To give you an idea of the diversity of our community and the breadth of research study currently taking place in the Business School we have listed some of our current postgraduate researchers and their working research areas below.

You may also be interested in our PhD successes and achievements in research.

Ayman Aldahray
Earnings management mitigation prior to corporate failure under different stock market regulations

Faisal Alnori
The impact of the global financial crisis on the capital structure, cash holdings, financial and market performance in American and Suadi Arabian firms.

Sultan Altass
Readability of Accounts and Auditing.

Martin Anastasov
Essays on fund management and market dynamics.

Malek El-Diri
The relationship between internal control Systems and the Auditor's Report: a field study in the Big Four Audit Firms.

Jiaqi Guo
Momentum profits, market volatility, volatility and skewness.

Boon Ping Hong
Credit rationing: evidence from UK SME's.

Chieh Lin
Shadow of Imperialism: The Post-colonical development of the 'True and Fair View' Accounting concept in Asia.



Peng Li
Asset Growth and stock returns in China.

Hossein Jahanshahloo
High frequency and algorithmic trades and price discovery:  Foreign exchange markets.

Christoph Maaz
Behavioural Corporate Finance: Irrational Managers.

Amy May
The determinants of auditor switching and auditor opinions in the UK in a large panel setting.

Jelita Noviarini
Pensions, Retirement Saving and Pension Wealth.

Pananda Pasaribu
Modelling financial distress and the importance of non-financial information.

Karin Shields
International accounting standard setting: politics,complexity and market effects.

Laima Spokeviciute
Testing the difference on the impact of dividend changes on low and high beta stocks

Francesco Vallascas
Banking risk via stock market data.

Mehmet Acar
The endogenous money theory in the open economy and Turkish case.

Tolulope Akinfemisoye
Individual participation of British employees and individual incentives: does fairness make a difference?

Manuel Ojeda Cabral
Variability in transportation: valuation.

David Clark
The effects of corruption and access to finance in eveloping and transition economies on firm-level productivity.

Beulah Chelva
A study into whether banks display myopic tendencies when setting interest rates by excessivley discounting the future costs of inflation.

Grace Essien
TheDynamics of Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan African Countries; the role of Financial Markets.

Louis Ezeilo
Poverty reduction programme in the light of capability approach: a case study of Nigeria.

Albertus Kurniadi Hendartono
Achieving country resiliency under global volatility: Does macro-policy coordination matter in coping with external shock?

Mohamed Kamara
Economic and monetary union: an analysis of the proposal of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Stefanos Ioannou
Financialization and current account impacts on distribution and demand.

Halima Jibril
The effects of external debt on Nigeria's economic growth; impacts on physical and human capital accumulation.

Solomon Otajonor
The Comparative Contributions of Macroeconomic Policies to the 2008 Financial crisis in the US and the Euro zone crisis.

Oluwatomi Owolabi
The link between financial exclusion and social exclusion in Nigeria.

Jalal Qanas
The role of financialization and the shift to shadow banking in the global and Euro-zone crisis from a post-Keynesian perspective.

Jurgita Staniulyte
Better indicators of financial stability and economic convergence within the European Monetrary Union.

Robert Sweeney
European sovereign debt crisis through different schools of economic thought. 

Anthony Brown
Factors affecting  the performance of Polish entrepreneurial firms. The role of entrepreneurial characteristics, immigrant skills and returnee entrepreneurs'.

Liang Chen
Chinese marketing seeking and efficiency seeking OFDI in Africa: Evidence from manufacturing industry.

Randolph (Randy) Fowler
The Influence of Regulatory Foci on strategic Decisions: Implications for shifts in corporate Power Coalitions.

Naunghathai Intakhantee
The relevance of home country institutions in the internationalization porcess of Thai firms: A combined perspective of institutional and resource based views.

Miguel Dindial
Analysing the holistic impact of International Business via Value Chain Analysis -A Case of Small Island Developing states (SIDS).

Johannes Smelik
Globalisation in higher education: developing paradigms from globalisation in manufacturing and service industries.

Janja Trstenjak
Multinational firm performance variations.

Qiu Wang
Reverse knowledge transfer.

Yihuai Wang
Study the Chinese private-owned companies' investments and operations in the Anglo American economy. An observation of how the Chinese cultural affects the investment patterns and the daily business operations.

Ian Woozley
Location advantages and subsidiary evolution: an institutional perspective.

Yi Ke
Examining the effect of reverse technology spillover from outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in Chinese high-technology sectors: The case of Chinese electronic MNE's.

Rafidah Abdul Rahman
Technology Entrepreneurship and Organizational Innovation amongst Technology Based Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Towards Sustainable Business Growth and Performance.

