Kingston Business School research graduates

Below are the names of our research graduates and their thesis titles:


2021 Doctor of Philosophy

  • Protopapa, Ilia – ‘Perceptions of Consumption Value in Brand Alliances – The Impact of Fit and Regulatory Focus'
  • Parkes, Richard – ‘Why do founders exit their firms by transferring them to employee ownership?'


2020 Doctor of Philosophy

  • Champagnie, Leigh – ‘The Role of Institutional Entrepreneurs in Shaping the renewable energy subfield in the UK during the period 1986-2016'
  • Khajeh, Ehsan – ‘Investigating Optimum Length of Physical Queues at Business and its Impact on Customers to Join Such Queues'
  • Godfree, Kate – ‘"I always feel that I'm underestimated": Obesity stigma in the workplace'
  • Barreto, Ronelle – ‘Temporary Employment Services (Temporary Agency) Work: the South African Case'
  • Baazeem, Rami – ‘How Religion Influences the Use of Social Media: The Impact of the Online Users' Religiosity on Perceived Online Privacy and the Use of Technology in Saudi Arabia'
  • Robinson, Helen – ‘Multiple Media Use: Individual's preferences, drivers and motivations'
  • Mahmood, Farooq – ‘Financial Misreporting in UK Charities'
  • Moon, Karis – ‘Autonomy Matters: The Role of Autonomous Motivation in Healthcare Professionals' Decisions to Vaccinate Against Seasonal Influenza'
  • Rakeeb, Fathima – ‘Firm-level Idiosyncratic Volatility - Evidence from the UK Market'
  • Abrams, Ruth – ‘The Neoliberal-Postfeminist Fantasies of Female Job Seekers: A Social Construction'

2020 Doctor of Business Administration

  • Okusaga, Enitan – ‘SME Management Consulting Firms Internationalising in a Turbulent Business Environment: A Dynamic Capability Perspective from Developed and Emerging Economies'

2020 Professional Doctorate in Occupational and Business Psychology

  • Dietmann, Antonia – ‘Investigating the nature and importance of social conversations at work'
  • Murtagh, Johanne – ‘Employee self-confidence: An exploration of interventions'
  • Childs, Roy – ‘Developing a Methodology for Evaluating the Impact of Career Guidance in the Modern Age'
  • Choudhary, Munazzah – ‘What is good prison leadership? The development of a psychological framework for senior prison leadership'

2020 MRes – Master of Research, Business and Management

  • Roychowdhury, Labanya
  • Yaacoub, Peter
  • Harvey, David
  • Zhang, Yiling


2019 Doctor of Philosophy

  • Mongkol, Suthinee – ‘The Role of Interorganisational Networks in Foreign Market Exploitation by SMEs: A Case Study of Thailand's Food Sector'
  • Monjed, Hend – ‘Risk Disclosure, Earnings Smoothing and Firm Perceived Risk'
  • Taweel, Maram – ‘Technical and Vocational Education and Training to Address Skills Mismatch and Unemployment: The Case of Saudi Arabia'
  • Faure, Jennifer – ‘Logical Intuitions and Heuristic Reflections: Rethinking the Role of Intuition in Probability Judgement'

2019 Professional Doctorate in Occupational and Business Psychology

  • McLaughlin, Hazel – ‘The Impact of Relational Power: Uses and implications for leaders in organisations'
  • Redman, Alan – ‘The Psychology of Cycle Commuting'
  • Barnes, Claire – ‘An exploration of the factors influencing the appointment of women to publicly quoted company boards'
  • Donaldson-Feilder, Emma – ‘Exploration of the application of mindfulness and interpersonal mindfulness in leadership and management development'
  • Willis, Donna – ‘Supporting the NHS Doctor in their darkest in their darkest hour: A research thesis'
  • Kane, Anna – ‘Self-confidence at work'
  • Super, Amanda – ‘Exploring the Development of Self-Compassion in the Workplace'

2019 Doctor of Business Administration

  • Castello, Jaime – ‘The Impact of the Industry Environment on a Sequential Model for Key Account Implementation'

