Research Papers & Publications

Cloud computing for the efficiency of services

This is a review paper by Mr. Mahinda Pathirana. Currently Mr. Mahinda serves as a Manager - Professional Services and Support in a Multinational ICT service providing organization. He closely works with HR departments of Sri Lankan- blue chip companies as well as popular global brands. He has Over 10 years experience in the field of ICT and over 5 years managerial experience in support and professional services for HR departments.

Guide to Using 360s for Performance Reviews

Guide to Using 360s for Performance Reviews

Work - Family Conflict of Women Employees in Batticaloa District
hrm20925.pdf (185.22 kB)

Paper presented by ,

Victor L. D and Thivakumar D,  Department of Mgt, Faculty of Commerce & Management , Eastern University , Sri Lanka.

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The Relationship between Personality and Work Life Balance

Paper By :  Varuni Gunatilake, M. Shamil
MBA Student University of Kelaniya , Department of Commerce Financial Management

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The Emerging Role of Human Resource Professionals in Sri Lanka: An Anatomy

This interview is an attempt to capturing ground realities of managing human resources in organizations in Sri Lanka and abroad. Mr Sunil Dissanayake, Group head of HR - Hayleys Group, has interviewed by Dr. Saman Dasanayake and the answeres were compiled in to this paper.
You can download this paper from Institute of Management of Sri Lanka website. ( )

Job Satisfaction and Job Performance of the Sailors in Rapid Action BoatSquadron of Sri Lanka Navy

This paper aims at empirically investigating job satisfaction on job performance of the sailors in Rapid Action Boat Squadron in Sri Lanka Navy. Data were collected from 219 sailors using Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) and the structured questionnaire developed by Udayakumar (2003) was used for measuring job performance. Pearson Correlation Coefficient and Curve Fit Analysis were employed for the analysis of data. The study substantiated that there is a fairly positive relationship between job satisfaction and job performance of the sailors. The results suggest that the satisfaction aspect on its own does necessarily lead to improved individual performance and assumedly organizational effectiveness. Therefore, it needs to implement satisfaction-performance model effectively through specific practices. The paper empirically investigated satisfaction-performance model in Rapid Action Boat Squadron of Sri Lanka Navy context and offers practical implications for top level administration of the Squadron seeking effective implementation of the satisfaction-performance model.

This paper published in "Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management" and you can download from below link as well.

Conceptual Foundations of the Balanced Scorecard

David Norton and Robert S. Kaplan introduced the Balanced Scorecard in a 1992  Harvard Business Review article (Kaplan & Norton, 1992). The article was based on a multi-company research project to study performance measurement in companies whose intangible assets played a central role in value creation (Nolan Norton Institute,  1991). Norton and Robert believed that if companies were to improve the management of their intangible assets, they had to integrate the measurement of intangible assets into their management systems.

After publication of the 1992 HBR article, several companies quickly adopted the Balanced Scorecard giving us deeper and broader insights into its power and potential. During the next 15 years, as it was adopted by thousands of private, public, and nonprofit enterprises around the world, we extended and broadened the concept into a management tool for describing,
communicating and implementing strategy. This paper describes the roots and motivation for the original Balanced Scorecard article as well as  the subsequent innovations that connected it to a larger management literature.

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