International Conference

on Business and Information 2013

Developing business for sustainable growth : Research, Innovation and Practice.

 

Sessions

Session Plan

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND INFORMATION 2013

“Developing Business for sustainable growth: Research, Innovation and Practice”

Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies

University of Kelaniya

1st & 2nd December 2013


Day 01 - 1st December, 2013

Pre - Conference workshops and International Student Conference on Business (ISCB 2013)

Venue: Auditorium, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies,

University of Kelaniya, Dalugama

Call: +94 112903502

 

 

Program Proceedings

 

Event 01: Pre-Conference workshops

 

0815 – 0845            Registration of Participants

0845 - 0855             Arrival of the Invitees

0855 - 0905             University Anthem and Lighting the Traditional Oil Lamp

0905 - 0910             Welcome Address

                                Dr.D.M. Semasinghe  (Dean – Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies)

 

0910 - 0920             Address by the Chief Guest

                                Prof.  Sarath Amunugama ( Vice Chancellor- University of Kelaniya)

 

0925 - 0945             Refreshments

0945 – 1200            Event 01 –    Pre – Conference Work Shops

 1200 – 1220           Concluding Remarks and Awarding of Certificates

 1220       End of Event 01

 

Event 02:                 International Students’ conference on Business (ISCB 2013)

 

1245 - 1300             Registration of Students

1300 - 1330             Key note Address

1330 - 1630             Student Paper Presentations

1630 - 1645             Concluding Remarks and Awarding of Certificates

 

Program proceedings

Day 02 – 2nd December, 2013

International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI 2013)

Conference Venue:
Goldi Sands Hotel, Ethukala, Negambo
Sri Lanka. Web: www.goldisands.com

Call: +94 31 2279021

0800 – 0845            Registration of Participants

0845 – 0900            Arrival of Invitees

0900 – 0905            University Anthem

0905 – 0915            Lighting the Traditional Oil Lamp

0915 – 0925            Welcome Address

0925 – 0935            Dr.D.M. Semasinghe  (Dean – Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies)

                              Address by the Chief Guest

                              Prof. Sarath Amunugama (Vice-Chancellor - University of Kelaniya)

0935 – 1020            Key note Address

      Dr. Peter Walter Cunningham,

      Program Head, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,

      South Africa

1020 – 1030          Refreshments

1045 – 1245            Commencement of the Session 01-Paper presentations (Refer Note No.1)

1245 - 1315           Lunch

1315 – 1400            Key Note Speech - Mr. Dinesh Weerakkody,

      (Chairman, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC)

1400 - 1630            Commencement of the Session 02-Paper presentations (Refer Note No.2)

1700 - 1830          Concluding Remarks and Awarding of Certificates (Refer Note 03)

     Special Note: Evening Refreshments will be available from 3.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m

 

Note 03:                Concluding Remarks and Awarding of Certificates

1700 – 1715           Welcome Dance

1715 – 1735         Awarding Certificates

1735 – 1745           Tokens for the reviewers

1745 – 1800           Dancing Item 01

1800 – 1820         Interactive Session

1820 – 1835           Dancing Item 02

1835 – 1855           Vote of Thanks

     Conference Co-chair – Dr.D.U.Mohan

1855 - 1900            Concluding Remarks and the National Anthem

Note 01: Commencement of the Session 01 – ICBI 2013

 

Track 01: Accounting and Finance

Room:  No. 01

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1045 - 1100

The Effect of Financial Ratios, Firm Size and Operating Cash Flows on Earning Per Share: Evidence from Listed Plantation Companies of Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in Sri Lanka

Gamlath G. R.M, Darshi G A N

 

2

1100 – 1115

An Empirical Study on Dividend Policy and Shareholders’ wealth: Evident from Colombo Stock Exchange

 

AR. Fathima Thafani

 

3

1115 - 1130

Macroeconomic Variables on Stock Prices: Empirical Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange

 

M.A.C.N.Shafana

 

4

1130 - 1145

Corporate Governance, Risk Management and firm Performance in Banking Sector in Sri Lanka.

 

H. D. T. De Seram,   Y. M. Himali Madduma Bandara

5

1145 - 1200

Statistical Techniques Approach for Evaluating the Market Fluctuations; the Case Study in Colombo Stock Exchange

 

M Kapila Tharanga Rathnayaka

6

1200 - 1215

Environmental Reporting Practice of Listed Companies in Sri Lanka: Evidence from Manufacturing, Motor, Power and Energy Sectors

 

Dilini Aruppala, Prabath Perera

7

1215 - 1230

Sustainable Environmental Development among Indian Corporate  - A Case Study of Indian companies

 

M.S.Sapna

8

1230 - 1245

Effectiveness of Corporate Governance Framework in Sri Lanka: A Critique

 

Pushpakuma W.P.N.

