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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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Celebrating 120 years of LSE:   

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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. 

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2015 Digital Innovation Challenge winners announced|

The LSE Digital Innovation Challenge| is a global essay competition run by the Department of Management's Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group| each year. 

After receiving a number of outstanding essay entries from university students across the world, the 2015 Digital Innovation Challenge Award is warmly presented to our two joint winners Judith Veit and Erik Leijon.

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Dr Gary Klein

Seeing what others don't: the remarkable ways we gain insights - Public Lecture  |

A Public Lecture by leading research psychologist Dr Gary Klein took place on Thursday 26 March.

What are insights, and how do they happen? Observing people in their natural setting –  from scientists and business people to firefighters and soldiers  Dr Klein demonstrated what insights are, the patterns that emerge, and how you can usefully deploy them.

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Professor Laurence Monnoyer Smith

Institutionalising Public Deliberation: empowerment or appeasement? - Public Lecture|

Professor Laurence Monnoyer-Smith delivered a Public Lecture organised by the Department of Management on France’s institutionalisation of public debate on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

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RCC Conference- Rerum Cognoscere Causus

RCC Conference – 28-30 January 2015|

Inspired by the LSE's school motto Rerum Cognoscere Causas – "to understand the causes of things" and in partnership with CEMS, RCC Conference brings together top managers, world-renowned academics, influential policy makers and selected students to debate contemporary issues, collaborate on solutions, and define best practices.

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LSE ranked first in UK Business and Management Studies

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

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

Find out more about our results here|

Read our impact case studies here|

LSE Research Festival 2015

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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Understanding Management
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
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)
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
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
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.

Behavioural Public Policy
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
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
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.


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Recent coverage of the Department of Management in the international media:
Foreign Direct Investment: Can China Teach the World a Lesson?
'Foreign Direct Investment: Can China Teach the World a Lesson?'|

The European Financial Review, 10 February 2015

Written by Prof Saul Estrin|, and featuring our Executive Global Master's in Management| programme

For students, London is capital

'For students, London is capital'
|The Independent, 29 January 2015

Comment from Prof Sandy Pepper| on the unparalleled opportunities our London location offers to students

London and Oxbridge top the UK's business school research list

'London and Oxbridge top the UK’s business school research list'|
Financial Times, 18 December 2014

Coverage of the Department of Management's 2014 Research Excellence Framework results|

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario's? Getting to QE
'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario’s? Getting to QE'|
Bloomberg Businessweek, 21 November 2014


Comment from Prof Luis Garicano|

For Believers in Monetary Voodoo, try This for a Spin
'For believers in monetary voodoo, try this for a spin'|
The Telegraph, 18 November 2014


Comment from Prof Luis Garicano|

Leading Innovation through Executive Education
'Leading Innovation through Executive Education'|
The European Business Review, 18 November 2014


Interview with Prof Saul Estrin|, featuring our Executive Gobal Master's in Management| and TRIUM Global Executive MBA| programmes