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The Australian National University

Dr Ananda Jayawardana

B.Tech(Madras),PG Dip(Sri Lanka),MBA(Sri .J),DBA(Canberra)

Phone:Ext. 59831
(+61) 2 612 59831
Fax:(+61) 2 612 58796
Office:Room 1052
LF Crisp Building (26)
Mailing Address:
Research School of Management
ANU College of Business and Economics
LF Crisp Building 26
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Ananda Jayawardana


Dr Ananda K.L Jayawardana is a lecturer in Management in the Research School of Management at the ANU. He was formally a Senior Consultant to the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and served as an Executive Director of Asian Cotton Mills Ltd, a large public sector company in Sri lanka. He has over 25 years of industry experience.

Ananda has his teaching interests in wide range of areas, Strategic Management, General Management, Total Quality Management, Operations and Project Management and Productivity Management. He teaches both at postgraduate and undergraduate classes. He is the course coordinator for Management People and Organization, Management and Organization and Strategic Management. He has received the Master Professor award in the Glo Bus strategy simulation where ANU students in 2007 won the final in the world championship. In 2007, he was selected for the Master Professor Award, based on the performance of teaching of Corporate strategy using the strategy simulation, among 1300 instructors in  80 universities and schools from 16 countries. Throughout the years ANU students in Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management have featured in the top 10 over 200 business schools engaged in the simulation all over the world.

Ananda's research interests are in the  areas of human resource management, operations management and quality management. He has published several articles in refereed journals; Journal of Educational Management, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, South Asian Journal of Management and Sri Lankan Journal Management.

He is an associate editor of the Sri Lankan Journal of Management, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Ananda pioneered the concept of Self Managed Teams ( SMT )in the Textile Industry. He introduced the first self managed teams in Textile Industry in 1992 at Asian Cotton Milss (ASCOT), which first featured in the International Textile Conference in 1993 in Hong Kong and subsequently the case study based on ASCOT Self Managed Teams featured in International QC conventions/seminars in India ,Yokohama, Taiwan, Singapore, and Colombo. This attempt won him the first prize in the case study competition for productivity improvement at the National Productivity Awards, 1996. Dr Jayawardana serves in the advisory committee of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Quality and Productivity. He served as a member of the Productivity Steering Committee of the National Productivity Secretariat,Sri Lanka.


Disciplines & research interests

  • Business & Business Administration
  • Management

Ananda's research interests lie in areas of human resource management, operations management and Quality management


MGMT 1003 :Management People and Organization

MGMT 7030:Organization and Management

MGMT 7022 :Strategic Management

MGMT 7102: Corporate Strategy

Updated: 17 April 2014 /Responsible Officer: Dean, Business & Economics /Page Contact: College Web Team