1997 …2024

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Personal profile


Ramanie Samaratunge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management. She is an internationally renowned management scholar with 30 years’ experience working in the public and private sector, including consultancies in Australia and Asia. She was previously at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, from which she also graduated with first class honours in Public Administration. She holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia. She has served on international and local advisory bodies and is a member of many international professional bodies. 

Associate Professor Samaratunge has published a number of book chapters, several government and industry reports, and journal articles in leading international management journals such as International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Australian Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics and Human Relations. She is represented in conference proceedings and invited keynote speeches. She also reviews for many top-ranking journals.

Since 2010, she has been instrumental in establishing and leading Monash University programs in partnership with the Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration and with funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. These programs have significantly enhanced the operational and research capacity of public officials in Sri Lanka and become model programs for a number of other developing countries including Bangladesh and Nepal.

Research interests

Her research interests include public management in developing countries, humor in management, governance, cross cultural management, immigrants in Australia, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Monash teaching commitment

MGC3120 International Management

MGX5310 International Management Process

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Public Management
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Cross Cultural
  • Immigrants
  • Governance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Emerging Markets

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