H.M.A. Herath

H.M.A. Herath
Wayamba University of Sri lanka · Department of Business Management

Professor (in Management)

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Introduction
My passion is teaching by using innovative and learner-centered techniques for enjoying the permanent positive changes in the behavior of learners while contributing to the knowledge creating through research studies in the field of “people as a capital to the organizations” and “organizational strategy”. Since this cannot be achieved without continuous learning, I also enjoy “life-long learning” in these broad fields of studies which mainly cover the study of human behavior.

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Publications (23)
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As a service providing company the image and the success of the insurance industry vastly depend on the ethical behavior patterns of their salesperson as they are the persons who have direct relationships with customers which in turn build up the customer's satisfaction and trust towards the organization. Therefore, the managers must have the knowl...
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This paper investigates a model of SME performance based on the dimensions of entrepreneurial orientation and absorptive capacity of the firm. The model tested the direct effects of innovativeness, risk-taking and proactiveness on firm performance and the moderating role of absorptive capacity on the relationship between the dimensions of entrepren...
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This paper examines the effect of recent configuration of strategic orientation on SME performance and the moderating effect of absorptive capacity of the firm. Data from 350 owner-managers of small and medium scale hotel and restaurants in Sri Lanka were used with structural equation modelling. The structural model investigates the direct effects...
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Creating a highly performing Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector is the central focus of many developing countries, but contrary to the expectations, most of SMEs in South Asia face many constraints such as policy inertia, misplaced government priorities, lack of infrastructure facilities, inappropriate technology, and lack of information and...
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ABSTRACT The low performance of small and medium scale enterprises deprives their multiple contributions to the economies in their mobility towards the development. Though the issue has attracted the attention of many researchers, even today it is compelling due to the emerging global competition in the context of developing countries. The previou...
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Performance of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) is critical for the economic and social advancement of any country due to their contribution in defferent aspects. The level of strategic orientation of SMEs has been researched in previous studies as a predictor of performance. Purpose of this his study is to propose a research model...
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Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has been considered as one of the most important driving force behind economies of both developed and developing countries due to their multiple contributions. In most of the developing countries, the performance of the SMEs is a key issue today. Strategic orientation of SMEs is one of the most cri...
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SME sector has been identified as a decisive factor for the success of any country or economy. Especially this sector in developing countries faces many constraints. As a developing country, there is no exception for Sri Lankan SME sector since it faces many constraints such as policy inertia, misplaced government priorities, lack of infrastructure...
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Small and medium sized Enterprises (SME) performance has been considered as one of the most important driving forces behind economies of both developed and developing countries due to their multiple contributions. In most of the developing countries, the performance of the SMEs is a key issue today. Purpose of this study is to propose a research mo...
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SME performance has been considered as one of the most important driving force behind economies of both developed and developing countries due to their multiple contributions. In most of the developing countries, the performance of the SMEs is a key issue today. Since the SMEs in developing countries face many obstacles, the human agency is critica...
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SME sector has been identified as a decisive factor for the success of any country or economy. Especially this sector in developing countries faces many constraints. As a developing country, there is no exception for Sri Lankan SME sector since it faces many constraints such as policy inertia, misplaced government priorities, lack of infrastructure...
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Highly performed SME sector is considered as a key factor behind the economic and social development of a country. The performance of SMEs mainly depends on the role of human agency and magnitude of this dependence has not been well established since it has been neglected in recent research. This phenomenon is to be clearly understood and this pape...
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Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has been considered as one of the most important driving force behind economies of both developed and developing countries due to their multiple contributions. In most of the developing countries, the performance of the SMEs is a key issue today. Strategic orientation of SMEs is one of the most cri...
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Explaining performance of SMEs has long been the focus of many researchers. Though it is commonly accepted that the entrepreneur’s role is central for the success of SMEs, it remains inconclusive that individual level variables can be incorporated as predictors of firm level performance. This paper aims to discuss the importance of entrepreneur’s r...
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This article applies complex evolving systems theory (CES) to investigating the governance factors affecting rebuilding in the wake of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. It also examines the crucial processes of co-operation between the various governance actors (public, market and civil society) in the aftermath of the disaster. The main focus is on t...
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Performance of Small and Medium Scale enterprises (SMEs) has long been the focus of many researchers. Though it is commonly accepted that the entrepreneur's role is central for the success of SMEs, it remains inconclusive that individual level variables can be incorporated as predictors of firm level performance. This paper aims to discuss the impo...
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The features of governance during the provision of relief immediately following the 2004 tsunami, the restoration of key services and facilities, and the longer term rebuilding of damaged/destroyed infrastructure, in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, are investigated in this case study. Interview data revealed that recovery attempts were significant...
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The features of governance during the provision of relief immediately following the 2004 tsunami, the restoration of key services and facilities, and the longer term rebuilding of damaged/destroyed infrastructure, in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, are investigated in this case study. Interview data revealed that recovery attempts were significant...
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Small and Medium scale enterprises play an important role in Sri Lankan economy. Data available in the SME sector reveals that the failure rate of SME is very high while growth rate of the sector is less than 30 percent in Sri Lanka. 80 percent of newly started Small and Medium scale Enterprises fails within few years. Also expansion of existing en...

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Projects (2)
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To explore the gig economy Trends in Asia
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To test an entrepreneurial model for identifying potential entrepreneurs and their readiness for a start-up