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, 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
  • 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
  • Mangla SK, Luthra S, Jakhar S, Gandhi S, Muduli K & Kumar A 2020 'A step to clean energy - Sustainability in energy system management in an emerging economy context' Journal of Cleaner Production 242, 118462-118462 , 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
  • Loh TY, Brito MP, Bose N, Xu J & Tenekedjiev K 2019 'Fuzzy System Dynamics Risk Analysis (FuSDRA) of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Operations in the Antarctic' Risk Analysis , DOI
  • Janssen M, Luthra S, Mangla S, Rana NP & Dwivedi YK 2019 'Challenges for adopting and implementing IoT in smart cities' Internet Research 29, (6) 1589-1616 , DOI
  • Callaghan L, Thompson TP, Creanor E, Quinn C, Senior J, Green C, Byng R, Wallace G, Sinclair J & Kane A 2019 'Individual Health Trainers to support health and wellbeing for people under community supervision in the criminal justice system: the STRENGTHEN pilot RCT' Public Health Research PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Bryde DJ, Giannakis M, Foropon C, Roubaud D & Hazen BT 2019 'Big data analytics and artificial intelligence pathway to operational performance under the effects of entrepreneurial orientation and environmental dynamism: A study of manufacturing organisations' International Journal of Production Economics 107599-107599 , DOI
  • Celik AK, Haddoud MY, Onjewu A-KE & Jones P 2019 'Managerial Attributes and Collaborative Behaviours as Determinants of Export Propensity: Evidence from Turkish SMEs' International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants Emerald Publishing Limited 33-49 , DOI
  • Chang C-H, Xu J, Dong J-X & Yang Z 2019 'Selection of Effective Risk Mitigation Strategies in Container Shipping Operations' Maritime Business Review , DOI PEARL
  • Haddoud MY, Onjewu A-KE & Jones P 2019 A Primer on International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets. Emerald Publishing Limited , DOI
  • Angell R, Bottomley P, Gorton M, White J, Bhaskar S & Marder B 2019 'News You Can Use! Evaluating the Effectiveness of Newsjacking Based Content on Social Media' Information Technology and People , DOI PEARL
  • Haupt A & Krieger T 2019 'The role of relocation mobility in tax and subsidy competition' Journal of Urban Economics 103196-103196 , DOI PEARL
  • Luthra S, Kumar A, Zavadskas EK, Mangla SK & Garza-Reyes JA 2019 'Industry 4.0 as an enabler of sustainability diffusion in supply chain: an analysis of influential strength of drivers in an emerging economy' International Journal of Production Research 1-17 , DOI