Dr Chanaka Wijewardena
Lecturer in International Business
Adelaide Business School
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Chanaka is a diligent and versatile university lecturer and researcher with 8+ years of experience working in the higher education industry. Before his current appointment as a lecturer in International Business at the Adelaide Business School, Chanaka served as a teaching assistant at the Monash Business School - Melbourne and as a senior lecturer in International Business at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka.
In his current role with the Adelaide Business School, he designs, organizes and delivers lectures as a course coordinator for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He is also the program director of the Master of International Management Program.
Chanaka's research interests emphasise the internationalization process of SMEs in developing countries and the micro-foundation of internationalization decisions. His PhD thesis looked into the factors that drive the export opportunity exploration behaviour of domestic small- to medium-enterprise (SME) owner-managers in a small developing country, Sri Lanka. He has presented his work at some of the leading academic conferences in his field, such as the Academy of International Business and the British Academy of Management. As an Early-Career Researcher, Chanaka has also published several research articles on international entrepreneurship and SME internationalization.
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 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 - 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
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 2022 Wijewardena, A. G. C., Rammal, H. G., & Tang, R. (2022). The impact of institutional support on the confidence and export opportunity exploration behavior of rural entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. In Academy of International Business - Oceania. QUT - Brisbane. 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
INTBUS 7506 - International Business Strategy
Open University Australia (OUA)
INTBUS 1000OUA - International Business Environment
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor The evolution of CSR in China's global supply chains, current practices, and implications Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Youli Ge
Date Office Name Institution Country 2023 - ongoing Program Director - Master of International Management The University of Adelaide Australia
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2023 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Journal of Business and Society Australia
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