BBS Doctoral Research Flourishes in Record Year

Brunel Business School had a record academic year with 32 doctoral students graduating. Fascinating themes have been explored in the areas of business and management as doctoral students from all over the world enjoyed the stimulating research environment in the new home of Brunel Business School – Eastern Gateway Building.

Our PhD students produced rigorous, original and independent high level research under the guidance of expert supervisory teams from BBS Research Centres. They enjoyed the international community of research scholars from many countries as well as access to sophisticated physical and electronic library resources. The effort did not go unnoticed by the School and the University with hearty congratulations and even a few awards, including the Vice Chancellor prize for outstanding research which will be awarded during the graduation ceremony .

Business and Management research produced this year by Brunel Business School PhD graduates:

Centre for Research into Entrepreneurship, International Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets

  • Impact of financial reforms on firms’ investment from emerging countries
  • Strategic human resource management and organisational performance: An investigation in the country of Jordan
  • The Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on Business Performance
  • Determinants of Multinational enterprises location and ownership strategy
  • An Exploratory study on Nigerian Bankers perception the issue of work life balance
  • International Business – Globalisation and its impact on African Economies: The Case of Ghana
  • HRM in Brunei Darussalam: A Comparative Research Between Local and Multinational Companies
  • Corporate Governance & Good Business Practices in Nigeria

Centre for Research in Marketing

  • The Cross Sector Social Interaction between Banks & Non-profit Organisations In Kuwait. An Empirical Study
  • Students’ perceptions of and loyalty towards Internet banking
  • A study of Consumers Perception in the context of a financial setting in the United Kingdom
  • Importance of Customer Relationship Management
  • An Investigation into Brand Value Dimensionality and Its Effects on Loyalty
  • Investigating Antecedents and Consequences of Corporate Communication Management (CCM)
  • The Relationship between Brand Portfolio Structure and Corporate Reputation: A Customer Perspective.
  • Explicating Corporate Heritage Identity Stewardship Theory

Information Systems Evaluation and Integration

  • Influence of Organizational Culture on Total Quality Management Implementation Success : The Mediating Role of Readiness for Change
  • Group Level Influence on Blogs’ Design Behaviour
  • The effect of interactivity in e-learning systems
  • A study of brand preference: an experimental view
  • E-Government systems success and user acceptance in developing countries
  • The Deferred Model of Reality for Designing and Evaluating Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management Processes: A Critical Ethnographic Case Study of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana

Operations and Supply Chain Systems Group

  • Knowledge Management Influence on Government Organization’s Competitiveness
  • Community Leadership in a New Democracy: A Study of Success Factors and Barriers Influencing Municipal Councils’
  • Investigating ERP adoption and implementation in service sector organisations
  • The car manufacturer and third party logistics provider relationship in Malaysia
  • Supplier selection in the Malaysian telecommunications industry Management
  • The Effect of antecedents of trust on performance of international joint venture (IJVs) in Iran
  • A Framework for rapid problem assessment in healthcare delivery systems

Work and Organisation Research Centre

  • Love’s Labours Redressed: Reconstructing emotional labour as an interactive process within service work
  • The Impact of Corporate Environmental Responsibility on Financial Performance: Extractive Sector Perspective
  • The role of emotional intelligence in developing intercultural sensitivity

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