herathhma@wyb.ac.lk, hemuherath@gmail.com
0372283618, 0718132101
Department of Business Management , Faculty of Business Studies and Finance Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Kuliyapitiya. 60200

Prof.HMA Herath

Head of the Department

B.Com (Ruhuna), PGDM in Education, M.Sc. (Management-SJP),Ph.D. (UUM –Malaysia), SEDA (UK), Entrepreneurship Trainer(CEFE-German)

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD , Management, Nothern University of Malaysia , 2011 – 2014
  • M.Sc. Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2001 – 2004
  • B.Com. (Special) , University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka,1988 – 1992

Professional Qualifications

  • Production Planner - Star Garments Ltd, Katunayake, Sri Lanka. (1994 – 1996)
  • Business and Credit Manager - National Youth Services Council, Maharagama, Sri Lanka. (1996 -1997)
  • Assistant General Manager (NYSCO) - National Youth Services Council, Maharagama, Sri Lanka. (1997 – 1999).
  • Lecturer in Management, Academic coordinator - Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technical Education, Sri Lanka. (1999 – 2001)
  • Senior Lecturer (G I in Management), Department of Business Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. 2001-2020
  • Professor in Business Management , Department of Business Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, 2020 up to date

Professional Memberships /Affiliations/ Administrative contributions

  • Member of Institute of Management Sri Lanka
  • Member of Sri Lanka Forum of Economists

Publications

Books and Book chapters

International Refereed Journals & International Conference Proceedings

  • Herath, H. M. A. and Rosli, M., (2014). Strategic orientation and SME performance: Mediatory effect of entrepreneurial self-efficacy. Accepted to publish in Journal of Banking and Finance volume 2, Issue 6, Department of Banking and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Herath, H. M. A. and Rosli, M., (2013). Can individual level variables ignore from firm level studies in SMEs? A literature review. Abstract presented and published in fourth International symposium 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka. Full paper published in Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, July 2013 issue, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Herath, H. M. A. and Rosli, M., (2013). Strategıc orıentatıon based research model of SME performance for developıng contrıes. Full Paper presented and published in International Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economic Research 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Herath, H. M. A. and Rosli, M., (2013). Human agency and performance: conceptualization of a research model in SME context. Full Paper presented and published in Third Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Herath, H. M. A. and Rosli, M., (2013). Dimensions of entrepreneurial self-efficacy in hotel and restaurant industry in Sri Lanka: An exploratory study. Abstract presented and published in the Kuala Lumpur International Business, Economics and Law Conference, Kuwla Lumpur, Malaysia. Full Paper published in South East Asia Journal of Contemporary Business, Economics and Law 2013, Volume 2
  • Herath, H. M. A. and Rosli, M., (2013). Exploring knowledge absorptive capacity and its dimensions in Sri Lankan SME sector” published in Wayamba Journal of Management Vol. 5 2013, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
  • Herath, H.M.A., (2006). Employee Commitment and Job Satisfaction, Accountancy Journal, Department of Accountancy, WUSL Herath, H.M.A., (2005). M.Sc. Thesis on “Managers Voluntary Turnover”, a study in Apparel Industry

Local refereed journals & Local conference proceedings

  • Herath, H. M. A. and Rosli, M., (2013). Entrepreneurıal self-effıcacy based model of SME performance ın developıng countrıe. Full paper presented and published in International conference in Management and Economics 2013, Ruhuna University of Sri Lanka
  • Herath, H.M.A., (2008). Are Management Practices of Manufacturing and Service Sector Organizations Contested for National Productivity Award different? A comparative Study. International Research Symposium 2008, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  • Herath, H.M.A., Temporary Study Groups Follow Punctuated Equilibrium Model? International Research Conference 2008 (University of Colombo)
  • Herath, H.M.A., (2007) Job Satisfaction of nurses in government hospitals: A multiple case analysis. International Research Conference 2007 (Sri Jayawardenepura University, Sri Lanka)
  • Herath, H.M.A., (2006). Supervisors Turnover intention in apparel industry in Sri Lanka. Paper presented in International Research Conference 2006 University of Kelaniya
  • Herath, H.M.A., (2006). A Strategic approach for Management assures stability in the market for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Sri Lanka”. Published in the International symposium – 2006 held in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka