Prof. Suren Peter

suren-peter

Prof. Suren Peter

Dean - SLIIT Business School (SLIIT)

FACULTY OF BUSINESS | INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

  • Suren Peter is a professor attached to the SLIIT Business School, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka.
  • Prior to joining SLIIT, he was attached to the Department of Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, having commenced his academic career in 1993. He served two stints as Head, Department of Industrial Management in 2001 and in 2019, served as the Postgraduate Course Coordinator for the Masters programme, Programme Reviewer for Quality Assurance Accreditation Council of the UGC, Conference Chair of the inaugural SCSE international conference, Chief Editor, Editorial Board member and reviewer for international and local journals and conferences.
  • He has served and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of a number of private corporates and Chairs a number of sub committees as well. He has served as a consultant with UNIDO/UNDP and for several local corporates and government bodies. He holds IEEE membership and is certified by the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.
  • His research interests are in capital markets, corporate finance, behavioral finance, Privatization and corporate restructuring, portfolio management and learning.
  • 2023 – Professor, SLIIT Business School
  • 2020 – Professor, Department of Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya
  • 1997 – 2019 Senior Lecturer
  • 2018 – 2020 Programme Reviewer – University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka
Academic Qualifications
  • DBA, MPhil, Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands
  • MSc in Management, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • BSc (Special) in Industrial Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Honors and Awards
  • Senate Awards – 2019, 2020
  • Fulbright Scholar
Interests
  • Stock market behaviour
  • Privatization and corporate restructuring
  • Human and risk behaviour
  • Portfolio management
  • Learning
Memberships
  • Member – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA.
  • Stock market efficiency and anomalies
  • Attributes driving addiction
  • Risk behaviour
My Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Peter, Suren  ” Performance of initial public offerings and privatized offers: Evidence from a developing country “  Managerial Finance,  vol.33,  Issue 10,  2007,  pp.798-809,
  • Peter, Suren  ” Is Board Independence a Panacea for Improved Corporate Performance? Evidence in a Developing Country Setting “  European Journal of Business and Management,  vol.33,  Issue 12,  2020,  pp.49-60,
  • Peter, Suren, de Bruijn, E.J., and Rwegasira, Kami  ” “Performance of privatized enterprises and impact of partial privatization in a developing country: The case of Sri Lanka “  Journal of Transnational Management,  vol.15,  Issue 1,  2023,  pp.46-68,
  • Peter, Suren  ” Explaining Short Run Performance of Initial Public Offerings in an Emerging Frontier Market: Case of Sri Lanka “  International Journal of Economics, Business and Finance,  vol.3,  Issue 1,  2023,  pp.1 – 13,
  • Peter, Suren and Mendis, Mevuni  ” Assessing Investor Risk Behaviour in a Developing Country Setting “  European Journal of Business and Management,  vol.12,  Issue 32,  2020,  pp.7-13,
  • Munasinghe, L., Peter, S., Perera, T. D. S  ” “Opportunities for capitalizing on the software industry growth through appropriate manpower training “  Sabaragamuwa University Journal,  vol.3,  Issue 1,  2003,  pp.45-62,
  • Munasinghe, L., Peter, S., Perera, T. D. S  ” Growth prospects for the software industry in Sri Lanka and an appropriate policy frame work “  Sabaragamuwa University Journal,  vol.4,  Issue 1,  2003,  pp.81-98,

BOOKS

  • Peter, Suren  ” “Privatization – Why it needs to be considered as an economic policy too?.”  University of Kelaniya,  2017,  Edition In: Gloria Scientiam – Golden Jubilee Commemorative Volume,  pp.397-410,

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Peter, Suren and Rasanjani, P. M. D.   Explaining the Price Gap between Voting Shares and Non-Voting Shares  in 5th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,  year 2020,  USA,        Peter, Suren and Rasanjani, P. M. D.,
  • Kahawandala, Nadeesha and Peter, Suren   Factors Affecting Purchasing Behaviour of Generation Z  in 9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,  year 2020,  Dubai,        Kahawandala, Nadeesha and Peter, Suren,
  • Sivakumaran, Vahiny and Peter, Suren   Model to Assess Consumer Switching Behaviour  in 9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,  year 2020,          March 10 – 12, 2020,
  • Ariyarathna, Kaveesha and Peter, Suren   “Business Analytics Maturity Models: A Systematic Review of Literature  in 9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,  year 2019,          Ariyarathna, Kaveesha and Peter, Suren,
  • Sowmiya, B. A. and Peter, Suren   “Customer perceived quality management practices and organizational performance: Case of private healthcare sector in Sri Lanka  in International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya,  year 2017,          Sowmiya, B. A. and Peter, Suren,
  • Upeksha, P. G. S. and Peter, Suren   A multi-pronged approach to assess informational efficiency of the Colombo Stock Exchange  in International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences,  year 2017,  Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,        2017,
  • Peter, Suren, Jayatilake, Hasitha and Withanaarachchi, Amila   Possibility of applying Industry 4.0 as a business process re-engineering tool: Case study from an apparel production plant  in International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences,  year 2016,  Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,        2016,
  • Kumararatna, M. K. S. and Peter, Suren   Voting versus non voting share price premium: A case of Sri Lanka’s equity market  in Wayamba University International Conference,  year 2016,          August 2016,
  • Peter, S. and Kalubowila, M. K   How efficient are stock broker recommendations: Sri Lankan evidence  in Wayamba University International Conference, Sri Lanka,  year 2016,          August 2016,
  • Heiyantuduwa, Malindi, Peter, Suren   Impact of Customer Orientation Practices in Supply Chain on Supply Chain Performance  in International Postgraduate Research Conference (iprc), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,  year 2015,          December 2015,
  • Peter, Suren   Board Independence and Corporate Performance  in International Postgraduate Research Conference (iprc), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,  year 2015,          December 2015,
  • Karunaratne, Piyanga, Peter, Suren   Ex-Dividend Day Stock Price Behaviour – Evidence from Colombo Stock Exchange  in International Postgraduate Research Conference (iprc), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,  year 2015,          December 2015,
  • Peter, Suren, Fernando, Krishan   Investigation of the day of the week effect on stock returns in an emerging market: The case of Sri Lanka  in Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), Sri Lanka,  year 2014,          2014,
  • Peter, Suren, Fernando, Krishan   Investigation of the day of the week effect on stock returns in an emerging market: The case of Sri Lanka  in Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), Sri Lanka,  year 2014,          2014,
  • Harshanie, A. D. R., Peter, P. L. S   A conceptual model for identifying learning characteristics of learning individuals  in Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), Sri Lanka,  year 2014,          2014,
  • Peter P. L. S. and Senaratne B.   Investor Behaviour in Sri Lankan Stock Market  in 14th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,  year 2013,          November 2013,
  • Peter P. L. S. and Fernando V.   Dividend Policy Determinants and Dividend Stability  in 14th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,  year 2013,          November 2013,
  • Peter P. L. S. and Perera K. J. I.   Capital Structure Change Announcement Effect and Market Efficiency – Evidence from the Sri Lankan Stock Market  in 10th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya,  year 2009,          Peter P. L. S. and Perera K. J. I.,
  • Peter P. L. S. and Bamunuarachchi G. K   An investigation of dividend policy behaviors and information content of dividends in selected countries  in 7th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,  year 2006,          Peter P. L. S. and Bamunuarachchi G. K,