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Professor Kelum Jayasinghe

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EBS - Accounting
Professor Kelum Jayasinghe
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    +44 (0) 1206 874281

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    EBS.3.29, Colchester Campus

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    You can find details of Academic support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911

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Biography

Kelum Jayasinghe is a Professor of accounting. He joined the Essex Business School, University of Essex in September 2008 having previously held positions at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth), University of Bradford (UK), University of Colombo (Sri Lanka). His teaching interests include Management Accounting, Financial Decision Making, and Research Methodology. His academic career is complemented by three years industrial experience in professional accounting and five years experience in providing consultancy services to private and public sector agencies. He is currently performing as an expert panel member of the working group established for the development of UN's Sendai Framework Words into Action implementation guides for accountability and governance, UNSIDR, 2016-2021. He has produced a number of research papers out of his research projects funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), University fo Essex and University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has publications in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA), Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (QRAM), International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA), and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (IJRBR).Currently he works as the Director of Centre for Environment and Society (CES), University of Essex. Research grants received: Public Financial Management Project - World Bank (2019-20), with T. Soobaroyen, P. Adhikari and P. Lassou. Global Changes Research Fund (2019-20) - to develop a local resilience strategy to Disaster Management Centre (DMC), Sri Lanka. Disaster Management Research Centre (DMRC), University of Massey, New Zealand (2015-16) - to study Collaborative Working Accountability in Natural Disasters: The Case of Earthquake Disasters in Christchurch, New Zealand. Research Committee Funds - Essex Business School (EBS), University of Essex, with M. Tasavori, Project title: Critical Role of Governance Structures in Innovative Management of Social Enterprises in UK, 2011/12; .with S. Uddin, Project title: Corporate Governance issues within listed companies in Sri Lanka, 2009/10. School of Management and Business (SMB), University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with T. Soobaroyen and D. Thomas, Project Title: Role of Accounting in Organisational Change at the Talyllyn Railway Co., June to August, 2007. Asian Development Bank (ADB) for completing the PhD degree in the University of Bradford, January 2002 to December 2005.

Qualifications

  • B.Com

  • MBA (Sri Lanka)

  • PGDip (Research Methods)

  • PhD (Bradford)

  • PGCTHE (Aberystwyth)

Research and professional activities

Current research

Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Management

He is investing his time for an impact case study titled: Accountability and Governance Issues in Post-disaster Management. The case is built around the Collaborative accountability practices in disaster management and recovery. He is currently performing as an expert panel member of the working group established for the development of UNs Sendai Framework Words into Action implementation guides for accountability and governance, UNSIDR, 2016-2021 (five year programme). He has already submitted a case study to its Words into Action guides 2017 targeting the central governments and contributed as a collaborator for the accountability guide document.

Accountability of Collaborative Governance in Emergency Management Response: the lessons from Christchurch Earthquake Recovery

The study focuses on the lessons learned from Christchurch Earthquake Recovery, with C. Kenney, R. Prasanna, and Jerry Velasquez (UNISDR).

Balancing communitarian governance and social entrepreneurship: the case study of social enterprises in UK

The study focuses on the communitarian governance strategies within social enterprises in UK - with Misagh Tasavori, Pawan Adhikari and Rebecca Warren.

Public Financial Management - at local government level in Benin.

This is sponsored by the World Bank.

Development of Local Resilience Strategies with Disaster Management Centre (DMC), Sri Lanka

Sponsored by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Successful Futures (BE910)

  • Research Methods in Accounting (BE951)

  • In-Site Workshop Series (BE961)

Previous supervision

Md Shoaib Ahmed
Md Shoaib Ahmed
Thesis title: Management Accounting Control and Managerial Bullying; Economic, Social, and Political Dynamics in Bangladesh Rmg Sector.
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 6/3/2019
Claudia Barrios Alvarez
Claudia Barrios Alvarez
Thesis title: The Role of Management Accounting Practices in Shaping Efficiency in a Colombian Utility Conglomerate
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/7/2018
Ahmad Abras
Ahmad Abras
Thesis title: Competing Institutional Logics in Islamic Financial Reporting Standardisation: A Comparative Study
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 26/6/2018
Shaila Ahmed
Shaila Ahmed
Thesis title: Towards a Political Economy of Corporate Governance: A Critical Realist Analysis
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/3/2016
Zeeshan Mahmood
Zeeshan Mahmood
Thesis title: The Emergence of Sustainability Reporting in Pakistan - the Institutional Logic Perspective
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 13/1/2016
Jacob Agyemang
Jacob Agyemang
Thesis title: An Examination of the Impact of Macs on 'Value Creation' in Ghana: A Case Study of a Timber Production Company
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/5/2015
Fidelis Kedju Akanga
Fidelis Kedju Akanga
Thesis title: Issues in Accountability Between Microfinance Institutions (Mfis) and Stakeholders in a Multi-Socio-Cultural-Linguistic Context: The Case Study of the Republic of Cameroon
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 16/12/2014
Mohamed Zaki Amin Yassin
Mohamed Zaki Amin Yassin
Thesis title: Exploring Management Accounting Change in Egypt Informed By the Adoption of Environmental Management Accounting (Ema) in Industrial Companies
Degree subject: Accounting
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 3/5/2013

Publications

Journal articles (18)

Jayasinghe, K., Christine, K., Raj, P. and Jerry, V., Enacting “Accountability in Collaborative Governance”: Lessons in emergency management and earthquake recovery from the 2010 -2011 Canterbury Earthquakes. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management (JPBAFM). Forthcoming.

