Niranjala Tennakoon

Niranjala Tennakoon
Wayamba University of Sri lanka · Department of Business Management

Doctor of Philosophy (Reading)
Testing the effects of PsyCap and organizational resilience on economic sustainability in SMEs context.

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Introduction
Niranjala Tennakoon currently works at the Department of Business Management, Wayamba University of Sri lanka. Niranjala does research in Information Systems (Business Informatics), Business Administration and Human Resources. Their current project is 'Gender studies'.
Additional affiliations
September 2006 - March 2008
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I did lectures on Organizational Behavior, IT for Business Management and Economics.
Education
January 2007 - December 2012
University of Peradeniya
Field of study
  • Business Administration
October 2000 - December 2004
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Field of study
  • Business Administration

Publications

Publications (110)
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Covid-19 became a global challenge even though the African Region's people were less affected as per reported statistics. The pandemic hit all economies resulting in the deterioration of critical economic indicators. It is evidenced by the abnormal fall of the prices in different sectors, such as energy, mining, agriculture, aviation, and travel in...
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Work-Life balance and job satisfaction are among the topmost manpower managerial issues in most contemporary workplaces. Fluxes in these variables result in productivity losses and inflated overall cost at the organizational level while at the macro level, they hold back the national economic growth. Scholars argue that psychological capital can po...
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Economic sustainability, one among the Triple Bottom Lines (TBLs), perhaps the most attractive and popular dimension of sustainability, is the long-term standpoint of an establishment in terms of financial and marketing measures. Realizing the value of economic sustainability is a far-felt need for practitioners because of its sense of stability. D...
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The lack of initial capital has long been reported as a prominent barrier for entrepreneurial start-ups. Contrary to this, crowdfunding is treated as a “magic hand” for solving the numerous financial demands of netizens. Yet, knowledge on crowdfunding has not been tested for its capacity to affect start-up intentions. Based on the Theory of Plan...
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The COVID-19 pandemic led to massive changes in the lives of individuals, businesses, and society at large. The global health crisis restrained human interactions where firms had to rethink and reshape the Human Resources Management (HRM) and bring their best to realize organizational goals and objectives. Resultantly, the HR challenges had to addr...
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Entrepreneurship is a worldwide phenomenon with economic growth across the globe that is rendered by the emergence of new and innovative business start-ups. An emerging recognition is that employees who transitioned from organisational employment to entrepreneurship may have identified valuable entrepreneurial opportunities and may subsequently hav...
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A computerized maintenance management system or CMMS is software that centralizes maintenance information and facilitates the processes of maintenance operations. It helps optimize the utilization and availability of physical equipment like vehicles, machinery, communications, plant infrastructures and other assets. CMMS is essential because they m...
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The beliefs in career exploration methods varying largely between the online and the offline career exploration methods. Among large pool of career explorers, university undergraduates can be considered as one of the most intense and immature group of explorers. At the same time, it is apparent that students are exploring career opportunities throu...
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Employee performance was found to be significantly associated with their health and safety. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has even become critical in the face of organizational survival. Previous studies offer abundant evidence for a substantial relationship between these variables in different contexts. Yet, the empirical evidence pertaining...
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Occupational Stress (OS) is a universal phenomenon that almost all employees of any capacity undergo. Analysis of the negative effects of OS showed deterioration in Employee Performance (EP), which is a critical concern of both practitioners and researchers. Emotional Intelligence (EI), a powerful inner property of individuals, has been tested for...
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Occupational Stress (OS) is a universal phenomenon that almost all employees of any capacity undergo. Analysis of the negative effects of OS showed deterioration in Employee Performance (EP), which is a critical concern of both practitioners and researchers. Emotional Intelligence (EI), a powerful inner property of individuals, has been tested for...
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Lack of initial capital has long been reported as a prominent barrier for blooming entrepreneurial start-ups. Contrary to that, crowdfunding is treated as a “magic hand” for solving numerous financial demands of netizens. Yet, knowledge on crowdfunding has not tested for its capacity to affect start-up intentions. Based on Theory of Planned Behavio...
