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

  • Huang R 2022 'Coastal Tourism' in Buhalis D Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing Edward Elgar Publishing Open access
  • Kazancoglu Y, Sezer MD, Ozkan-Ozen YD, Mangla SK & Kumar A 2021 'Industry 4.0 impacts on responsible environmental and societal management in the family business' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 173, 121108-121108 , DOI
  • Kautish P, Sharma R, Mangla SK, Jabeen F & Awan U 2021 'Understanding choice behavior towards plastic consumption: An emerging market investigation' Resources, Conservation and Recycling 174, 105828-105828 , DOI
  • Anik AR, Rahman S, Sarker JR & Al Hasan M 2021 'Farmers’ adaptation strategies to combat climate change in drought prone areas in Bangladesh' International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 65, 102562-102562 , DOI
  • Mansfield C & Potocnik Topler J 2021 'Building the Ethnopôle: Eliciting and Sharing Ethnobotanical Knowledge in Tourism Development' Annales: Anali za istrske in mediteranske studije - Annali di Studi istriani e mediterranei - Annals for Istrian and Mediterranean Studies. Series historia et sociologia 31, (2) 197-208 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
  • Anik AR & Rahman S 2021 'Commercial Energy Demand Forecasting in Bangladesh' Energies 14, (19) 6394-6394 , DOI Open access
  • Abdullah A-N & Rahman S 2021 'Social Impacts of a Mega-Dam Project as Perceived by Local, Resettled and Displaced Communities: A Case Study of Merowe Dam, Sudan' Economies 9, (4) 140-140 , DOI
  • Singh RK, Kumar Mangla S, Bhatia MS & Luthra S 2021 'Integration of green and lean practices for sustainable business management' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI
  • Chen C, Liu H, Tang L & Ren J 2021 'A Range Adjusted Measure of Super-efficiency in Integer-valued Data Envelopment Analysis with Undesirable Outputs' Journal of Systems Science and Information 9, (4) 378-398 , DOI Open access
  • Zhang P & Tang L 2021 Ship Management: Theory and Practice. London Routledge
  • Yang G, Huang R, Shi Y & Jia Z 2021 'Does a CEO's private reputation impede corporate governance?' Economic Modelling 104, , DOI Open access
  • 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
  • Liu J, Wang H, Rahman S & Sriboonchitta S 2021 'Energy Efficiency, Energy Conservation and Determinants in the Agricultural Sector in Emerging Economies' Agriculture 11, (8) 773-773 , DOI Open access
  • Dora M, Kumar A, Mangla SK, Pant A & Kamal MM 2021 'Critical success factors influencing artificial intelligence adoption in food supply chains' International Journal of Production Research 1-20 , DOI
  • Sariyer G, Mangla SK, Kazancoglu Y, Ocal Tasar C & Luthra S 2021 'Data analytics for quality management in Industry 4.0 from a MSME perspective' Annals of Operations Research , DOI