Research with Plymouth Business School

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. Studying at 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:

  • sustainable business: productivity, innovation and performance (PIP); 
  • sustainable business: consumers, business and community behaviour and management (CBCBM). 

Through these centres, 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 the Institute of Health and Community – 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.

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

  • Kazancoglu Y, Sagnak M, Mangla SK, Sezer MD & Pala MO 2021 'A fuzzy based hybrid decision framework to circularity in dairy supply chains through big data solutions' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 170, 120927-120927 , DOI
  • Soni G, Mangla SK, Singh P, Dey BL & Dora M 2021 'Technological interventions in social business: Mapping current research and establishing future research agenda' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 169, 120818-120818 , DOI
  • Catania M, Baimbridge MJ & Litsios I 2021 'Legislative budgetary power and fiscal discipline in the euro area' Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management ahead-of-print, (ahead-of-print) , DOI
  • Chen G & Tang L 2021 'Competing for seafaring labour: social security and agency employment in Chinese shipping' Global Networks: a Journal of Transnational Affairs , DOI Open access
  • Annison J & Dominey J 2021 'Introducing the Napo Archive' Probation Journal 026455052110243-026455052110243 , DOI
  • Hossain MK, Thakur V & Mangla SK 2021 'Modeling the emergency health-care supply chains: responding to the COVID-19 pandemic' Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing ahead-of-print, (ahead-of-print) , DOI
  • Siaw CA & Sarpong D 2021 'Dynamic exchange capabilities for value co-creation in ecosystems' Journal of Business Research 134, 493-506 , DOI Open access
  • Ekren BY, Mangla SK, Turhanlar EE, Kazancoglu Y & Li G 2021 'Lateral inventory share-based models for IoT-enabled E-commerce sustainable food supply networks' Computers & Operations Research 130, 105237-105237 , DOI
  • Esteso A, Alemany MME, Ortiz A & Liu S 2021 'Optimization model to support sustainable crop planning for reducing unfairness among farmers' Central European Journal of Operations Research , DOI
  • Kumar S, Sureka R, Lim WM, Kumar Mangla S & Goyal N 2021 'What do we know about business strategy and environmental research? Insights from Business Strategy and the Environment' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI
  • Ripoll-Zarraga AE & Huderek-Glapska S 2021 'Airports’ managerial human capital, ownership, and efficiency' Journal of Air Transport Management 92, 102035-102035 , DOI
  • Kumar A, Mangla SK, Kumar P & Song M 2021 'Mitigate risks in perishable food supply chains: Learning from COVID-19' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 166, 120643-120643 , DOI
  • Jin P, Mangla SK & Song M 2021 'Moving towards a sustainable and innovative city: Internal urban traffic accessibility and high-level innovation based on platform monitoring data' International Journal of Production Economics 235, 108086-108086 , DOI
  • Mangla SK, Kazancoglu Y, Ekinci E, Liu M, Özbiltekin M & Sezer MD 2021 'Using system dynamics to analyze the societal impacts of blockchain technology in milk supply chainsrefer' Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 149, 102289-102289 , DOI
  • Bag S, Luthra S, Mangla SK & Kazancoglu Y 2021 'Leveraging big data analytics capabilities in making reverse logistics decisions and improving remanufacturing performance' The International Journal of Logistics Management ahead-of-print, (ahead-of-print) , DOI