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Determinants of Successful Coworking Spaces by a Study of Google Reviews; A Case Study of Sri Lankan Coworking Spaces
(NSBM Green University, 2023-12) Janathanan, C.
The study identifies the determinants of successful coworking spaces by examining Google reviews. The analysis aims to understand the successful criteria which are set out. There are over forty-five (45) coworking spaces with varying scale, with different value propositions. The purpose of the research will be to pinpoint the key value propositions that are expected by the clientele. Sri Lanka is able to attract digital nomads and foreigners. It becomes a priority to drive results for coworking spaces and facilitate the choice. The research method adopted will be a desk research study. The research will be able to pinpoint key determinants by using a deductive approach. A thematic study is undertaken on the concepts and themes that are repeating. A total of 45 coworking spaces of the Sri Lanka’s listed coworking spaces and the total count of 5,435 reviews presented on Google reviews have been coded, analysed, and findings generated. As the key findings study has explored that, Coworking spaces are centred in Colombo, the commercial capital of the country; and in beaches - which attract the digital nomad (tourists). It was identifiable that Colombo lacked a catalogue of coworking spaces to enable such digital nomads. Listing sites of this nature often intended to revenue share with the coworking spaces. Nevertheless, a digital nomad will find this a challenge, which was identifiable in this research. The KANO model was applied. In this research the framework of Weji-Perree et al (2019) model on coworking space satisfiers was proven. Further, variables adoptable to Sri Lanka were also identified - Price sensitivity, availability of parking space, differential pricing to tourists, value for money orientation. Further research avenues relevant to this topic could be to understand the gap in coworking digital marketing initiatives, lack of design thinking in the coworking space, similarly the architectural angle in the coworking space. Further, research efforts may also be considered in aspects of coworking profitability, coworking user intentions and their match to coworking spaces, owner operated versus corporate structure suitability to coworking spaces.
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Examining the Effects of Management Accounting Practices on Business Performance of E-Commerce Platforms in Sri Lanka: An In-Depth Analysis
(NSBM Green University, 2023-12) Silva, D.; Perera, R.
In recent years, the e-commerce industry in Sri Lanka has experienced unprecedented growth, presenting both challenges and opportunities for businesses operating in this dynamic landscape. Despite the rapid expansion of online platforms, there remains a critical gap in understanding the relationship between management accounting practices and the performance of e-commerce businesses in the Sri Lankan context. To address this gap, this study investigated the impact of management accounting practices on the business performance of e-commerce platforms in Sri Lanka. Utilizing a quantitative research methodology and drawing from a diverse sample of e-commerce platforms, this study meticulously examined various management accounting practices such as costing systems, budgeting, performance evaluation, information for decision-making, and strategic analysis. Statistical analyses, including reliability tests, regression analyses, validity assessments, and correlation studies using SPSS, were conducted. The study, through quantitative analysis, verified the crucial roles played by specific management accounting practices in determining the business performance of e-commerce platforms. The significance of costing systems emerged as a key predictor, underscoring the critical importance of precise cost analysis in guiding the financial success of e-commerce platforms. Moreover, performance evaluation emerged as another influential factor shaping the e-commerce landscape in Sri Lanka. Conversely, although budgeting and strategic analysis are universally important, they did not emerge as significant predictors in the Sri Lankan context. Various factors contribute to these nuanced findings. Budgeting, essential for efficient resource allocation and financial stability, may face hindrances due to limited financial resources, the prevalence of the informal economy, and a lack of financial literacy among e-commerce entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. Strategic analysis, crucial for long-term planning and competitiveness, might be neglected due to limited awareness, a short-term focus on immediate challenges, and resource constraints encountered by smaller e-commerce entities. The strategic integration of these practices, aligned with the unique socio-economic context of Sri Lanka, remains crucial.
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The Impact of Loving-Kindness Meditation (LKM) on Psychological Well-being: A Systematic Review
(NSBM Green University, 2023-12) Perera, G.P.K.