2019 Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Publication/Portfolio

  • Mennini, Francesco – ‘Social value of gender-neutral HPV vaccination in Italy'

2019 MRes - Master of Research, Business and Management

  • Lama, Junita
  • Frost, Jasmine
  • Obiora, Pauline


2018 Doctor of Philosophy

  • Henok, Niyat – ‘Systemic Insight: The interplay between interactivity, incubation and transfer in insight problem solving'
  • Di Maddaloni, Francesco – ‘Stakeholder Inclusiveness in Megaprojects: Managing the Locals for Sustainable Developments'
  • Vignardi, Melissa – ‘Electronic Word of Mouth Communications and Consumer Experience: An evaluation of Pre- and Post- Purchase Responses and Reactions to Verbal and Visual online reviews'
  • Ojodu, Hameed – ‘The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Management on Corporate Social Performance of Multinational Oil Companies in Nigeria'
  • Quamina Osei-Tutu, La Toya – ‘Consumer Perceptions of Corporate Brand Alliances in Crisis. An investigation of negative spill over effects'
  • Kasperova, Eva – ‘How do Disabled People form Entrepreneurial Identity?'
  • Liang, Liang – ‘Managing Innovation Networks: A Case of Information System Transformation in Chinese Hospitals'
  • Owusu-Agyemang, Joseph – ‘CSR Communication: A Study of Multinational Mining Companies in Southern Ghana'
  • Udegbe, Ijeoma – ‘From Connection to Identification: Helping to Illuminate some Patterns of Engagement at Work'
  • Binti-Ghazal, Aziatul – ‘The Relationship between Corporate Governance, Political Influence and Financial Reporting Quality of Malaysian Listed Firms'

2018 Doctor of Business Administration

  • Bukhshtaber, Natalia – ‘The Role of Networking in Innovation in an Emerging Economy: The Case of Russia'
  • Martin, Helen – ‘A Study into the Approach to Benchmarking in English District Councils under Localism'

2018 MRes – Master of Research, Business and Management

  • Mahmoudi, Soheil
  • Kiresci, Ali

2018 Professional Doctorate in Occupational and Business Psychology

  • Archer, Rob – ‘The Impact of a Focused Acceptance and Commitment Training Workplace Intervention: Is Less, Less?'


2017 Doctor of Philosophy

  • Alahakone, Ratnesvary - 'Corporate Volunteering:  An Analysis of the Drivers, Mediating Mechanisms and Outcomes'
  • Attakora, Kofi - 'Complying with Articles 1 and 2 of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women:  The Case of Ghana and the United Kingdom'
  • Boatswain, Marvyn - 'Decoy Effects in Brand Positioning'
  • Chawdhary, Rahul - 'Investigating the Consequences of Word of Mouth from a WOM Sender's Perspective in the Services Context'
  • Crisafulli, Benedetta - 'Customer Perceptions of Guarantee Policies and Employee Behaviour in Service Recovery An Investigation of Justice, Signalling and Attributions'
  • Davis, Katherine - 'Reconciling views of project success:  A multiple stakeholder model'
  • Kengatharan, Lingesiya - 'Capital Budgeting Theory and Practices'
  • Laker, Benjamin - 'Understanding the impact of investment on business performance in different markets over time:  Lessons from eight academy schools'
  • Lai, Yanqing - 'Employee Relations in SMEs:  An Empirical Approach Using the Workplace Employment Relation Survey (WERS 2011)'
  • Leigh, Gavin - 'Moral Responsibility and Criminal Liability for Unforeseen Death: Reconstructing Unlawful and Dangerous Act Manslaughter''
  • Luecke, Heike - 'Insolvency Darwinism - Forum Shopping Activities from Germany to England as an Example of a Driver of Insolvency Law Perfection'
  • Pereira, John - 'An Empirical Investigation of Corporate Credit Default Swap Spreads and Returns'
  • Sabbagh, Muna - 'A Lack of Parental Responsibility for Young Offenders?  A Developmental Approach to the Adolescent Risk-Taking Stage'
  • Seeger, Sabine - 'Interactions between Professional Advisors and Senior Executive Clients:  An Inductive Investigation into Client Decision-Making in Selection of Advisors'

