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. 

Our latest publications

  • Sharma H, Kumar H & Mangla SK 2023 'Enablers to computer vision technology for sustainable E-waste management' Journal of Cleaner Production 412, 137396-137396 , DOI
  • Elshaer A & Huang R 2023 'Perceived value within an international hospitality learning environment: Antecedents and outcomes' Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education 32, 100429-100429 , DOI
  • Park J-W, Roh S, Jang H & Seo Y-J 2023 'The performance of major airports in the Europe, North America and Asia' Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics , DOI
  • Liu Z & Wang P 2023 'Constraints on currency market movements – Implications for the RMB exchange rate regime' The World Economy , DOI
  • Zhao Z & Tang L 2023 'The impact of COVID-19 on maritime pilots: Evidence and lessons' Marine Policy 153, , DOI
  • Szablewska N & Kubacki K 2023 'Empirical business research on modern slavery in supply chains: A systematic review' Journal of Business Research , DOI
  • Zhao Z, Tang L & Wu Y 2023 'Fatigue During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experiences of Chinese Seafarers' Marine Policy , DOI
  • Gorton M, Yeh C-H, Chatzopoulou E, White J, Tocco B, Hubbard C & Hallam F 2023 'Consumers' willingness to pay for an animal welfare food label' Ecological Economics 209, , DOI
  • Chauhan A, Kaur H, Mangla SK & Kayikci Y 2023 'Data driven flexible supplier network of selfcare essentials during disruptions in supply chain' Annals of Operations Research , DOI
  • Belwal S & Belwal R 2023 'Work-Family Conflict and Women’s Turnover Intention: Mediating Effects of Organizational Commitment' Applied Research in Quality of Life , DOI
  • Andersen T, Aryee J, Acheampong G & Hansen AS 2023 'The continuous search for new port governance models: experiences from a developing country' Journal of Shipping and Trade 8, (1) , DOI
  • Liang AR-D, Lim WM, Tung W & Lin S-Y 2023 'Understanding different types of consumers: A multi-group analysis based on convenience food-related lifestyle' AIMS Agriculture and Food 8, (2) 374-390 , DOI
  • abila S, Kitada M, Malecosio S, Tang L & Espina-Subong R 2023 'Empowering Seafarers as Agents of Their Mental Health: The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Seafarers’ Well-Being' INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing , DOI
  • Behl A, Pereira V, Jayawardena N, Nigam A & Mangla S 2023 'Gamification as an innovation: a tool to improve organizational marketing performance and sustainability of international firms' International Marketing Review , DOI
  • Bansal A, Panchal T, Jabeen F, Mangla SK & Singh G 2023 'A study of human resource digital transformation (HRDT): A phenomenon of innovation capability led by digital and individual factors' Journal of Business Research 157, 113611-113611 , DOI