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.

Find out more about this webinar

Our latest publications

  • 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
  • Kumar M, Sharma M, Raut RD, Mangla SK & Choubey VK 2022 'Performance assessment of circular driven sustainable agri-food supply chain towards achieving sustainable consumption and production' Journal of Cleaner Production 372, 133698-133698 , DOI
  • Tang L, Abila S, Kitada M, Malecosio, Jr. S & Montes KK 2022 'Seafarers’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: an examination of current supportive measures and their perceived effectiveness' Marine Policy Publisher Site , DOI Open access
  • Tang L 2022 'The impact of 2008 financial crisis and COVID-19 pandemic on the demand and supply of seafarer officers: evidence from China' Marine Policy Publisher Site , DOI Open access
  • Mangla SK, Soni G, Bourlakis M & Kumar V 2022 'Editorial: Operational excellence in the supply chain of perishables at the time of the outbreak' The International Journal of Logistics Management 33, (3) 737-743 , DOI
  • Huang R 2022 'Coastal Tourism' in Buhalis D Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing Edward Elgar Publishing Open access
  • Luthra S, Mangla SK, Sarkis J & Tseng M-L 2022 'Resources melioration and the circular economy: Sustainability potentials for mineral, mining and extraction sector in emerging economies' Resources Policy 77, 102652-102652 , DOI
  • Kazancoglu I, Ozbiltekin-Pala M, Kumar Mangla S, Kazancoglu Y & Jabeen F 2022 'Role of flexibility, agility and responsiveness for sustainable supply chain resilience during COVID-19' Journal of Cleaner Production 362, 132431-132431 , DOI
  • Kharola S, Ram M, Goyal N, Mangla SK, Nautiyal OP, Rawat A, Kazancoglu Y & Pant D 2022 'Barriers to organic waste management in a circular economy' Journal of Cleaner Production 362, 132282-132282 , DOI
  • Li K, Liu J, Xue Y, Rahman S & Sriboonchitta S 2022 'Consequences of Ignoring Dependent Error Components and Heterogeneity in a Stochastic Frontier Model: An Application to Rice Producers in Northern Thailand' Agriculture 12, (8) 1078-1078 , DOI
  • Arthur D, Moizer J & Lean J 2022 'A systems approach to mapping UK regional innovation ecosystems for policy insight' Industry and Higher Education , DOI Open access
  • Kyaw K, Olugbode M & Petracci B 2022 'Investors’ reaction under uncertainty' Applied Economics Letters 1-5 , DOI Open access
  • Kumar P, Mangla SK, Kazancoglu Y & Emrouznejad A 2022 'A decision framework for incorporating the coordination and behavioural issues in sustainable supply chains in digital economy' Annals of Operations Research , DOI
  • Soni G, Kumar S, Mahto RV, Mangla SK, Mittal ML & Lim WM 2022 'A decision-making framework for Industry 4.0 technology implementation: The case of FinTech and sustainable supply chain finance for SMEs' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 180, 121686-121686 , DOI
  • Yadav VS, Singh AR, Raut RD, Mangla SK, Luthra S & Kumar A 2022 'Exploring the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in the agricultural food supply chain: A systematic literature review' Computers & Industrial Engineering 169, 108304-108304 , DOI