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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. 

Alec Ross

Public lecture with Alec Ross to be broadcast live on 22 February

Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will speak on innovations that are changing the world at a Department of Management public lecture on 22 February 2016. Alec's address forms the opening lecture of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival.

The event will be made available to worldwide audiences via a live webcast from 5:00 p.m.

 
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Public lecture provides insight on 'how to have a good day'

Leading management consultant and executive coach, Caroline Webb, revealed how behavioural sciences can be applied to our everyday lives in a Department of Management public lecture.

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Ruth Kaufman receives OBE for services to operational research

Ruth Kaufman, senior visiting fellow in the Department of Management, has been awarded an OBE for her services to operational research in the 2016 New Year's Honours lists.

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How technology will transform the work of human experts

In this public lecture on 30 November 2015, Daniel and Richard Susskind present how increasingly capable systems will bring fundamental change in the way practical expertise of specialists is made available.

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Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett delivers Department of Management public lecture

The author and award-winning Financial Times journalist spoke at the LSE in October on the divisions of labour and how siloed working has the potential to collapse companies and destabilise markets.

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CEMS Global MiM places in FT Ranking's top five

A global Masters in Management programme, offered in the UK by LSE's Department of Management, has placed within the top five of this year’s Financial Times' Master's in Management ranking.

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Canadian Embassy hosts inaugural alumni networking evening

The Deputy High Commissioner of Canada welcomed students and alumni of LSE’s Executive Global Master’s in Management (EGMiM) to the Canadian Embassy in London for a drinks reception on 3 September 2015.

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David Halpern, CEO of The Behavioural Insights Team, speaks at LSE

Dr David Halpern, who leads the experimental ‘Nudge Unit’ at 10 Downing Street, reveals how behavioural economics has been applied to policy to achieve remarkable results at a Department of Management public lecture on 14 September.

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The latest posts published by our Department of Management blog:

  • Flexibility, resilience and the art of change.
    Lorraine Ansell is an experienced voice over artist with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Management from the London School of Economics. A Spanish and French speaker, she also studied at ESADE University in Barcelona, Spain with the CEMS MIM programme. She has worked on films, audiobooks, adverts, games, corporate narration and news videos. As well as having experience working in […]
  • Women CEOs in social enterprises earn 29% less than their male counterparts
    Gender differences in pay are ubiquitous at all organisational levels including at the top. Entrepreneurship is hailed as one way for women to circumvent organizational norms and discrimination, because as CEOs of their own organizations, entrepreneurs largely determine their own pay. Moreover, social entrepreneurship may be a particularly gender-blind occupational choice; evidence indicates that women are more likely to start a social enterprise. […]
  • Actions speak louder than words – why adaptive non-verbal communication is a key leadership tool
    It is widely accepted that non-verbal communication is extremely influential in interpersonal encounters, and non-verbal signals (i.e. everything except the words themselves), including body language, eye contact, tone of voice and rapidity of speech, can have a subtle but significant influence on the dynamic between two people. For leaders in a professional context, there is no exception. I have recently […]
  • Businesses will increasingly use robots to deal with the explosion of data
    The term “Robotic Process Automation” (RPA) connotes visions of physical robots wandering around offices doing the job of humans. However, the term really means automation of service tasks. Let’s think of business processes such as transferring data from multiple input sources such as email and spreadsheets to systems of record like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Here the […]
  • Capstone Series: The union of creativity and standardization
    We’re back with the next instalment of our Capstone Series! This blog was written by first year MiM students Alex Amorosino, Rishi Dhawan, Enguerran Licari, Luise Penter, and Leah Tremblay­ Adams and is based on a talk given by Jim Prior, CEO of The Partners titled ‘ Creativity is Bananas’ Complementary, My Dear Watson: The union of creativity and standardization There is a […]
  • The MiM Exchange: McCombs School of Business
    At LSE, Master’s in Management students have a variety of options that they can pursue in their second year. This is an important decision that students in their first year have to think about and while they are encouraged to choose LSE as their second year option, they also have a choice between the MiM exchange and the CEMS programme. […]
  • Capstone Series: The Route to the Right Job
    This week, we are posting the first of our Capstone Series. The Capstone Course is one of the MiM’s core compulsory courses, and aims to provide students with an interesting and engaging way of applying management theory to real-life business through a number of talks. After each talk, two groups of students are required to write a blog about what they have learned. […]
  • Guest Blog: ‘There is Nothing So Practical as a Good Theory’
    This weeks guest blog has been written by MiM programme director, Professor Sandy Pepper. Professor Sandy Pepper graduated from the University of Durham in 1981 with an honours degree in Philosophy and English. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 1995. In 2006 he was awarded an MSc […]
  • Little Wonders of Hope
    The following article was written by first year MiM student, Akriti Arora. Below, she shares with us her selfless story of quitting a career at Deloitte to teach underprivileged children in India. “Teacher we will miss you, take care”, they said in chorus. Then hugged me with their little arms as tightly as they could while tears rolled down our eyes. […]
  • Mastering Management at LSE
    Hello, and welcome to the brand new MiM Blog. Here we will be writing about anything MiM related: current students sharing their experiences, details of public lectures that our students have attended, and anything else that we feel that you, either as a current or a prospective student, would want to hear. So first, let use give you an introduction […]

