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Plymouth Business School has a research active community producing high quality trans- and interdisciplinary research of local, national and international importance. We work collaboratively, engaging with individuals, businesses and organisations from the private, public and third sectors to deliver impactful research which is making a difference to societies, economies and cultures around the world, and which is embedded into our overseas and domestic, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Collaborating with the Plymouth Business School will connect you with our 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 and we are committed to ensuring our students have the opportunity to explore the latest developments across a variety of areas.

Our commitment to sustainable business underpins our research agenda. Plymouth Business School is home to two interdisciplinary research clusters:

Through these clusters, we deliver an extensive portfolio of high quality, impactful research outputs, internally and externally grant-funded collaborative research involving academics from over institutions as well as regional, national and international stakeholders outside the academic community, and knowledge exchange and transfer activities. The two clusters are home to over 40 researchers with expertise in a diverse range of disciplines and subjects, and to over 100 postgraduate researchers enrolled on our PhD and DBA programmes. The clusters provide a supportive and development infrastructure to all Plymouth Business School researchers and are closely aligned to the University’s three institutes – The Sustainable Earth Institute, The Marine Institute and Plymouth Institute of Health and Care – facilitating collaborative working with academics from across the University.

Plymouth Business School’s key research strength is reflected in its two interdisciplinary clusters, within which there are a series of Research Initiatives (RIs) which bring together academics from across different subject areas who have a shared interest a specific research theme.

Webinar: Building back Britain and levelling up

To what extent can the challenges facing UK coastal communities be addressed?
The UK government has declared a commitment, through its Industrial Strategy White Paper (HM Government, 2017) and 'Build Back Better' (2021), to address inequalities and 'level up' across the whole of the UK, ensuring that no community is left behind, particularly as we recover from COVID-19. 
However, given there has been limited investigation of the problems experienced in widely varying coastal settlements across different parts of the country, this webinar considers the extent to which ‘Build Back Better’ and the ‘levelling up’ agendas can indeed address the challenges facing UK coastal communities. 

Our latest publications

  • Preedy S & Beaumont E 2024 'Extracurricular enterprise and entrepreneurship activities in HE; understanding entrepreneurial competencies and capabilities' Extracurricular Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Activity: A Global and Holistic perspective Emerald Open access
  • Abadie A, Chowdhury S & Mangla SK 2024 'A shared journey: Experiential perspective and empirical evidence of virtual social robot ChatGPT's priori acceptance' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 201, 123202-123202 , DOI
  • Danladi C, Tuck S, Tziogkidis P, Tang L & Okorie C 2024 'Efficiency analysis and benchmarking of container ports operating in lower-middle-income countries: a DEA approach' Journal of Shipping and Trade 9, (1) Publisher Site , DOI Open access
  • Kumar M, Raut RD, Mangla SK, Moizer J & Lean J 2024 'Big data driven supply chain innovative capability for sustainable competitive advantage in the food supply chain: Resource‐based view perspective' Business Strategy and the Environment Publisher Site , DOI Open access
  • Wang W, Cao Q, Liu Y, Zhou C, Jiao Q & Mangla SK 2024 'Risk management of green supply chains for agricultural products based on social network evaluation framework' Business Strategy and the Environment Publisher Site , DOI
  • Agrawal N, Sharma M, Raut RD, Mangla SK & Arisian S 2024 'Supply Chain Flexibility and Post-pandemic Resilience' Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management Publisher Site , DOI
  • Aldawish L, Kasturiratne D, Lean J, Phillips C & Wang J 2024 'AN EXPLORATION OF THE ROLE OF CULTURE IN SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING AND CONSUMER PURCHASE DECISION IN THE SAUDI ARABIA FASHION MARKET: A QUALITATIVE STUDY' Gulf Journal of Advance Business Research 2, (2) Publisher Site Open access
  • Marriott N, Ratten V, Higgins D, Lean J, Jones P, Tharapos M & Haddoud MY 2024 'Editorial: Learning from management education researchers' The International Journal of Management Education 22, (1) , DOI Open access
  • Abadie A, Chowdhury S, Mangla SK & Malik S 2024 'Impact of carbon offset perceptions on greenwashing: Revealing intentions and strategies through an experimental approach' Industrial Marketing Management 117, 304-320 , DOI
  • Mehmood K, Kautish P, Mangla SK, Ali A & Kazancoglu Y 2024 'Navigating a net‐zero economy future: Antecedents and consequences of net‐zero economy‐based green innovation' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI
  • Zhang J, Huang R, Huang B, Xu T & Zhao G 2024 'Employee Motivation and Outcomes of Developing and Maintaining High-Quality Supervisor–Subordinate Guanxi in Hotel Operations' Cornell Hospitality Quarterly , DOI Open access
  • Childe S, Dubey R, Bryde D, Forupon C, Dwivedi Y & Blome C 2024 'Alliances and digital transformation are crucial for benefiting from dynamic supply chain capabilities during times of crisis: A multi-method study' International Journal of Production Economics 269, , DOI Open access
  • Tang L 2024 'Moral mobilization in the digital space: Seafarers exercising agency during the pandemic' Environment and Planning A , DOI Open access
  • Hewlett D, Gunton R, Gray D, Terradillos A, Bryne D & Mould S 2024 'Tourism and Visitor Management in Protected Areas Post-Pandemic: The English Context' Managing Protected Areas: People and Places Open Access Palgrave Macmillan 267-294 , DOI Open access
  • Mould S, Hewlett D, Gray D, Gunton R, Munro T, Breed M, Skelley C, Weinstein P, Terradillos A & Lavrushkina N 2024 'Significant Spaces: Exploring the Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Natural Environments' in Finneran N; Hewlett D; Clarke R Managing Protected Areas People and Places Open Access Palgrave Macmillan 167-192 , DOI Open access