Prof. R. H. Kuruppuge

Head, Department of Operations Management
Professor

Department of Operations Management,
Faculty of Management,
University of Peradeniya

ravindrak@pdn.ac.lk , kuruppuge@yahoo.com

+94 81 238 4074

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Academic/Professional Qualifications

Bachelor

B.Com (Special) Degree, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Master

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Master of Arts (Economics), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Ph.D

Doctor of Philosophy, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic

Appointments
  • Head of the Department, The Department of Operations Management, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (2021 to date)
  • Chairman of the International Conference of Management Faculty - 2021, International Management Research Conference, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (2021)
  • Co-chair of a Technical Session – ‘Strategic Marketing for Growth’, 9th International Research Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists (SLFUE) - 2020, Faculty of Management and Department of Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (2021)
  • External Examiner, the Degress Programme of Travel and Tourism Management, Sri Lanka Technolocal Campus, Colombo (2020 to date)
  • Faculty Representative, University Research Council, University of Peradeniya (from 2020 to date)
  • Faculty Representative, University Ranking Committee, University of Peradeniya (from 2020 to date)
  • Secretary, Board of Study of Economics and Management, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya (from 2020 to date)
  • Member, Board of Study in Management Studies, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya (from 2020 to date)
  • Warden, Sir Ivor Jennings Hall, University of Peradeniya (from January 2020 to date)
  • Chairman, Faculty Master Plan Development Committee, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 2018 to date)
  • Faculty Coordinator, MSc in Medical Laboratory Management, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (from 2019 to date)
  • Faculty Representative, ‘GSUITE for Education Committee’, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya (from 2019 to date)
  • Chairman, Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 2018 to date)
  • Senate Representative, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 2018 to date)
  • IT Coordinator, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 2018 to date)
  • Co-editor, Peradeniya Management Review (PMR ), The Journal of Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from January 2019 to date)
  • Chairman of a Technical Session, International Peradeniya University Research Session (purse) – 2019, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya (2019)
  • Chairman of a Technical Session, Sustainability and Competitive Advantage, International Management Research Conference – 2019, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (2019)
  • Chairman, Fund Raising Committee, International Management Research Conference – 2019, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (2019)
  • Chairman, Student Handbook Development Committee for New Entrants, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (2018, 2019 2020)
  • Chairman, Faculty Academic Development and Planning Committee, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 25.06.2019 to date)
  • Faculty Representative, Senate Academic Development and Planning Committee, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 25.06.2019 to date)
  • Faculty Representative, University Carrier Guidance and Counseling Unit, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 2019 to date)
  • Faculty Internship Coordinator, Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya (from 2018 to date)
Memberships/ Awards

  • NCAS Scholarship for PhD studies 2015-2018.
  • Partial Scholarship for PhD Students in Czech Republic.

Research Interests

Operations Management, Knowledge Management, Family Businesses,Organizational Learning and Development, Tourism Management and Living Wage

