Doctoral Colloquium

About Doctoral Colloquium

We welcome all the doctoral students of the global village whose research areas fall within the broader field of Management and Entrepreneurship to the  03rd International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME 2024) organized by the Faculty of Management Studies of the Open University of Sri Lanka.  The doctoral colloquium primarily aims at establishing stronger links between doctoral students and the wider research community.  This noteworthy effort will bring about strong and fruitful interaction among young doctoral students, peer researchers having just completed their doctoral studies, and more experienced scholars.  You are most welcome to share invaluable experiences gained while reading for the doctoral studies and reflect on unwavering dedication that made you move along your research journey and also to constructively focus on your research questions, related theories, methods and outcomes.

Objectives of the Doctoral Colloquium

  • To provide doctoral students with a platform to present papers, based on their recent doctoral studies.
  • To obtain vital exposure to different perspectives of research that can help strengthen and shape your research work.
  • To meet and establish stronger network among fellow doctoral students and academics.
  • To gain opportunities to publish research articles in high-quality scientific journals.

Benefits to the participants

  • To obtain constructive invaluable feedback on your research work for further improvement.
  • Networking opportunity with renowned scholars in the field and other doctoral students of local and international universities.
  • Gaining necessary knowledge and understanding of the research studies carried out by academics of different fields.
  • Opportunity to be the best presenter and be awarded with a certificate.

Mode of presentation

  • The paper presentations of the Doctoral Colloquium of ICOME 2024 are required to be made as pre-recorded videos.

Important Dates:

event name event deadline
Calling for Extended Abstract

03th May 2024

Deadline of Extended Abstract submission

15th June 2024

Extended Abstract acceptance notification

30th June 2024

Final paper and recorded video submission

20th July 2024

Early bird registration

05th August2024

Late registration

05th September 2024

Registration Fee

  1. Early Bird Registration
      1.     Local Scholars: LKR 5,000

      2.     Foreign Scholars: USD 100

    1. Regular Registration
        1.     Local Scholars: LKR 6,000

        2.     Foreign Scholars: USD 120

Conference Venue

  • Faculty of Management Studies of the Open University of Sri Lanka


  • Doctoral students representing both local and international universities can submit papers. The papers for the Doctoral Colloquium should be prepared according to the following guidelines. Doctoral students should submit their papers through the consent of the research supervisor.

Doctoral colloquium committee

  1. Dr. Sujeewi Sapukotanage: ssapu@ou.ac.lk
  2. Dr. Chamil Senarathne : smdes@ou.ac.lk
  3. Dr. Jayani Hapugoda : jchap@ou.ac.lk


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