Galhena B.L., (Dr.)

PhD (Agder,Norway), MSc (Agder, Norway), BBA (Ruh, SL)


galhena
Senior Lecturer 
Department of Human Resource Management
Faculty of Management and Finance
University of Ruhuna, Matara
Sri Lanka

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BIOGRAPHY

B.L. Galhena is a Senior Lecturer attached to Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. He received his BBA Degree from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, and MSc in Business Administration from the University of Agder, Norway. He obtained his PhD in International Management at University of Agder, Norway. His teaching and research interest is pertaining to Human Resource Management, Career Management and Strategic Management and he teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


Research publications in refereed journals (full paper published)

Galhena B.L., & Jayalath, I.W.S.L., (2018), Antecedents of employees’ intention to leave. HRM Perspectives, 3 (2), 1-29.
Galhena B.L. (2018), Editorial note, Ruhuna Journal of Management and Fincance, 2(1), 2-4
Galhena, B.L. & Mihirani, H.L.A., (2015). Impact of training programs on work related variables. Journal of the University of Ruhuna. 3(2), 3–8.
Galhena, B.L. & Liyanage, D.M. (2014), Effect of E-Recruitment on Behavioural Intention of Candidates: Empirical Evidence from Management Undergraduates in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Human Resource Management and Research (IJHRMR) 4(5), 25-32.
Liyanage, D.M., & Galhena, B.L. (2012). Determinants of Turnover Intention of Sewing Machine Operators; Evidences from Apparel Industry in Sri Lanka. Kelaniya Journal of Management, 1(2), 107-123
Galhena, B.L. & Ranjana, K.A.P. (2009). Impact of employee benefits program on employee job satisfaction and intention to quit, Rohana Research Journal of the University of Ruhuna, 7, 31-40.

Peer reviewed Presentations at National/International Conferences

(a)Published as full papers

Madumalika, H.K.A, & Galhena, B.L. (2019). Factors affecting the organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) of Sri Lankan school teachers, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Management & Economics, (pp. 545 – 564). Sri Lanka.
Kumanayake, P.N., & Galhena, B.L. (2018). Effect of gender and location on career indecision, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Management & Economics, (pp. 175 – 192). Sri Lanka.
Zamma, M.W.F., & Galhena, B.L. (2018). Determinants of career perception on banking industry among management undergraduates, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Management & Economics, (pp. 209 – 224). Sri Lanka.
Kumanayake, P.N., & Galhena, B.L. (2017). Determinants of Career Indecision: Empirical Evidence from Management Undergraduates in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Management & Economics, (pp. 263 – 282). Sri Lanka.
Samarawickrama, S, P. & Galhena, B.L. (2017). Factors influence on adopting employee participative management, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Management & Economics, (pp. 249 – 262). Sri Lanka.
Galhena B.L., (2015). E-HRM adoption behavior: Diffusion of Innovation Theory (DOI) perspective, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, (pp. 676 – 701). Verona, Italy,
Galhena B.L., (2015). Behaviour of e-HRM adoption: Empirical evidence from organizations in developing context, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modelling. Sevile, Spain
Galhena B.L., (2015). Effect of External Factors on Internationalization Patterns of SMEs: Proposition Development Study, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Management & Economics, (pp. 258 – 272). Sri Lanka.
Galhena B.L., (2014). On the development of theoretical model of antecedents and outcomes of organizational e-HRM adoption, Proceedings of the 7th Annual EuroMed Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business, (pp. 237 – 256). Kristiansand, Norway
Galhena, B.L. & Liyanage, D.M., (2014). Effect of E-Recruitment on Behavioral Intention of Candidates: Empirical Evidence from Management Undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Management & Economics- ICME 2014, (pp. 277 – 284). Sri Lanka.
Liyanage, D.M., Madhumani, A.M., & Galhena, B.L. (2013). Is Occupational Stress a Good Predictor of Turnover Intention? Evidence from a Leading Garment Manufacturer in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Management & Economics- ICME 2014, (pp. 285 – 292). Sri Lanka.
Liyanage, D.M., & Galhena, B.L. (2012). Determinants of Turnover Intention of Sewing Machine Operators: Evidences from Apparel Industry. Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Business & Information, (pp.22-30). Colombo, SriLanka.
Madumani, A.M., & Galhena, B.L. (2012). Sewing Machine Operators’ (SMOs) Occupational Stress: Determinants & Consequences. Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Business & Information, (pp.50-59). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L. and Rathnayake R.M.D.D. (2011). Determinants of Career Choice Decision of Management Undergraduates in Sri Lanka, Proceeding of the 2nd International Research Conference on Business & Information- ICBI 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Galhena, B.L. (2011).Comparisons of Job related Variables between Temporary and Permanent Academics: Case from University of Ruhuna, Proceeding of the 2nd International Research Conference on Business & Information- ICBI 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L. and Ranjana, K.A.P. (2011). Are Financial benefits superior to Non-Financial Benefits?: Evidence from Harischandra Mills PLC, Proceeding of the 2nd International Research Conference on Business & Information- ICBI 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Rathnayake, R.M., and Galhena, B.L. (2011). Determinants of Academics’ Grievances: Evidence with special reference to University of Ruhuna, Proceedings of the 8th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, (pp.151-159). Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L (2009). Impact of career plateau on work related attitudes, International Conference on Management & Finance, (pp. 623-632). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L (2009). Organizational, psychological and job related determinants of career plateau, Proceedings of the International Conference on Management & Finance, (pp.585-594). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L. (2009). Determinants of Subjective career plateau, Proceedings of the 6th Academic session, (pp. 197-204), University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

