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

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54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3LJ

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A globally diverse academic community at the heart of the LSE, taking a unique interdisciplinary, academically in-depth approach to the study of management and organisations.

Study >  | We offer a cutting-edge portfolio of teaching programmes for full-time students and working professionals, advancing knowledge for the pursuit of organisational success and social betterment.

Research >| Our vibrant research community impacts on socially meaningful challenges in business and policy worldwide.


LSE ranked first in the UK for Business and Management Studies |

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework results were published on Thursday 18 December with LSE ranked first in the UK for Business and Management Studies.

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Read our impact case studies here|


LSE Research Festival 2015|

The LSE Research Festival is a multi-event celebration of social science research, and has become a key feature of the LSE calendar since it was launched five years ago. The LSE Research Festival 2015 promises to be a major public engagement and knowledge exchange event, offering an exciting opportunity for researchers and the wider public to discuss and debate social science research. The call for submissions is now open. 

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Uncertainty as Competitive Advantage - Public Lecture |

LSE alumn Mark Phillips delivered a Public Lecture organised by the Department of Management on harnessing the power of uncertainty to gain and maintain competitive advantage on Monday 1 December 2014.

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Tony Cornford

Drugs enter the digital age|

The world's health sector has gone digital, with electronic prescriptions, digitised supply chains and personalised medicine the new buzz words.

Dr Tony Cornford| from the Department of Management hopes to make some headway in this area by spending the next two years exploring digital innovations in how drugs are supplied and used.

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TRIUM EMBA ranked #1 worldwide by the Financial Times|

TRIUM Global Executive MBA is ranked #1 worldwide in the Financial Times Executive MBA 2014 ranking, according to the survey released on Monday 20th October 2014.

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Understanding Management|

The Social Science Foundations  (Oxford University Press, 2014)

by P. Willman|

Summary: Management is a fragmented and interdisciplinary area of study, with a lot of academic branches. Willman argues this tree is narrower at its roots, and these roots lie primarily in social science. Key to the purpose of the book is to present management theory as applied social science.

In 100 Years|

Leading Economists Predict the Future (MIT Press, 2014)

edited by I. Palacios-Huerta|

Summary: In this book, ten prominent economists - including Nobel laureates and several likely laureates - offer their ideas about what the future might hold in 100 years.

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta
Beautiful Game Theory. How Soccer can Help Economics| (Princeton University Press, 2014)

by I. Palacios-Huerta|

Summary: In this book, Ignacio Palacios-Huerta illuminates economics through the world’s most popular sport, offering unique and often startling insights into game theory and microeconomics, covering topics such as mixed strategies, discrimination, incentives, and human preferences.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)| 

Cooperative governance for network innovation, standards, and community (Routledge, 2014)

by S.V.Scott| and M. Zachariadis

Summary:  The book provides valuable source of material for scholars about what SWIFT is and how it works. It is a must read for graduates entering financial services, and provides informed insight for policy makers.

The Rise of Legal Services Outsourcing (Bloomsbury, 2014)|

by Lacity M., Willcocks L|. and Burgess A.

Summary: the book presents practices used by clients, providers and advisors to realize value from LSO. The book is based on data from 27 LSO providers, interviews with clients, consulting assignments and lessons learned from prior Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) research.

Moving To the Cloud Corporation| (Palgrave, 2014)

by Willcocks, L|., Venters, W. and Whitley, E.

Summary: The book outlines everything that a manager needs to know in order to make strategic decisions about cloud technology.

Prof Gwyn Bevan and  |Dr Barbara Fasolo| have a Chapter in:

Behavioural Public Policy| (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 

edited by A. Oliver

The Chapter is: Models of governance of public services: empirical and behavioural analysis of ‘Econs’ and ‘Humans’

Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice| (Routledge, 2013)

by K. Truss, R. Delbridge, K. Alfes, A. Shantz and E. Soane|

Summary: The book brings together, for the first time, psychological and critical HRM perspectives on engagement as well as their practical application.

