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Associate Professor Chandana Hewege

Associate Professor, International Business


 A/Professor Chandana Hewege is a Principal Fellow of the Advance Higher Education Academy (UK) and holds a PhD in Management from the Monash University, a Master of Business Administration Degree and a BSc.(Bus Admn) Honours Degree from the University of Sri J'pura, Sri Lanka.  Chandana's academic and professional experiences are predominantly centred on teaching, research and industry consultancy. 
 Chandana is a founding member of the team that pioneered Carbon Literacy Training for academics in Victoria, Australia. Apart from being a carbon literate academic and a trainer accredited by the UN's Carbon Literacy Project (UK), Chandana has published widely in reputed academic journals. Chandana’s academic research encompasses a wide spectrum of research areas such as corporate social responsibility and sustainability, management controls of transitional economies, marketing, logistics, international business and research methodology. He has published research papers in Journal of International Business Education, Critical Perspectives on International Business, International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Social Responsibility Journal, Accounting Auditing,& Accountability Journal, Yong Consumers, Journal of consumer Behaviour, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Australasian Marketing Journal, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Journal of Marketing and Logistics, and Sustainability.

Chandana has won several awards for his academic and research excellence, including 2023 Australian Business Deans(ABDC) award for climate action, Vice Chancellor's Accountability Award (2023) for Climate action.; Emerald Literati Award-Social Responsibility Journal 2017 & Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy journal-2022; the Teaching Excellence Award by the Faculty of Business & Law, Swinburne University of Technology: Wiley top cited article 2021-Journal of Consumer Behaviour ;Chandana served the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal ranking panel in 2013 for Marketing, Tourism, Logistics and commercial services research areas. 

Chandana contributes to industry in the corporate and academic governance space as an external board member/chair or boards, actively engaging with membership activities of Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

Research interests

Management control and governance issues of international firms in transitional societies; Corporate social responsibility; Supply chain and logistics; Actual vs Virtual issues in the Global marketplace; Organisational and consumer level responses to climate change-related issues; Critical research in international business; Pedagogical practices; Sustainability

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

A Job-readiness model for trainee chefs in Australia

China’s Aid Engagements in South-South Cooperation: Towards Developing a New Theory of Sino-Zimbabwe Aid Relations:

Corporate governance of the Australian private education sector

Covert Employee Mistreatment in Australian Workplaces

CSIRO, collaboration, trust and knowledge transfer in the commercialisation of public research:

CSR Practices of Multinational Subsidiaries in Vietnam: Legitimacy and Institutional Perspectives

Dynamics of customer loyalty within a highly regulated industry context: An exploration of the triadic interplay among the Seller, Buyer and the Regulator in the Telecommunications Industry

Firm-level resource integration effectiveness (FL-RIE): Conceptualisation and validation of the construct:

Making Sense of Digital Discourse on Climate Change and Sustainability: Implications for Information Technology (IT) Professionals and their professional practice

Modelling graduate employability: Causative factors for job search outcome in Pakistan

Purchase behaviour of microcredit in bottom of pyramid markets: the case of war-affected youth in Sri Lanka

Purchase decision-making power of Australian women in the financial product market: myths and realities of mind (rationality) vs heart (emotions):

Supply chain member relationships and their performance outcomes in the Victorian organic fruit and vegetable industry


The Influence of Ethnic Media Marketing on Entrepreneurial Opportunity Structure of Ethnic Entrepreneurship: The dynamics of Indian diaspora in Australia:

The Influence of Social Media Integration on the Donation Attractiveness of Food Charities in the Context of Food Waste in Melbourne

Towards Sustainable Consumption through Voluntary Simplicity and Carbon Neutrality

Triadic interplay of regulatory frameworks, digitally empowered tourists and smart tourism offerings in the Sri Lankan tourism sector: A strategic marketing perspective in an era of virtual networking

“Buy Now Pay Later” Services and the Financial Wellbeing of Young Australian Adults

Fields of Research

  • Marketing - 350600
  • International Business - 350706
  • Logistics - 350903
  • Supply Chains - 350909

Teaching areas

Managing the global marketplace, International Business, Global Logistics and Supply Chains


  • 2023, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor’s Accountable Award for “Taking Transformative Climate Action: Mobilising Individual and Collective Agency”, Swinburne University
  • 2023, International, Principal Fellowship (PFHEA), Advance Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
  • 2023, International, Certified Carbon Literacy Trainer, Carbon Literacry Project, Uk (UN accredited)
  • 2023, National, Australian Business Deans Council Network Award for Climate action, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)
  • 2022, Swinburne, Adobe Teaching Innovation Grant, Swinburne
  • 2021, International, Top Cited Article Award-Wiley, Journal of Consumer Behaviour
  • 2016, International, Program Management Excellence Award- Global Leadership Program, Norhteastern Unviersity, Boston, USA
  • 2016, International, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence: Research Paper entitled 'Elderly consumers' sensitivity to corporate social performance' published in Social Responsibility Journal being selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended paper , Emerald Publishing
  • 2014, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Global Initiatives Team Award, Swinburne
  • 2013, Swinburne, Teaching Excellence Award- Faculty of Business & Law, Swinburne
  • 2013, International, Best Paper Award, Society of Interdisciplinary Business Conference (SIBR), Bangkok. (ISSN: 2223-5078)
  • 2012, Swinburne, Teaching Excellence Award- Highly commended, Swinburne
  • 2009, Other, Best ‘Critical Literature Review’ Award by the International Business Research Group/ Development Unit (IBRG/DRU), , Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
  • 2007, International, Best reviewer award , by the International Journal – Contemporary Management Research CMR/ISSN 1813-5498/ CMR-JOURNAL.ORG (ERA B Ranked)

Professional memberships

  • 2013 - 2013: Committee Member, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Ranking Review Panel for Marketing Tourism and Logistics , Australia
  • 2020 (current): Board Member, Health Careers International, Australia
  • 2018 - 2022: Chair, Academic Board of Institute of Health & Management, Australia
  • 2018 (current): Board Member, Institute of Health & Hursing Australia, Australia
  • 2021 (current): Chair, Governance Board, Health Careers International, Australia
  • 2022 (current): Vice President, Swinburne Staff Club, Australia
  • 2023 (current): Fellow, Advance Higher Education Academy (Advance HE), United Kingdom
  • 2022 (current): Member, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Australia
  • 2017 (current): Reviewer, SP Jain School of Global Management, Australia
  • 2020 (current): Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australia


Also published as: Hewege, Chandana; Hewege, C.; Hewege, C. R.; Hewege, Chandana .R; Hewege, Chandana H.; Hewege, Chandana R.; Hewege, Chandana Rathnasiri; Hewege, R. Chandana; Rathnasiri, Chandana; Rathnasiri, H. C.
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