(b) Published in abstract form

Madhumani, A.M. & Galhena, B.L. (2014). Sewing Machine Operators’ perceived occupational stress and its relationship with work related outcomes, Proceedings of the Wayamba University International Conference (WinC-2014), (p. 128), University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L., & Liyanage, D.M. (2013). Effect of Demographic Variables on Subjective Career Plateau: Evidence from Executives in Banking Industry in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Business and Information- ICBI 2013, (p. 59), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L. and Mihirani H.L.A., (2010). Impact of training and development programs towards work related variables, Proceedings of the 7th Academic session, p.53, University of Ruhuna, (p. 53), Sri Lanka.
Galhena, B.L. (2009), Impact of Organizational and Job related variables on Career Plateau, Proceedings of the Annual Research Session, (p.51). Vouniya, Sri Lanka.
Sagalee, I.L.L., & Galhena, B.L. (2009). Incentives for health worker retention in private hospitals. Proceedings of the 09th Academic Sessions, (p.105), University of Ruhuna. Sri Lanka.

Paper presentation at national and international conferences/Doctoral Qualiquim/Symposium

Galhena B.L., (2014). Organizational e-HRM adoption: Conceptual paper on Predictors and Moderators, Paper presented at FIBE conference, Bergen, Norway.
Galhena B.L., (2013). Predictors and outcomes of e-HRM adoption: proposed Model, paper presented at 39th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, Bermen, Germany.

Academic Society Memberships/Contributions

Chair - Technical session 2nd International Symposium on Partial Least Squares Path Modeling, Sevile, Spain.
Editor in Chief, Ruhuna Journal of Management and Finance (RJMF), 2(1), 2-4- (2018)
Editorial Board Member, Rohana Research Journal, University of Ruhuna
Editorial Board Member, Journal of University of Ruhuna
Editorial Board Member, 7th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna
Coordinator: 7th International Conference on Management & Economics, Faculty of Management and /fiancé, University of Ruhuna.
Reviewer - Baltic Journal of Management’s special issue on “Entrepreneurship in Nordic and Baltic Europe.
Reviewer - 3rd European Research Conference on Microfinance, University of Agder, Norway.
Reviewer – HRM perspectives, Chartered Institute of Personal Management (CIPM), Sri Lanka.Reviewer - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Research Symposium, Chartered Institute of Personal Management (CIPM), Sri Lanka. (2018, 2019, 2020)
Evaluator - 1st progress review session conducted by Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Ruhuna, 2016.
Reviewer - 11th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.
Discussant of Technical Session - 5th, 6th International Conference on Management and Economics, University of Ruhuna.
Discussant of Technical/poster session, 15th, 16th and 17th Academic Session, University of Ruhuna.
Discussant of Technical Session, Wayamba International Conference (WINC) -2018
Reviewer - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th, International Conference on Management and Economics, University of Ruhuna.
Senate Member of University of Ruhuna since 2017
Student Counselor, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
Member of By- Law PDBA/MBA Degree Program, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
Chair of Operation Committee - 6th International Conference on Management and Economics, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
Member of the task force for writing Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) proposal, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, 2005 Member of Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, 2017-2020\
Faculty representative of the 7th Academic session and Vice Chancellor’s awards, University of Ruhuna, 2010
Faculty Representative of proposal writing- University Development Grants (UDG)- Strengthening soft skills of Undergraduates, 2010
Member of the syllabus revision committee, BBA Degree Program, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, 2017
Member of the subcommittee for promoting research culture at the Faculty of Management Finance, University of Ruhuna, 2012
Member of the proposal writing committee- Ruhuna Journal of Management and Finance (RJMF), Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna, 2011
Member of the proposal writing committee - Establishing Department of Human Resource Management, 2017

Awards and Scholarships

Best paper award, the 8th International Conference on Management & Economics, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 2019.
Best paper award, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Research (IJHRMR), 2014
PhD Research Fellowship in International Management, University of Agder, Norway, 2012
Best Presenter Award (Oral Session), the Seventh Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 2008.
Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund Scholarship, 2006
 

Teaching involvements

Undergraduate courses:

Management/Principles of Management
Human Resource management
Career Management
Human Resource Development
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Research Methodology
Organizational change and Development
Management Information Systems
Social Sconce for Management
Production and Operations Management
Venture Strategies
Employee Resourcing
Performance and Reward Management

Post graduate Courses:

Human Resource Management
Management Information Systems
Systems Design and Organizational Development
Research Method

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