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

  • Moizer J, Lean J, Dell’Aquila E, Walsh P, Keary AA, O'Byrne D, Di Ferdinando A, Miglino O, Friedrich R 2019 'An approach to evaluating the user experience of serious games' Computers and Education 136, 141-151 , DOI PEARL
  • Al-Husseini S, El Beltagi I & Moizer J 2019 'Transformational leadership and innovation: the mediating role of knowledge sharing amongst higher education faculty' International Journal of Leadership in Education 1-24 , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Fosso Wamba S, Roubaud D & Forupon C 2019 'Empirical Investigation of Data Analytics Capability and Organizational Flexibility as Complements to Supply Chain Resilience' International Journal of Production Research PEARL
  • Bhardwaj S, Bhattacharya S, Tang L & Howell K 2019 'Technology introduction on ships: the tension between safety and economic rationality' Safety Science 115, 329-329 , DOI PEARL
  • Sampson H, Turgo N, Acejo I, Ellis N & Tang L 2019 '‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’: The Implications of Lost Autonomy and Trust for Professionals at Sea' Work, Employment and Society , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Roubaud D, Fosso Wamba S, Giannakis M & Foropon C 2019 'Big Data Analytics and Organizational Culture as Complements to Swift Trust and Collaborative Performance in the Humanitarian Supply Chain' International Journal of Production Economics PEARL
  • Shang J 2019 'Identity and Charitable Giving The Six-Self Framework' PEARL
  • Lewis DO & Kline R 2019 'Tackling bullying and harassment in the NHS: the critical roles played by managers' British Journal of Healthcare Management 25, (1) 7-10 , DOI PEARL
  • Childe SJ 2019 'Editorial' Production Planning & Control 30, (1) 1-1 , DOI
  • Altay N, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2018 'Agility and Resilience as antecedents of Supply Chain Performance under moderating effects of Organizational Culture within Humanitarian Setting: A Dynamic Capability View' Production Planning and Control 29, (14) , DOI PEARL
  • Acejo I, Sampson H, Turgo N, Ellis N & Tang L 2018 The causes of maritime accidents in the period 2002-2016. Publisher Site
  • Manolchev C, Saundry R & Lewis D 2018 'Breaking-up the ‘Precariat’: Personalisation, Differentiation and Deindividuation in Precarious Work Groups' Economic and Industrial Democracy PEARL
  • Tang L & Gekara V 2018 'The importance of customer expectations: An analysis of CSR in container shipping' Journal of Business Ethics , DOI PEARL
  • Nudurupati S, Hasegan M & Childe SJ 2018 'Predicting Performance - A Dynamic Capability View' International Journal of Operations and Production Management 38, (11) 2192-2213 , DOI PEARL
  • Sampson H, Ellis N, Acejo I, Turgo N & Tang L 2018 The working and living conditions of seafarers on cargo ships in the period 2011-2016. Publisher Site