Outsourcing: All You Need to Know (White Plume Publishing, 2013)

by Cullen, S., Lacity, M., and Willcocks, L.|

Summary: A distillation of research streams pursued by the three authors over the last five years.


This section only includes a selection of articles published by Faculty in the Department of Management. For a more comprehensive list please visit LSE Research Online|.

Gratitude enhances change of athlete’s self-esteem: The moderating role of trust in coach  |

Chen, L. H. and Wu, C. H|. (2014) Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 26, 349-362

A trichordal temporal approach to digital coordination: the sociomaterial mangling of the CERN grid

|Venters, W.|, Oborn, E. and Barrett, M. I. (2014)

IS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 38 (3). pp. 927-949. ISSN 0276-7783 (In Press)

Overqualification and subjective well-being at work: The moderating role of job autonomy and culture

|Wu, C. H|., Luksyte A. and Parker, S. K. (2014)

Social Indicators Research (In Press)

Dynamic consent: a patient interface for twenty-first century research networks|


Kaye, J.,  Whitley EA|., Lund, D., Morrison, M., Teare, H. and Melham, K.  (2014) 

European Journal of Human Genetics, online  pp. 1-6. ISSN 1018-4813 (In Press)

What Happens When Evaluation Goes Online? Exploring Apparatuses of Valuation in the Travel Sector|


Orlikowski, W.J. and  Scott S.V.| (2014) 

Organization Science, May/June, 25 (3), 868-891

A population health approach to reducing observational intensity bias in health risk adjustment: cross sectional analysis of insurance claims|


Wennberg, D.E., Sharp, S.M.,  Bevan, G.|., Skinner, J.S., Gottlieb, D.J. and Wennberg, J.E. (2014)

British Medical Journal, 348 (g2392). pp. 1-10. ISSN 0959-8138

The political economy of rationing health care in England and the US: the 'accidental logics' of political settlements

|Bevan G,| Brown L. (2014)

Health Economics, Policy and Law. Doi:10.1017/S1744133114000127

Contingent punishment as a double-edged sword: A dual-pathway model from a sense-making perspective

|Deng, H|., & Leung, K. (2014)

Personnel Psychology. ISSN 0031-5826 (In Press)

The four health systems of the UK: How do they compare?|


Bevan G,| Karanikolos M, Exley J, Nolte E, Connolly S, Mays N. (2014)

London: the Nuffield Trust

Who do you think you are? A review of the complex interplay between information systems, identification and identity|


Whitley EA|, Gal U and Kjærgaard A (2014)

European Journal of Information Systems, 23(1). pp 17-35. ISSN 0960-085X

Career adaptability, job search self-efficacy and outcomes: A three-wave investigation among Chinese University Graduates|


Guan, Y.,  Deng, H|., Sun, J., Wang, Y., Cai, Z., Ye, L., Fu, R., Wang, Y., Zhang, S., & Li, Y. (2013)

Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, pp 561-570

The Ambivalent Ontology of Digital Artifacts|


Kallinikos J|., Aaltonen A. and Marton A. (2013)

Management Information Systems Quarterly, (37:2). pp. 357-370. ISSN 0276-7783

Feedback seeking from peers: a positive strategy for insecurely attached team workers

|Wu, Chia-Huei|; Parker, S. K. and De Jong, J. P. J. (2013)

Human Relations. ISSN 0018-7267 (In press)

Entrepreneurial behavior in organizations: does job design matter|


De Jong J. , J. P. J. ; Parker , S.K. and Wennekers, S. and  Wu, Chia-Huei| (2013)

Entrepreneurship theory and practice. ISSN 1540-6520 (In press)

Convergent and discriminant validity of the WHOQOL-BREF using a multitrait-multimethod approach|

Hsiao, Yu-Yu ;  Wu, Chia-Huei| and Yao, Grace (2013)

Social indicators research. ISSN 0303-8300 (In press)

The two facets of conscientiousness: interaction of achievement orientation and dependability in predicting managerial execution
|Wang, Ying and  Wu, Chia-Huei| and Mobley, William H (2013)

Human performance, 26 (4). pp. 275-296. ISSN 0895-9285