19th International Conference on Business Management
( ICBM 2022 )

The present global economic crisis is the worst economic crisis faced by countries around the world in more than a century, triggered by the COVID 19 pandemic (World bank, 2022). The World Bank predicted that 90% of countries’ economies would fall in 2020, and that the global economy would shrink by 3% where the projected global economic growth of 6% in 2021 will be decreased to 4.9% in 2022. The global extreme poverty is predicted to rise dramatically since 1998, which will effectively wipe out the progress countries made since 2017. The current economic crisis is a wake-up call for the governments, private sector, international development partners and civil society at large to come together and take concerted action to develop consistent, long-term, and sustainable economic strategies that are aimed towards national and regional productive development. These solutions should be to overcome the increased role of distance within the context of the pandemic in shaping consumption and business, furthermore they should also be harnessed to increase regional economic integration beyond this emergency.

Governments have already implemented their own rapid and comprehensive policy responses to mitigate the crisis’s worst immediate economic effects nationally. However, these approaches have aggravated several related economic and social problems. This is especially true for developing nations than their counterpart due to the magnitude of the financial risk and the policy burden caused by the pandemic towards already weak economies, which shows the necessity of an equitable global recovery in the long run.

Based on this scenario, the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC), University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ), Sri Lanka has decided to conduct its 19th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) on the theme of“Equitable Recovery Amidst Economic Crisis: Post-Pandemic Challenges and theWay Forward”. The FMSC, as the “Center of Excellence in Management education in Sri Lanka”, earnestly believes that the key focus of the recovery efforts of the crisis should be equitable, where finance plays a central role in the recovery process. Hence, the ICBM 2022 aims to bring together scholars and practitioners around the world to exchange and share their experiences and research findings on all aspects of recovery from the present economic crisis.

Objectives of ICBM 2022

  1. Creating an avenue where scholars and practitioners could share their research findings and experience on the proposed theme.
  2. Uncovering potential future research projects on a wider scope regarding managing crises.
  3. Strengthening collaboration among scholars, practitioners, and other stakeholders for feasible joint-projects, funding, and for identifying publication avenues.

Conference Tracks

  • Accounting for Sustainability in Disruption
  • Business Law and Regulatory System
  • Business Strategies in Crises
  • Disaster and Crisis Management
  • Economics, Public Policy and Development
  • Education Management, Hybrid Learning and E- Learning
  • Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management and Innovation
  • Finance Innovation and Sustainable Strategies
  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
  • Information Systems and Digital Transformation
  • Knowledge Management and Learning Organizations
  • Leading and Managing People in Organizations  
  • Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Operations and Technology Management
  • Real Estate Management and Valuation
  • Sustainability, Governance, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Important Dates

Sept 2022
Last date for submission of Full Papers
Oct 2022
Confirmation regarding acceptance of Full Paper
Oct 2022
Camera ready copy of Full papers
Oct 2022
Early Bird Registration
Nov 2022
Final Registration

Conference Venue

Main Conference

Date : 8th December 2022

Venue : University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Phd Colloquium and Business Forum

Date : 9th December 2022

Venue : University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

ICBM 2021 Team


Dr. Prathap Kaluthanthri
Email: prathap@sjp.ac.lk
Mobile: +94 77 3654879

Dr. Janaka Fernando
Email: pjsampath@sjp.ac.lk
Mobile: +94 71 4191996

Conference Secretary

Ms. P. T. D. Liyanage
Email: pubudunil@sjp.ac.lk
Mobile: +94 77 9389551

Team Members

  • Prof. Sumudu Perera
  • Prof. Nishani Wickramaarachchi
  • Dr. Ananda Rathnayake
  • Dr. Neelangie. S. Nanayakkara
  • Dr. L. Wijewardene
  • Dr. Sampath Kongahawaththe
  • Dr. L. D. C. S. Subhashini
  • Dr. R. Dharmawardene
  • Mr. Aminda Lakmal
  • Ms. Bhagya Jayasekera
  • Ms. Pubudini T.D. Liyanage
  • Ms. Sachinthana Manthrirathna
  • Mrs. Nadeeka Pathirana
  • Ms. Aruni Fernando
  • Ms. Chathurika Jayasooriya
  • Mr. M A G N Jayasooriya
  • Mr Nimasha Sugathadasa
  • Ms. Nipuni H. Haputhanthri
  • Ms. Chathini De Silva
  • Ms. Hasitha Sooriyaarachchi
  • Ms. G D Nilmini
  • Ms. Ishani Uresha
  • Ms. Pooja Opatha
  • Ms. Rumali Kavindya
  • Ms. Udeshika Chandrarathne
  • Mr. Chamika Udesh
  • Mr. Saman Abeywickrama
  • Mr. S M D Janith Dayarathna
  • Mr. MHDN Perera
  • Ms. Bhagya Dewmini Fernando
  • Ms. Deshani Kaushalya Jayasingha
  • Mr. Ravindu Kulawardena