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The study aimed at investigating the effect of the Grievance Handling Mechanism (GHM) on the Extra-Work Performance (EWP) of shop floor employees in the Sri Lankan biscuit manufacturing industry. The deductive reasoning deployed the quantitative approach to test the theoretical arguments. Key attributes of an effective grievance handling system, na...
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The study aimed at investigating the effect of Grievance Handling Mechanism (GHM) on the Extra-Work Performance (EWP) of shop floor employees in the Sri Lankan biscuit manufacturing industry. The deductive reasoning deployed the quantitative approach to test the theoretical arguments. Key attributes of an effective grievance handling system, namely...
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Occupational Stress (OS) is a universal phenomenon that almost all employees of any capacity have to undergo. Analysis of the negative effects of OS showed deterioration in Employee Performance (EP), which is a critical concern of both practitioners and researchers. Emotional Intelligence (EI), a powerful inner property of individuals, has been tes...
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Lack of initial capital has long been reported as a prominent barrier for blooming entrepreneurial start-ups. Contrary to that, crowdfunding is treated as a "magic hand" for solving numerous financial demands of netizens. Yet, knowledge on crowdfunding has not tested for its capacity to affect start-up intentions. Based on Theory of Planned Behavio...
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The health and safety function of the manufacturing industries plays a vital role in productivity improvement. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become the only factor that ensures organizational survival. Previous studies have established the relationship between accidents and employee performance in different contexts. Yet, the empirical evi...
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E-learning, the product of technology and education, has emerged as a powerful medium of learning particularly in the higher education sector. Significance of e-learning in educational services has led to a massive growth in the number of e-learning courses and systems offering different types of services followed by the COVID 19 pandemic. Thus, ev...
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Organizational Resilience (OR) as a construct and as a socioeconomic challenge is gaining uprising attention. Yet, a better understanding of the term in terms of what it is and what it isn't is still far behind. The present study is aimed at revisiting the definitions of OR for elucidating the scope of it. A systematic review of selected journal ar...
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Organizational Resilience (OR) as a construct and as a socioeconomic challenge is gaining uprising attention. Yet, a better understanding of the term in terms of what it is and what it isn't is still far behind. The present study thus aimed at revisiting the definitions of OR for making clearer what it is and what it isn't. As such, this research p...
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This is the presentation made based on the at Annual Research Congress of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in 2021
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The concept of Psychological Capital (PsyCap) was originally developed in the field of psychology. It is a high-order core construct with four psychological resources of self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resiliency. PsyCap goes beyond common measures of economic, human capital and social. Thus, it becomes eventually critical for today's turbulent b...
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The emergence of new technologies has modified the way businesses handle the information. Big data technology, which is best known for its capability to deliver competitive advantages, has been increasingly adopted by many organizations. A wellinformed workforce of advanced technologies is fundamental for successful implication of any technology. T...
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Aims: Previous studies show a significant attitudinal difference between Generation Y and others in the context of Work-Life Balance. The present study aimed at finding promising factors and the magnitude of them in affecting the Work-Life Balance of Generation Y employees. Study Design: The study was a quantitative, cross-sectional inquiry of the...
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The development of social networking platforms on the internet has brought a tremendous impact on the facilitation of global social interconnections. Consumers are influenced by a variety of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in which Facebook plays a major role, not limiting to family, friends, acquaintances, neighbours, and social partners. Aligning...
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Individual motivation to become an entrepreneur is found to be preceded by two sources namely; the parental entrepreneurial background and organizational employment. There is ample literature to support the parental influence on entrepreneurial initiatives (Dunn & Holtz-Eakin, 2000; Rachmawan, Lizar, & Mangundjaya, 2015; Antawati, 2017) and particu...
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Incorporation of technology with educational activities expedites teaching and learning processes. Modern learning environment widely employs technology, particularly in the form of E-learning systems (ELS). E-Learning (EL) is an electronic module that functions through the use of the student’s computer and thus does not require the direct presence...
