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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. 


No 'quick fix' to managing workplace diversity

A government-commissioned review argues the £24 billion business case for improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace but oversimplifies it, claims Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey.


Workplace rudeness can have a profound effect on mental well-being

Dr Tara Reich finds that persistent rudeness from a person in power negatively impacts on an employee’s well-being and sense of belonging.

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Global business education is the best antidote to economic nationalism

In a joint statement, LSE's Naufel Vilcassim and the deans and directors of Global Network member schools, commit to global exchange and developing leaders to work across boundaries amid rising anti-globalisation rhetoric.

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Women in Business lecture series: How women can achieve more by doing less

Tiffany Dufu, Chief Leadership Officer of Levo League and Launch Team member to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, will share how she found more time to flourish at work and develop meaningful relationships at home. Hear this extraordinary woman’s story on Wednesday 5 April 2017.

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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, Kathryn Jacob, CEO of Pearl & Dean, and Sue Unerman, Chief Strategy Officer at MediaCom, provided 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 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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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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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:

  • Studying abroad with our Global MiM: Everything you need to know
    The Global Master’s in Management at LSE is the only MiM programme in the world to offer international exchanges with a choice of 39 leading business schools worldwide. In the second year of the programme students can choose between two international options: the CEMS Master’s in International Management double degree with 29 partner schools worldwide, or the MiM Exchange term […]
  • Why is there so little foreign direct investment in the Western Balkans?
    Lasting political risk in the Western Balkans has long term effect on their prospects of receiving foreign investement, according to research conducted by Saul Estrin and Milica Uvalic.  Western Balkans, by Olahus, own work, under a CC BY-SA 3.0 licence, via Wikimedia Commons It is now more than a quarter of a century since the demise of socialist economies in Europe was […]
  • Alum of the Month: Rian Watt, data analyst and storyteller
    Rian Watt LSE Department of Management Alum of the Month – April 2017 Programme studied at LSE: MSc Public Management and Governance Year of Graduation: 2015 Tagline: “I tell simple stories about complex data.” What’s your current job? That’s a bit of a loaded question. Nine to five, I work as a policy analyst for a firm called Abt Associates, based […]
  • Improving motivation and performance in public services
    Professor David Marsden’s research showed how matching goals and appraisal to the different abilities of employees can boost individual and team work.  What was the problem? Successive governments in Britain and around the world have sought to link pay to performance in public services in order to motivate employees more effectively. This approach often fails in practice. Far from motivating employees, performance-linked […]
  • How LSE shaped me and my career
    Prior to pursuing the MSc in Organisational Behaviour at LSE, I worked at a global youth-run non-profit organisation where I had the opportunity to do a breadth of work in talent management and leadership. Through my work, I discovered my passion for psychology, leadership and HR – however, I knew I needed both the depth of knowledge as well as […]
  • Why we need more women in technology
    Did you know that women invented some of the most important technologies in modern day life? This includes the computer algorithm, wireless transmission technology, CCTV and the first user-friendly business software program, to mention a few. So why are there so few women in technology? Let’s start off with some depressing statistics. Gender imbalance in IT is nothing new, but […]
  • How espionage can benefit society  
    Requiring players to disclose information to each other before they engage in business competition helps to moderate the playing field, argues Zhuoqiong Chen. After competing against Airbus for ten years, Boeing finally won the $35 billion contract to build U.S. Air Force aerial fuelling tankers. According to the chairman of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (now known as Airbus […]
  • Six reasons we can be optimistic about the world economy in 2017
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit in a classroom with fifty other students, and listen to Jim O’Niel (Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, and former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs) talk about what direction he believes the world’s economy is taking. When I started the course ‘Foreign Direct Investment and Emerging Markets’ as part of my MSc in Economics […]
  • Managing digital eco-systems to drive market success
    ‘App’ networks are key to the success of iOS and Android, according to research led by LSE Associate Professor Carsten Sørensen. What was the problem? According to marketing research firm International Data Corporation, in early 2015 mobile phones powered by the Apple iOS or Google Android operating systems comprised more than 90 percent of the mobile devices sold worldwide. Other […]
  • It’s about being in business, not being ‘women in business’
    Being in business is not easy, irrespective of your gender. With every second startup failing, there seems to be a smaller chance of becoming successful in the long run. You are going to face many problems which, at the time, will seem impossible to answer and it may even seem as if the world is against you. Statistics show that […]


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


Is this the end of private prisons?

The Telegraph, 18 February 2017

Amid the recent media froth over the pitfalls of the UK’s prison system, Dr Simon Bastow – an expert on prison crowding – cuts through the hysteria and provides insight on the unusual framework in which private prisons operate.


Team sport boosts long-term life satisfaction

The Telegraph, 26 January 2017

Being a member of a sports team offers huge health benefits, and Dr Chia-Huei Wu’s research suggests it may also make you happier.

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Does Hollywood predict the future with any degree of accuracy?

Forbes, 29 December 2016

Robots on the silver screen are often portrayed as 'out to get us', however, in reality Professor Leslie Willcocks finds that robots can 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.