Dr. Busige Nishantha

Country Head, Research Foundation Of India

Dr. B. Nishantha is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Business Management in the Department of Management and Organization Studies (MOS),Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He served as the Head of the Department at the same department from 2015 to 2017.  He also serves as Program Coordinator of Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the Faculty of Graduate Studies since 2016. He is also the Coordinator of Diploma in Small Business Management (DSBM) program conducted at the department of Management & Organization Studies. Dr.Nishantha is the co-founder of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Unit (IEDU) established  at the University of Colombo in 2015 for supporting practicing entrepreneurs. He holds a PhD from the Ryukoku University in Japan and MBA from University of Colombo. He has over 20 years of higher education teaching experience acquired in the Japan and Sri Lanka.

His current research interests revolve around the entrepreneurial intention among different social groups, growth dynamics of SMEs and entrepreneurship development in developing country context. Dr. Nishantha is serving as editorial board member of the International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management (JITBM) and he has published many research articles in Local and International Referred Journals. He is an active member of the UNESCO Affiliated Entrepreneurship Development Program and have been delivered keynote speeches in International Conferences hosted by UNESCO and held in China and Philippine.