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

  • Sampson H, Turgo N, Acejo I, Ellis N & Tang L 2019 '‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’: The Implications of Lost Autonomy and Trust for Professionals at Sea' Work, Employment and Society , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Roubaud D, Fosso Wamba S, Giannakis M & Foropon C 2019 'Big Data Analytics and Organizational Culture as Complements to Swift Trust and Collaborative Performance in the Humanitarian Supply Chain' International Journal of Production Economics PEARL
  • Lewis DO & Kline R 2019 'Tackling bullying and harassment in the NHS: the critical roles played by managers' British Journal of Healthcare Management 25, (1) 7-10 , DOI PEARL
  • Altay N, Gunasekaran A, Dubey R & Childe SJ 2018 'Agility and Resilience as antecedents of Supply Chain Performance under moderating effects of Organizational Culture within Humanitarian Setting: A Dynamic Capability View' Production Planning and Control 29, (14) , DOI PEARL
  • Acejo I, Sampson H, Turgo N, Ellis N & Tang L 2018 The causes of maritime accidents in the period 2002-2016. Publisher Site
  • Tang L & Gekara V 2018 'The importance of customer expectations: An analysis of CSR in container shipping' Journal of Business Ethics , DOI PEARL
  • Sampson H, Ellis N, Acejo I, Turgo N & Tang L 2018 The working and living conditions of seafarers on cargo ships in the period 2011-2016. Publisher Site
  • Kline R & Lewis DO 2018 'The price of fear: estimating the financial cost of bullying to the NHS in England' Public Money and Management PEARL
  • Kim C-S, Dinwoodie J & Seo Y-J 2018 'Inter-Firm Cooperation and Collaboration in Shipper-Shipping Company Relationships for Enhancing Sustainability' Sustainability 10, (10) Author Site , DOI PEARL
  • Shaw G & Agarwal S 2018 'The development of Service-Dominant Logic within Tourism Management' in Cooper C; Volvo S; Gartner W; Scott N The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management Applications of Theories and Concepts to Tourism Oxford Sage 173-173
  • Lewis DO, Deakin R & McGregor F 2018 'Workplace Bullying, Disability and Chronic Ill Health' in D'Cruz P; Noronha E; Caponecchia C; Escartin J; Salin D; Tuckey M Dignity and Inclusion at Work. Handbooks of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment, vol 3. Springer, Singapore , DOI PEARL
  • Farrar S, Moizer JD, Lean J & Hyde M 2018 'Gender, financial literacy, and preretirement planning in the UK' Journal of Women and Aging , DOI PEARL
  • Agarwal S, Jakes S, Essex S, Page S & Mowforth M 2018 'Disadvantage in English Seaside Resorts: a typology of deprived neighbourhoods' Tourism Management , DOI PEARL
  • Kroger-Knight H, Megicks P, Agarwal S & Leenders MAAM 2018 'Firm Resources and Environmental Sustainable Development among SMEs: Evidence from the Australian Wine Industry' Business Strategy and the Environment , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Luo Z, Fosso Wamba S, Roubaud D & Foropon C 2018 'Examining the role of Big Data & Predictive Analytics on Collaborative Performance in context of Sustainable Consumption and Production Behaviour' Journal of Cleaner Production PEARL