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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. 

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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 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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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.


The latest journal articles published by our leading research faculty:


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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

Prof 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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'How to Succeed in Resource-constrained Environments'
The European Financial Review, 20 August 2015

Prof Harry Barkema identifies the organisational characteristics adopted by high-performing, low-cost business models 

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'What does your body language say about you?'
The Guardian, 11 August 2015

Comment from Dr Connson Locke on the power pose


'An End to the Reign of the MBA?'
Ivyexec, 7 August 2015

Why the Master’s in Management and the Executive Global Master’s in Management are being heralded as a disruptive force in business education

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‘Providing more autonomy is a key to managing happy, productive staff’
The Australian Financial Review, 29 Jul 2015

Featuring Dr Chia-Heui Wu’s research into job autonomy and skill utilisation 


'How to Co-Lead a Team’
Harvard Business Review, 14 July 2015

Co-leadership can be effective, enjoyable and sustainable, explains Dr Rebecca Newton

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'Economist MBA diary: Executive research'
The Economist, 30 June 2015

Executive Global Master's in Management student Ben Abbate shares how he has created business value from academic research


'Gearty Grilling: Vanessa Iwowo on leadership in Africa'
LSE, 25 June 2015

Dr Vanessa Iwowo presents her ideas on leadership in Africa

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'Two Campuses – For the Price of One'
The Independent, 24 June 2015

CEMS Master’s in Management student Nicole Fruth reflects on her term abroad in Chile


‘How to Cope with Criticism’
BBC Capital, 22 June 2015

Insight from Dr Uta Bindl on how to respond to a bad performance review


'Leadership Development: One Size Does Not Fit All Growing Leaders in Africa and Across the World'
The European Business Review, 22 May 2015

Dr Vanessa Iwowo argues that leadership is socially constructed, contextual, and culturally contingent


'Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Why Adaptive Non-Verbal Communication is a Key Leadership Tool'
The European Business Review, 22 May 2015

Dr Connson Locke discusses how leveraging non-verbal signals effectively can be a key leadership tool


'Executive pay: The battle to align risks and rewards'
Financial Times, 30 April 2015

Featuring Prof Sandy Pepper’s research on the correlation between executive pay and corporate performance

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