 

Track 01: Human Resources Management

Room: No. 2

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/S

1

1045 - 1100

Analyzing Techniques And Programmes Of Managing Stress

 

Sharma             S. C.

 

2

1100 – 1115

Job Satisfaction Of Unionized Employees: Does It Varies Across Different Aspects Of The Job And Membership Period

 

Dhammika   K.A.S

 

3

1115 - 1130

Quality Of Work Life Of Female Employees (Special Reference To Banking Sector In Batticaloa District)

 

Thavakumar  D.

 

4

1130 – 1145

Influence Of Leadership Style On Employee Commitment In A Highly Competitive Business Environment

 

Mendis B.A.K.M.

 

5

1145 - 1200

Effect Of Demographic Variables On Subjective Career Plateau:        Evidence Form Executives In Banking Industry In Sri Lanka

 

Liyanage    D.M.

 

6

1200 – 1215

Sway Of Close Influence Strategy On Job Satisfaction Among Sales People: A Study Based On Pharmaceutical Industry Of Pakistan

 

Muhammad Haroon

 

7

1215 – 1230

Gender And Leadership Style:

Mendis B.A.K.M.

 

8

1230 – 1245

A Study On Employee Motivation And Productivity Improvement Of The Apparel Manufacturing Sector In Sri Lanka

 

Sandeepanie M.H.R

 

 

Track 03: Economics

Room: No.3

 

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/S

1

1045 - 1100

Technical And Allocative Efficiency Of Small Scale Vegetable Growers In Sri Lanka: A Comparison Of Parametric And Non-Parametric Approach

 

Aruna  Shantha

 

2

1100 – 1115

Comparative Advantage Of International Trade Of Sri Lanka In The SAARC Region

 

Sachithra,      K. M. V

 

3

1115 - 1130

Determinants Of Net Sale Average (NSA) Of Orthodox Black Tea Factories In High Elevation, Sri Lanka

 

Karunaratne  D. D. R. M.

 

4

1130 – 1145

Revealed Comparative Advantage of Service Industries of Sri Lanka at Global and Regional Contexts

 

Amanda Herath

 

5

1145 - 1200

Managing Product Harm Crisis and Securing Moral Perception:  An Attributional Approach from Chinese and Sri Lankan Consumers Perspective

 

Samaraweera G. C.

 

6

1200 – 1215

Strengthening Food Security in the Context of Regional Trade Agreements: A Conceptual Framework

 

Herath H.M.S.P

 

7

1215 – 1230

Railway Transportation And Economic Growth In Sri Lanka

 

W G V Gunasekara,    J I Madukala

 

8

1230 – 1245

Inland Ports;  A New Dimension In The Port Development Process Of Sri Lanka

 

J. Rathnayake, Karunaratne  J.A.

 

 

Track 04:  Information Technology

Room: No.4

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1045 - 1100

Information and Communication Technology facilitated education in National Universities of Sri Lanka

 

Godamanna  E.H.

 

2

1100 – 1115

Measuring the Impact of Refactoring on Code Quality Improvement using Internal Measures

 

Harshanganie   S.  

 

3

1115 - 1130

Impact of Information Systems Service Quality on Performance of Service Sector Organizations in Sri Lanka

 

Weerakoon L. P,            Janaka Wijayanayake

 

4

1130 – 1145

Formulating the Legal Framework for Information and Communications Technology Expansion: The Illustration of E-Signature Legislation in Embryonic and Transitional Countries

 

Pathiratne S. S,      Dayaratne      R. K.

 

5

1145 - 1200

An Investigation of Software Usage in Small Businesses in the Eastern Region of Sri Lanka 

 

A. Hinas

 

6

1200 – 1215

An Investigation of  Project Managers Soft Competencies to IT Project Success in Sri Lanka

 

Attidiya          P. D. H.

 

7

1215 – 1230

Importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Curriculum in Government School of Sri Lanka: A Critical Review of Educational Challenges and Opportunities

 

Ilmudeen  A.

 

8

1230 – 1245

An Investigation of Influence in Attitudes on Mobile Internet Adoption in Sri Lanka

 

W.M.I.H. Wijesinghe

9

1245-1000

A Generalized Solution for Design and Implementation Problems of Modern Veterinary Clinics in Sri Lanka

 

R T S Nagahawatta

 

 

Track 05: Management/ Policy Development/General

Room: No.5

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1045 - 1100

Buddhism and organizational Management: A Review

 

Weerasinghe, T.D.

