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

  • 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
  • Semley NA & Bellingham T 2018 'Determining the Policy Importance of Event Tourism for DMOs in England' in Seraphin H; Korstanje M International Event Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice NOVA Publisher Site
  • Tang L & Bhattacharya S 2018 'Beyond the management-employee dyad: supply chain initiatives in shipping' Industrial Relations Journal , DOI PEARL
  • Dinwoodie J 2018 'Sustainability Management in Smaller UK Ports to Promote More Sustainable Freight Transport' in Zeimpekis V; Aktas E; Bourlakis M; Minis I Sustainable Freight Transport Theory, Models, and Case Studies Springer 31-46 , DOI
  • Xue C, Tang L & Walters D 2018 'Decoupled implementation? Incident reporting in Chinese Shipping' Economic and Industrial Democracy , DOI PEARL
  • Yang P & Tang L 2018 '“Positive energy”: Hegemonic intervention and online media discourse in China's Xi Jinping era' China: An International Journal 16, (1) 1-22 Publisher Site PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Blome C & Luo Z 2018 'Antecedents of Resilient Supply Chains: An Empirical Study' IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management PEARL
  • Jeble S, Dubey R, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Roubaud D & Prakash A 2018 'Impact of Big Data & Predictive Analytics Capability on Supply Chain Sustainability' International Journal of Logistics Management, The 29, (2) 513-538 , DOI PEARL
  • Dinwoodie J 2018 'Sustainability management in smaller UK ports to promote more sustainable freight transport' Operations Research/ Computer Science Interfaces Series 31-46 , DOI
  • Newbery R, Lean J, Moizer J & Haddoud M 2017 'Entrepreneurial identity formation during the initial entrepreneurial experience: The influence of simulation feedback and existing identity' Journal of Business Research 85, 51-59 , DOI PEARL
  • Tang L & Chen G 2017 'Costs and benefits of mobility: the case of Chinese seafarers' in Monios J; Wilmsmeier G Maritime Mobilities Routledge PEARL
  • Konara P & Shirodkar V 2017 'The Direction of Regulatory Institutional Distance and MNE’s Subsidiary Ownership Strategy: Re-Examining Theory and Evidence in the Case of Emerging Markets' in Verbeke A; Puck J; Tulder RV Distance in International Business Concept, Cost and Value Emerald Group Publishing 135-154
  • Mirza H, Buckley P, Hänni M, Konara P, Sexsmith K & Sturgeon T 2017 ASEAN at 50 : A Historic Milestone for FDI and MNEs in ASEAN. The ASEAN Secretariat The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Publisher Site
  • Moizer J, Farrar S & Hyde M 2017 'UK state pension deferral incentives and sustainability' Applied Economics 1-13 , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe SJ, Papadopoulos T, Hazen B, Giannakis M & Roubaud D 2017 'Examining the effect of external pressures and organizational culture on shaping performance measurement systems (PMS) for sustainability benchmarking: Some empirical findings' International Journal of Production Economics 193, 63-76 , DOI PEARL