Research, External Projects and Consultancy

The Faculty of Business and Management is engaged in a wide range of research, external projects and consultancy work, spread across all of our Schools and Institutes.

Research & Consultancy

Research and consultancy within the Faculty is around a range of key areas, please contact the following individuals for further information:

Research Degrees

The Faculty runs a full-time DBA programme on the London Campus and a part-time DBA on the Swansea campus.

PhD and MPhil applications are welcome from students who wish to study at one of our Welsh campuses, or as distance students. The Faculty currently has around 25 students on these programmes.

Recent, successful PhD student topics include:

  • Natasha Ramkinsoon (PhD) , Entrepreneurship Policy and Practice in Trinidad
  • Akkawan Sangkipan (PhD) , Motovations and positionality of women small business owners in Thailand
  • Xian Zhang (PhD) Governance in Chinese Family Businesses
  • Vasilis Mitsios (PhD) E-marketing in the Greek tourism sector
  • George Omoroguiwa (PhD) Barriers to small business success in Benin City, Nigeria

External Projects

Examples of Externally funded projects currently include:

Contact: Associate Professor Roisin Mullins

The UWTSD hub is one of five HEI partners on the Software Alliance Wales project. The four stands of the project ensure close working relationships with businesses and organisations across Wales and complements the Welsh governments STEM agenda and provision of high tech training to the software industry especially across rural Wales. Further, students on Carmarthen, Llanelli and Faculty of Applied Computing Swansea campuses undertake SAW business projects. The project also has a humanities and heritage focus and the team contributes to events and course development in these growth areas.

Recent activities: WordPress training (2 Day courses), Search Engine optimisation and Google Analytics Training, 2 drop in Jelly’s, EduWiki Conference and Training and three small businesses become CompTia Trustmark + Accredited.

Contact: Alex Bell

Funded by Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation with a total project cost of 303,211 euros.

Six partner organisations across the five nations of Wales, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Sweden and Greece.

Two major outputs: UWTSD MA in Technology Enhanced Learning (Professional), targeted at the eLearning training and development industry and a final conference (Athens, June 2015) for the Vocational technology enhanced learning industry.

Contact: Dr Jill Venus

This project is a contract with Pembrokeshire County Council to run elements of their EU funded ‘Inspire’ project which is designed to provide local people with enterprise start-up assistance and support via training workshops and mentoring. Our contract involves delivery of training in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Creativity, market testing and validation, venture capital and risk management. Our contract also includes mentoring and finally the production of a Good Practice Guide for the while ‘Inspire’ project approach.

Contact: Dr Jill Venus

This project is for WWEC and the Tywi Centre. Looking at the opportunities for economic and social development building on the heritage and culture of Carmarthenshire, to inform future bids under the next RDP and other EU funding.

Contact: Dr Jill Venus

This Interreg IVB project works with 10 partners in Northwest Europe in France, Belgium, Eire, Netherlands and Germany and seeks to facilitate alliances between community and businesses in rural areas to develop sustainable communities and enhance social and economic Rural Vibrancy through the development of economic and social alliances between businesses and communities.

UWTSD work closely with Phillipps University, Marburg, Germany to provide theoretical input, development of frameworks and approaches and also to coordinate some elements of partner actions. We also chair the Policy and Advisory Panel of the project.

Contact: Dr Rachel Casiday

A contract with Cardiff Third Sector to undertake long term evaluation of this project across 10 delivery partners. In this case the Faculty is working in collaboration with the School of Social Justice and Inclusion.

For further information please contact:

Dr Jill Venus, Faculty Director of Research