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Ms. Mano Weligodapola

Head | Department of Business Management

Faculty of Business | Business Management

Career Summary

Mano Weligodapola is a lecturer in International Business and Economics and has worked as an academic for 12 years. Currently, she is the Head of Department of Business Management and Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka. In addition to her teaching she serve as the Academic Advisor of the Faculty of Business, SLIIT. Furthermore, she acted as the Course Leader for the SHU BBA Degree programme. She also chairs the Faculty Quality Cell (FQC), acts as the Faculty representative of the Food committee and represents the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) as the Faculty representative.

  • 08/2017 to date - Head/ Department of Business Management
  • 01/2014 to date – Senior Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 05/2009 to 01/2014 – Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 02/2007 to 05/2009 – Assistant Lecturer in International Business, Faculty of Business, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 10/2006 to 02/2007 – Management Consultant/Lecturer, NIBM, Sri Lanka
  • 10/2004 to 10/2006, Secondary School Teacher, Gateway College, Sri Lanka

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Eon, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2008
  • B.Com. (Hons) in International Business , University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2005
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching Methods in Higher Education (OUSL)
  • Certificate Programme in Teaching Methods in Higher Education (SLIIT)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • 11/2013 – 11/2018 as SLIIT SHU Partnership scholarship to pursue doctoral research at Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.
  • 10/2000 – 01/2004 Mahapola Scholarship, Awarded by government of Sri Lanka to study undergraduate studies at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
  • Best paper award – International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka 2008
  • Best Poster presentation - Sheffield Business School, Doctoral Conference, United Kingdom, 2016
  • "Long service Award" presented in recognition of 10 years contribution made, at the SLIIT Staff Awards Ceremony 2018

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Small & Medium Enterprises
  • International Competitiveness and FDI
  • Economic Development

Memberships

  • Member of British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Member of International Business and Economics Research Group, SHU (IBERG)
  • Member of SME Entrepreneurship and Innovation SIG Group, SHU

Ongoing Research

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Weligodapola M and Darabi F   Developing General Analytical Inductive Qualitative Research Strategy to Explore Small Enterprise Growth in Turbulent Economies  in 17th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2018),  year 2018,  The University of Roma, TRE, Rome.,    Academic Conferences & Publishing International (ACPI),    12th and 13th July 2018,  
  • Weligodapola M and Darabi F   The road to resilience: lessons from Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs in dealing with crisis situations  in European Academy of Management Conference 2018,  year 2018,  University of Iceland, Reykjavk,    European Academy of Management (EURAM),    June 26th-28th, 2018 ,  
  • Bandara, K.M.N.S and Weligodapola, M   A Study on the Relationship between Labour Productivity and Motivation; With Special Reference to Hirdaramani Group of Companies  in National Conference of Technology and Management, 2013,  year 2013,  SLIIT, Malabe.,    SLIIT,    Bandara, K.M.N.S and Weligodapola, M,  
  • R Hasarali, I Mayadunne, U Weerakoon, L Samarasinghe, M Weligodapola, S Thelijjagoda   Evaluating the Effectiveness of Process Automation in the Sri Lankan Textile Manufacturing Industry  in National Conference of Technology and Management, 2012,  year 2018,  SLIIT, Malabe.,    SLIIT,    2012,  
  • Weligodapola M   Gender based digital divide in the labour market in Sri Lanka  in International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka,  year 2018,  University of Kelaniya,  pp.143,  University of Kelaniya,    2008,  
  • Jayasinghe S.J.A.N.S, Liyanage M.S.H, Wijesundara L.A.N.H, R.D.P.V Ranasinghe and Weligodapola H.W.M.C   Investigating into the factors influencing the savings and investment behaviour on the success of Small Scale Cinnamon Planters in Sri Lanka  in International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance, Social Sciences & Humanities,  year 2019,  Singapore,  pp.65-72,  WRF Explore,    15th and 16th February 2019,  

Conference Presentations

  • Weligodapola M  " Poster Presentation - Growth and Development of Small Enterprises in Turbulent Emerging Economy  Presentation,  at SBS Doctoral Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 2016,   2016
  • Weligodapola M  " Small Businesses, Do they really grow?  Presentation,  at Doctoral Colloquium, University of Colombo. 2015,   2015

Books

  • Likshan chamara, Lihinika Sayuri, Mano Weligodapola  " Behaviour towards online purchasing of gifts; Generation X and Generation Y."  Lambert Academic Publishing ,  2019,    pp.1-113,  

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