning from a fully online to a hybrid/physical learning environment on the students’ academic behaviour and their identities. 4th Annual SLIIT International Conference on Advancement in Sciences and Humanities (SICASH 2023), Sri Lanka, 02 December 2023.
  • Chew, E. Y. T., Ghurburn, A., Terpstra-Tong, J. L. Y., & Perera, H. K. (2021). Multiple intelligence and expatriate effectiveness: The mediating roles of cross-cultural adjustment. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 32(13), 2856-2888.
  • Cooray, V., Perera, H. K., & Peiris, S. (2022). Understanding the workplace climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning employees in Sri Lanka. 22nd Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), Zurich, Switzerland, 13-17 June 2022.
  • De Mel, H. & Jayawardane, A. (2023) Antecedents and performance outcomes of innovation capability in SMEs. 6thAnnual International Conference on Business Research, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 04 December 2023.
  • Gunatillake, N. A. and Perera, H. K. (2021). Depressive Symptoms, social anxiety, and aggression as predictors of cyberbullying perpetration in adulthood. 1st Annual SLIIT International Conference on Advancement in Sciences and Humanities (SICASH 2020), Sri Lanka, 26 March 2021.
  • Kaduwela, S. (2017). Impact of peer feedback on developing academic writing: A case study on EAP learners at a private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. 3rd International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL 2017), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p80.
  • Kaduwela, S. (2023). Use of FouRe’s method to develop paraphrase building skill in higher education students. 19thConference of the Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE), Sri Lanka, 28 July 2023. – Received the Dr. Shrinika Weerakoon Memorial Award for the Best Paper on the theme “Outcome-based higher education for developing knowledge-based procedures in students”.
  • Perera, H. K. & Chew, E. Y. T. (2009). The mediating mechanism between psychological contract breach and work-related outcomes: A conceptual framework. 23rd Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Melbourne, Australia, 1-4 December 2009.
  • Perera, H. K. & Chew, E. Y. T. (2011). A conceptual framework of expatriate failure through the lens of the psychological contract. 2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (AIB), Nagoya, Japan, 24-28 June 2011.
  • Perera, H. K. & Chew, E. Y. T. (2012). The effect of psychological contract breach on international assignment success: A conceptual framework. 38th Annual Conference of the European International Business Association (EIBA), Brighton, England, 7-9 December 2012.
  • Perera, H. K., Chew, E. Y. T., & Nielsen, I. (2013). Investigating expatriates’ reactions to psychological contract breach. 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 June 2013.
  • Perera, H. K., Chew, E. Y. T., & Nielsen, I. (2017). A psychological contract perspective of expatriate failure. Human Resource Management. 56(3), 479-499.
  • Perera, H. K., Chew, E. Y. T., & Nielsen, I. (2018). A qualitative study of expatriates’ perceptions of and process of responses to psychological contract breach. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 29(8), 1454-1484.
  • Perera, P. N. and Perera H. K. (2021). The relationship between individuals, social networks and satisfaction with life: The mediating role of loneliness. 1st Annual SLIIT International Conference on Advancement in Sciences and Humanities (SICASH 2020), Sri Lanka, 26 March 2021.

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