Dr. B. Nishantha

Dr. B. Nishantha

Senior Lecturer – Grade I [PhD (Ryukoku, Japan), MBA (Col, Sri Lanka), BCom (Col, Sri Lanka), CTHE (Col, Sri Lanka)]

 

TI: Small Business Management, Strategic Management,

Entrepreneurship, Research Methodology, Management Process and Practices

RI: Small Enterprise Growth Dynamics, Micro Finance, Entrepreneurial

Intention, Organizational Citizenship Behavior

 

BOOKS

Nishantha, B. (2006). Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (Sinhala medium book), Homagama: Hemantha Publications.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Nishantha, B., and K. P. J. M. Pathirana. “Motivation, perceived success factors and problems of entrepreneurs: evidence from a developing country in Asia.” International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking 4.3 (2014): 292-304.

Nishantha, B., (2012/2013). Reasons for Starting Businesses, Perceived Success Factors and Barriers for Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs in the SME Sector. Economic Review (Dec / Jan). Vol.9 & 10.

Nishantha, B. (2011). The Role of Social Capital on Firm Growth: The Case of Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka. Asia Pacific World, 2(1), 54-70.

Nishantha, B. (2011). Determinents of Employment Growth in Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka: A Causal Analysis, , Ryukoku Journal of Economic Studies, 51(2).

Nishantha , B. (2011). An Integrative Sales Growth Model for Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka: Path Analysis Approach, Ryukoku Journal of Economic Studies, 51(1).

Nishantha, B., & Kawamura, Y. (2011). The Role of Human and Social Capital on Small Enterprise Growth: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Ryukoku Journal of Economic Studies, 50(3).

Nishantha, B. (2010). Development of Small and Medium Enterprises in Post-conflict Sri Lanka: Opportunities, Challenges and Policy Implications. Ryukoku Journal of Economic Studies, 49 (4), 41-54.

Nishantha, B. (2009). Influence of Personality Traits and Socio-demographic Background of Undergraduate Students on Motivation for Entrepreneurial Career: The Case of Sri Lanka. Ryukoku Journal of Economic Studies, 49(2), 71-82.

Nishantha,B. (2005). Composition of the Capital Structure: Difficulties Faced by Small Manufacturing Firms in Obtaining Finance, Sri Lankan Journal of  Business Economics, 2(2), 92-100.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Nishantha, B. (2013). Profile of Entrepreneurs of SME Sector in Sri Lanka: Motivations, Perceived Success Factors and Problems. Paper Presented at the International Conference on Managing Asian Centaury (ICMAC 2013), James Cook University, Sigapore,12 July.

Nishantha, B. (2009). A Study of Small and Medium Enterprises in Sri Lanka. Participatory Research for Poverty and Conflict Resolution, Paper Presented at the 6th International Seminar, AfrasianCenter for Peace and Development Studies, RyukokuUniversity, Kyoto,Japan,06 December.

Nishantha, B. (2008). Influence of Personality Traits and Demographic Differences on Motivation for Entrepreneurial Career: The Case of Sri Lanka, Paper Presented at the Euro- Asia Management Association Conference, DoshishaBusinessSchool, Kyoto,Japan,  4-6 December.

Nishantha, B. (2007). The Making of an Entrepreneur: Self Employment Intentions among Sri Lankan Undergraduate Business Students, Paper Presented at the 4th InternationalConference on Business Management (2007), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Nishantha, B. (2006). National Culture and Entrepreneurship Development in Asian Countries: A Review of Past Empirical and Theoretical Studies (2006), Paper Presented at the 10th Anniversary International Symposium at the SabaragamuwaUniversity, Sri Lanka.

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