Publications and Researches

Journals

  • Kuruppuge, R. H. (2019), Knowledge Sharing, Organizational Rewards and Life Satisfaction of Employees: A Study of Knowledge Intensive Firms, Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, Volume 6(2) June 2019, pp.17- 28, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists. ISSN 2345-9913.
  • Kuruppuge, R. H., Ekanayaka, A. and Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea (2018), Family Power in Governance of Family Businesses: Cases from Sri Lanka, The Journal of Ecoforum, Romania. Vol. 7, No. 1 (14), pp. 43 – 53.
  • Kuruppuge, R. H., and Gregar, A. (2018). Survival and Longevity of Family Businesses: A Case of Eastern Business Culture, E&M Economics and Management, Vol XXI, No 4, pp 159-174. ISSN 1212-3609 doi 10.15240
  • Kuruppuge, R. H., Gregar, A. (2018). Employee’s Organizational Preferences: a Study of Family Businesses. Economics and Sociology, 10(2), 21-32. doi:10.14254/2071-789X.2017
  • Shavkat Otamurodova, Ihtisham ul Haqb, Sisira Kumara Naradda Gamagea, Ravindra Hewa Kuruppuged, and Dilawar Khanb (2018), Do Tourism Development and Energy Intensity Contribute to Environmental Degradation in Maldives? Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, Taylor & Francis. (accepted)
  • Kuruppuge, R.H., Ladislav, K, Gregar, A. (2018), Demographic, individual, job diversities and knowledge sharing: a study of enterprising family businesses, Foundation Management, Foundations of Management, Vol. 10 (2018), pp. 271-282, ISSN 2080-7279
  • L Kuruppuge, R.H., Gregar, A. (2017), Strategic, Tactical and Operational Decisions in Family Businesses: A Qualitative Case Study, Qualitative Report, USA (accepted but still under improvements)
  • Kuruppuge, R. H. and Gregar, A. (2017), Knowledge sharing and job performance: the intervening role of technological competency in knowledge-based industries, International Journal of Economics and Statistics, North Atlantic University Union, Vol. 5, pp. 15 - 20 (ISSN: 2309-0685)
  • S K N Gamage, R H Kuruppuge, and Ihtisham Ul Haq (2017), Energy Consumption, Tourism Development and Environment Degradation in Sri Lanka, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/15567249.2017.1324533
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2017), The Power of Psychological Ownership in Longevity of Family Businesses, Journal of Innovation Management in Small and Medium Enterprises, Vol. 2017, Article ID 313978, 9 pages DOI: 10.5171/2017.31397 (ISSN: 2166-076X)
  • Athula Ekanayaka and Kuruppuge, R. H. (2017). Governance of family owned businesses and firm performance: evidence from Sri Lanka, International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics. Vol. 4, No. 10, pp.1020 – 1039, ISSN 2383-2126 (Online)  Kuruppuge, R.H., Gregar, A. (2017), Family Involvement, Employee Engagement and Employee Performance in Enterprising Family Firms, Universitatis Agriculturae ET Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, Vol. 65 (5), Pp. 1695 – 1707.
    https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765051695
  • Kuruppuge, R.H., and Gregar, A. (2017). Employee’s Learning in the Organization. A Study of Knowledge Based Industries, Foundations of Management, Vol. 10 (2018), pp. 13 – 22, ISSN 2080-7279, DOI: 10.2478/fman-2018-0002
  • R H Kuruppuge, S K N Gamage and Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea (2017), Credit cards as a determinant of social capital: a study of rational consumers in developing economies, The Journal of Ecoforum, Romania, Vol 06, issue 1 (10), pp, 1 -7.
  • Kuruppuge, R. H. and Athula Ekanayaka (2016). An Analytical Model to Explain the Governance of Family Owned Businesses, Journal of Intercultural Management, Vol. 8, No. 1. pp.51 – 69, DOI 10.1515/joim-2016-0003
  • Anusua Saha and Ravindra Hewa Kuruppuge (2016), Determinants of Consumer Awareness of Green Products: A Study of Customers of Super Markets, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online),
    http://www.mcser.org/journal/index.php/mjss/article/view/9606
  • Kuruppuge, R.H., and Gregar, A. (2016). Pushing or Pulling of the Business by Family Members: A Study of Family Businesses in Sri Lanka, Foundations of Management. Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 121–128, ISSN (Online) 2300-5661, DOI: 10.1515/fman-2015-0030 ,
    http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/fman.2015.7.issue-1/fman-20150030/fman-2015-0030.xml
  • S K N Gamage, R H Kuruppuge and Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea (2016), Socio-economic determinants leading to individual’s well-being of urban households, The USV Annals of Economics and Public Administration, Romania, Vol. 16, issue 2 (24), pp, 26 – 35.
  • Dasanayaka, R. S., and Kuruppuge, R. H. (2015). Staff Turnover as a Strategy of Knowledge Management: Empirical Evidence from Information Technology Industry in Sri Lanka, Journal of Intercultural Management, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 151–163, DOI 10.1515/joim-2015-0016.
    http://www.joim.pl/pdf/JOIM_7_2.pdf
  • Kuruppuge, R H and Prasanna, RPIR (2013), Assessment of Sector Specific Living Wage for Sri Lankan Apparel Industry Workers, Modern Sri Lanka Studies, 2013, Vol. IV, Issue 1.
  • Prasanna, R. P. I. R.; Bulankulama, S. W. G. K.; Kuruppuge, R. H. Factors Affecting Farmers' Higher Gain from Paddy Marketing: A Case Study on Paddy Farmers in North Central Province, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Agricultural Management & Development . 2012, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p57-69. 13p.
    http://econpapers.repec.org/article/agsijamad/147581.htm
  • Jayawardena, L N A Chandana and Kuruppuge, R H, (2012), Gender and Syllabus Based Study Approaches and Academic Performances, Eries Journal of Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science, 2012, Volume 5, Issue 3.
    http://www.eriesjournal.com/index.php?idScript=11&idArticle=177

