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

  • Mangla SK, Sharma YK, Patil PP, Yadav G & Xu J 2019 'Logistics and distribution challenges to managing operations for corporate sustainability: Study on leading Indian diary organizations' Journal of Cleaner Production 238, 117620-117620 , DOI
  • Mansfield C 2019 'Les savoirs narratifs à partir de l’espace urbain Le cas de Nantes' in Lani-Bayle M Mettre l'expérience en mots. Les savoirs narratifs Lyon Chronique Sociale 87-96 Author Site Publisher Site PEARL
  • Conghua X & Tang L 2019 'Organisational support and safety management in shipping: A Study of shipboard safety supervision' The Economic and Labour Relations Review , DOI PEARL
  • Singh RK, Luthra S, Mangla SK & Uniyal S 2019 'Applications of information and communication technology for sustainable growth of SMEs in India food industry' Resources, Conservation and Recycling 147, 10-18 , DOI
  • Tang L & Zhang P 2019 'Global problems, local solutions: Unfree labour relations and seafarer employment with crewing agencies in China' Industrial Relations Journal 50, (3) 277-291 , DOI PEARL
  • Loh TY, Brito MP, Bose N, Xu J & Tenekedjiev K 2019 'A Fuzzy‐Based Risk Assessment Framework for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Under‐Ice Missions' Risk Analysis , DOI PEARL
  • Korkeamäki T, Virk N, Wang H & Wang P 2019 'Learning Chinese? The changing investment behavior of foreign institutions in the Chinese stock market' International Review of Financial Analysis 64, 190-203 , DOI
  • Jayawickrama U, Liu S, Hudson Smith M, Akhtar P & Bashir MDMA 2019 'Knowledge retention in ERP implementations: the context of UK SMEs' Production Planning and Control PEARL
  • Boshkoska BM, Liu S, Zhao G, Chen H, Fernandez A, Gamboa S, del Pino M, Zarate P & Hernandez J 2019 'A Decision support system for evaluation of the knowledge sharing crossing boundaries in agri-food value chains' Computers in Industry 110, 64-80 , DOI PEARL
  • Kabwe C & Tripathi S 2019 'My talent or yours? A labour process analysis of talent management in practice' Competition and Change 102452941984864-102452941984864 , DOI PEARL
  • Dubey R, Gunasekaran A, Childe S, Blome C & Papadopoulos T 2019 'Big Data and Predictive Analytics and Manufacturing Performance: Integrating Institutional Theory, Resource-Based View and Big Data Culture' British Journal of Management 30, (2) 341-361 , DOI PEARL
  • Zhao G, Liu S, Lopez C, Lu H, Elgueta S, Boshkoska BM & Chen H 2019 'Blockchain technology in agri-food value chain management: A synthesis of applications, challenges and future research directions' Computers in Industry 109, 83-99 , DOI PEARL
  • Xue C, Tang L & Walters D 2019 'OHS Indicators and Under-reporting: Case Studies in Chinese Shipping' Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations 74, (1) 141-161 PEARL
  • Agyapong Siaw C, N'go L, Nguyen Q & Northey G 2019 'Realising the value of knowledge resources and capabilities: An empirical study' Journal of Knowledge Management 23, (2) , DOI PEARL
  • Kumar A, KUMAR MANGLA S, Luthra S & Ishizaka A 2019 'Evaluating the human resource related soft dimensions in green supply chain management implementation' Production Planning and Control 30, (9) 699-715 , DOI PEARL