Value Co-Creation in Crisis

Faculty of Management, University of Peradeniya is planning to conduct its second International Research Conference titled “Peradeniya University International Management Research Sessions (iPUMSE) - 2021” via online amidst the prevailing Covid – 19 pandemic situation. Considering the impact of the pandemic on businesses, the theme of the conference is set as “Value Co-Creation in Crisis.” The goal of the conference goal is to build awareness around the broad array of the theme of the conference, i.e., how businesses could survive and overcome crises. Academics, Policy Makers, Professionals, Graduates and Students of Universities from Sri Lanka as well as from other parts of the world will present their research findings in the conference virtually under four tracks, namely HR Transformation and Organizational Agility, Operations Excellence and Digitalization, Sustainable Finance and Governance, and Value-Added Marketing and Innovation.


   HR Transformation and Organizational Agility

   Operations Excellence and Digitalization

   Sustainable Finance and Governance

   Value Added Marketing and Innovation


  • Every participant is required to register for iPUMSE 2021.
  • Registration is carried out exclusively Online.
  • Please adhere to the deadlines mentioned in the Important Days.
  • You may take the advantage of getting registered early.
  • Before making the payment for the conference, please Register Online and select your registration fee category.
  • There are two payment options available for iPUMSE 2021.
    1. Online payment (Credit/Debit Card)
    2. Cash or Cheque payments (specifying iPUMSE 2021 as the reason in the payment slip)
      Account No. : 057-1001-600-26737
      Account Name : Faculty of Management Research and Funds
      Bank Name : People’s Bank
      Bank Address : People’s Bank, Peradeniya
      Swift Code : PSBKLKLX
  • If you use Option 2, you are required to send the scanned copy of the bank slip to
  • Registration fee includes the inauguration session, all technical sessions, conference proceeding, and conference certificate*
    * Conference certificate will only be awarded to the presenters.


Aug 31

Submission of extended abstracts

Oct 10

Notification of acceptance

Oct 20

Early-bird registration deadline

Nov 01

Submission of camera-ready extended abstracts

Nov 05

Registration deadline for presenters

Nov 15

Registration deadline for participants


Membership Category Early Bird Registration (on or before October 20, 2021) Regular Registration (on or before November 05, 2021)
Local Presenters/Participants LKR 2000.00 LKR 2500.00
International Presenters/Participants USD 20.00 USD 25.00


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Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunge is currently the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka. He has almost 30 years of service at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in various capacities. He has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce for two terms and as the Vice Chancellor for two terms before assuming the responsibility as the Chairman, UGC in January, 2020. Professor Amaratunga possesses a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, an MA in Economics from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, an M.Sc. in Economics of Rural Development from Saga National University, Japan, and a PhD from Kagoshima National University, Japan. He is an expert in rural economic development, has received numerous honors, including the Kyushu Society of Rural Economics' prestigious Research Excellence Award in 2002. He has over 75 refereed publications to his credit, both locally and internationally.

During his tenure as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Professor Amaratunge has made significant contributions to strengthening the university's standards. For instance, he was instrumental in establishing three new faculties during his tenure as the Vice Chancellor, and also has established the Invention Innovation and Venture Creation Council at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura in recognizing the gap between university education and the industry. This Council encourages students and staff of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura to participate in novel innovations and ventures. Currently, it regulates approximately 50 registered companies at the university.

Both locally and globally, Professor Amaratunge’s contributions and accomplishments have been well recognized. In 2017, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from the Dharma Buddhist University, Malaysia. In 2018, he was the first Vice-Chancellor to receive the 'Vidyodaya Dharmashasthra Vibushan'a Honorary award for his contributions to the country and Buddhism. In September 2018, he received the CPM Management Leadership award in recognition of his visionary leadership, commitment, and dedication towards management education.


Andrei Yu. Panibratov

Andrei Yu. Panibratov, Professor, Doctor of Economics, National representative of Russia, Board member, European International Business Academy (EIBA), Deputy Director for Research, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, Russia and the Director, Center of Russian Multinationals and Global Business, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.

He is also a renowned lecturer in teaching several courses especially, International Business Strategy, Contemporary Strategy Analysis, Business Strategy in Emerging Market, and Doing Business Research in Emerging Markets. In addition, he holds the position of Visiting Professor at a number of universities and business schools. Further, Andrei Yu. Panibratov is the author of more than 140 publications and is a member of several leading international associations and a member of Editorial Boards of journals such as “International Business Review,” “International Journal of Emerging Markets,” and “Journal of East-West Business.” He also contributes as a Guest Editor and Adhoc Reviewer for several publications. Besides, he is a well-known expert in the field of Economic Sciences and a member of numerous professional associations. Andrei Yu. Panibratov has also won numerous prestigious honors.



iPUMSE Conference Chair,
Prof. Ravi Kuruppuge
Faculty of Management,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka,

: +94 81 2394019 / +94 77 039 5792


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