University of Plymouth Faculty of Business Doctoral Conference

Conference theme: 

21st century research: optimising impact from theory to practice

The University of Plymouth Faculty of Business Doctoral Conference (UPFoBDC) 2018 builds on the 2017 theme which was concerned with promoting research and the researcher, by examining how the researcher can maximise research contributions within and beyond academia via the interplay of theory and practice, in addition to other ways of demonstrating impact.

The Business Doctoral Conference is an annual event organised by the Faculty of Business which showcases the diversity of research in business and social sciences currently being undertaken by postgraduate students from Plymouth and other universities. It is held over 2 days each June.

The main aim of the conference is to enable researchers to realise their ambitions and develop their potential by presenting, attending and networking with colleagues in different fields.

The conference welcomes papers covering business and management in its broadest definition. The areas include, but are not restricted to:

  • politics, economics, and social and public policy
  • accounting and finance, law, and governance
  • supply chain management, maritime logistics
  • small business and enterprise, service marketing and management, tourism
  • human resources, leadership studies, sustainability.

Postgraduate students benefit from:

  • experience of presenting to a critical but friendly audience
  • feedback from a range of experts
  • networking opportunities which include journal editors and publishers
  • inspiring keynotes from leading practitioners and academics
  • publication of conference proceedings.

Have a look through our University of Plymouth Faculty of Business Doctoral Conference gallery of photos on Flickr.


Watch the video of Professor Alison Anderson presenting 'Top tips for getting your research published'.