Dr. Theekshana Suraweera
Senior Lecturer ( HG ) - Faculty of Business

Academic Qualification :

  • PhD., University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2004
  • MBA., University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1991
  • MSc.(Tropical Agricultural Development), University of Reading, UK, 1984
  • MSc.(Polymer Science & Technology), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1975
  • BSc (2nd Class, upper division honours), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 1973

 

Research Interests :

  • Managerial Issues of IT / IT strategy/IT/Business Alignment
  • Change Management /IT implementation
  • Impact of IT and Business Success
  • Small Business and IT applications
  • Measurement of IS / IT constructs / Development of Instruments

 

Publications :

  • Cragg, P., Mills, A. and Suraweera, T. (2013) The Influence of IT Management Sophistication and IT Support on IT Success in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Journal of Small Business Management http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12001. (Journal Article).
  • Suraweera, T., Sumanadasa, S and Abeyarathne, W.S.P. (2010), Knowledge Adoption in Industrial Craftsmen: Case of Eye Accident Victims, International Journal of Technology: Knowledge and Society.
  • Suraweera, T., et al. (2010), Change Management in the context of IT project Implementations, Published at International Research Conference, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Suraweera, T., et al. (2009), Developing and Organizational Readiness framework for ERP Implementations, (Accepted for publication at International Research Conference, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).
  • Suraweera, T., et al. (2009), Knowledge Adoption in Industrial Craftsmen: Case of Eye Accident Victims, (Accepted for publication at International Research Conference, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka).
  • Suraweera, T., et al. (2009), Knowledge Management Implications in Sri Lankan ERP Implementation Projects ERP Implementation Process: Forth International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability -2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Suraweera, T., et al. (2008) ERP Implementation Process: What is the Right Way? Proceedings of the 26th national Information technology Conference – 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Suraweera, T., Pulakamam, V. M Guler, O. (2006) Managing the Implementation of IT Projects in SMEs: An Exploratory Investigation, ICDIM-2006 Conference, Bangalore, India.
  • Suraweera, T., Pulakamam, V. (2006) Implementing IT projects in SMEs without Surprise, PMINZ -2006 Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Suraweera, T., Cragg, P., Milles, A. (2005) Definition and Measurement of IT Management Sophistication in Small Firms, ACIS-2005 Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Suraweera, T., Cragg, P., Milles, A., Todorova, N., (2004) Towards an Information Systems Excellence Model, ACIS 2004 Conference, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Suraweera, T., Cragg, P., Milles, A. (2004) Towards the Definition of IT Management Sophistication in Small Business ICEB-2004 Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Suraweera, T. (2004) IT Management Sophistication in Small Business: Its definition, measurement and relationship to IT impact. University of Canterbury / PhD Thesis, New Zealand.
  • Cragg, P., Suraweera, T. (2002) Management Support and External Support in Internet, ICEB-2002 Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Cragg, P., Suraweera, T. (1999) IT Management Practices in Small Firms, BIT-1999 Conference, Manchester, UK.
  • Suraweera, T., Dissanayake, S., (1993) Turn Around Strategy – A Case Study in Leadership Style, PIM Management Conference, Sri Lanka.
  • Suraweera, T. (1991), Relationship between Data Processing Managers and other Line Managers, University of Sri Jayewardenepura / MBA Thesis, Sri Lanka.
  • Suraweera, T. (1994), Smallholder and Estate Sector Rubber Plantation Systems, University of Reading / MSc Thesis, UK.
  • Suraweera, T. and Cragg, P.B. (2008) IT Management in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. In M. Pagani (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Volume 2 (2nd Edition ed.): 808-813. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. (Chapter in Book).
  • Suraweera, T., Cragg, P., (2005) IT management Practices in Small Firms, Encyclopaedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, Ed. Paganai, M.) Idea Group, USA.