2017 PhD by Prior Publication

  • Brown, Duncan - 'Reward Strategy:  Defining, Researching and Practising the Concept of Reward Strategy in the UK'

2017 Doctor of Business Administration

  • Amgheib, Ali - 'How Leadership Styles and Follower Characteristics Predict Follower Work Outcomes in Libyan Organisations'

2017 MRes - Master of Research Business and Management


2016 Business and Management MRes

  • Abdul Karim, Nor Ashikin
  • Champagnie, Leigh
  • Golforoush, Behzad
  • Grillo, Alessandro *
  • Price, Alison
  • Shaabin, Saja

2016 Doctor of Philosophy

  • Abdelmegeed, Nadia - '(Peeking Out from Behind the Veil) Female Entrepreneurial Networking Process: an Exploratory Study of Women Entrepreneurs in the Context of Saudi Arabia'
  • Fakoussa, Rebecca - 'Exploring the Landscape of Boards of Directors in Small and Medium Sized Family Businesses in the UK'
  • Kengatharan, Navaneethakrishnan - 'Working to live, not living to work:  A study on work family conflict among Sri Lankan banking employees'
  • Tennakoon Mudiyanselage, Hemamali - 'The impact of information security and its related constructs on purchase intention of social commerce users'

2016 Doctor of Business Administration

  • Brand, Martin - 'Collaborating to achieve shared objectives in the public sector:  Capabilities required by the individual participant organisation to realise collaborative advantage'
  • Egbeniyoko, Owhigho - 'Exploring the Critical Success Factors of Business Intelligence System Implementation:  An Empirical Study and Proposed Integrated Model'
  • Parker, Pauline - 'The effect of product integration on performance post acquisition:  Factors influencing the capture of value in the case of highly acquisitive firms in the business software industry'


2015 Management & Business Studies Research MSc

2015 Business and Management MRes

  • Binti Ghazali, Aziatul
  • Burton, Helen
  • Di Maddaloni, Francesco
  • Ojodu, Hameed
  • Owusu-Agyemang, Joe
  • Quamina, La Toya
  • Tahir, Muhammad H

2015 Master of Philosophy

  • Webber Grant - 'Bank Foreign Direct Investment: A Russian Perspective'

2015 Doctor of Philosophy

  • Arevshatian Lilith - 'They just don't really get it: This is a vocation and I wanna do it: Exploring the Wellbeing of 'Customer Service' Workers in Healthcare'
  • Collingwood Lisa - 'Privacy Protection under the English Legal system: is it adequate given the challenges raised by online communicating between individuals?'
  • Hermidas Amir - 'An Investigation of the Effect of Civil Liberties and Political Rights on Foreign Direct Investment'
  • Kassamany Talie - 'Accrual and Real-based Earnings Management and the Market Performance of UK Acquirers'
  • Sankae Nopdol - 'The quintessence of leadership: Antecedents and consequences for employee wellbeing and organisational commitment'
  • Yusuf Afees - 'Behavioural Aspects of Self-Employment Dynamics'


2014 DBA

  • Dramali, Demet Fusun - 'Moderating effect of forecasting methods between forecasting criteria and export sales forecasting effectiveness. An Empirical Model for UK Organisations'
  • Jobson, David Geoffrey - 'Explaining the Responses of Front Line Managers to the Adoption of E-Rostering in a Mental Health Trust'
  • Ojolo, Akin - 'Managerial Competences and Differential Performance in Further Education Colleges: a case study of four further education colleges in England'
  • Maher, Chi - 'Understanding Managerial Career Anchors and Career Path Preferences:  A Case Study of Third Sector Social Enterprise Managers'
  • Maljugin, Anton - 'Emergence of Dynamic Capabilities in Low-Velocity Industries:  A Case Study of European Shipbuilding Industry'

2014 PhD

  • Mathew, Sudha - 'The Influence of Board Attributes on Firm Risk in Large Publicly held UK Firms'

