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Department of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science
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London WC2A 2AE

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54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LJ


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The Department of Management is a world class centre for education and research in business and management. At the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London, we are ranked #2 in the world for social science and management

Study >We offer a comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge teaching programmes for full-time students and working professionals, founded in the latest research in our field.

Research >We are proud to be ranked #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). Our research impacts on real challenges in business and policy worldwide. 

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Join our academic workshop on digital platforms

On Thursday 4 May 2017, the Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group of LSE’s Department of Management host the sixteenth Social Study of ICTs Workshop (SSIT) on the theme of digital platforms. This event is free to attend and open to researchers and practitioners.

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No 'quick fix' to managing workplace diversity

A government-commissioned review argues the £24 billion business case for improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace but oversimplifies it, claims Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey.


Workplace rudeness can have a profound effect on mental well-being

Dr Tara Reich finds that persistent rudeness from a person in power negatively impacts on an employee’s well-being and sense of belonging.

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Global business education is the best antidote to economic nationalism

In a joint statement, LSE's Naufel Vilcassim and the deans and directors of Global Network member schools, commit to global exchange and developing leaders to work across boundaries amid rising anti-globalisation rhetoric.

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Women in Business lecture series: How women can achieve more by doing less

Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer of Levo League and Launch Team member to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, will share how she found more time to flourish at work and develop meaningful relationships at home. Hear this extraordinary woman’s story on Wednesday 5 April 2017.

Glass Wall

How to break down the glass wall: successful strategies for women at work

Presenting their own experiences of building successful careers in male-dominated industries, Kathryn Jacob, CEO of Pearl & Dean, and Sue Unerman, Chief Strategy Officer at MediaCom, provided smart, practical strategies for women to succeed at work.

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The Scale-up Manifesto: How Britain is becoming the scale-up nation of the world

On Tuesday 15 November, the Department of Management brought together an expert panel to discuss the latest findings of the 2016 Scale-Up Review and the scale-up momentum taking the UK by storm.

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Richard Reed reveals ways to succeed in life

Richard Reed grew Innocent Drinks from a market stall to one of the biggest brands in Britain. He credits his success to brilliant advice. At a Department of Management public lecture, Richard shared lessons in how to create and succeed as told to him by some of the most remarkable individuals of our time. If they could tell you just one thing, what would it be?

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Dr Fabian Waldinger awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize

An “exceptional” researcher in LSE’s Department of Management has received one of five prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes in Economics.

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The future of computer science, according to Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google, shared his views on the progress of computer science education, computing innovation and Britain’s ‘computing crisis’ at a Department of Management public conversation.

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Home working loses its appeal over time for both companies and staff

New LSE research finds that the benefits of working from home disappear over time for both employees and the organisation if it is a full-time arrangement.

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The latest posts published by our Department of Management blog:

