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Kingston Business School research graduates

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


2017 Doctor of Philosophy

  • CRISAFULLI Benedetta - 'Customer Perceptions of Guarantee Policies and Employee Behaviour in Service Recovery An Investigation of Justice, Signalling and Attributions'
  • 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'
  • PEREIRA John - 'An Empirical Investigation of Corporate Credit Default Swap Spreads and Returns'
  • ALAHAKONE Ratnesvary - 'Corporate Volunteering:  An Analysis of the Drivers, Mediating Mechanisms and Outcomes'
  • CHAWDHARY Rahul - 'Investigating the Consequences of Word of Mouth from a WOM Sender's Perspective in the Services Context'
  • LAI Yanqing - 'Employee Relations in SMEs:  An Empirical Approach Using the Workplace Employment Relation Survey (WERS 2011)'
  • DAVIS Katherine - 'Reconciling views of project success:  A multiple stakeholder model'
  • SABBAGH Muna - 'A Lack of Parental Responsibility for Young Offenders?  A Developmental Approach to the Adolescent Risk-Taking Stage'
  • LUECKE Heike - 'Insolvency Darwinism - Forum Shopping Activities from Germany to England as an Example of a Driver of Insolvency Law Perfection'
  • BOATSWAIN Marvyn - 'Decoy Effects in Brand Positioning'
  • 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'
  • LEIGH Gavin - 'Moral Responsibility and Criminal Liability for Unforeseen Death: Reconstructing Unlawful and Dangerous Act Manslaughter''
  • 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 Practicing 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

  • AL MULLA Sarah
  • ALENZI Fawaz
  • ALJARALLAH Mohamed
  • BAAZEEM Rami
  • BABARINDE Ibukunolu
  • BARRETO Ronelle
  • IDRIS Bochra
  • IVANOVA Anna
  • JENSEN Barbara
  • JONES Kathryn
  • KASHMOULA Mohammad
  • KODE Florence
  • MAHMOOD Farooq
  • MONJED Hend
  • OEZ Gülcihan
  • PARKES Richard
  • RAKEEB Fathima
  • SOON Juan
  • YOHANNA Babangida


2016 Business & Management MRes

  • ABDUL KARIM Nor Ashikin
  • 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

  • ELFADEL Fawz
  • HUNTER Stella
  • THARANI Taslim

2015 Business & Management MRes

  • BURTON Helen
  • DI MADDALONI Francesco
  • OJODU Hameed
  • 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'
  • 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'
  • COLLINGWOOD Lisa - 'Privacy Protection under the English Legal system: is it adequate given the challenges raised by online communicating between individuals?'



2014 DBA

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

2014 PhD

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

2014 PhD by Publication/Portfolio

  • Raymond Hugh YOUNGS - '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

  • Benjamin LAKER
  • Maram Ahmed TAWEEL
  • Elena Leonidovna DZYADEVICH
  • Muhammad Rizwan MALIK
  • Syeda Farheen Batul ZAIDI with distinction
  • Helen Rosalind ROBINSON with distinction
  • Patricia HARRIS with distinction
  • Zoltan DER
  • Helen Linda MARTIN
  • Keith John WILSON
  • Pauline Olivia PARKER
  • Khalil ALIZADEH
  • Seyed Mohammad ALEMZADEH
  • Amitavo BAIRAGI

2014 Postgraduate Diploma

  • Eric NHODZA


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
  • CHAWDHARY 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
  • 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
  • KANJANAPITAK Rukkagee - 'Knowledge Transfer in International Joint Ventures: The Case Study of Bangkok Hospital's Knowledge Transfer to its Cambodian-based Joint Ventures'
  • 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'

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

  • CAO Jiang Hong - 'The Role of Entrepreneurship in China's SMEs in Effecting Technology Transfer from Local Universities'
  • 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'
  • 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'
  • VOURVACHIS Petros - 'In search of explanations for Corporate Social Reporting (CSR)'
  • SAMARATUNGA Mahesha - 'The Transfer of Human Resource Practices from Parent MNC to an Overseas Subsidiary: The Impact of the Introduction of Regionalisation.'


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.'
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