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

  • Bag S, Wood LC, Mangla SK & Luthra S 2020 'Procurement 4.0 and its implications on business process performance in a circular economy' Resources, Conservation and Recycling 152, 104502-104502 , DOI
  • Mangla SK, Luthra S, Jakhar S, Gandhi S, Muduli K & Kumar A 2020 'A step to clean energy - Sustainability in energy system management in an emerging economy context' Journal of Cleaner Production 242, 118462-118462 , DOI
  • Janssen M, Luthra S, Mangla S, Rana NP & Dwivedi YK 2019 'Challenges for adopting and implementing IoT in smart cities' Internet Research 29, (6) 1589-1616 , DOI
  • Haddoud MY, Onjewu A-KE & Jones P 2019 A Primer on International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets. Emerald Publishing Limited , DOI
  • Celik AK, Haddoud MY, Onjewu A-KE & Jones P 2019 'Managerial Attributes and Collaborative Behaviours as Determinants of Export Propensity: Evidence from Turkish SMEs' International Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Nature, Drivers, Barriers and Determinants Emerald Publishing Limited 33-49 , DOI
  • Haupt A & Krieger T 2019 'The role of relocation mobility in tax and subsidy competition' Journal of Urban Economics 103196-103196 , DOI PEARL
  • Yadav G, Luthra S, Huisingh D, Mangla SK, Narkhede BE & Liu Y 2019 'Development of a lean manufacturing framework to enhance its adoption within manufacturing companies in developing economies' Journal of Cleaner Production 118726-118726 , DOI
  • Luthra S, Kumar A, Zavadskas EK, Mangla SK & Garza-Reyes JA 2019 'Industry 4.0 as an enabler of sustainability diffusion in supply chain: an analysis of influential strength of drivers in an emerging economy' International Journal of Production Research 1-17 , DOI
  • Uniyal S, Mangla SK & Patil P 2019 'When practices count' Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal ahead-of-print, (ahead-of-print) , DOI
  • Wilkins S, Neri S & Lean J 2019 'The role of theory in the business/management PhD: How students may use theory to make an original contribution to knowledge' The International Journal of Management Education 17, (3) 100316-100316 , DOI PEARL
  • 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
  • Xue C & 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
  • Gardas BB, Mangla SK, Raut RD, Narkhede B & Luthra S 2019 'Green talent management to unlock sustainability in the oil and gas sector' Journal of Cleaner Production 229, 850-862 , DOI
  • Tang L & Zhang P 2019 'Global problems, local solutions: Unfree labour relations and seafarer employment with crewing agencies in China' Industrial Relations Journa 50, (3) 277-291 , DOI PEARL