2

1100 – 1115

The Relationship between Strategic Planning and business Performance: An Empirical Study of Manufacturing SMEs in Western Province in Sri Lanka

 

W.A.D.S. Wijetunge

 

3

1115 - 1130

The Relationship between Planning and Business Performance: An Empirical Investigation of Manufacturing SMEs in Sri Lanka

 

Pushpakumari  M.D.

 

4

1130 – 1145

IDP camp management for a durable solution: An account of Sri Lankan experiences

 

Godagama  A.

 

5

1145 - 1200

Diagnosing Royal Handloom Weaving Factory using Goal Matrix

Ismail M. B. M

 

6

1200 – 1215

Profile of multiple intelligence of university administrative officers in Sri Lanka

 

Kaluarachchi  I.P.

 

7

1215 – 1230

Mixed research method as the third research paradigm

 

U.L.T.P.Gunasekera

8

1230 – 1245

Reliability and Validity of Community Power Questionnaire Instrument (CPQI)

 

Ismail, M. B. M

 

 

Track 06: Marketing Management

Room: No.6

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1045 - 1100

Social Media as a Marketing Tool: A Study with Reference to First Time Voters in The University of Colombo

 

Ruwangi Chandrasekera

 

2

1100 – 1115

Customer Satisfaction towards the Service Quality: A Study on NDB PLC of Sri Lanka.

 

Prabath Perera  

Dilini Aruppala

 

3

1115 - 1130

The Relationship between Planning and Business Performance: An Empirical Investigation of Manufacturing SMEs in Sri Lanka

 

Pushpakumari M.D.

 

4

1130 – 1145

Consumerism and its issues on Sustainability; a case study from Sri Lanka

 

P.S.Morawakage

 

5

1145 - 1200

Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Socio-cultural Factors in Fashion Designer Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka

 

Nisanka Kusumsiri

6

1200 – 1215

Impact of Product Modification on Customer Satisfaction: A Study on Nokia and Samsung Mobile Phones in Vavuniya District of Sri Lanka

 

Piratheepan U.

 

7

1215 – 1230

The Empirical Study on Customer Satisfaction Towards Service Quality of Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka Comparing State and Private Banks.

 

P.S. Morawakage,

Kulathunga K.M.K.N.S.,

 

8

1230 – 1245

Impact of Demographic Factors on the Decision Making Style: A Case Study of Manufacture of Dairy Products Industry in Sri Lanka

 

R. K. Dayaratne

 

 

Note 02: Commencement of the Session 02 – ICBI 2013

Track 01: Accounting and Finance

Room: No.1

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1400 -  1415

Development of Corporate Social Responsibility in developing countries: comparison study between developed and developing countries

 

Tilakasiri K.K.

 

2

1415 – 1430

Predicting Corporate Financial Distress in Sri Lanka With Reference to Z-Score Model

 

K.G.M. Nanayakkara

 

3

1430 – 1445

Relationship between Macro – Economic Variables  and Stock Market Performance of Colombo Stock Exchange

 

P. s. Morawakage

 

4

1445  – 1500

Higher Earnigs of The Financial Intermediaries & Their Impact of Sri  Lankan GDP

 

G.J.K Bulathsinhala  ,

 

5

1500 – 1515

Applicability of Performance Based Employee Share Ownership Plans for the Motivation of Junior Management Level Employees in Service Sector Organizations in Sri Lanka

 

E.M.K.S. Ekanayake, P.A.D. Rajini, K.M.G.K. Konara

 

6

1515 – 1530

the nexus between Corporate Fraud and Corporate survival: How and who

 

Alex A. A. Bruce

 

7

1530 – 1545

Attractiveness of the IPOs in Sri Lankan Context: Perspective of the Retail Individual Investors  

 

Wijesingehe M.R.P.

 

8

1545 – 1600

Social and Financial Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions in Sri Lanka.

 

Kumari P.W.N.A, Kulathunga K.M.K.N.S,

 

9

1600 – 1615

Bank’s Risk Management: An Analysis of Risk Management Practices of Sri Lankan Banking Sector

 

Fernando J.M.R, Basnayake     W .B.M.D.

 

10

1615 – 1630

Testing the semi-Strong Form Efficiency of Indian Stock market – A Study with special reference to Indian steel Companies

 

Fernando W.R.P.K.

 

 

 

Track 02: Human Resources Management

Room: No. 2

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/S

1

1400 -  1415

Human Resource Management Practices And Organizational Commitment

 

L.D.Victor

 

2

1415 – 1430

Relationship between the Big-Five Personality Factors and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Among Managers in Katunayake Exports Promotion Zone

 

S. Ranasinghe,

 

3

1430 – 1445

The Study  on Impact of Employee Motivation and Job Involvement on  Employees’  Performance In Apparel Sector in  Kurunegala District In Sri Lanka

 

Senevirathne  W.S.

