Lakma Deshani A., (Mrs)

BSc (Sjp, SL), MSc (Sjp, SL), Reading for PhD (UQ, Australia)



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Lecturer
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Faculty of Management and Finance
University of Ruhuna, Matara
Sri Lanka

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BIOGRAPHY

Mrs. Lakma Deshani Algewaththa is a Lecturer attached to the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management and Finance. She has obtained her first-degree B.Sc. Entrepreneurship (Special) with a first-class honors from University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2015. She completed Master of Science in Management Degree (MSc) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura with a MERIT award in 2018. She has completed Certificate Level I and II at Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and has obtained Diploma in English from ICBT Southern Campus. At present she is conducting lectures on Venture Creation, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Venture Strategies, Creativity and Innovation, Micro Finance, Business Development Services and Consultancy Skills, Operations Research and Project Management. She is currently reading for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests focus on the areas of firm entrepreneurial behaviour/orientation (private and public), dynamic capabilities and innovation based competitive strategy, big data analytics and innovation


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (Refereed Journals)

Deshani, A.L. and Ajward, A.R., 2021. Board Effectiveness, Entrepreneurial Orientation and Corporate Culture: Evidence from an Emerging Economy. Kelaniya Journal of Management, 10(1), pp.12–42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjm.v10i1.7628
 A.L.Deshani.2019.An Empirical Analysis of Experience and Education on New Venture Performance: Evidence from Matara District, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Research 3(8): 91-124.
A.L.Deshani.2018.Public Entrepreneurship and Delivering Public Services Effectively: A Study in Public Organizations in Galle District, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Social Science and Technology 3(4): 73-80.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND COLLOQUIUM (FULL PAPER & ABSTRACT)

Deshani, A.L., Weerawardena, J., & Ranjan, K. R. (2020). Role of Marketing Analytics in Innovation-based competitive advantage: Dynamic Capability View. ANZMAC Online Doctoral Colloquium. Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy.
Deshani, A.L., Weerawardena, J., & Ranjan, K. R. (2020). Marketing Analytics and Firm Innovation. 22nd Annual Research Student’s Colloquium. Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia.
A.L.Deshani.A.R.Ajward.2020.An Empirical Analysis of Board Effectiveness on Entrepreneurial Orientation with the Moderating Effect of Corporate Culture in Sri Lankan Listed Non-financial Companies, 8 th Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship and International Business, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, 1 st and 2 nd February 2020.
A.L.Deshani.A.R.Ajward.2019.An Empirical Analysis of Board Effectiveness on Entrepreneurial Orientation: Evidence from an Emerging Economy, 16th International Conference on Business Management Monash University, 12 th -15 th December 2019.
A.L.Deshani.A.R.Ajward.2019.Conceptualizing the Missing Link between Board Effectiveness and Entrepreneurial Orientation, 6 th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 26 th and 27 th November 2019.
A.L.Deshani.A.R.Ajward.2019.Corporate Board Effectiveness: Evidence from an Emerging Economy, International Conference on Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 14 th -15 th November 2019.
A.L.Deshani.2019.The Impact of Experience and Education on New Venture Performance in Matara District, Sri Lanka, International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Sri Lanka, 17 th May 2019.
R.N.Weerasinghe,A.K.W.Jayewardane,A.L.Deshani. 2016. Systematic View of Innovation: Role of Universities in National Innovation System of Sri Lanka, 13 th International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,8 th December 2016.
A.L.Deshani.2015, R.N.Weerasinghe.2015.Public Entrepreneurship and Delivering Public Services Effectively: A Study in Public Organizations in Galle District, Sri Lanka, 12 th International Conference on Business Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,8 th December 2015.

AWARDS and SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic Merit Award – MSc. in Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2018)
World Bank – AHEAD project scholarship for Doctoral studies (2020 - 2023)

CAREER PATH

Lecturer, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna (2016 – present)
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2018)
Research Assistant – Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2015)

ACADEMIC SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Review Committee Member – Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (2021)
Review Committee Member – Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy (2021)
Review Committee Member – 9th International Conference on Management and Economics (2020)
Organizing Committee Member - 8th International Conference on Management and Economics (2019)
Faculty representative for Cultural Centre (2017 – 2018)
Editorial Assistant – 7th International Conference on Management and Economics (2018)
Organizing Committee Member - 6th International Conference on Management and Economics (2017)

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