Navneet Agnihotri
The story of career conversations: A narrative study of middle managers' career decision processes.

Raveekarn Aiemwongnukul
Unexpected Natural Disasters: Opportunity Utilization and Crisis Alleviation within a Development of Strategic Management Model.

Abrar Al-Awadhi
Exploratory case study on entrepreneurship in Kuwait.

Lloydon Alleyne
Corporate social responsibility and strategic typologies:inquiry into organisation and industry interpretation of and response to environmental stimuli.

Reem Alothmany
The role of leadership in managing organizational change in the context of academic accreditation in the higher education sector in KSA.

Mariam Altarkait
How does participating in social media financially affect small businesses? - An empirical investigation.

Sofia Angelidou (Stanbridge Scholar)
Entrepreneurial orientation, adaptive capabilities, competitve advantage and new product performance.

Alperen Aydin
The influence of task and time on information behaviour in organizations.

Paul Bata
Impact of ICT in Managing Health and Safety in work place.

Lucy Bolton
Accomodating new values, expectations and attitudes in the workplace: Developing a job design framework for Generation Y. 

Lutz Brusche
How do British universities try to meet the EUROPE 2020 - Innovation Union requirements? Universities' management & industry-affiliations: Is Humbooldt dead?

Lora Burkhill
Sustainability and Behaviour Change.

Rose Challenger
Understanding crowd behaviours: Developing a systems framework for analysing crowd events.

Phillipa Coan
Understanding and facilitating spillover effects of pro-environmental behaviour across work and home domains.

Eirini Chrysafini
Employees justice perceptions to performance appraisal systems in the private and public sector.

David Dewhurst
Socio-technical systems within the music event industry.

Gerard Duff
Innovation processes in the utility sector.

Emma Dunkerley
Police use of social media to support engagement with the community:information sharing and decision making

Paul Ellwood

Open innovation at the Fuzzy Front End.

Ilkay Engel
The influence of ethical leadership on organisation citizenship behaviour: the moderating role of emotional labour and mediating and moderating role of affective commitment.

Joseph Eyong
Constructing and deconstructing leadership in sub-saharan Africa SSA: A case study of Cameroon and Nigeria

Janet Handley
Talent management: a gendered approach?

Carl Hartford
The impact of information systems on the role of trust in facilitating de-centralised decision making.

Patrick Hennelly
Strategic offshore wind supply chain cost reduction.

Guadalupe Hernandez-Escobedo
Information sharing in major events.

Mark Houghton
Internal representation in decision-making: Errors in spatial schematic representation of numbers as an explanation for 'irrational' decisions.

Helen Hughes
The role of social networks in the crafting of jobs and careers.

Eleanora-Hope Humana
Growth strategies in SMEs: An exploratory study of a micro-firm in the design industry.

Samantha Johnson
Mindfulness and/as agency in the higher educational  environment.

Shelley Knight
Exploring the relationship between CEO personality and dynamic capabilities within the firm.

Joanna Licznerska
Enhancing managerial-subordinate relationship by an exploration of cognitive styles.

Dennis MacDonald
Examining HRM practices supporting the selection and development of Multinational teams through the lens of social identity Theory.

Simon Maule
Securing Long-term behaviour change: applying the latest communications and behavioural economic theory to imporve the effectiveness of interventions.

Giles McClelland
An empirical investigation of the collaborative job crafting behaviours of the teams.

Royston Meriton
Towards a resilience based view of the firm.

Farhanis Mohammed
Expatriate’s sensitivity Influencing knowledge sharing that can increase performance among local employees.

Martin Ogaza
Factors influencing the success of a process-orientated implementation of knowledge management solutions in an industrial organisation.

Esere Ovie
The Use of New Technology and Exploitation of Online Social media in Africa: Barriers and opportunities.

Rebecca Pieniazek
Corporate Resillience: striving towards understanding and improving the resilience of utility and transport companies.

Kevin Platt
What will be the impact of the FFES programme on its various users, in terms of the processes they use, their roles and working practices and what does this mean for their continuing professional development?

Nina Quinlan
Ongoing wellbeing - evidencing the benefits of improving employee wellbeing on organisational performance.

Matthew Radburn
The relationship between perceived police legitimacy and positive, self-regulatory behaviours in crowds.

Susan Rainton
Can regionally focused funding really make regional SME's innovate?

Franklin Riley
Information behaviour in construction project management teams: contradictions, motivations and influencing factors.

Santiago Garcia Rodriguez
Visualization style preference and decision making.

David Chavez Saez
The Union of South American nations - UNASUR. Providing substance to multilateralism. A Regional Nuance to the Global CSR Framework.

