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Research Convocation 2009
Research papers for Convocation 2009
Research - 2009
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • Managing critical factors in construction projects: Applicability of a compensatory model for effective  project management

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
  • Establishing a new business entity at Ferozities 
  • The effect of perceived psychological contract: The case of IT  employees in Sri Lanka
  • Impact of performance evaluation systems on team performance
  • The business case of Hameedia
  • Global competitiveness of Sri Lankan fresh fruit and  vegetable exports
  • Strategy transformation at Dankotuwa Porcelain 
  • Relationship between HR management practices and employee  performance in the banking industry 
  • The impact of organizational learning on software development 
  • The impact of pressure groups on the growth of the local beer industry 
  • Process improvement for educational toys and games at Javana Graphics 
  • Relationship between effective business process mapping and ERP project  success 
  • Relationship between organizational commitment, climate, employee skill  and job performance of employees inCommercial Banks
  • Career oriented performance appraisal system for MMBL Cyberskills
  • The impact of pressure groups on the growth of the local beer industry 
  • Implementation of performance - based maintenance system in the road sector
  • Implementation of the Balanced Scorecard at LTL Projects 
  • Relationship between desirability and feasibility in creating a new venture
  • Relationship between working capital management policies and performance of manufacturing companies 
  • Factors contributing to the success of international ventures in Sri Lanka
  • Impact of entrepreneurial competencies on the success of  construction entrepreneurs 
  • Customer-count improvement strategy for the  supermarkets
  • Business development of an ornamental fish farm 
  • Adding value and enhancing quality of Sampath Bank's banking solutions
  • Effect of organizational complexity on project completion 
  • A case study of the longevity of Sunlight
  • Motivation of scientists in government research institutes 
  • Implementing a complaint handling system at Hotel Serendib
  • Process improvement of sale proposals at IOM Lanka 
  • Impact of human and non-human factors of perceived service quality on customer satisfaction in Retail Banking
  • Effects of product and service attributes on customer churn in the Telecommunication Industry
  • Relationship between effective business process mapping and ERP project success 
  • Human factors in the implementation of IT projects in public sector banks 
  • Disposal of long lying, abandoned cargo of Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • High dependence on  raw material by Sri Lankan apparel industry
  • Participatory decision making by self-managed teams 
  • Gender, perceived organizational support and work outcomes
  • The impact of employee engagement on turnover intent in the telecommunication industry
  • Market dynamics and the selection and adoption of an MBA Program 
  • Supply chain management for low inventory turnover at Gemtrans Engineering 
  • The use of technology for  competitive advantage at Suntel 
  • A performance appraisal system for Property Developers 
  • The impact of ethnocentric values and performance of local brands
  • Factors affecting job satisfaction of public sector medical practitioners
  • Efficiency and effectiveness improvement of general procurement processes of Sri Lankan Airlines
  • A cost reduction project for APL logistics
  • Applications of the Balanced Scorecard approach to Lanka Electricity Company 
  • Job satisfaction and labour turnover among blue collar workers in the garment Industry 
  • Launching a coloured PVC gutter system at Onal Trading Company
  • Focused differentiation: A case study of Phoenix Industries
  • Salesperson's behavioural factors contributing to sales performance
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with trade unions in Sri Lankan companies
  • Process re-design at HNB Securities 
  • International brand marketing to improve value-addition in the tea industry
  • A case study on the visionary leadership and the success of Dilmah
  • The impact of employee engagement on turnover intent in the telecommunication industry
  • The impact of entrepreneurial strategies and behaviour of SME's on business growth 
  • Effect of  personality factors on knowledge sharing in software companies 
  • Improving guest satisfaction of food and beverage offering at Al Falaj Hotel, Muscat
  • Redesigning workforce planning of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation
