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Susith Fernando

Position:

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Qualifications:

PhD in Accounting (University of Waikato, NZ);
CPA (Australia)
MBA in International Business (AIT, Bangkok/Oxford);
MBA in Finance (ESCP Europe Business School, Paris);
MSc in Management, B.Com. (Special) (University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka).

Email:

Susith.Fernando@toiohomai.ac.nz

Phone:

+64 7346 8846

Profile:

Prior to joining Toi Ohomai, Dr Susith worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka for more than 15 years. Also, he has teaching and research experience as a tutor/research associate at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and as a Tutor at the Waikato Business School, University of Waikato. Further, he worked as a dissertation supervisor of the MBA programme at the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK offered by the ICBT Campus, Sri Lanka. His doctoral work extends the understanding of CSR performance and disclosure practices and provides empirical insights into how CSR practices are shaped by both local and global forces. He teaches in the areas of management accounting, financial accounting and financial management for undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr Susith has reviewed research papers in the area of accounting for international business conferences and he is an editorial member of the American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business - Science Publishing Group.

Research Interests:

  • Management accounting practice
  • CSR/sustainability practices
  • IFRS applications and compliances
  • Mixed method research
  • Theories in accounting

Research Publications and Outputs:

Journal Publications:

  • Fernando, S., Lawrence, S., Kelly, M., & Arunachalam, M. (2015). CSR practices in Sri Lanka: An exploratory analysis. Social Responsibility Journal (“B” ranked), Vol. 11, Issue 4
  • Fernando, S., & Lawrence, S. (2014 Fall). A theoretical framework for CSR practices: Integrating legitimacy theory, stakeholder theory and institutional theory. Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research (“C” ranked), 10(1)

Refereed Conference Publications – Full paper:

  • Fernando, S. & Lawrence, S. (2015). CSR practices: A comparison between a developed and a developing country. Proceedings of the 2015 Global Conference of Environmental and Sustainability Management Accounting Network (EMAN), Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 28-30 January 2015
  • Peiris, I., Dana, L., Akoorie, M., Fernando, S. (2015).Understanding the effect of entrepreneurial desires and intentions on creating entrepreneurial opportunities, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2015. Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 7-8 December 2015. This was selected as the overall best paper of the Conference.
  • Fernando, S. & Lawrence, S. (2011). Corporate social responsibility practices in Sri Lanka: A survey study, Proceedings of the Annual Corporate Reporting and Governance Conference 2011, California State University, Fullerton, USA, 22-23 September 2011
  • Fernando, S. & Lawrence, S. (2011). Corporate social responsibility practices in the listed companies of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Management and Finance 2011, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 16 December 2011
  • Udayashantha, P.D.C., Dilhani, K.A.N. & Fernando, S., (2006). Japanese management practices in Sri Lankan companies, Proceedings of the International Symposium 2006, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka, 4-6 July 2006
  • Fernando, S. (2006). Capital investment practices in Sri Lanka and UK: A comparison, Proceedings of the Faculty Symposium 2006, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 5 May 2006
  • Fernando, S. (2005). Capital investment practices in Sri Lanka: An empirical study, Proceedings of the International Conference on Business Management in the Third World 2005. Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 10 March 2005

Text Books

  • Fernando, S. (2006). Management Accounting I (Sinhalese medium) (3rd Ed), Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Fernando, S. (2007). Management Accounting II (Sinhalese medium) (3rd Ed), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Other forms of dissemination

  • Fernando, S. (2013). Corporate Social Responsibility practices in developing countries: Empirical evidence from Sri Lanka, PhD Thesis, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, New Zealand. 328 pp.
  • Fernando, S. (2003). Capital investment practices in Sri Lanka and UK: A comparison. MBA (International Business) Thesis, School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. The study was carried out in Oxford, UK.
  • Fernando, S. (2001). Capital investment practices in Sri Lanka: An empirical study. MSc (Management) Thesis, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Working papers

Alawattage, C. & Fernando, S. Postcoloniality in corporate social and environmental accountability. Submitted to Accounting Organization and Society (AOS) Journal, currently working on modifications. Note: This paper has been presented at the University of Glasgow, UK, on 18 February 2015.

Fernando, S., & Lawrence, S. CSR practices: A comparative analysis of companies in developed and developing world. Submitted to Business and Society Journal.

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