Jane Stoate
Together or apart? Modelling the inter-agency workings of emergency response multi team systems.

Elizabeth Watson
Aspiring social entrepreneurs: how leaders influence social innovation through the formation and evolution of social enterprises in healthcare.

Stephen Wilks
Applying real options in investment decision-making under various sources of uncertainty related to energy sector in the EU market.

Simon Williams
How do customer satisfaction measures in English Housing Associations influence service performance?

Danielle Winstanley
The process of decision making and emotional consequences throughout the compulsive buyers shopping experience.

Lionel Zayeh Kooktapeh
The business impact of social media strategies: getting closer to your customer using social media.

Rahida Abdul Rahman
Antecedents and outcomes of socially responsible marketing strategy: A political economy perspective.

Shahin Assadinia
Niche marketing strategy and export performance in SMEs: A dynamic capabilities perspective.

Rajinder Bhandal
Exploring the meaning of nostalgia associated with place.

Alessandro Biraglia
Is being cool a curse or a blessing for brands? The role of transgression, authenticity and self-construal in consumers' perception of coolness.

Li-Hsing Chen
Consumer involvement with the advertised product and the effectiveness of advertising in a hypermedia computer -mediated environment.

Stella Chisanga
Consumer attitude towards locally manufactured products in developing countries: Zambia as a case study.

Pantelitsa Eteokleous
Antecedents and outcomes of socially responsible supply chains.

Maximillian Gerrath
Towards a zero emissions car industry -marketing and branding strategies to overcome customer resistance

Shirin Haghnejat
To leave or not to leave...A study of firms' relationship continuity intention, in asymmetric trust/ commitment relationships

Jen-Hsien Hsu
The nature of consumers' bodily experiences and their influences on judgement.

Giuseppe Musarra
The roles that Machiavellians play in the process of development and strategic alliances.

Joao Pedro Pereira Luzio
Green products: who are they and how to mainstream? The case of successful products with the EU Ecolabel.

Aditi Rana
A comparitive investigation of British and Indian Muslim consumers' animosity towards US made product/brands.

Byran Usrey
A Cross-cultural examination of environmentally friendly product intentions using extensions of technology accpetance model and the theory of planned behaviour.

Abena Yeboah
Advertising in Ghana's open air market places.

Rana Alyami
Manpower development in the healthcare sector in KSA in light of organizational excellence

Abdulrahman Basahal
State intervention, localisation and HRM: The case of large manufacturing firms in Saudi Arabia

Zinovijus Ciupijus
More than just a migrant worker? Identities, social support and eastern European migration

Joanne Cutter
Getting learning into the bargain: Examining arrangements in the union - employer dialogue on learning and skills in the UK

Nuzo Eziechi
Occupational stress amongst offshore workers in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Reece Garcia
Re-doing gender? The effects of job loss on lower-income,dual-earner couples.

Tanusree Ghosh
HRM practices in the Indian multinational companies in the UK.

Adejoke Ige
Assessing the United Kingdom Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) settlement process.

Anne Jones
Danger ahead? Workplace health and safety under inspection.The impact of government policy and funding cuts on the role of enforcement authorities.

Kosisochukwu Itodo
Employment consquences of sectorial reforms, restructuring, liberalisation, and on-going privatization in developing countries: A study of the power sector reform.

Sajeela Mahmud
The impact of contemporary Governmental policy on healthcare in the Public sector.

Fatima Malik
Managing training: workplace learning and skills diversity across UK biotech high skills ecosystems during economic downturn.

Bentul Mawa
The interactions of economic and patriarchal relations in women's employment in Bangladesh's export-oriented garment industry.

Chris Mclachlan
To what extent are organisational redundancy practices effective and promoted through EU Level initiatives in an age of austerity.

Kate Morgan
Employee silence and human resource management.

Ali Naqvi
Consultants as catalysts for CSR logics: the role of agency or institutional entrepreneurship in the development of CSR as an area of practice.

Frederike Scholz
Disability discrimination and the recruitment process: responding to legal and technological developments.

Lisa Scott
Business Strategies for legal service providers.

Jiachen Shi
Comparing employers' response to employees' changes in job satisfaction factors during the economic recession between UK and China.

Angeliki Skondra
The impact of the Economic crisis on skills formation in British small and medium sized companies.

Danat Valizade
The Efficacy of Trade Unions Responses to Non-standard forms of employment.

John Ward
The effectiveness of neighbourhood based anti-poverty programmes.

Krystal Wilkinson
Work-life balance for the solo living worker: A question of structure and agency?

Julie Wilson
Is context everything? Comparing LMX and Trust for knowledge workers and their managers across legal and IT sectors.