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

  • Mansfield C, Shepherd D & Wassler P 2021 'Perry – Deep mapping and emotion in place-writing practice' in Scribano A; Luhrs MC; Cervio AL Cities, Capitalism and the Politics of Sensibilities London Palgrave Macmillan Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
  • Khanzode AG, Sarma PRS, Mangla SK & Yuan H 2021 'Modeling the Industry 4.0 adoption for sustainable production in Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises' Journal of Cleaner Production 279, 123489-123489 , DOI
  • Wu J, Tang T, Chen M, Wang Y & Wang K 2020 'A study on adaptation lightweight architecture based deep learning models for bearing fault diagnosis under varying working conditions' Expert Systems with Applications 160, 113710-113710 , DOI
  • Ozkan-Ozen YD, Kazancoglu Y & Kumar Mangla S 2020 'SYNCHRONIZED BARRIERS FOR CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAINS IN INDUSTRY 3.5/INDUSTRY 4.0 TRANSITION FOR SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT' Resources, Conservation and Recycling 161, 104986-104986 , DOI
  • Zhao G, Liu S, Chen H & Kasturiratne D 2020 'The impact of knowledge governance mechanisms on supply chain performance: Empirical evidence from the agri-food industry' Production Planning and Control , DOI PEARL
  • Butt HA & Virk NS 2020 'Momentum crashes and variations to market liquidity' International Journal of Finance & Economics , DOI
  • Saundry R, Fisher V & Kinsey S 2020 'Disconnected human resource? Proximity and the (mis)management of workplace conflict' Human Resource Management Journal , DOI PEARL
  • Litsios I, Pilbeam K & Asteriou D 2020 'DSGE modelling for the UK economy 1974–2017' Bulletin of Economic Research , DOI PEARL
  • Kazancoglu Y, Ekinci E, Mangla SK, Sezer MD & Kayikci Y 2020 'Performance evaluation of reverse logistics in food supply chains in a circular economy using system dynamics' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI
  • Nowinski W, Haddoud M, Wach K & Schaefer R 2020 'Perceived public support and entrepreneurship attitudes: A little reciprocity can go a long way!' Journal of Vocational Behavior , DOI PEARL
  • Kazancoglu Y, Ozkan-Ozen YD, Mangla SK & Ram M 2020 'Risk assessment for sustainability in e-waste recycling in circular economy' Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy , DOI
  • Mangla SK 2020 'Guest editorial' Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 31, (5) 1041-1043 , DOI
  • Lu H, Mangla S, Fernandez JE, Elgueta S, Zhao G, Liu S & Hunter L 2020 'Key operational and institutional factors for improving food safety: a case study from Chili' Production Planning and Control , DOI PEARL
  • Lowes R 2020 'Knowing You: Personal Tutoring, Learning Analytics and the Johari Window' Frontiers in Education 5, , DOI
  • Nawaz T, Haniffa R & Hudaib M 2020 'On intellectual capital efficiency and shariah governance in Islamic banking business model' International Journal of Finance & Economics , DOI PEARL