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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Chen J, Gao M, Mangla SK, Song M & Wen J 2020 'Effects of technological changes on China's carbon emissions' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 153, 119938-119938 , DOI
  • Zhang X, Chen W, Xi Y, Hu S & Tang L 2020 'Dynamics Simulation of the Risk Coupling Effect between Maritime Pilotage Human Factors under the HFACS Framework' Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, (2) 144-144 , DOI
  • Zhao G, Liu S, Lopez C, Chen H, Lu H, Kumar S & Elgueta S 2020 'Risk analysis of the agri-food supply chain: A multi-method approach' International Journal of Production Research , DOI PEARL
  • Yadav G, Luthra S, Huisingh D, Mangla SK, Narkhede BE & Liu Y 2020 'Development of a lean manufacturing framework to enhance its adoption within manufacturing companies in developing economies' Journal of Cleaner Production 245, 118726-118726 , DOI
  • Huang R 2020 'Implications of Brexit for Chinese Educational Tourists in the UK' in Hall D Brexit and Tourism Process, Impacts and Non-Policy PEARL
  • Kumar A, Mangla SK, Kumar P & Karamperidis S 2020 'Challenges in perishable food supply chains for sustainability management: A developing economy perspective' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI
  • Kyaw K, Olugbode M & Petracci B 2020 'Is the market surprised by the surprise?' International Journal of Disclosure and Governance , 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 , DOI
  • Elgueta S, Valenzuela M, Fuentes M, Meza P, Manzur JP, Liu S, Zhao G & Correa A 2020 'Pesticide Residues and Health Risk Assessment in Tomatoes and Lettuces from Farms of Metropolitan Region Chile' Molecules 25, (2) 355-355 , DOI
  • Kazancoglu Y, Sagnak M, Kayikci Y & Kumar Mangla S 2020 'Operational excellence in a green supply chain for environmental management: A case study' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI
  • Narwane VS, Raut RD, Mangla SK, Gardas BB, Narkhede BE, Awasthi A & Priyadarshinee P 2020 'Mediating role of cloud of things in improving performance of small and medium enterprises in the Indian context' Annals of Operations Research , DOI
  • Bag S, Wood LC, Mangla SK & Luthra S 2020 'Procurement 4.0 and its implications on business process performance in a circular economy' Resources, Conservation and Recycling 152, 104502-104502 , DOI