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This paper, in the SME context, proposes a theoretical framework for assessing the Economic Sustainability (ES) of organizations from a psychological lens. In the face of catastrophic events; whether natural or man-made, organizations are expected to bounce back and continue the business under any devastating condition. SMEs, those often labelled t...
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Introduction Entrepreneurship gears economic development through job creation, innovation and through the community welfare. It ensures the economic sustainability of a country. Entrepreneurship can be recognized as a source of ideas. New enterprises generate additional wealth to the national economy. Resultantly, national income of the country w...
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Introduction Globalization and technological advances have created a highly competitive business environment for the 21st century resulting people to use flexibility, high-quality work-life and Work Life Balance (WLB) as yardsticks of their career choices. Additionally, enhancement of technological development expands the scope of technological u...
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The development of social networking platforms on the internet has brought tremendous impact to the facilitation of global social interconnections. Consumers are influenced by a variety of Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in which Facebook plays a major role in it, not limiting to family, friends, acquaintances, neighbours, and social partners. Align...
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Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) are regarded as the principal driving forces of any economic system, particularly in the developing economies, due to the vital role played by them in improving the economic conditions, such as employment, gross production, poverty reduction, and economic growth in general. Yet, in many contexts, the SMME...
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Leadership Qualities (LQs) has long been recognized and tested by many scholars for their effects on Employee Performance (EP). On the other hand, Emotional intelligence (EI) is gaining much interest from both scholars and practitioners in manipulating the performance-based relations. It is suggested that EI enables individuals to deal with their e...
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Based on the theory of constraints, the present study tests the impact of electronic banking practices and ownership on the operational efficiency of Sri Lankan commercial banks. Views of operational level managers were collected in state-owned and public-owned banks based on the Rathnapura district of Sri Lanka. A pre-tested structured instrument...
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Employee turnover intention in short term (ETIST) is still a burning issue for many labor-intensive industries despite the interest of scholars on it for many past decades. The impact of Career Planning (CP) on ETIST is loosely addressed. Thus, this study investigates the impact of CP on the ETIST. A deductive, cross-sectional research inquiry was...
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Existence of Career Decision Making Difficulty (CDD) is lightly addressed in the career planning and career management body of knowledge. The purpose of this explanatory study was to test the prevalence and the nature of the CDD specifically among the Sri Lankan undergraduates. An explanatory study was carried out with the data of filed survey of 1...
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The presentation made at 21st KLibel 2020, Malayasia
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E-governance evidenced to be delivering greater value in governmental services in developed countries. Developing countries, yet encounter utmost challenges, can reap enormous benefits from e-governance applications to enhance governmental services. These challenges and opportunities of e-governance in the context of developing countries are yet to...
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Gamification; use of games in the non-gaming contexts is satisfactorily tested for many contexts including education, training, and performance. But the gamification was hardly tested for its moderating effect on established relationships. Hence, the aim of this research was to assess the moderating effect of gamification in manipulating the associ...
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Compliance with the International Internal Audit Standards (IIASs) is obligatory to ensure the credibility of the audit reports. In the Sri Lankan context, the extent of IIASs application by the financial institutions is still unclear as no formal investigation has been performed so far to address the same. Thus, the purpose of the present study wa...
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The perceived barriers of employee transition to entrepreneurship in the context of developed countries have been satisfactorily investigated while such empirical evidences are scant with respect to developing countries where the entrepreneurial-friendly set-up is hardly evidenced (Gacheu, 2007; Velamuri, et al., 2005; Stuart & Ding, 2006; Rachmawa...
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Crowdfunding is treated as a "magic hand" for solving numerous financial demands of netizens. Lack of initial capital has been long recognised as a prominent barrier for blooming entrepreneurial start-ups. Based on Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), present study assessed how knowledge of crowdfunding opportunities, parental influence and internet...
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E-governance evidenced to be delivering greater value in governmental services in developed countries. Developing countries, yet encounter utmost challenges, can reap enormous benefits from e-governance applications to enhance governmental services. These challenges and opportunities of e-governance in the context of developing countries are yet to...
