Staffordshire Business School was ranked No1 in the Million+ group of universities in REF2021 – you can see our submission on the national results website here and for Business Schools across the sector there is an analysis by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (we ranked 51st out of 107 overall and 16th for Impact).
Our previous research blog for Feb 2022 is here
We are looking to grow capacity and increase collaboration both within the School and across the University. To aid this process we have made a series of small grants from the new Business Research Centre
Small Collaborative Research Grants
1. Drivers and outcomes of digital marketing activity
Dr Joe Hazzam, Paul Dobson, Vicky Roberts, Dr Bharati Singh
Lead: Dr Joe Hazzam – Value £1,800
2. Exploring factors leading to augment destination tourism in the northern areas of Pakistan using digital channels
Dr Muddasar Khwaja and Carol Southall
Lead: Dr Muddasar Khwaja – Value £2,400
3. Exploring the development of Islamic financial technology in South east Asia. A sentiment analysis
Dr Syed Zaidi and Dr Muddasar Khwaja
Lead: Dr Syed Zaidi Value – £2,400
4. Job rotation and the inclusive labour market
Prof David Etherintgon and Duncan Adam
Lead Prof David Etherington value £2,000
Early Career Research Grant
Exploration of the long-term links between innovation, exporting and productivity
Ema Talam Value – £500
Ema Talam passed her PhD viva in January with minor corrections. Congratulations!
Bids in the pipeline
Prof Geoff Pugh, Prof Jon Fairburn, Prof Mark Gregory – Digital Stoke – submitted to the Productivity Institute
BA Newton International Fellowship 2022, Harsh Mittal and Prof Steven Griggs, Movement In and Of Policy: The Spaces and Temporalities of the Sustainable City in India and UK, under assessment.
Goods Yard Longitudinal Evaluation, awaiting programme approval – Prof Steven Griggs and Prof Jon Fairburn
ESRC Local Innovation Partnerships – round 1 – submitted in January 2023, led by Birmingham University – Prof Stephen Griggs is part of the submission
Projects in progress
Project pump-priming: Promoting the creative sector in de-industrialised economies: a comparative study across three European countries (with colleagues from Balkan universities) Prof Geoff Pugh, Prof Jon Fairburn, Ema Talam
Association for Public Service Excellence – national survey of councillors – Prof Stephen Griggs
Local Skills and Improvement Plans – Prof Thomas Lange (for Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce and UK Govt)
Evaluation of Enterprise Education – Staffordshire Chambers – Ema Talam
Carol Southall (2023) “Decolonising the tourism curriculum – Experiences of faculty in Asian transnational education contexts.” Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific (CTS3). Venue: British University Vietnam (BUV), Hanoi, Vietnam
Nyakudya, F. W. (2022). The effect of gender and resources on entrepreneurial activity. Paper presented at the International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 27-28 June 2022, London, UK.
Beel, D, Russell, B, Jones, I R, Morgan, K and Jones, M (2022) Research Report: North Wales Growth Deal. Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD).
Talam E, Pugh G and Fairburn J (2022) A review of the potential for R and D tax policy to support the Creative Industries. For West Yorkshire Combined Mayoral Authority.
Etherington, D, Jones, M, Telford L, Harris S and Hubbard, S (2023) Families on the Brink in Stoke-on-Trent: How austerity and the cost-of-living is driving poverty and destitution. Project Report. Staffordshire University.
Peer review papers
Hazzam, J., Wilkins, S., & Strong, C. (2022). The impact of social media technologies on organization cultural intelligence and new product development in international markets. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/CCSM-03-2022-0046
Wilkins, S., Hazzam, J., & Ireland, J. (2022). Servicescape in transnational higher education: the effects of campus design, physical environment and facilities on student experience and satisfaction. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/08841241.2022.2139792
Wilkins, S., Butt, M., Hazzam, J., & Marder, B. (2023). Collaborative learning in online breakout rooms: Effects of learner attributes on purposeful interpersonal interaction and perceived learning. International Journal of Educational Management. In Press
Ibrahim, B., Hazzam, J. (2023). Investigating the Impact of Social Media Marketing on Intention to Follow Advice: The Mediating Role of Active Participation and Benevolence Trust. FIIB Business Review. In Press
Dr Muddasar Khwaja and colleagues have successful published in the 4* Journal of Travel Research “Linking Regenerative Travel and Residents’ Support for Tourism Development in Kaua’i Island (Hawaii): Moderating-Mediating Effects of Travel-Shaming and Foreign Tourist Attractiveness” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00472875221098934
Dimos C, Pugh G, Hisarciklilar M, Talam E, Jackson I, (2022) “The relative effectiveness of R&D tax credits and R&D subsidies: A comparative meta-regression analysis,” Technovation, Volume 115, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.technovation.2021.102450.
Begovic S, Adnett N and Pugh G (2023) “The effect of a currency board arrangement on subjective assessments of a country’s economic performance” in International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Countries Vol 17 (1) https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJEPEE.2023.128384
Etherington D, Jones M and Telford L (2022) Challenges to Levelling Up :
Post-COVID precarity in “left-behind” Stoke-on-Trent. Frontiers in Political Science. 10335.
ISSN 2673-3145 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2022.1033525
Dr Fred Nyakudya has a revise and resubmit for “The moderating role of individual and social resources in gender effect on entrepreneurial growth aspirations”, in Small Business Economics
Dr Fred Nyakudya has a paper submitted “Attracting entrepreneurial potential: A multilevel institutional approach” to the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research
Prof Thomas Lange has recently joined the School on a part time basis – his most recent publication is here Mehrajunnisa M, Jabeen F, Nishat Faisal M & Lange T (2022) The influence of green human resource management practices and employee green behavior on business performance in sustainability-focused organizations, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2022.2074824