2014 PhD by Publication/Portfolio

  • Youngs, Raymond Hugh - 'A comparative law assessment of the contribution which German human rights law can make to English human rights law'

2014 Management and Business Studies Research MSc

  • Alemzadeh, Seyed Mohammad
  • Alizadeh, Khalil
  • Bairagi, Amitavo
  • Der, Zoltan
  • Dzyadevich, Elena Leonidovna
  • Harris, Patricia with distinction
  • Laker, Benjamin
  • Malik, Muhammad Rizwan
  • Martin, Helen Linda
  • Parker, Pauline Olivia
  • Robinson, Helen Rosalind with distinction
  • Taweel, Maram Ahmed
  • Wilson, Keith John
  • Zaidi, Syeda Farheen Batul with distinction

2014 Postgraduate Diploma

  • Nhodza, Eric


2013 DBA

  • Davies, Gareth - 'The Impact of Organisational Culture, Learning and Knowledge Development on Performance'
  • Gonzalez Bree, Francisco - 'An Examination of Drivers of Attitudes and Intention to Use ATMS for Cash Deposits'
  • Hudson, Philip George - 'Understanding why Beyond Budgeting has not been widely adopted'
  • Kiwanuka, Keefa - 'An Evaluation of the Impact of the Competitive Pressures of New Public Management on the Voluntary Sector Organisations' Effectiveness'
  • Koshy, Jacob Kalaparampil - 'An exploration of the use in practice of credit risk models'

2013 PhD

  • Groves, Winnifred Ngum - 'Diagnosing and prescribing by nurses in different health care settings: perceptions and experiences of key stakeholders in Cameroon'
  • Kuldiloke, Somsawai - 'Determinants of consumer intention towards ethical buying'
  • Li, Zelin - 'A Socio-Technical Approach for Mobile Health Informatics together with Organisational Change: Case Studies in Community Healthcare Service Centres in China'
  • Rachele, Judith Smith - 'Effective Diversity Management'
  • Rees, Nicola Jane - 'The Labyrinthine Law of Disposal of the Dead'
  • Weston, Alia - 'Creativity in the Informal Economy of Zimbabwe'.
  • Xu, Wei Wei - 'Career Management: A Study of the Chinese Film Production Industry'

2013 Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management Theory and Methods

  • Walji, Nazir Rajabali

2013 Management and Business Studies Research MSc

  • Al-Jawder, Ali Abdulla
  • Chandra, Gaurav
  • Chawdary, Rahul (with distinction)
  • Crisafulli, Benedetta (with distinction)
  • Davis, Katherine Louise
  • Gill, Victoria Louise
  • Hutton, David Mark
  • Miedtank, Tina (with distinction)
  • Okusaga, Enitan
  • Pereira, John (with distinction)
  • Sankae, Nopdol
  • Udegbe, Ijeoma Gemma
  • Yasotharalingam, Lingesiya
  • Yusuf, Afees Olanrewaju


2012 DBA

  • Nurse, Andrew - 'An investigation into the nature of individual and organisational capability and their linkage: how the competence of an NHS hospital is enacted through patient-care related actions and the use of organisational artefacts by its doctors'
  • Scully, Declan - 'The Role of Relational Norms in Enhancing Adaptation in Business Relationships by Controlling Uncertainty and Opportunism'
  • Sullivan, Sidney George - 'Stakeholder Theory and Practice: How does it affect the management of parks and green spaces?'
  • Wilson-Cole, Dennis - 'Governance within the UK Charity Sector: Case Study evidence from three Charities'

2012 PhD

  • Athayde, Rosemary - 'Measuring Enterprise Potential in Young People: Developing a Robust Evaluation Tool'
    Supervisors - Robert Blackburn, Mark Hart, Stavros Kalafatis
  • Beltman, Schelte - 'Culture within higher education.  A portrait of manifestations of the culture within higher education in England and the Netherlands in the post-Bologna era'
  • Farmer, Mark - 'An Empirical Investigation of Relative Performance Evaluation in UK Chief Executive Compensation'
  • Kanjanapitak, Rukkagee - 'Knowledge Transfer in International Joint Ventures: The Case Study of Bangkok Hospital's Knowledge Transfer to its Cambodian-based Joint Ventures'

2012 PhD by Publication/Portfolio

  • Johnston, Carolyn - 'Divergence in healthcare decision-making - seeking a consensus on the meaning and application of 'best interests'.