  • The way forward for ACX International
  • Working capital management practices in property development companies 
  • Advertising freedom and customer decision-making
  • Factors influencing value-added services of the mobile telephone industry
  • From decay to growth: Managing the resurgence of Melsacks
  • Performance-based reward system at Sampath Bank Wellawatta branch
  • Performance review and planning system for life insurance at Eagle Insurance 
  • Competitive advantage through innovation in the IT industry
  • The impact of leader-member relationship on employee's attitudinal and behavioural outcomes in the garment industry
  • Impact of perceived organizational support, job satisfaction and organizational commitment on employee turnover intensions in the services sector 
  • The role of HR and organizational performance of Suntel 
  • Consumer demographics and service quality in commercial banks
  • Enhancing the value proposition to retain SLTB
  • Developing a company-based HR package for sales managers of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation
  • Factors contributing to the success of international ventures in Sri Lanka
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) at Chevron Lubricants Lanka
  • Application of the Balanced Scorecard  to improve performance of Sri Lanka Telecom
  • Exploring the risk appetite of Sri Lankan managers
  • Process improvement and development of an MIS for Dynawash
  • Development of a new paint brush for Ravi Industries
  • CSR and its sustainability in Organizations
  • Improving on-time tech pack delivery at Sintesi 
  • Engaging customers through e-business 
  • International brand marketing to improve value-addition in the tea industry
  • Fruit waste management system of Cecil Foods
  • Internet business development of Aitken Spence Hotels
  • Measuring performance of supply chain management at Dialog Telecom
  • Low adoption of voluntary green business practices in Sri Lankan business
  • Market dynamics and the selection and adoption of an MBA Program 
  • Introduction of competency-based HR strategy to raise performance of hSenid Software
  • CRM for competitive advantage of Jay Kay Marketing Services 
  • Implementation of differentiated business strategies
  • Factors influencing the adoption of Lean Manufacturing  in the Apparel Industry
  • Eliminating data collection errors at a marketing research agency
  • Process improvement of Bank of Ceylon, Kaduwela Branch
  • Management and Entrepreneurship in a Small Business
  • Management case study of ODEL
  • Impact of investment in human capital and technology on SMI operational efficiency 
  • Corporate real estate asset management practices in Commercial Banks
  • Managed security services project of Sri Lanka Telecom
  • Cash flow management project for Ceylinco Development Bank
  • New value addition and expansion of Lanka Trading Company
  • Project appraisal of the Pyrolysis project of CPC
  • Impact of investment in human capital and technology on SMI operational efficiency 
  • Sub-optional usage of ICT among Sri Lankan organizations
  • Lean transformation in the apparel industry: Case study of MAS Holidings
  • Productivity improvement in Sri Lanka's Paddy Sector
  • Impact of quality of graduates on BPO sector growth in Sri Lanka
  • Performance management methods, beyond budgeting
  • Factors affecting effectiveness of outsourcing in Sri Lankan Organizations
  • Impact of customer loyalty on mobile service providers
  • Recruitment practices leading to person - job fit in Family  Organizations
  • Improving the distribution system for Lifebuoy Nature 
  • Sustainability of 5S in Sri Lankan organizations
  • Impact of individual factors on job performance of executives  at  Sampath Bank and Bank of Ceylon
  • The Diamond model and competitiveness of Sri Lankan Apparel Industry
  • Beyond the reliance on a single customer and narrow product portfolio for ship building at Colombo Dockyard 
  • Constraints on investment decisions for ERP Solutions in Sri Lankan organizations
  • Forming and building a sales team at Magical Expressions
  • Investing in e-business strategies by the financial services sector: Insourcing versus outsourcing
  • Operational efficiency of  microfinance institutions 
  • Customer satisfaction and loyalty in the mobile telecommunication market 
  • Impact of perceived organizational support, job satisfaction and organizational commitment on employee turnover intentions in the services sector 
  • Re-designing the payment system at Haycarb 
  • Direct marketing at Gamma Pizzakraft 
  • Impact of disposable income on consumption of indulgence products
  • ISO 9001:2008 QMS Accreditation for PIM
  • CSR and Its sustainability in Organizations
