Research with Plymouth Business School

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. Studying at 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:

  • sustainable business: productivity, innovation and performance (PIP); 
  • sustainable business: consumers, business and community behaviour and management (CBCBM). 

Through these centres, 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 the Institute of Health and Community – 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.

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

  • Ozkan-Ozen YD, Kazancoglu Y & Kumar Mangla S 2020 'SYNCHRONIZED BARRIERS FOR CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAINS IN INDUSTRY 3.5/INDUSTRY 4.0 TRANSITION FOR SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT' Resources, Conservation and Recycling 161, 104986-104986 , DOI
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Bryde DJ, Giannakis M, Foropon C, Roubaud D & Hazen BT 2020 'Big data analytics and artificial intelligence pathway to operational performance under the effects of entrepreneurial orientation and environmental dynamism: A study of manufacturing organisations' International Journal of Production Economics 226, 107599-107599 , DOI
  • Mangla SK, Raut R, Narwane VS, Zhang ZJ & priyadarshinee P 2020 'Mediating effect of big data analytics on project performance of small and medium enterprises' Journal of Enterprise Information Management ahead-of-print, (ahead-of-print) , DOI
  • Sureka R, Kumar S, Kumar Mangla S & Hourneaux Junior F 2020 'Fifteen years of international journal of productivity and performance management (2004–2018)' International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management ahead-of-print, (ahead-of-print) , DOI
  • Chen C, Ren J, Tang L & Liu H 2020 'Additive integer-valued data envelopment analysis with missing data: A multi-criteria evaluation approach' PLOS ONE 15, (6) e0234247-e0234247 , DOI PEARL
  • Chen Q, Huang R & Hou B 2020 'Perceived authenticity of traditional branded restaurants (China): impacts on perceived quality, perceived value, and behavioural intentions' Current Issues in Tourism 1-22 , DOI
  • Jakhar SK, Bhattacharya A, Rathore H & Mangla SK 2020 'Stakeholder pressure for sustainability: Can ‘innovative capabilities’ explain the idiosyncratic response in the manufacturing firms?' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI
  • Kim CS, Dinwoodie J & Roh S 2020 'Developing measurement scales of collaboration in shipping logistics' International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 1-17 , DOI PEARL
  • Angell R, Bottomley P, Brecic R, Filipovic J, Gorton M, Logkizidou M & White J 2020 'Configuring perceived fit to mitigate consumer animosity in the context of cross-border sport sponsorships' European Sport Management Quarterly , DOI PEARL
  • Haddoud M, Onjewu A, Nowinski W & Alammari K 2020 'Assessing the role of entrepreneurship education in regulating emotions and fostering implementation intentions: Evidence from Nigerian Universities' Studies in Higher Education , DOI PEARL
  • Yadav G, Luthra S, Jakhar SK, Mangla SK & Rai DP 2020 'A framework to overcome sustainable supply chain challenges through solution measures of industry 4.0 and circular economy: An automotive case' Journal of Cleaner Production 254, 120112-120112 , DOI
  • Bhatia MS, Jakhar SK, Mangla SK & Gangwani KK 2020 'Critical factors to environment management in a closed loop supply chain' Journal of Cleaner Production 255, 120239-120239 , DOI
  • Muduli KK, Luthra S, Kumar Mangla S, Jabbour CJC, Aich S & Guimarães JCF 2020 'Environmental management and the “soft side” of organisations: Discovering the most relevant behavioural factors in green supply chains' Business Strategy and the Environment 29, (4) 1647-1665 , DOI
  • Ekinci E, Kazancoglu Y & Mangla SK 2020 'Using system dynamics to assess the environmental management of cement industry in streaming data context' Science of The Total Environment 715, 136948-136948 , DOI
  • Liang AR-D & Lim W-M 2020 'Why do consumers buy organic food? Results from an S–O–R model' Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics ahead-of-print, (ahead-of-print) , DOI