Lecturer in International Business
Adelaide Business School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
I am a diligent and versatile university lecturer, co-ordinator and a researcher with 7+ years’ experience working at the University of Adelaide in Australia, Monash University Business School in Melbourne and University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
In my current role with Adelaide Business School, I design, organize and deliver lectures as course coordinator for Internationalization of SMEs, International Business Operations and Managing Multinational Organizations. I enjoy providing academic support to students enrolled in these courses.
I research internationalization process of SMEs in developing countries with a special emphasis on the micro-foundation of internationalization decision. My PhD thesis looked into the factors that drive the export opportunity exploration behavior of domestic small- to medium-enterprise (SME) owner-managers in a small developing country, Sri Lanka. I'm also interested in pre-export behaviors in small family startups.
Date Position Institution name 2022 - ongoing Lecturer in International Business University of Adelaide 2018 - 2021 Teaching Associate Monash University 2014 - 2020 Lecturer in International Business University of Colombo
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Sinhala; Sinhalese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2021 Monash University Australia PhD in International Business 2014 - 2016 University of Colombo Sri Lanka MBA in International Business 2009 - 2013 University of Colombo Sri Lanka BBA in International Business
Date Title Institution name Country 2016 Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) United Kingdom
Year Citation 2019 Wijewardena, A. G. C., & Dharmadasa, P. (2019). IMPACT OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN EFFECT (COE) ON CONSUMER PURCHASE INTENTIONS. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(1), 74-86.
Year Citation 2021 Wijewardena, A. G. C., Samaratunge, R., & Prajogo, D. (2021). Export Opportunity Exploration of SME Owners in Sri Lanka: A Behavioral Approach. In Proceedings of the British Academy. On line: British Academy.
Year Citation 2021 Wijewardena, A. G. C. (2021). Change is inevitable, growth is intentional: The behavioral roots of SMEs' export opportunity exploration in Sri Lanka. (PhD Thesis, Monash University).
INTBUS 3002 - Internationalization of SMEs
INTBUS 2001 - International Business Operations
INTBUS 7016 - Managing Multinational Corporations
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