  • Leadership styles and their impact on organizational performance of  mobile telecom companies
  • Improving productivity through working capital management practices at Chemanex
  • Performance management at Gintota Plywood Manufacturers 
  • Positioning strategy for a new brand: Orange Electric
  • Development of a pricing tool
  • Quality imporvement at Institute of Bankers 
  • Consumerism and profitability in the banking industry
  • Effectiveness of engineering material management  functions at SL Airlines
  • Relationship between CSR and financial performance
  • Turnaround of Holcim
  • Introduction of private labels to Keells Supermarkets 
  • Corporate turnaround: A study of profit decline and recovery
  • Assessment of lending to Micro Enterprises by Sri Lankan Banks
  • Implementation of activity-based costing at Loadstar
  • Improving supply chain activity at Sunfrost 
  • Implementation of the Balanced Scorecard at Janashakthi Insurance
  • Relationship between CSR and Financial Performance
  • Application of the Balanced Scorecard to Acme Printing & Packaging
  • Impact of worker's grievances on turnover intentions in the Apparel Industry 
  • CMMI Level 3 process implementation at Team Work
  • Impact of entrepreneurial competencies on the success of construction entrepreneurs 
  • The Diamond model and competitiveness of Sri Lankan  Apparel Industry
  • Knowledge and acceptance of mobile marketing in Sri Lanka
  • Exploring the risk appetite of Sri Lankan managers
  • Training effectiveness of merchandisers of the garment industry 
  • Blue ocean branding strategies of Ceylon Tea
  • Job mobility and career advancement in the media industry 
  • Sustainable competitive advantage of CIMA
  • Factors affecting effectiveness of outsourcing by Sri Lankan  organizations
  • Productivity improvement of CIC Fertilizer
  • Market expansion of Keells Super in Kurunegala
  • Performance of Sri Lankan engineers as entrepreneurs and corporate leaders
  • Turnover intentions of  medical representatives 
  • National quality awards criteria at IDM Computer Studies 
  • Marketing approach to stabilize agricultural commodity prices
  • Productivity pay offs of IT investments and strategic alignment of Information Systems 
  • Effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of the public procurement system in Sri Lanka
  • Continuous market leadership amidst competitive threats: The case of ACL Cables 
  • Improvement of occupational safety of factory employees
  • Information security governance in Sri Lankan organizations
  • ISO 9001:2008 QMS Accreditation for PIM
  • Knowledge and acceptance of mobile marketing in Sri Lanka
  • Factors influencing the adoption of Lean Manufacturing  in the Apparel Industry
  • Impact of quality of graduates on BPO sector growth in Sri Lanka
  • Reasons for the low level of adoption of internet banking
  • Constraints on investment decisions for ERP Solutions in Sri Lankan organizations
  • Branding a state owned organization
  • Improving the performance and liquidity position of Kahawatta Plantations 
  • Network planning to support customer centricity at SLT
  • Implementation of TQM principles and work outcomes in Sri Lankan hotels 
  • Hiring the right person for the right job in the Sri Lankan services sector 
  • Factors contributing to completion of management trainee programs 
  • IT governance and IT performance in private sector organizations 
  • The impact of quality improvement approaches on performance quality of manufacturing organizations 
  • Effects of product and service attributes on customer churn in the Telecommunication Industry
  • Improving the efficiency of  finance management processes at University of Moratuwa
  • Developing a performance appraisal system for Energynet 
  • Business intelligence-based executive support systems in a global IT services company
  • Transformation of Singer as a multi-brand appliance retailer
  • Factors affecting organizational commitment of IT professionals
  • Implementation of the Balanced Scorecard at SMM Halcyon 
  • Improving delivery efficiencies at American Premium Water Systems 
  • Design and implementation of mentoring framework for Virtusa 
  • Improving operational processes at NTB
  • Process improvement of the paymaster section of e-Banking at Commercial Bank 
  • Brand cues in service industries: An application to medical services
  • Project management of the Tsunami shelter projects 
  • Benchmarking domain-knowledge and project implementation skills at MIT
  • Process improvement and development of an MIS for Dynawash
  • National quality awards criteria at IDM Computer Studies 
  • Low adoption of management accounting practices by Sri Lankan organizations
  • Reducing overall inventory cost  at ANCL
