On Thursday 20th October , the Institute of Management of Sri Lanka ( IMSL) had another in their series of public lectures , with Dr P N Meegaswatte speaking on the theme, "Future Management Trends and International Dimensions of Management"
Dr Meegaswatte, Director of Business Development who was attached to a foreign university, in his presentation described how important it is to recognize the implications of a global work place in today's context where national boundaries are getting increasingly blurred as far as business matters are concerned.
Large multinational businesses are increasingly adopting transnational or 'global' identities rather than being identified with a singular home and the growth of these business entities worldwide is viewed by some as a potential threat to national economies, and their local business systems, labour markets and cultures.
Having described the complex forces of globalization in a dynamic and ever expanding global economy, where cultural awareness helps to facilitate more informed transfers of management and organizational practices, Dr Meegaswatta concluded that the best approach to global management learning will be an alert, open, inquiring but an always cautious one.
These public lectures are organised by a sub committee headed by Mr Patrick Rodrigo who is a Vice President of IMSL.