Samila Wijesinghe

PHD Student

Samila Wijesinghe

Samila Wijesinghe

Academic Area(s): Leadership, Organisations & Behaviour
Supervisor(s): Professor Jane McKenzie, Professor Claire Collins
Research Topic(s): Exploring Individual Middle Managers’ Ambidextrous Leadership Capacity, the Qualities and Practices of Leaders Immersed in the Paradox of Business Continuity and Change
s.w.wijesinghearachchige@pgr.reading.ac.uk

Areas of Interest

Ambidexterity Paradox, Leading Business Continuity and Change, Constructive Developmental Theory, Leadership Development

Qualifications

MSc in Information Technology Management (Distinction), Salford University

BSc in Information Technology (1st Class), Middlesex University

Conferences and Publications

Conference Papers:

Wijesinghe, S., 2019, 'Exploring the ambidextrous leadership of middle managers in the context of business continuity and change through paradox lens'. Paper presented at 35th European Group of Organisational Studies. Edinburgh, 4-6 July 2019.

Wijesinghe, S., 2018, 'Why Are Some Better Than Others? Differences in Managers' Capacity to Lead Business Continuity and Change Simultaneously'. Paper presented at 17th International Studying Leadership Conference. Bristol, 16-18 December 2018.

Wijesinghe, S., 2018, 'Individual Middle Managers' Capacity to Lead Ambidextrously in the Context of Business Continuity and Change'. Paper presented at 10th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference. Bristol, 12-13 July 2018.


Research Presentations:

Wijesinghe, S., 2016, Individual Middle Managers' Pursuit of Contextual Ambidexterity through Paradox Lens, presentation, Henley Centre for Engaging Leadership, Reading University, delivered 23 October 2016.

Wijesinghe, S., 2016, Individual Middle Managers' Awareness and Capacity to Lead Ambidextrously in the Context of Continuity and Change, conceptual paper presentation, Henley Centre for Engaging Leadership, Reading University, delivered 21 June 2016.