Chanaka Wijewardena

Dr Chanaka Wijewardena

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 (under examination) 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.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Lecturer - International Business University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2020 Lecturer Monash University
    2014 - 2020 Lecturer in International Business University of Colombo
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Sinhala; Sinhalese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2022 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
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2016 Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    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.
  • Conference Papers

    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.


INTBUS 3002 - Internationalization of SMEs

INTBUS 2001 - International Business Operations


INTBUS 7016 - Managing Multinational Corporations

  • Position: Lecturer in International Business
  • Phone: 83138332
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: 10 Pulteney Street - Nexus 10 Tower, floor Tenth Floor
  • Room: 10.35
  • Org Unit: Management

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