 

4

1445  – 1500

Career Barriers Affecting Female Medical Practitioners’ Career Advancement as General Surgeons; A Case from the Western Province

 

B. P. Poorni I. Perera, Mohan Devadas

 

5

1500 – 1515

Organizational Complexity A Vital Consideration For HR

 

A. Dayanatha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track 03: Economics/ Disaster Management

Room: No.3

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1400 -  1415

A Study on Technical Efficiency and Cost of Paddy Production in Manmunai Southwest D.S Division

 

Jeyapiratheea. A

 

2

1415 – 1430

A Case Study on Cross-border Logistics Performance in Sri Lanka

 

L. Edirisinghe

 

3

1430 – 1445

Women Issues: Migrant workers and their lives

 

S.Mahesaranathan

 

4

1445  – 1500

Shaping Up Tomorrow’s Future: Can Sri Lanka Sets an Example in Achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for Youth?

 

C. Rodrigo

 

5

1500 – 1515

A study on the factors for failures in project expansions: with special reference to Lucky Lanka Milk Processing Company Ltd-Sri Lanka

 

R.K. N. D. DARSHANI

 

6

1515 – 1530

The Socio and Economic Impact of  Unemployment in Manmunai South West Divisional Secretariat Division in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka

 

T. Jeyasanthini

 

7

1530 – 1545

An Overview of Challenges Faced by Local Apparel Manufacturers and Suppliers in Sri Lanka

 

R.S. Amadoru

 

8

1545-1600

Tsunami Risk Assessment in Weligama. Sri Lanka

 

W.A.A.P. Wijesundara,      M. Ranagalage

 

 

 

Track 04: Marketing Management

Room: No.4

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1400 -  1415

Influence on Buying Behaviour of Purchasing Residential Houses In Northern Province, Sri Lanka

 

Meenambekai, R

 

2

1415 – 1430

Service Quality Gap Analysis of Five Star Hotels in Sri Lanka

 

D.S.P.C Karunasekara, SC.Thushara

 

3

1430 – 1445

Identification How Would the External Appearance Impact on Getting A Job

 

D. Dassanayake,   A.C. De Alwis

 

4

1445  – 1500

The Impact of Brand Awareness, Brand Association and Brand Perceived Quality on Female Consumers' Purchase Decision of Foreign Makeup Products

 

W.L.M.V. Perera, D.M.R. Dissanayake

 

5

1500-1515

The Effects of Relationship Marketing Practices on Customer Loyalty -Specific Reference to Insurance Companies in Sri Lanka

 

Dhanushanthini Yoganathan

 

6

1515-1530

The consumer adaptation of technological innovations: An empirical study in the context of commercial banks in Sri Lanka.

 

Kumari    D.A.T.

 

 

Track 05: Tourism/ Entrepreneurship

Room: No.5

Ref. No:

Time

Research Paper

Presenter/s

1

1400 -  1415

Measuring tourism competitiveness using Shift-Share analysis ; New paradigm to way forward tourism in Sri Lanka

 

I.                     N. Fernando

 

2

1415 – 1430

Problems Faced by Freelance English Speaking Licensed Chauffeur Tourist Guides In Sri Lanka: with Special Reference to Kandy World Heritage Site

 

W.H.M.S.       Samarathunga

 

3

1430-1445

The Role of Micro Credit Programme in Empowering Women – A Special Reference to Kilinochchi District

 

Rathiranee, Y &  Semasinghe, D,M

 

4

1445-1500

Problems and Prospects of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Batticaloa District

 

S. Maheswaranathan

 

5

1500-1515

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND UNEMPLOYMENT: A CONCEPTUAL REVIEW

 

Babangida Muhammad Musa, D.M. Semasinghe

 

6

1515-1530

The Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on the growth of SME’s in Sri Lanka

 

Krishan I. Kumarapeli ,

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Selected best 25 papers will be published in the following Journals:

    • South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management (SAJHRM)-(Refereed Journal- Sage Publication)
    • Journal of Asian Development Studies (JADS)-(Indexed)
    • Journal of Global and Scientific Issues (JGSI)-(Indexed)
    • Kelaniya Journal of Management (KJM)- (Refereed)
    • Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management (KJHRM)- (Refereed)
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    • Accounting and Finance
    • Business and National Policy
    • Economics
    • Educational Studies
    • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
    • Environmental Studies
    • Human Resource Management and Development
    • Industrial Psychology and Sociology
    • Information and Communication Technology
    • International Business
    • Management Science
    • Marketing Management
    • Operations Management
    • Peace and Conflict Management
    • Public Administration
    • Strategic Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Tourism and Hospitality Management
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