Mevan Jayasinghe

Mevan  Jayasinghe
  • Associate Professor
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Management and Human Resources
  • B.A., Lafayette College, Economics and Business
  • B.S., Lafayette College, Biology
  • South Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane, Room S417
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • (517) 432-2798



human resource strategy, corporate social responsibility and labor standards in global supply chains; human resource strategies and systems; international/cross-cultural human resource management; high performance work systems; job quality; employment discrimination; human capital; negotiation and conflict resolution.


Mevan Jayasinghe is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. He received his PhD in Business (Management and Human Resources) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013.

Professor Jayasinghe conducts international research on the effectiveness of human resource and corporate social responsibility investments and on disparities in job quality (pay, safety, employment discrimination) across countries. His most recent work, centered in the context of global supply chains and using data from emerging economies such as Sri Lanka, examines the discretionary human resource investments made by supplier firms (e.g. voluntary labor codes & certifications) and the impact of these investments on business performance and working conditions. He has published his work in leading scholarly journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. His research has been recognized by the International HRM Scholarly Research Award from the Academy of Management in both 2015 and 2020 and the Best Dissertation Award from the Industry Studies Association in 2013. For his scholarly contributions to international human resource management, in 2021 Professor Jayasinghe was honored as a Fellow of the Center for International Human Resource Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.

Professor Jayasinghe teaches the graduate-level negotiation and conflict resolution course and the undergraduate capstone course in human capital and society. In 2020, he provided leadership in developing the MSU Human Capital Talent Partnership program, an academic internship program that offers Human Capital and Society undergraduate students practical project experiences solving actual organizational challenges and helps create a talent pipeline for participating organizations. He also served as the Associate Director for Outreach and Director for Professional Development and Labor Education Programs between May and November 2021.