2011 DBA

  • Barendregt, Arie Teunis - 'Do Small Enterprises Study Their Competitors?  A Case Study Analysis of the Competitor Study by Dutch Business to Business Enterprises'
  • Faroughian, Frank Farhang - 'The Impact of Value in Developing Loyalty in E-Services: The Case of UK E-Banking'
  • Mendas, Zrinka - 'Ambiguities and Complexities of Obtaining Value for Money in the National Health Service: Storytelling Approach'
  • Payne, Timothy Jon - 'Identifying and Evaluating Factors that help to contribute to IS "success" for Software Development Projects in Multi-National Organisations'
  • Pedraz, Ana Maria - 'Stochastic Optimization of Aero-engine Maintenance Schedules'
  • Yates, John Alexander - 'The Influence of Entrepreneurship on the Relationship between Corporate Governance and Corporate Performance'

2011 Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Management Theory and Methods

  • Beyers, Johann David
  • Lewis, Robert Alan
  • Kadiri, Hafisi

2011 PhD

  • Ali Syed, Sameera - 'Small Business Marketing: Managing Word of Mouth in Small Service Businesses. Longitudinal Case Studies of Independent Hotels and Health and Fitness Clubs'
  • Cao, Jiang Hong - 'The Role of Entrepreneurship in China's SMEs in Effecting Technology Transfer from Local Universities'
  • Hynes, Briga - 'Determinants of Small Firm Growth - An investigation of the Role of Owner-Manager, Firm and Business Strategy Characteristics'
  • Stanton, John - 'Democracy in Sustainable Development: Accountability and Participation in Britain's Local Communities'


2010 DBA

  • Constable, Stephen John - 'Relationship Quality and Relationship Value as Key Drivers of Relationship Satisfaction and Long-Term Orientation in Buyer-Seller Relationships: The Case of the UK Electrical and Electronics Industries'
  • Hay, David James - 'Managing Relationships in Public Private Partnerships'
  • Hodgetts, Mark Edward - 'The Use of Modelling and Computer Simulations to Achieve an Increased Understanding of Competitive Dynamics'
  • Houghton, Tom - 'The Information and Knowledge Resources Used by Managers to Inform their Decision Making'
  • Judson, Robert Graham - 'A Study of the Effects of Leadership Style and Organisational Culture on Organisational Performance'
  • McNally, Keith - 'Values Orientation Influencing Relationship Cooperative Behavioural Mechanisms between Health PFI Project Leaders'
  • Norgate, Gary John - 'Corporate Governance and Performance, The Moderating Effect of the Entrepreneurial Organisation'

2010 PhD

  • Ledden, Lesley Ann - 'The Dynamic Nature of Value: a Longitudinal study'
  • Samaratunga, Mahesha - 'The Transfer of Human Resource Practices from Parent MNC to an Overseas Subsidiary: The Impact of the Introduction of Regionalisation.'
  • Vourvachis, Petros - 'In search of explanations for Corporate Social Reporting (CSR)'


2009 DBA

  • Dyas, Vivienne Faraj - 'Constituents of Performance: Investigating Relational Contracting in a Construction Industry Setting to Establish a Framework for Drivers of Performance.'
  • Richter, Stefan - 'Evaluating the Value of the Firm as a Function of The Firm Operating as a Capability Based Complex Adaptive System.'

2009 PhD

  • Charalambidou, Anastasia - 'The Impact of Host Investment Conditions in Bulgaria on Inward FDI Pattern.'
  • Shokeen, Priti - 'Institutionalization of Socially Responsible Investment in Canadian Pension Funds: A Grounded Theory Approach.'
  • Steers, Ian Robert - 'The Ethical15:56:52 Dilemmas of an HR Practioner.'