Jayasinghe, K. and Uddin, S., (2019). Continuity and Change in Development Discourses and the Rhetoric Role of Accounting. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. 9 (3), 314-334

Adhikari, P. and Jayasinghe, K., (2017). ‘Agents-in-focus’ and ‘Agents-in-context’: The strong structuration analysis of central government accounting practices and reforms in Nepal. Accounting Forum. 41 (2), 96-115

Uddin, SN., Jayasinghe, K. and Ahmed, S., (2017). Scandals from an Island: Testing Anglo-American Corporate Governance Frameworks. Critical perspectives on international business. 13 (4), 349-370

Saliya, CA. and Jayasinghe, K., (2016). Creating and reinforcing discrimination: The controversial role of accounting in bank lending. Accounting Forum. 40 (4), 235-250

Saliya, CA. and Jayasinghe, K., (2016). Cultural Politics of Enterprise Lending and Controls in Closely-held Banks: A Case Study from Sri Lanka. Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies. 6 (4), 449-474

Kartalis, N., Tsamenyi, M. and Jayasinghe, K., (2016). Accounting in new public management (NPM) and shifting organizational boundaries: Evidence from the Greek Show Caves. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 29 (2), 248-277

Jayasinghe, K., Nirmala, N. and Othman, R., (2015). “The Public Sector Accounting, Accountability and Auditing in Emerging Economies: Insights, gaps and some new ways forward”. Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies (RAEE), special issue on accounting, accountability and auditing in emerging economies. 15 (1)

Jayasinghe, K., Soobaroyen, T. and Thomas, D., (2011). Accounting as the 'language' of organisational change: the case of a heritage railway. Int. J. of Critical Accounting. 3 (1), 26-62

Jayasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D., (2011). Power over empowerment: Encountering development accounting in a Sri Lankan fishing village. Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 22 (4), 396-414

Jayasinghe, K. and Soobaroyen, T., (2009). Religious “spirit” and peoples' perceptions of accountability in Hindu and Buddhist religious organizations. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 22 (7), 997-1028

Jayasinghe, K. and Thomas, D., (2009). The preservation of indigenous accounting systems in a subaltern community. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 22 (3), 351-378

Jayasinghe, K. and Thomas, D., (2008). Bounded emotionality in entrepreneurial calculations: a case study in rural Sri Lanka. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business. 6 (4), creators-Jayasinghe=3AKelum=3A=3A

Jayasinghe, K., Thomas, D. and Wickramasinghe, D., (2008). Bounded emotionality in entrepreneurship: an alternative framework. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research. 14 (4), 242-258

Jayasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D., (2007). Calculative practices in a total institution. Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. 4 (3), 183-202

Jayasinghe, K., (2005). “Impact of Physical Surroundings on Customers”. Journal of Managment Studies (JOM). 4 (1)

Jayasinghe, K., (2003). “Role of Agency in Entrepreneurship Research”. Journal of Managment (JOM). 3 (2)

Jayasinghe, K., (1993). "Attitudes toward Advertising by Professionals in Sri Lanka". Journal of Management (JOM). 1 (3)

Books (2)

Jayasinghe, K., Nath, ND. and Othman, R., (2015). The Public Sector Accounting, Accountability and Auditing in Emerging Economies. Emerald. 978-1-78441-662-1

Jayasinghe, K., (2009). Calculative Practices of the Rural: Emotionality, Power and Micro-Entrepreneurship Development. VDM Verlag Dr. M�ller. 9783639125900

Book chapters (3)

Ashraf, J., Hopper, T., Lassou, P., Moses, O., Jayasinghe, K., Soobaroyen, T. and Uddin, S., (2019). Researching and publishing on accounting in emerging economies: an experiential account. In: The Routledge Companion to Accounting in Emerging Economies. Editors: Weetman, P. and Tsalavoutas, I., . Routledge. 9780815356202

Jayasinghe, K. and Thomas, D., (2013). Alternative and Social Accounting. In: The Routledge Companion to Alternative Organization. Editors: Parker, M., Cheney, G., Fournier, V. and Land, C., . Routledge. 978-0-415-78226-5

Jayasinghe, K. and Wickramasinghe, D., (2006). Can NGOs Deliver Accountability, Predictions, Realities and Difficulties. In: NGOs: Roles and Accountability – An Introduction. ICFAI Press

Reports and Papers (4)

Jayasinghe, K. and with Working Group on DRR Governance and Accountability, (2018). Development of Sendai Framework “Words into Action” Implementation Guides to Central Governments - Internal Report.

Jayasinghe, K., Kenney, C. and Prasanna, R., (2016). Collaborative accountability incorporating the Community Actions: the Integrated Emergency Management Response in Christchurch earthquakes recovery.A case study submitted to Development of Sendai Framework “Words into Action” Implementation Guides - internal policy document.

Jayasinghe, K. and Hettige, S., (2006). Report on Participatory Development Planning and Budgeting of Local Authorities in Sri Lanka

Jayasinghe, K. and Weerasuriya,, A., (2001). Village Resource Profiles and Small business Development in Hambanthota District, Sri Lanka

Grants and funding

2020

Ensuring Collaborative Accountability and Governance in Disaster Management in Sri Lanka

University of Essex (GCRF)

Contact

knjay@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874281

Location:

EBS.3.29, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

You can find details of Academic support hours on the EBS UG and PG information page on Moodle or by calling EBS Student Services on 01206873911