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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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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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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, as well as interviews with men and women from a number of organisations, Kathryn Jacob, CEO of Pearl & Dean, and Sue Unerman, Chief Strategy Officer at MediaCom, provide 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

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:

  • Alum of the Month: Brian Scullin, Executive Global Master’s in Management
    Name: Brian Scullin Programme studied at LSE: Executive Global Masters in Management (EGMiM) Year of Graduation: 2014 Tagline: “Approach all things with joy, passion, and respect for others, and you’ll be amazed by what can be achieved.” Featured in Quality Progress as one of the top 46 global rising stars in business transformation What’s your current job?  In the past month, […]
  • LSE Department of Management: Reflections on our first decade
    Founding Head of Department Professor Saul Estrin shares the department’s story. Why a Management Department? In the early 2000s, LSE had long been providing excellent management education but in a fragmented way. Guided by Director Sir Howard Davies, four former departments, henceforth Groups, were merged into the new Department of Management (DoM) in June 2005. The first Head of Department, Saul […]
  • What does Brexit mean to international students?
    A glimpse into some international students’ personal thoughts on Brexit I have to admit, when I was tasked with finding out what Brexit meant to international students, I panicked. The assignment caused me to reflect on my own reaction to the EU referendum held in the UK last year and, while I was shocked and dismayed, I could not claim […]
  • Are there alternatives to charging 5p for reducing plastic bag use?
    Gauri Chandra discusses the behavioural alternatives to reducing the plastic bags use which damages the environment without charging 5p in stores for purchasing a bag.  Each year about a trillion plastic bags are used worldwide. In 2014 alone, supermarkets issued over 8.5 billion single-use carrier bags in the UK. Plastic bags, the litter they cause and their harmful effects on […]
  • How an LSE marketing course has changed my career
    I took a marketing elective course called Pricing Strategy during my MSc in Management & Strategy at LSE. This was the most applied course I took, and as a data scientist doing revenue forecasting and product analytics for Twitter, Inc. in San Francisco, I draw on what I learned in the class daily. The reasons for this are threefold: Fluency, […]
  • Chinese banks are accused of widespread money laundering. What does this mean for China?
    China has achieved phenomenal growth over recent decades, and its banks are now among the biggest in the world. Many are aggressively expanding overseas as the domestic economy slows, and in support of increasingly international ambitions of Chinese businesses. But, as they venture abroad, they are falling foul of regulations, especially anti-money laundering (AML) controls, indicating a pressing need for […]
  • Multinationals in China: How ‘local’ should management go?
    Zhongxia Chen, an Executive Global Master’s in Management graduate, finds that differences between Western and local management may not be as pronounced as many companies believe. Any multinational seeking to build a strong base in China will inevitably confront the question of how ‘local’ an approach to adopt, particularly when it comes to management. Foreign firms active in Asia’s biggest […]
  • Why LSE’s mission is ‘to know the causes of things’
    Guest blog from the LSE Behavioural Research Lab As you may know, LSE’s motto is ‘Rerum cognoscere causas’ or ‘to Know the Causes of Things’. Although it was adopted almost a century ago, in 1922, its message still resonates today and guides the focus of LSE education and research. Indeed, the title of the LSE100 course, compulsory for all undergraduate […]
  • An international student in London: My experience so far
    As an LSE student, my philosophy is that my academic study should not be the whole story for my Master’s year. In this post, I will share with you my experiences so far about life in London, especially for international students. Don’t be afraid of leaving home to come to London. Life in here is going to be fun, so […]
  • The 4 Ps of my CEMS exchange
    If there is one thing I’ve learnt after two years of Management education, it is to classify ideas into 4s, all starting with the same acronym. When I faced the daunting task of recounting my CEMS international exchange experience at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, the magic classification into 4s came to save me. So here it is, 4 amazing […]


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

Leslie Willcocks

‘Forward To The Future: How Hollywood Manages To Get It So Wrong (And Sometimes Right)’

Forbes, 20 December 2016

 How good is cinema at predicting the future with any degree of accuracy? When portraying the rise of robots in the cinema, they are out to get us, however, in reality Leslie Willcocks finds that robots can only 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.