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Dr Chandana Hewege

Senior Lecturer, International Business


Dr Chandana Hewege 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 centered on teaching, research and industry consultancy. He has published about 45 referred research papers and referred conference papers. Chandana's academic research encompasses a wide spectrum of research areas such as corporate social responsibility, management controls of transitional economies, marketing, logistics, international business and research methodology. Chandana is accredited as a teacher in higher education by the Staff Education and Development Association, United Kingdom (SEDA, UK). He possesses about 20 years of teaching experience undergraduate and postgraduate, and local as well as overseas. Chandana has won several awards for his academic and research excellence, including the best critical literature review award, Department of Management, Monash University; Emerald Literati Award-Social Responsibility Journal 2017; the Teaching Execellence Award by the Faculty of Business & Law, Swinburne University of Technology: the best reviewer 2007 award, Contemporary Management Research Journal; and the best student Gold Medal award, Department of Business Administration, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Chandana served the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journal ranking panel in 2013 for Marketing,Tourism, Logistics and commercial services research areas.

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

Climate change risk perceptions and environmentally conscious consumer

Complex Ties: Investigating the Role of Networks in the Commercialisation of Public Research

Corporate governance of the Australian private education sector

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

FOREIGN AID: A Critical Look at China's Foreign Aid Engagements with Zimbabwe

Measuring Effectiveness of Resource Integration Processes within a Paid Cloud Computing Service Environments

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

Myths & Realities of Consumer Decision Making Power: An Examination of Purchase Decision Making Power of Australian Women in The Financial Product Market

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

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


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

The Trust, Privacy and Governance in Blockchain Technology Driven Supply Chains: A Case of Organic Food Industry in Australia

“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


  • 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)