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Dr.Suren Peter


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Privatization
Investments
Enterprise Restructuring
Corporate Finance and Decision Support Systems for Small and Medium scale Enterprises
Corporate Finance
Privatization performance

Suren received his doctorate and the Master of Philosophy degree from Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands. A Fulbright scholar, he also obtained a Master of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology in the USA. His first degree was in Industrial Management, graduating with first class honours from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

As a university academic, he has over 18 years of teaching, research and consulting experience and has served as the Head of the Department of Industrial Management between 2001 and 2003. He has served as a National Consultant on a number of projects for UNIDO and UNDP and been involved in consulting with a number of international development organizations, government and local private sector companies. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a couple of private companies

His area of interest in teaching, research and consulting are in portfolio management, capital markets, corporate finance and corporate restructuring

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 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, Volume 15, Issue 1 January 2010, pages 46 – 68
  • 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
  • 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, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri lanka, Vol.4, Number 1, 2004, pp 81-98
  • Munasinghe, L., Peter, S., Perera, T.D.S., “Opportunities for capitalizing on the software industry growth through appropriate manpower training”, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Vol.3, Number 1, 2003, pp 45-62

Conferences

  • Ekanayake. S., Abeysinghe, D. and Peter, S.  “Knowledge as a competence for Sri Lankan IT industry”, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, April 14 - 18th, 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013
  • Peter P. L. S. and Senaratne B. “Investor Behaviour in Sri Lankan Stock Market”. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, November 29th, 2013
  • Peter P. L. S. and Fernando V. “Dividend Policy Determinants and Dividend Stability”. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, November 29th, 2013
  • Hettiarachchi K. P. and Peter P. L. S. “Impact of information technology in local banks in Sri Lanka: A customer’s perspective”. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, November 29th, 2013
  • P. L. S. Peter and K. J. I. Perera, “Capital Structure Change Announcement Effect and Market Efficiency – Evidence from the Sri Lankan Stock Market”, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, December 18th, 2009
  • P. L. S. Peter and G. K. Bamunuarachchi, “An investigation of dividend policy behaviors and information content of dividends in selected countries” Proceedings of the 7th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, December 8th, 2006
  • P. L. S. Peter and L. P. Weligamage, “Framework for evaluating Enterprise Resource Planning Systems” Proceedings of the 7th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, December 8th, 2006

Research Grants

  • Peter, Suren and Fernando, Krishan, “Investigation of the day of the week effect on stock returns in an emerging market: Case of Sri Lanka”, Financial Services Academy, Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka, 2010
    Research Grant: Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka

Publications Through Consultancies

  • Munasinghe L., Degamboda S., Jayawardene D. P. W., Peter P. L. S., “Productivity Improvement Survey”, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO),1996
  • Munasinghe L., Degamboda S., Sooriyarachchi R. H., Peter, P. L. S., “Monopoly Investigation – Oxygen Industry”, Fair Trading Commission,1994
  • Munasinghe L., Sooriyarachchi R. H., Peter, P. L. S., “Analysis of Status of Coconut Cultivation in Sri Lanka”, Coconut Cultivation Board,1992

Working Papers

  • A governance perspective of factors driving performance of privatized enterprises - Case of Sri Lanka
  • Determinants of returns on initial public offerings: Evidence from Sri Lanka
  • Corporate governance in an emerging market – Does it translate to firm performance?
  • Financial sector development and economic growth – Evidence from Sri Lanka
  • The impact of using information technology in local banks in Sri Lanka: Customer perspective and gaining a competitive advantage

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