  • My experiences beyond Management at LSE
    University is about learning new things, developing yourself and obviously managing your studies alongside all this. On my first day at LSE, one of the first thing my professor told me was that you should treat your Master’s in Management as if it were your first job and do things as you would at work. I thought to myself, how would […]
  • Improving the odds of winning in professional football
    Research by Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta has illustrated how penalty kicks in football can prove key concepts in game theory.  What was the problem? The study of mathematical models relating to conflict and cooperation – collectively known as game theory – has become a standard tool in economics and the social sciences. Of particular value is a branch of game theory […]
  • Alum of the Month: Mareike, researcher and teacher
    Mareike Moehlmann LSE Department of Management Alum of the Month – May 2017 Programme studied at LSE: MSc Public Management and Governance Year of Graduation: 2010 We picked Mareike as Alum of the Month for May because of her fascinating research interests and her varied career path. Having previously worked for the United Nations, Mareike has since gone on to […]
  • What is your greatest fear coming to university?
    Find out what LSE students were most scared of before coming to study here. How do you feel about the prospect of finally going to university? I’m sure, or I hope, that you’re feeling excited, proud and happy. However, I’ve been in your shoes before and I know it can be a weird and contradictory bundle of emotions. For me, […]
  • Working the Phones
    Dr Jamie Woodcock recalls his experience of working undercover in a UK call centre, which provides a window into a workplace dictated by control and surveillance. For the purpose of  my new book, Working the Phones, I spent six months undercover in a UK call centre. The focus of the research was to understand questions of control and resistance from […]
  • How I prototyped my career
    One Saturday afternoon during my second term at the LSE I was wearing glasses made out of plastic cup rims and straws around campus, asking students whether they were interested in smart glasses that tint in different colours depending on what kinds of food you are looking at – red for unhealthy choices and green for light ones. Needless to […]
  • Revolutionising decision-making in complex multi-stakeholder contexts
    Over twenty years of LSE research into decision sciences is redefining how governments and organisations make the right decision in highly complex environments. What was the problem? A combination of factors—multiple stakeholders and audiences, limited resources, increased scrutiny—has created challenges for problem-solving and decision-making at the group and organisational levels, which traditional models and approaches have struggled to address. In an […]
  • What is open innovation and how can companies use it?
    In the 20th century, most traditional industrial corporations used closed innovation methods, where all the creation, selection and development of ideas happened behind closed doors. Firms under this paradigm hired the smartest people, valuable scientists, and invested more in research and development within the company boundaries. Innovation happened in a fairly linear fashion until the advancement of technology gave rise […]
  • How LSE helped make me the person I am today
    While at a recent event in November 2016 at LSE with Master’s in Management students, I was asked if I was a student. Having graduated with a BSc and MSc in Management back in 2002 and 2003 respectively, this was music to my ears. It has been well over a decade since I left LSE to start my professional working […]
  • Studying abroad with our Global MiM: Everything you need to know
    The Global Master’s in Management at LSE is the only MiM programme in the world to offer international exchanges with a choice of 39 leading business schools worldwide. In the second year of the programme students can choose between two international options: the CEMS Master’s in International Management double degree with 29 partner schools worldwide, or the MiM Exchange term […]


The latest journal articles and books published by our leading research faculty:


Is this the end of private prisons?

The Telegraph, 18 February 2017

Amid the recent media froth over the pitfalls of the UK’s prison system, Dr Simon Bastow – an expert on prison crowding – cuts through the hysteria and provides insight on the unusual framework in which private prisons operate.


Team sport boosts long-term life satisfaction

The Telegraph, 26 January 2017

Being a member of a sports team offers huge health benefits, and Dr Chia-Huei Wu’s research suggests it may also make you happier.

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Does Hollywood predict the future with any degree of accuracy?

Forbes, 29 December 2016

Robots on the silver screen are often portrayed as 'out to get us', however, in reality Professor Leslie Willcocks finds that robots can be effective when partnered with human intelligence.

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'The case against long-term incentive plans'
Harvard Business Review, October 2016

Prior to LSE, Professor Sandy Pepper spent 27 years at PwC helping clients devise ways to compensate CEOs. Subsequently he states, “I was part of the system that I've come to say is not very effective".

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'The intelligent workforce'
The Economist Intelligence Unit, 30 September 2016

Evidence points to a future workplace that requires a radical rethink, but Professor Leslie Willcocks’ research suggests that humans and robots are most effective when working together.

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'Working from home is not without its downside. Just ask the cat...'
The Telegraph, 6 September 2016

Alan Tyers of The Telegraph mulls over the findings of Dr Esther Canonico’s new study on homeworking.

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'Today’s inequality could easily become tomorrow’s catastrophe'
The New York Times, 26 August 2016

Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller voices concerns over economic equality, echoing findings outlined in the book In 100 Years edited by Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta.

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'Straight talking: What business can learn from football managers'
BBC, 12 August 2016

Dr Daniela Lup discusses Arsene Wenger’s leadership style in a BBC article that considers the management practices of all 20 Premier League football managers.

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'Three female founders taking the UK by storm'
Forbes, 2 August 2016

MSc Management, Organisations and Governance alumna, Jacqueline J. Lam gives an insightful interview on launching a high-growth business idea in the UK as an international graduate.