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

  • Shaw G & Agarwal S 2018 'The development of Service-Dominant Logic within Tourism Management' in Cooper C; Volvo S; Gartner W; Scott N The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management Applications of Theories and Concepts to Tourism Oxford Sage 173-173
  • Semley NA & Bellingham T 2018 'Determining the Policy Importance of Event Tourism for DMOs in England' in Seraphin H; Korstanje M International Event Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice NOVA Publisher Site
  • Agarwal S, Jakes S, Essex S, Page S & Mowforth M 2018 'Disadvantage in English Seaside Resorts: a typology of deprived neighbourhoods' Tourism Management , DOI PEARL
  • Kroger-Knight H, Megicks P, Agarwal S & Leenders MAAM 2018 'Firm Resources and Environmental Sustainable Development among SMEs: Evidence from the Australian Wine Industry' Business Strategy and the Environment PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Luo Z, Fosso Wamba S, Roubaud D & Foropon C 2018 'Examining the role of Big Data & Predictive Analytics on Collaborative Performance in context of Sustainable Consumption and Production Behaviour' Journal of Cleaner Production PEARL
  • Tang L & Bhattacharya S 2018 'Beyond the management-employee dyad: supply chain initiatives in shipping' Industrial Relations Journal 49, (3) 196-210 , DOI 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 29, (2) 513-538 , DOI PEARL
  • Konara P & Shirodkar V 2018 'Regulatory institutional distance and MNCs’ subsidiary performance: climbing up vs. climbing down the institutional ladder' Journal of International Management , DOI PEARL
  • Jackson N 2018 'Information, issues, and supporters: The application of online persuasion in the 2015 General Election' Journal of Public Affairs , DOI
  • Dinwoodie J 2018 'Sustainability Management in Smaller UK Ports to Promote More Sustainable Freight Transport' in Zeimpekis V; Aktas E; Bourlakis M; Minis I Sustainable Freight Transport Theory, Models, and Case Studies Springer 31-46 , DOI
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A & Childe SJ 2018 'Big data analytics capability in supply chain agility: The moderating effect of organizational flexibility' Management Decision , DOI PEARL
  • Xue C, Tang L & Walters D 2018 'Decoupled implementation? Incident reporting in Chinese Shipping' Economic and Industrial Democracy , DOI PEARL
  • Yang P & Tang L 2018 '“Positive energy”: Hegemonic intervention and online media discourse in China's Xi Jinping era' China: An International Journal 16, (1) 1-22 Publisher Site PEARL
  • Lopez C & Leenders MAAM 2018 'Building a local identity through sellout crowds: the impact of brand popularity, brand similarity, and brand diversity of music festivals' Journal of Strategic Marketing , DOI PEARL
  • Omokaro–Romanus C, Anchor JR & Konara P 2018 'The internationalization of Nigerian firms: Motivations and location patterns' Thunderbird International Business Review , DOI PEARL