Conferance Proceedings (Peer Reviewed) and Presentations

  • Kuruppuge, R. H. (2019), Knowledge Sharing, Organizational Rewards and Life Satisfaction of Employees: A Study of Knowledge Intensive Firms, Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, Volume 6(2) June 2019, pp.17- 28, Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists. ISSN 2345-9913.
  • Ladislav Kudláček, Ravindra Hewa Kuruppuge, Aleš Gregar (2018), Companies' Attitudes in Training Management, Annual International Research Conference For PhD. Students and Young Researchers (DOKBAT), April, 25. 2018, Tomas Bata University in ZLIN, Czech Republic.
  • R H Kuruppuge, Ales Gregar, Ladislav Kudláček and Chandana Jayawardena (2018), Employees’ Extrinsic Motives and Knowledge Sharing: Intervening Role of an Intrinsic Motive, International Conference on Innovations in Science and Education, 21-23 of March, 2018, Central Bohemian University in Prague, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-80-8804205-1.
  • Ales Gregar, Ladislav Kudláček, Sisira Kumara Naradda Gamage and R H Kuruppuge (2018), Employment Choice of Non-family Professionals in Family Firms, 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, 25 – 26, April, 2018, Manila, Italy. ISBN 978-0-9860419-7-6
  • R H Kuruppuge, Ales Gregar and Ladislav Kudláček (2018), Social Capital as a Motive of Employee’s Knowledge Sharing in Family Firms, ‘Management International Conference on Managing the Global Economy, 30 May– 02 June, 2018’, Bled, Slovenia. ISBN 978-961-7023-13-8
  • Kuruppuge, R. H., Ekanayaka, A. and Alexandru-Mircea Nedelea (2018), Family Power in Governance of Family Businesses: Cases from Sri Lanka, The Journal of Ecoforum, Romania. Vol. 7, No. 1 (14), pp. 43 – 53.
  • Kuruppuge, R. H., and Gregar, A. (2018). Survival and Longevity of Family Businesses: A Case of Eastern Business Culture, E&M Economics and Management, Vol XXI, No 4, pp 159-174. ISSN 1212-3609 doi 10.15240
  • Kuruppuge, R. H., Gregar, A. (2018). Employee’s Organizational Preferences: a Study of Family Businesses. Economics and Sociology, 10(2), 21-32. doi:10.14254/2071-789X.2017
  • Shavkat Otamurodova, Ihtisham ul Haqb, Sisira Kumara Naradda Gamagea, Ravindra Hewa Kuruppuged, and Dilawar Khanb (2018), Do Tourism Development and Energy Intensity Contribute to Environmental Degradation in Maldives? Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, Taylor & Francis. (accepted)
  • Kuruppuge, R.H., Ladislav, K,. Gregar, A. (2018), Demographic, individual, job diversities and knowledge sharing: a study of enterprising family businesses, Foundation Management, Foundations of Management, Vol. 10 (2018), pp. 271-282, ISSN 2080-7279
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2017), Customization of the Behaviour on Psychological Ownership: A Study of Managers in Family Businesses, 29th International Business Information Management Association Conference, 3 – 4 May, 2017, Vienna, Austria. ISBN 978-0-9860419-7-6
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2017), Surviving the Business in the Long Run: A Study of Family Oriented SMEs in Developing Economies, International Conference on Innovations in Science and Education, 22-24 of March, 2017, Central Bohemian University in Prague, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-80-88042-05-1.
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2017), Organisational Learning as a Tool of Knowledge Management: A Study of Knowledge Based Industries, International Conference on Finance and Performance of Firms in Science, Education and Practice, 26 – 27 of April, 2017, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. ISBN :
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2017), Knowledge Sharing and Job Performance: Intervening Role of Technological Competency in Knowledge Based Industries, International Conference on Economics and Statistics, 9 -11 of April, 2017, Athens, Greece.
  • Kuruppuge, R.H., Gregar, A. (2017), Family Involvement, Employee Engagement and Employee Performance in Enterprising Family Firms, Universitatis Agriculturae ET Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, Vol. 65 (5), Pp. 1695 – 1707.
    https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201765051695
  • Kuruppuge, R.H., and Gregar, A. (2017). Employee’s Learning in the Organization. A Study of Knowledge Based Industries, Foundations of Management, Vol. 10 (2018), pp. 13 – 22, ISSN 2080-7279, DOI: 10.2478/fman-2018-0002