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E-governance evidenced to be delivering greater value in governmental services in developed countries. Developing countries, yet encounter utmost challenges, can reap enormous benefits from e-governance applications to enhance governmental services. These challenges and opportunities of e-governance in the context of developing countries are yet to...
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Technology today plays a significant role in many behavioural setups at both individual and organizational levels, particularly in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. For decades, Work-Life-Balance (WLB) has also been regarded as a critical determinant of productivity at numerous performance levels. The practice towards work-from-home intensifies the...
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Introduction Start-ups are the driving force behind the economic growth. Thus, all countries continuously stressing on swelling the number of the start-ups. Complications in financing the start-ups is known for decades as the main barrier for enhancing the rate of start-ups. Many lefts behind their business ideas just because of the lack of capita...
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Introduction Modern businesses operate in the knowledge era where ceaseless efforts are required to capture opportunities in the environment. Data produced in massive volumes drives the competitive advantages of the companies as they offer the base for organizational learning and knowledge harvesting. Big data refers to the large volume of data tha...
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Abstract Previous studies show a significant attitudinal difference between the Generation Y (Gen Y) and others in the context of Work-Life Balance (WLB). The present study aimed at finding promising factors those influence the WLB and their impact on the WLB of Gen Y. A quantitative inquiry of WLB determinants namely; flexibility & freedom, motiv...
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Previous studies show a significant attitudinal difference between the Generation Y (Gen Y) and others in the context of Work-Life Balance (WLB). The present study aimed at finding promising factors those influence the WLB and their impact on the WLB of Gen Y. A quantitative inquiry of WLB determinants namely; flexibility & freedom, motivation, job...
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Objective - At present, higher educational institutions are heavily reliant on Learning Management Systems (LMS) to effectively manage communication with students and to enable technology-based learning. However, the success of LMS depends mostly on the adoption of LMS by students and teachers. The aim of this study is to incorporate different impo...
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Modern businesses operate in the knowledge era where ceaseless efforts are required to capture opportunities in the environment. Data produced in massive volumes drives the competitive advantages of the companies as they offer the base for organizational learning and knowledge harvesting. Big data refers to the large volume of data that cannot be m...
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Entrepreneurial start-ups are the driving force behind the economic growth. Thus, all countries continuously stressing on swelling the number of the start-ups. Complications in financing the entrepreneurial start-ups is known for decades as the main barrier for enhancing the rate of start-ups. Many left behind their business ideas just because of t...
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Previous studies show a significant attitudinal difference between the Generation Y (Gen Y) and others in the context of Work-Life Balance (WLB). The present study aimed at finding promising factors those influence the WLB and their impact on the WLB of Gen Y.
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Customs, of any country is one of the prominent statutory body. Usually, it operates with the objective of enforcing law, acting as a revenue collector for the government, facilitating the international trade, and protecting the society. Harbor/s of a country as the main trading and entry port/s usually is/are busy. A qualitative study was conducte...
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LMS is the prominent ICT platform over which blended learning is delivered. Especially for higher education institutes, LMS is a promising tool when the perpetual physical interaction of teacher and student is not guaranteed (Ashammari, 2015; Murshitha & Wickramarachchi, 2016). An effective usage of it enriches the learning experience for all the s...
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This was presented at 9th GCBSS 2019 in Male, Maldives
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In general, developed countries extensively utilize sophisticated technology to manage the risk. The customs authorities in developed countries are already stepping in to the new trend of adopting databases to handle large volume data of various kinds to develop risk profiles. These then are used in detecting cargo of high risk. In developing count...
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This research paper was accepted for the presentation at the 9th Global Conference on Business & Social Sciences “Contemporary Issues in Management and Social Sciences Research” Dates: 19-20 JULY 2019
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This research tests the potential differences in subordinate's engagement based on variations in the gender match of the supervisor-subordinate dyad. A quantitative study is performed with the data of 234 respondents. Results reports a significant variation in subordinate's engagement based on gender match of supervisor-subordinate dyad. The outcom...