  • Reducing life insurance lapse ratio at Eagle Insurance
  • Influence of work autonomy on employee commitment in the apparel industry 
  • Hiring the right person for the right job in the Sri Lankan services sector 
  • Enhancement of customer service and processes through TQM
  • Case study of CIC Agribusiness
  • Re-engineering the food and beverage department at Hotel Tree of Life
  • Payphones network expansion program via CDMA Netowrk for Tritel 
  • A Study of the adoption of IT in apparel companies 
  • Improvement of  unit testing process at Industrial and Financial Systems
  • Leadership styles and their impact on organizational performance
  • Customer satisfaction through process improvement at Commercial Bank 
  • Implementation of  the Balanced Scorecard at Lumen Technologies 
  • Performance of Sri Lankan engineers as entrepreneurs and corporate leaders
  • Improving the distribution system of Hettigoda Industries through structural change
  • A Study of the adoption of IT in apparel companies 
  • Implementation of financial shared-services centres for Aitken Spence 
  • Productivity improvement in oral liquid packaging facility at Glaxo SmithKline
  • HR practices and organizational performance in the Shipping & Logistics industry
  • Analysis of NPA ratio increases at Hatton National Bank 
  • Loss of engineers from Sri Lanka and contributory factors
  • Improving service levels of voice and converged solutions at KBSL Information Technologies 
  • Application of the Balanced Scorecard  to improve performance of Sri Lanka Telecom
  • Factors influencing value-added services of mobile telephone industry in Sri Lanka
  • Employee turnover intentions in Commercial Banks
  • Developing a company-based HR package for sales managers of the Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation
  • Hierarchy of needs under conditions of natural disasters
  • Contract manufacturing to meet the break-even level at Multichemi International 
  • Gender, perceived organizational support and work outcomes
  • Restructuring of a Small Scale Business in Australia
  • Establishing a brand: The case of Triumph International Lanka
  • Employee participation in decision making and work outcomes in the Sri Lankan textile and apparel manufacturing industry
  • Lean manufacturing at an industrial Pneumatic tire manufacturing plant
  • Green factory as a competitive strategy at Brandix
  • Re-engineering the system support process of Convergy
  • Effectiveness, efficiency and transparency of the public procurement system in Sri Lanka
  • Sustainability of 5S in Sri Lankan organizations
  • Influence of credit cards, currency notes and demographic factors  on debit card retail usage
  • Increasing the success rate of new product development at Fonterra Brands Lanka
  • Effectiveness of customer support service performance in the IT industry 
  • Cost Management through increased productivity at BIO Extracts 
  • Establishing a new business entity at Ferozities
  • Discontinuation of an unprofitable service in a socially responsible manner
  • The effect of perceived psychological contract: The case of IT employees in Sri Lanka
  • SME's in the Manufacturing Sector: Barriers to Economic Performance
 
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN BANKING & FINANCE
  • A pricing policy for a local commercial bank
  • A framework for operational risk management at Seylan Bank
  • Increased credit quality and managing non-performing advances
  • Revised treasury management policy for Union Bank
  • Performance appraisal system for Ceylinco Investment & Reality
  • Determinants of customer switching prosperity in the retail banking industry
  • Debt recovery policy for Orient Financial Services Corporation 
  • Improving the performance of life insurance policies
  • The investment policy for the Employees' Provident Fund  of Sri Lanka
  • An analysis of operational risk management policy of HNB 
  • Loan recovery policy for Commercial Banks 
  • Relationship management of non-managerial staff in State Banks
  • The impact of management and organisational factors on the  performance of microfinance institutions 
  • Loan recovery policy for Commercial Banks of Ceylon 
  • Asset and liability management policy for People's Bank
  • Business process policy for improving efficiency at Seylan Bank
  • The impact of IT and agency relationships on bank efficiency
  • Debt recovery policy for Orient Financial Services Corporation 
  • Development of IT security policies for  Singer Finance Lanka 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • Establishment of an operational unit in a state organization

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
  • The impact of personal factors of Ayurvedic medical officers on perceived service quality