Loving Kindness Meditation (LKM), a meditative practice that regulates emotions towards self and others is a popular, evidence-based strategy for fostering well-being. LKM is a psychological workout used to increase desirable exercise and eliminate damaging emotions. LKM is supposed to be useful in administering several physical and psychological well-being conditions. LKM originates from the culture of Buddhist meditation. Buddhism is associated with developing the mind and human qualities. Psychologists in Buddhist meditation show an increasing interest in exploring "mindfulness" in Buddhist meditation; thus, this subject has been discussed by many researchers. Compared to other meditations, LKM is the most exclusive meditation in Buddhism. It has been proven to promote self-harmony, enhance self-acceptance, and improve interpersonal relationships that are helpful to social, spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. The review aims to discover whether the Loving-kindness meditation (LKM) intervention helps limit despair and enhance self-compassion. Self-compassionate coping was once examined as a mediating variable in research. The main objective of the research is to investigate the effectiveness of the LKM exercise as a psychological well-being intervention. Methods used in the research are Systematic literature searches in Google Scholar and Emerald. This research analyzed in this systematic review will identify replicated enhancements in psychological well-being moves and the level of impact of LKM. This research helps to learn about reviewing the influence of LKM on psychological well-being by reviewing the findings of previous studies. The findings of the study will help future researchers.
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The Impact of Canteen Services on Students’ Satisfaction: A Case Study Based on a University in Sri Lanka
(NSBM Green University, 2023-12) Dimalsha, W.A.S.; De Zoysa, O.; Perera, S.; Joseph, S.
This research paper examines the impact of canteen services on students' satisfaction, focusing on a case study conducted at a Sri Lankan university. By addressing a gap in the existing knowledge, particularly in the Sri Lankan context regarding the relationship between canteen services and student satisfaction, this research aims to determine the impact of four vital factors on students' satisfaction: food variety, food quality, service quality, and price fairness. An online survey was conducted among 374 undergraduate students at a Sri Lankan university to collect data for this quantitative research which were analyzed using the SPSS. The findings revealed that food quality, service quality, and price fairness had a significant impact on students' satisfaction while food variety had no impact on students’ satisfaction. These results indicated that a greater level of food quality positively influenced student satisfaction, as did a higher level of service quality, and price fairness. Findings emphasize the importance of considering these factors in enhancing canteen services to meet students' expectations and improve their overall university experience. The study provides valuable insights for university management in developing effective strategies to enhance the quality of canteen services and align them with students' expectations.
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Unlocking the Secret to Subjective Financial Well-being: A Study on the Antecedents of Subjective Financial Well-being of Sri Lankans
(NSBM Green University, 2023-12) Sandanayake, G.M.C.K.S.; Balasuriya, B.L.G.N.
The global economic uncertainties that occurred during the past decades and in recent times have pushed people into innumerable complex financial commitments. Consequently, the gravity of financial well-being in human life has relatively increased, and financial well-being has become an essential concept in everyday life. Sri Lanka, being a developing nation in the global economic landscape at present, is significantly affected by the dynamics and uncertainties in the global economy at the macro level. With unsustainable debt, changing political situation and uncertainties across many sectors of the economy, Sri Lanka currently faces an uncertain future. These macro-level issues and effects are dripping down to the individual level in the form of high personal debt, poor financial management and poor financial well-being. Hence the present study endeavors to elucidate an empirical view of the antecedents of subjective financial well-being by evaluating the antecedents of the subjective financial well-being of people residing in the Western province of Sri Lanka. This study sheds light on the social indicators associated with measuring subjective financial well-being as macro-level economic and social indicators often tend to disagree in terms of subjective and objective measures of financial well-being in the context of Sri Lanka. A sample of 280 individuals within the age limit of 18 - 60 years was chosen using the purposive sampling method, and primary data was gathered through a survey instrument and analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics. The findings revealed that financial stress and internal locus of control do not significantly affect an individual’s subjective financial well-being. However, subjective financial knowledge and financial behaviour were found to be significant predictors of subjective financial well-being. Ultimately, this study broadly discusses the contemporary implications that can be followed by policymakers, financial market players, the government, and readers.