 

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

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'Wake up: this job is no dream'
The Sunday Times, 10 January 2016

Many people make career changes, but Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza explains why loving your job doesn’t always mean you’ll be good at it.

Dr Dobrow Riza also writes on the financial and intrinsic rewards of following calling.

 
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'Small families are better for kids, new research says'
The Washington Post, 1 January 2015

A working paper co-authored by Professor Yona Rubinstein suggests that more may not be merrier.

 
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'Where is the boss big enough to admit: ‘I’m not worth it’?'
The Guardian, 5 January 2016

Professor Sandy Pepper’s research is cited in an article that proclaims the advent of ‘Fat Cat Tuesday’.

 
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'Time for change in executive pay?'
The European Financial Review, 28 December 2015

Professor Sandy Pepper argues for the redesign of current executive pay practices.

 
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‘The overlooked perk that your employees wish you gave them’
Ivy Exec, 17 December 2015

Dr Chia-Huei Wu draws upon recent research projects to discuss how employers can encourage disconnected employees beyond monetary incentives.

 
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'CEOs are less valuable than they think'
Financial Times, 16 November 2015

Professor Peter Abell’s research on head-hunter methods for CEO selection provides the argument for a Financial Times article on the mediocrity of chief executives.

 
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'Is the cloud still the future?'
HIMSS Insights magazine, Volume 4, November 2015

Dr Tony Cornford draws on the findings of LSE’s Delivering Digital Drugs project, which builds on a decade’s work of digital healthcare research. 

 
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'The debate: case study method or a more academic approach?'
QS Top MBA, 5 November 2015

Professor Saul Estrin goes head-to-head with IESE Business School in the hot debate on the best way to teach business, and why LSE has launched the Executive Global Master's in Management as a pioneering alternative to an MBA.

 
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'Robot revolution: will machines replace humans and take our jobs one day?'
City AM, 30 October 2015

Professor Leslie Willcocks’ research dispels myths around job losses with the rise of robotic process automation.

 
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On your own, at LSE
The Hindu, 24 October 2015

Master’s in Management student, Natalya Roy, writes on the LSE experience and how the School's approach to teaching is training her to think for herself.

 
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A body language lesson gone wrong: why is George Osborne standing like Beyoncé?
The Guardian, 7 October 2015

Dr Connson Locke provides commentary on a stance adopted by senior figures in the Conservative Party.

 
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'Battling know-it-all syndrome when you're in charge'
BBC Capital, 29 September 2015

Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza comments on organisational mentoring and the art of giving good advice.

 
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'Can HR humanise the financial sector?'
Changeboard, 28 September 2015

Dr Daniel Beunza draws on his experience of the trading room floor and argues that the Wall Street stereotype does not always stick.

 
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