Plymouth Business School research

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

  • Bansal A, Panchal T, Jabeen F, Mangla SK & Singh G 2023 'A study of human resource digital transformation (HRDT): A phenomenon of innovation capability led by digital and individual factors' Journal of Business Research 157, 113611-113611 , DOI
  • Onjewu A-KE, Olan F, Nyuur RB-B-I, Paul S & Nguyen HTT 2023 'The effect of government support on Bureaucracy, COVID-19 resilience and export intensity: Evidence from North Africa' Journal of Business Research 156, 113468-113468 , DOI
  • Mangla SK, Kazancoglu Y, Sezer MD, Top N & Sahin I 2023 'Optimizing fused deposition modelling parameters based on the design for additive manufacturing to enhance product sustainability' Computers in Industry 145, 103833-103833 , DOI
  • Belhadi A, Kamble S, Benkhati I, Gupta S & Mangla SK 2023 'Does strategic management of digital technologies influence electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) and customer loyalty? Empirical insights from B2B platform economy' Journal of Business Research 156, 113548-113548 , DOI
  • Kazancoglu Y, Ekinci E, Mangla SK, Sezer MD & Ozbiltekin-Pala M 2023 'Impact of epidemic outbreaks (COVID-19) on global supply chains: A case of trade between Turkey and China' Socio-Economic Planning Sciences 85, 101494-101494 , DOI
  • Dai Z, Perera SC, Wang J-J, Mangla SK & Li G 2023 'Elective surgery scheduling under uncertainty in demand for intensive care unit and inpatient beds during epidemic outbreaks' Computers & Industrial Engineering 176, 108893-108893 , DOI
  • Tang L 2023 'Achieving Gender Equality in Seafaring: An analysis of Stakeholders’ Suggestions' Maritime Business Review , DOI Open access
  • Choudhuri B, Srivastava PR, Mangla SK & Kazancoglu Y 2023 'Enterprise architecture as a responsible data driven urban digitization framework: enabling circular cities in India' Annals of Operations Research , DOI
  • Kumar A, Luthra S, Mangla SK, Garza-Reyes JA & Kazancoglu Y 2023 'Analysing the adoption barriers of low-carbon operations: A step forward for achieving net-zero emissions' Resources Policy 80, 103256-103256 , DOI
  • Elshaer A, Huang R & Marzouk A 2022 'Tourists’ selfies storytelling: Preferences, intentions, and concerns for practise in the tourism and hospitality industry' Journal of Vacation Marketing 135676672211457-135676672211457 , DOI
  • Litsios I & Pilbeam K 2022 'Explaining and correcting trade imbalances between the Northern and Southern Eurozone: An empirical investigation' International Journal of Finance and Economics , DOI Open access
  • Top N, Sahin I, Mangla SK, Sezer MD & Kazancoglu Y 2022 'Towards sustainable production for transition to additive manufacturing: a case study in the manufacturing industry' International Journal of Production Research 1-22 , DOI
  • Kim JJ, Jang H & Roh S 2022 'A systematic literature review on humanitarian logistics using network analysis and topic modeling' The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics 38, (4) 263-278 , DOI Open access
  • Kamal MM, Mamat R, Mangla SK, Kumar P, Despoudi S, Dora M & Tjahjono B 2022 'Immediate return in circular economy: Business to consumer product return information sharing framework to support sustainable manufacturing in small and medium enterprises' Journal of Business Research 151, 379-396 , DOI
  • Nawaz T 2022 ‘Blank cheque’ companies. The Dawn News