  • R H Kuruppuge, Ales Gregar and Nhu Nguyen (2017), Employee’s Knowledge Management and Life Management : A Study of Knowledge Intensive Firms, 7th International Conference on Management, Education and Practice, 2- 3 of June, 2017, Slovak University of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia.
  • Vu Minh Ngo, Ravindra Hewa Kuruppuge and Lien Hoang Luong Nguyen (2017), Knowledge Management as a Strategy of Customer Relationship Management: A Study of Tourism Industry in Vietnam, "6th World Conference on Business, Economics and Management, 04-06 of May 2017", Cyprus.
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2017), Survival of Family Oriented Micro and Small Firms: a Study of Retail Stores, ‘Management International Conference on Managing the Global Economy, 24 – 27 of May, 2017’, Venice, Italy. ISBN 978-961-7023-13-8
  • R. H. Kuruppuge, and Ales Gregar, (2017), Does knowledge sharing differ on the job and employees characteristics? A study of family businesses. International conference of Review of Socio-Economic Perspectives (RSEP), , 12th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 07-10 November, 2017, Barcelona, Spain.
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2016), Decision making by Owners, Owner-managers and Managers in family businesses, 3rd VUA YOUTH Scientific Session, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary. ISBN 978-963-269-451-1. (Awarded as the best paper and the presentation in the session)
  • R H Kuruppuge and Athula Ekanayaka (2016). Family power in governance of family businesses: cases from Sri Lanka, International Peradeniya University Research Session (i PURSE - 2016), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Luis Antonio Beltran Prieto and Ravindra Hewa Kuruppuge (2016), Solving Business Decision-Making Problems with an Implementation of Azure Machine Learning, Annual International Research Conference For PhD. Students and Young Researchers ( DOKBAT- 2016), Tomas Bata University in ZLIN, Czech Republic.
    http://dokbat.utb.cz/2016/en_US/
  • Kuruppuge R H and Ales Gregar (2016), Employee’s Performance: an Empirical Study of Enterprising Family Firms, 3rd International Conference on Finance and Economics, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
    http://icfe2016.tdt.edu.vn
  • Kuruppuge, R H (2016), Effect of Human Resources over Knowledge Resources: A Study of Knowledge Intensive Firms,19th International Students’ Conference on Economics, Ege University, Turkey
    http://kongreikt.ege.edu.tr/sozlu-bildiri-olarak-sunulmaya-hak-kazananlar-bildiriler-oral-presentations/
  • Kuruppuge, R H and Aleš Gregar (2016), Ethical Bases of Rational Decision Making: A Comparative Study of Enterprising and Lifestyle Family Firms, the 5th International Scientific Conference on Idealized Design organized by the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management, Jagiellonian University Kraków, Poland and the Honors Program of the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico, Metro Campus (San Juan, Puerto Rico/USA). Krakow, Poland
    http://jacko.econ.uj.edu.pl/Konf/IdealizedDesign/5/?go=39&lang=en
  • R H Kuruppuge and Ales Gregar (2015), Merit and demerit of family involvement in Businesses: a study of family businesses in Sri Lanka, Annual International Research Conference For PhD. Students and Young Researchers (DOKBAT- 2015), Tomas Bata University in ZLIN, Czech Republic.
    http://dokbat.utb.cz/2016/wpcontent/uploads/2015/04/DOKBAT-2015-Conference-Proceedings.pdf
  • Kuruppuge, R H and M P P Dharmadasa (2014), Family Involvement Contribution to the Development and Survival of Businesses: A Study of Family Businesses in Sri Lanka. Proceedings, International Conference on Contemporary Management (ICCM – 2014), University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • Kuruppuge, R H and M P P Dharmadasa (2014), The nature of family
    involvement and business growth: a study of family businesses in
    Sri Lanka, International Peradeniya University Research Session
    ( i PURSE - 2014), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • RASA Perera & Kuruppuge, R H (2014), The Role of Spice Gardens on Income Generation of Agro-Entrepreneurs in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya Economics Research Session ( PERS - 2014), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Kuruppuge, R.H. and A. K. Karunarathna (2013), Issues in Management of Municipal Solid Waste: Institutional Capacity of Local Authorities in Sri Lanka, 4th International Conference on Solid Waste Management (IconSWM 2014), 2014, Hyderabad, India.