2008 DBA

  • Anomelechi-Onyeodi, Ndubuisi Chikwendu - 'Towards Favourable Outcomes of ERP System Implementation: The Quest for an Effective Model for Achieving Success.'
  • Islam, Quamrul - 'Performance Measures and Relationship Development in a Bilateral Governance Structure.'
  • Saffell, Caroline - 'Values, Value, Risk and Satisfaction as Antecedents to continue in farming with specific reference to farming in Great Britain.'

2008 PhD

  • Khelifi, Abdenour-Karim - 'Attitudinal Determinants of Consumer Behaviour : An Empirical Study in the UK Credit Card Sector.'
  • Patterson, Conor Joseph - 'The Success of Local Economies - What Contribution does Social Capital Make? - the case of Northern Ireland.'
  • Wilson, Nicholas Charles - 'Explaining Labour Market Emergence:  The Case of Early Music Performance in the UK.'

2001 - 2007

2007 PhD

  • Punj, Raghav - 'The Strategic Responses of Indian Room Air-Conditioner Manufacturers to Liberalisation, Market Reform, and the Entry of Foreign Competition.'
  • Tlemsani, Issam - 'The Compatibility if Islam and the West: The Context of Global Banking.'

2006 DBA

  • Brabazon, Anthony - 'Product Invention as a Complex Adaptive System: An Investigation of the Impact of Inventors Search Heuristics on the Rate of Invention.'
  • Conway, Clifford - 'New Media: the Effects of Networking and Cluster Co-Location on Learning and Innovation.'

2006 PhD

  • Manoochehri, Farideh - 'Managerial Considerations for the Successful Implementation of Internal Corporate Venturing.'

2005 DBA

  • Ferguson, Claire - 'Feelings in the Air; An investigation into the Role of Mood and Emotion in Consumer Purchase Behaviour and the Impact of Store Atmosphere on Consumer Mood States.'

2005 PhD

  • Mathioudakis, Alexandros - 'Explicit and Tacit Information Exchange as a Determinant of Business Relationships.'
  • Rouse, Julia - 'Enterprise, Identity and Structure: A Longitudinal Study of Youth Enterprise Experiences.'

2004 DBA

  • Collins, Michael Geoffrey - 'New Perspectives on Flexible Working: A Case Study of Teleworking, Part of a Flexible Working Initiative at Lloyd's of London.'

2004 PhD

  • Collis, Roberta Jill Fitzgerald -'The Utility of the Statutory Accounts to the Directors of Small Private Companies in the UK.'
  • Megdad, Abdulhai Mohammed - 'Internet and the Design of International Channels of Distribution: Theoretical Conceptualisation.'
  • Sharif, Khurram Jahangir - 'Trust as a Determinant of Upstream and Downstream Long-Term Orientation in SME Business Relationships.'

2003 PhD

  • Zhang, Miao - 'Multinationals, the Internationalisation Process and Human Resource Management Strategy: A Case Study of UK Subsidiaries of Chinese MNC's.'

2003 MPhil

  • Gillie, Simon Patrick - 'Factoring and the Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME).'
  • Theodorakopoulou, Ageliki - 'Transferring Personnel Management across National Boundaries: An Exploratory Study of Personnel Management in Greece.'

2002 PhD

  • Blankson, Charles - 'Positioning and Life Cycle Stages in the UK Services Industry.'
  • Butterfield, Reginald Arthur - 'The Introduction of New Public Management in the Police Service: Its impact on the role of the Police Sergeant Supervisor.'
  • Eshhati, Mohammed - 'A Strategic Approach to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Companies.'

2001 PhD

  • Kuusisto, Jari Heikki - 'The Determinants of Service Capability in Small Manufacturing firms.'
  • Pollard, Michael David - 'Environmentally Friendly Products: A Comprehensive Model of Consumer Buying Behaviour.'
  • Stutchbury, Peter - 'Source Credibility and Message Variation in a Conflict.'

2001 MPhil

  • Chesher, Michael Clifford - 'Identifying best practices in the Use of Electronic Commerce by Larger Organisations.'