ADJUNCT FACULTY

 

(Part Time)

 

Area of expertise

  • Technology
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management 

Education 

  • D. Eng. (Doctoral Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management), 1982, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok
  • M. Eng. (Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering & Management), 1979, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics, 1977, University of Colombo
  • B.Sc. (Honours in Mechanical Engineering), 1972, University of Ceylon

Academic experience

  • Visiting Faculty at the Sydney Graduate School of Management (SGSM), Western Sydney University (formerly known as University of Western Sydney), Sydney (September 2012 – to date)
  • Head, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) – Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), New Delhi, India (October 2006 – July 2012, regular budget international civil service of the United Nations)
  • Head of Program (Business Systems), Coordinator Postgraduate Programs in Operations, Quality, and Engineering Management (Parramatta Campus), Tenured Faculty Member, School of Management, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia (January 2000 – October 2006)
  • Visiting Professor, School of Quantitative Business Methods and Operations, University of Western Sydney Nepean, NSW, Australia (February 1998 – December 1999)
  • Associate Professor, Management of Technology Program, School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand (May 1989 – February 1998)
  • Expert on Technology Management, Technology Atlas Project, United Nations - Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangalore, India (August 1986 - May 1989)
  • Senior Management Consultant, National Institute of Business Management, Sri Lanka (December 1975 - August 1986)

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS: 

Has published extensively in refereed international journals and refereed international conferences. The refereed journals include Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Technovation, International Journal of Technology Management, Science and Public Policy, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, and the International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organization. He is the author of a book, co-author of 4 books, principal editor of a book, and has contributed chapters to several books and international agency publications. Has produced several Ph.D. students and supervised over 50 Master’s Theses in the field of management of technology and has acted as external examiner for several international Ph.D. students working in the area of management of technology.

RECENT WORK: 

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Australia: Implications for a Circular Economy: This study was carried out for the Japanese think tank – “Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) as one of the components of an international research project titled, “Greening the Industrial Economies: Corporate Management and Change Pathways.”   

Chapter of book to be published by ERIA in mid-2016

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: 

Enhancing Regional Architecture for Innovation to Promote the Transformation to Industry 4.0This study is being carried out for the Japanese think tank – “Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) as one of the components of an international research project titled, “Industry 4.0 – Empowering ASEAN for a Circular Economy.”

Chapter of book to be published by ERIA in late 2016 or early 2017