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London WC2A 2AE

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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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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

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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Eric Schmidt

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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David Metcalf

ONS appoint David Metcalf to economic experts panel

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has appointed Professor David Metcalf to a new panel of five “respected” economists, in a bid to improve its economics capability.

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The latest posts published by our Department of Management blog:

  • Can data-sharing improve public services? Lessons for Parliament
    The Digital Economy Bill, currently passing through Parliament, includes proposals for HMRC information on benefits recipients to be shared with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, in order to identify citizens living in fuel poverty. Sharing data between government departments for policy purposes is not as straightforward, explains Edgar Whitley, and outlines some of the key issues that must […]
  • There’s an algorithm to success.
    Richard Reed is the co-founder of Innocent Drinks, the Innocent Foundation and Jam Jar Investments, the venture capital firm behind Deliveroo and Songkick. Since the beginning of his career, Richard has recognized the power of advice and it has been his habit, whenever he meets someone, to go and ask them: “If you had one piece of advice to give, […]
  • 7 ways computers will change our lives
    Google boss Eric Schmidt shared his visions for the future at a recent LSE Department of Management public lecture. Friday night and the Old Theatre at LSE was packed with students, academics and some of Britain’s computing pioneers to hear Eric Schmidt’s predictions and opinions on the future of computer technology. Schmidt helped grow Google from a Silicon Valley start-up to a […]
  • Listen carefully: The voice of transgender employees is not being heard
    Jonathan Booth, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, discusses why transgender voices in the workplace are not being heard and proposes solutions for fixing this issue… Given advances in the gay, lesbian and bisexual movement over the last several decades, society assumes that advances have been similar for the transgender community (those whose gender identity does not […]
  • Leadership: It’s more than inspiration
    ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’  – John Quincy Adams Leadership is about inspiring, supporting and encouraging employees to improve themselves and thereby delivering improved performance. In order to influence employees’ performance, leaders need to focus on the positive factors of colleagues’ skills and communication style, as […]
  • What is wrong with working from home?
    It’s common for employers keen to promote a healthy modern workplace culture to offer at least some degree of flexible working to employees, whether they are parents who duck out of the office early to make the school run, those faced with lengthy commutes or even employees who simply wish to stay home – accessing emails from the coffee table […]
  • Why bankers need management
    Imagine a world where financial institutions are characterised by pay proposals that break the cycle of pay inflation; by traders enjoying long careers within one organisation and by senior management adopting a pragmatic attitude to risk. My guess is that you can’t. But it’s difficult to reflect on the stereotype of the banker as anything other than reckless and self-motivated […]
  • Navigating the ‘new AML normal’
    A series of recent news events have highlighted the continued focus of global regulators on money laundering and compliance failures at international financial institutions — and made it clear this focus is only likely to intensify in the months ahead. This makes it more crucial than ever that institutions have the people and processes in place to anticipate and address […]
  • Biotechnology: Why is Europe lagging behind the U.S.?
    Of all the new technologies that have emerged since the Second World War, biotechnology is notable in the extent to which US-based firms, having taken the lead at the start, continue to dominate the world market. Why has it been so difficult for other countries to catch up? Biotechnology in this context refers to a set of techniques, based on […]
  • How to co-lead a team
    We don’t lead alone. We lead with others. The days of the ‘Great Man’ theory of Leadership – where one sole leader rules over the masses from their ivory tower, are long gone. Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. A study by Pearce and […]


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

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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.