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Rondy De Silva

Dr Rondy De Silva

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Rondy de Silva is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the Sheffield Business School and is also the course leader for the EPAS accredited MSc in International Business programme. She also holds the role of International Recruitment Manager. In her academic role Rondy specialises in subjects related to international business management which help build the links between theory and practice. Rondy is actively engaged in international business as part of the Sheffield Business School and supports international partnership development, student recruitment and university profile raising activities in India and the sub-continent.

Rondy's research specialisms are in transnational entrepreneurship, institutions and institutional Voids in emerging markets.

  • About


    • 2016: Doctorate of Business Administration, International Business, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2005: MA Political Communication, University of Sheffield
    • 1993: Associate Teacher's Diploma, Other
    • 2000: BA (Hons) English, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    • 2012: PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kindom

    Senior Lecturer

    Teaching expertise

    • International Business


    • International business, Economics and Entrpreneurship

    Industry Links

    • Partnership development

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    International Business

    2011 to present: Professional Skills in International Business, Managing International Business, Consultancy Projects, Dissertation Supervision, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Journal article: DeSilva, R. (2015), 'How transnational entrepreneurs are responding to institutional voids: The case of Sri-Lankan transnational entrepreneurs', South Asian Journal of Management

    Book Chapter: DeSilva, R. (2017) Institutional Voids and their Impact on Transnational Entrepreneurship: A Study of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs: A Study of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs in Transnational Entrepreneurship: Issues of SME Internationalization in the Indian Context Institutional Voids and their Impact on Transnational Entrepreneurship, Mathew J. Manimala, Kishinchand Poornima Wasdani and Abhishek Vijaygopal eds, Springer, New York

    Conference Paper: DeSilva, R. (2017) Capitalising on Institutional Voids in Emerging Markets, the case of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs. Paper Presented at Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) Conference, Lund, Sweden

    Conference Paper: DeSilva, R. (2017) Institutional Voids as opportunities, evidence from Sri Lanka. Paper Presented at 43rd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, Milan, Italy

    Conference Paper: DeSilva, R., Sharpe, D. and Johnston, A. (2016) Value Diversities from Foreignness: How Transnational entrepreneurs adopt bi-focality to recognise institutional differences and identify voids. Paper Presented at 42nd Annual European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference: Vienna, Austria

    Conference Paper: DeSilva, R. (2015) How Transnational Entrepreneurs are Responding to Institutional Voids. Paper Presented at Transnational Entrepreneurs and International SMEs in Emerging Economies: Drivers and Strategies organised The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and San Jose University. Bangalore, India

    Conference Paper: DeSilva, R. (2015) Transnational Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies through the institutional lens. Paper Presented at International Conference on Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship organised by Bremen University, Bremen, Germany

  • Other activities

    Prize or best paper

    • 2015: Best Conceptual Paper Award, Indian Institute of Management, Inde

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