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

  • 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
  • Huang R 2022 'Coastal Tourism' in Buhalis D Encyclopedia of Tourism Management and Marketing Edward Elgar Publishing Open access
  • 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
  • Kharola S, Ram M, Kumar Mangla S, Goyal N, Nautiyal OP, Pant D & Kazancoglu Y 2022 'Exploring the green waste management problem in food supply chains: A circular economy context' Journal of Cleaner Production 351, 131355-131355 , DOI
  • Jin P, Mangla SK & Song M 2022 'The power of innovation diffusion: How patent transfer affects urban innovation quality' Journal of Business Research 145, 414-425 , DOI
  • Ekinci E, Mangla SK, Kazancoglu Y, Sarma PRS, Sezer MD & Ozbiltekin-Pala M 2022 'Resilience and complexity measurement for energy efficient global supply chains in disruptive events' Technological Forecasting and Social Change 179, 121634-121634 , DOI
  • Kumar A, Mangla SK & Kumar P 2022 'An integrated literature review on sustainable food supply chains: Exploring research themes and future directions' Science of The Total Environment 821, 153411-153411 , DOI
  • Kelland J, Lewis D & Fisher V 2022 '“Viewed with suspicion, considered idle and mocked‐working caregiving fathers and fatherhood forfeits”' Gender, Work & Organization , DOI
  • Kamat A, Shanker S, Barve A, Muduli K, Mangla SK & Luthra S 2022 'Uncovering interrelationships between barriers to unmanned aerial vehicles in humanitarian logistics' Operations Management Research , DOI
  • Shahzad Virk N, Nawaz T & Molyneux P 2022 'A Canary in a Coalmine! Religious agency and its impact on the performance of Islamic banks' Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money , DOI Open access
  • Nawaz T & Ohlrogge O 2022 'Clarifying the impact of corporate governance and intellectual capital on financial performance: A longitudinal study of Deutsche Bank (1957–2019)' International Journal of Finance & Economics , DOI Open access
  • Kayikci Y, Demir S, Mangla SK, Subramanian N & Koc B 2022 'Data-driven optimal dynamic pricing strategy for reducing perishable food waste at retailers' Journal of Cleaner Production 344, 131068-131068 , DOI
  • Rahman S, Anik AR & Sarker JR 2022 'Climate, Environment and Socio-Economic Drivers of Global Agricultural Productivity Growth' Land 11, (4) 512-512 , DOI
  • Gauci G 2022 'The Ship as an Extension of Flag State Territory and an Entity with Human Attributes - Is it Time to Jettison these Legal Fictions?' International and Comparative Law Review 21, (2) 7-28 , DOI Open access
  • Evans C & Weller S-L 2022 'Value-for-money and the small charity' Public Money and Management Open access