Plymouth Business School research

Our research active community produces high quality multi and interdisciplinary research of local, national and international importance. Studying at Plymouth Business School will connect you with this research and thought leadership– translating, applying and testing ideas, concepts and models into the world of business. You will be working with pioneering academics of global standing who have extensive and active networks in a range of industries.

Institute for Social, Policy and Enterprise Research (iSPER)

Plymouth Business School has solid research foundations delivered, in part, through the Institute for Social, Policy and Enterprise Research (iSPER) 

iSPER brings together academics from across the University of Plymouth and supports them in delivering high quality and impactful social, enterprise and policy research. 

iSPER's key research strengths are reflected in its Themed Research Groups (TRGs), which bring together academics from across different disciplines who have a shared interest in a specific research theme. 

Our latest publications

  • Newbery R, Lean J, Moizer J & Haddoud M 2018 'Entrepreneurial identity formation during the initial entrepreneurial experience: The influence of simulation feedback and existing identity' Journal of Business Research 85, 51-59 , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Blome C & Luo Z 2018 'Antecedents of Resilient Supply Chains: An Empirical Study' IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management PEARL
  • Jeble S, Dubey R, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Roubaud D & Prakash A 2018 'Impact of Big Data & Predictive Analytics Capability on Supply Chain Sustainability' International Journal of Logistics Management, The , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ & Papadopoulos T 2018 'Skills needed in supply chain - human agency and social capital analysis in third party logistics' Management Decision , DOI PEARL
  • Tang L & Chen G 2017 'Costs and benefits of mobility: the case of Chinese seafarers' in Monios J; Wilmsmeier G Maritime Mobilities Routledge PEARL
  • Konara P & Shirodkar V 2017 'The Direction of Regulatory Institutional Distance and MNE’s Subsidiary Ownership Strategy: Re-Examining Theory and Evidence in the Case of Emerging Markets' in Verbeke A; Puck J; Tulder RV Distance in International Business Concept, Cost and Value Emerald Group Publishing 135-154
  • Mirza H, Buckley P, Hänni M, Konara P, Sexsmith K & Sturgeon T 2017 A Historic Milestone for FDI and MNEs in ASEAN. The ASEAN Secretariat The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Moizer J, Farrar S & Hyde M 2017 'UK state pension deferral incentives and sustainability' Applied Economics 1-13 , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Hazen B, Giannakis M & Roubaud D 2017 'Examining the effect of external pressures and organizational culture on shaping performance measurement systems (PMS) for sustainability benchmarking: Some empirical findings' International Journal of Production Economics 193, 63-76 , DOI PEARL
  • Badr OM, El-Masry AA & Ahmed KIS 2017 'The extent to which Islamic banking transactions are compatible with the rules of Islamic economics' Journal of King Abdulaziz University, Islamic Economics 30, (3) 167-184 , DOI PEARL
  • Maghyereh A, Awartani B & Tziogkidis P 2017 'Volatility spillovers and cross-hedging between gold, oil and equities: Evidence from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries' Energy Economics , DOI PEARL
  • Agarwal DS & Shaw PG 2017 Heritage, Screen and Literary Tourism. Channel View Publications , DOI PEARL
  • Tang L & Sampson H 2017 'Improving training outcomes: the significance of motivation when learning about new shipboard technology' Journal of Vocational Education and Training , DOI PEARL
  • Brunt P, Horner S & Semley N 2017 Research Methods in Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management.
  • Childe SJ 2017 'Sustainable Production Framework for Cement Manufacturing Firms: a Behavioural Perspective' Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews , DOI PEARL