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Results of the study on Gender match of Supervisor-subordinate dyad and employee engagement of subordinate.
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The necessity of microfinance services is upraising with the increased complexity of the rural lifestyle. The economic pattern of rural communities and the performance of the informal financial sector are two cornerstones of modern microfinance services. It is expected that the demand for microfinance will be increased as the complexity of rural li...
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Employee turnover intention in short term (ETIST) is still a burning issue for many labor intensive industries despite the interest of scholars on it for many past decades. The impact of Career Planning (CP) on ETIST is loosely addressed. Thus, this study investigates the impact of CP on the ETIST. A deductive, cross sectional research inquiry was...
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Among the uses of the Internet for businesses, getting fulfill the manpower requirements becomes a top most use of the Internet due to its cost efficiency over conventional recruitment strategies. Followed by this organizational practice, many individuals use the Internet as a tool for searching & selecting a job. Importantly, Generation "Z" (Gen Z...
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This study focused on testing the association between social media usage of undergraduate s of Sri Lankan State universities and their academic performance.
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Introduction ICT, since the last few decades has grown rapidly revolutionizing the entire globe. Technological advancement and new mediums are being introduced to connect global audiences. Social media as such technological mechanism of connecting people and communities across the globe have become an international trend. Social media are primarily...
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The present study aimed at assessing the impact of social media usage on undergraduates’ academic performances in the context of Sri Lankan state universities. Given the immense usage of social media by the undergraduates, the study alleged to offer the findings critical to steamrolling the use of social media for better academic achievements.
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The purpose of this research is to investigate the factors affecting the job involvement and determine the factors that affect critically to job involvement with especial reference to super grade branches of a leading private bank. A review of the literature revealed there are limited researches those targeted job involvement of employees in bankin...
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Internet has created a prodigious value for “others' opinion”. It offers a common platform to share the opinions of people, those will guide the decisions made by online community. Transition of traditional WOM (Word Of Mouth) to e-WOM (electronic – Word Of Mouth) has amplifies the viral effect of marketing promotions. People get heavily influenced...
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ABSTRACT Internet has created a prodigious value for “others’ opinion”. It offers a common platform to share the opinions of people, those will guide the decisions made by online community. Transition of traditional WOM (Word Of Mouth) to e-WOM (electronic – Word Of Mouth) has amplifies the viral effect of marketing promotions. People get heavily i...
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The power of the religiosity over employee engagement remain unaddressed in the academic context. The aim of this study was to test the association between the religiosity and employee engagement. A quantitative study was performed with the participation of a general sample extracted from the Sri Lankan institutions. The cross sectional study gathe...
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Organizations which are operating in competitive market arena can be assessed by many areas. Among them, becoming an employees’ choice by being an attractive and comfortable place to work is one of an evaluation criteria of an organization. At present context, measuring employer brand has becoming a staple activity in human resource departments in...
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In today’s business context, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a vital role in achieving organizational success. Organizations are increasingly incorporating ICT in their day today work through different tools and techniques. ICT has become a prerequisite for all organizations to par with current global competitiveness. Hence, or...
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Contemporary women are setting up their own enterprises, despite many shortcomings and constraints. The level of women involvement in entrepreneurial activity, however, is still significantly lower than that of men. Women entrepreneurs are often cited for their inability to reach the professional level of the organizations. The lack of psychologica...
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Any organization has many functions such as HR function, Production function, Welfare function, Maintenance function, and Procurement function…etc. Out of them, procurement is one of a core support function that helps organizations to get down the goods and services that needed to perform other organizational functions. Procurement is the business...
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Mobile banking is now capturing the banking industry at a rapid phase by eliminating and transforming conventional banking activities to the mobile-based system. Even the technology is enhancing, recent findings in Sri Lanka illustrate that customers are resistant toward adopting new technology even it gives more advantages (Suraweera, Kahingala, B...