Prof. HMA Herath

herathhma@wyb.ac.lk, hemuherath@gmail.com
071-8132101, 037-2283618
Department of Business Management , Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka Kuliyapitiya. 60200

Prof. HMA Herath

Head - Department of Business Management

Academic Qualifications

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

Professional Memberships /Affiliations/ Administrative contributions

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

Teaching Interests

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management , Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management

Research Interests

  • Positive Psychology, Business Strategy, Human resource

Publications

Books

  • Organizational Behaviour (sinhala) by Prof. HMA Herath
  • Strategic Management (sinhala) by Prof. HMA Herath

International refereed journals & international conference proceedings

  • Chandrarathne, W.R.P.K. & Herath, H.M.A., (2018). The Impact of Organizational Factors on Sales Force Unethical Behavior in Sri Lankan Life Insurance Industry. 15th International Conference on Business Management 2018, Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardenapura
  • Herath, H.M.A., & Rosli Mahmood, (2014). Determining a Model of SME PerformanceBased on the Dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Absorptive Capacity of theFirm. In ACMASS (Ed.), Annual Conference on Management and Social Science. ISBN978-986-89298-3-8. Singapore: London School of Economics
  • Herath, H.M.A. & Rosli Mahmood, (2014). Triadic Reciprocal Determinism in SME Performance. HETC Symposium, 2014, Higher Education for the Twenty First Century(HETC) Project, Sri Lanka, 36
  • Herath, H.M.A. & Rosli Mahmood, (2013). Human Agency and Performance:Conceptualization of a Research Model in SME Context. 3 rd Asia Facific Business ResearchConference, World Business Instiute, Aussralia, WBI London Limited, UK, 1-15
  • 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). Mediatory effect of entrepreneurial self-efficacy on the relationship between strategic orientation and SME performance: A research model. published in International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management Vol. 1, 2013
  • Herath, H.M.A. & Rosli Mahmood, (2013). Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy Based Model ofSME Performance in Developing Countries. 2 nd International Conference on Managementand Economics, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 13-25.

Local refereed journals & Local conference proceedings

  • Herath, H.M.A., (2020). Dimensions of Entrepreneurial Orientation and SME Performance:Moderating Effect of Absorptive Capacity of the Firm. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management , 15 (1) , 89 – 108.
  • Chandrarathne, W.R.P.K. & Herath, H.M.A., (2020). The Impact of Organizational Factorson Sales Force Unethical Behaviour in Sri Lankan Life Insurance Industry. Vidyodaya Journal of Management, 6 (1), USJP.
  • Manchanayake, M.A.D. & Herath, H.M.A., (2020). The Work Life Balance of Managers andTheir Job Satisfaction in State Banks of Sri Lanka. 3 rd Annual Research Symposium in Management 2020, 16 th October 2020, WUSL, Sri Lanka, 377- 379
  • De. Silva, D.L.M. & Herath, H.M.A., (2020). The Contribution of Organizational Factors forAdaptability to Change Management Process; A Study in Apparel Manufacturing Company,Katuanayake Export Processing Zone, Sri Lanka. 3 rd Annual Research Symposium in Management 2020, 16 th October, 2020, WUSL, Sri Lanka. 297-300.
  • De Silva, A.C. & Herath, H.M.A., (2019). Impact of Intrinsic Factors and Subjective Normsthat Influence Purchase Intention in Sri Lankan Online Retail Apparel Industry. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management , 14 (2)
  • Dimagi, W.G.T. & Herath, H.M.A., (2017) . What Factors Direct the Customers’ Intention of Purchasing Branded Apparel; An Investigation in the Western Province in SriLanka. Wayamba Journal of Management , 8 (2) , 1 – 11.
  • Herath, H.M.A. & Fernando, L.H.D., (2017). Sri Lankan Beverage Consumers’ Purchase Intention. Wayamba Journal of Management , 8 (1) , 27 – 33
  • 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., (2008) Temporary Study Groups Follow Punctuated Equilibrium Model? International Research Conference 2008 (University of Colombo)
  • Herath, H.M.A., (2006). A Strategic Approach for Management Assures Market stability ofSmall and Medium Scale Enterprises in Sri Lanka. 10 th Anniversary International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 173

Scholarships/ Awards/ Medals

  • HETC Scholarship