Professor JASK Jayakody serves as the Director, Institute of Human Resource Advancement, University of Colombo on secondment. His substantive position is an Associate Professor in Management & Organization Studies at the Department of Management & Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo at present.
Professor Jayakody completed B.Sc. in Management (Public) Special from University of Sri Jayewardenepura, and MBA and PhD from the Postgraduate Institute of Management of the same university. He is a Commonwealth Fellow.
He has served as the Unit Coordinator, Postgraduate & Mid-career Development Unit and the Head, Department of Management & Organization Studies, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo. In 2013 he assumed duties as the Head, PIM Research Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura on sabbatical and he volunteered to serve at the same capacity in 2014.
Professor Jayakody is a member of the Council of Management, National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (NCAS) and Member of the Board of Study, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing. He has served as an invited member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Open University of Sri Lanka and a member of the Board of Directors, Sri Lanka Handicrafts Board (Laksala), Member of the Board of Study of Management, National Institute of Library and Information Sciences, University of Colombo.
Professor Jayakody’s research focuses on leadership and change, and exchange relationships in organizations. He has published in journals including International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Bank Marketing, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Management Development, The Economic and Labour Relation Review and Management Decision. He has served and continues to serve as a member of the editorial board of Leadership, Contemporary Management Research, Sri Lankan Journal of Management and reviews for a range of journals.
He teaches leadership at master’s level and research methods for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students. He has supervised many dissertations at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels and serves as an examiner for several doctoral theses.
In addition to being an academic, he also engages in consultancies and has provided his services to a range of public, private and not-for-profit organizations including CEAT Kelani International Tyres (Pvt) Ltd, Keels Food Products (PLC), Information & Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) Sri Lanka, Lily Hotels (Pvt.) Ltd., Republic of Maldives and Integration International Management Consultants, Germany.
Professor Jayakody is currently involved in a research project which aims at exploring leadership paradoxes in Sri Lankan public sector.
Professor Jayakody teaches leadership and research methods for Master’s and Doctoral students.
Kailasapathy, P. & Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2017). Does leadership matter? Leadership styles, family supportive supervisor behaviour and work interference with family conflict. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 1-35 (Early cite)
Sutha, J., Kailasapathy, P., & Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2016). Integrated theoretical model for employees’ intention to participate in non-mandatory trainings. International Journal of Business and Management, 11(11), 139-159.
Jayakody, J. A. S. K. (2016). Charisma as a Follower-centric, Cognitive-affective Phenomenon: Initial Qualitative Evidence for the Cognitive Dimension. NSBM Journal of Management, 1(1), 1–25.
Atapattu, A.W.M.W., & Jayakody J.A.S.K. (2014). The interaction effect of organizational practices and employee values on knowledge management (KM) success. Journal of Knowledge Management, 18 (02), 307-328.
Ahamed, F., Dambawinne, R., Jayakody, J. A. S.K., & Jayawardana, A.K. L. (2014). Leadership and follower outcomes: The moderating effect of follower promotion focus. Sri Lankan Journal of Management, 19 (1 & 2), 93-118.
Jayawardana, A.K. L., O’Donnell, M., & Jayakody, J. A. S.K. (2013). Job involvement and performance among middle managers in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (21), 4008- 4025.
O’Donnell, M., Jayawardana, A.K.L., & Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2012). Organizational support and employee commitment in Sri Lanka. Economic & Labor Relations Review, 23(1), 125-142.
Abeysekara, N., & Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2012). Relationship marketing perspective on salespersons’ transformational leadership behavior effect. Contemporary Management Review, 7(2), 143-156.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2012). Self-discrepancy theory of charismatic leadership, Sri Lankan Journal of Management, 17 (3 & 4), 1-27.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2010). Charisma as a follower-centric, Cognitive-affective construct: Initial empirical evidence. Sri Lankan Journal of Management, 14 (4) & 15 (1), 112-134.
Abesekara, N., & Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2009). Aligning the concepts of transformational leadership and relationship marketing. Management Innovator, 2 (2), 68-77.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2008), Charisma as a cognitive-affective phenomenon: A follower-centric approach. Management Decision, 46 (6), 832-845.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2008). Charismatic leadership in Sri Lankan business organizations. Journal of Management Development, 27(5), 480-498.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K., & Sunjeewani, W.M.A (2006). The impact of salesperson transformational leadership behavior on customer relationship marketing behavior: A study of the Sri Lankan corporate banking sector. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 24 (7), 462-474.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K., & Sunjeewani, W.M.A (2005). The best practices of Sri Lankan business organizations. Journal of Management Development, 24 (7), 622-631.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K., & Somasiri, A.I. (2005). Impact of market and learning orientation on business performance. Amity Business Review, 6 (1), 66-74.
Jayakody, J.A.S.K. (2001). Evolution of IS/IT environment of Sri Lankan organizations: An experience of a developing country. IWE Journal, 3 (1), 22-56.
External engagement & impact
Council of Management, National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (NCAS), Sri Lanka
Member of the Board of Study, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Sri Lanka