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The Department of Management is a world class centre for education and research in business and management. At the heart 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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Richard Thaler in conversation with Craig Calhoun

Richard Thaler, described by The Spectator as ‘the godfather of behavioural economics’, reflects on his 40-year career and predicts that all economics will be behavioural in the future.

Listen to the podcast from this Behavioural Research Lab public discussion, which took place on 1 June 2016.


Department Professor elected President of the Academy of Management

Congratulations to Dr Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, professor of organisational behaviour in the Department of Management, who has been elected as President of the Academy of Management (AOM).

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Service Automation: Robots and the future of work

Professor Leslie Willcocks of the Department of Management, and Professor Mary Lacity, discussed the impact of disruptive technologies in the modern workplace at a Department of Management public lecture on Monday 9 May 2016.

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Public lecture with leading behavioural economist

Iris Bohnet, Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Programme, outlined how behavioural insights can be used to overcome gender bias in the workplace on Thursday 14 April 2016.

The lecture was chaired by Professor Carola Frege, who heads the LSE Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce.

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LSE MSc Management students receive coveted leadership award

Two second year Master’s in Management candidates have been recognised as exceptional student leaders at the 2016 Graduate Business Forum (GBF), which took place at St. Gallen University in Switzerland on 5-8 April 2016.

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Public lecture with Alec Ross broadcasted to worldwide audience

Alec Ross, former Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, spoke on innovation that is changing the world at a Department of Management public lecture. The event was made available to worldwide audiences via LSE's live webcast.

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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 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:

  • Collaborating in the battle against cancer
    For over six years, Elisabeth Prager has been working in marketing, operations and business development roles in FTSE 100 financial services companies in both Europe and Asia. Prior to this, she completed a BSc in Economics and Economic History at Warwick University and the Sorbonne in Paris. She is now currently studying on the Executive Global Master’s in Management programme at […]
  • A fun toy or a useful watch? How do people make purchasing decisions?
    Torn apart by shopping dilemmas — which “it” items to buy and which ones to forgo?! Imagine that David is browsing through his favourite retailer’s website and he is stopped dead on his (digital) tracks by scores of must-have items. To make his shopping task easier he decides to use the website’s “wish list” feature. Like in many other online […]
  • What the future holds for the self-employed?
    Technological advancements, such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation or Big Data are often considered as major drivers for the future of work. Current debate on this topic mostly focuses on which tasks and jobs will be delegated to machines and how employees can deal with the uncertainty of career choice. In a recent report, the World Economic Forum provides […]
  • Does regular physical activity help us make better decisions?
    It is well established that regular exercise is good for your physical and mental health. Exercise improves brain functioning and slows down age related decline in cognitive abilities, such as memory and thinking skills. It is not surprising that promoting physical activity in the workplace has become a trend in the corporate world lately. US businesses now spend about $6 […]
  • The overlooked perk that your employees wish you gave them
    In academic circles “value incongruence” is defined as the difference between an individual’s personal value hierarchy and the perceived value hierarchy of an organisation. More simply, the term is used to describe instances where an employee’s values are at odds with those of the organisation they work for, resulting in developing negative attitudes towards their role, their organisation and themselves. […]
  • Guest blog: Enter the entrepreneur
    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 […]
  • Advances in robotics will only get you so far: context is crucial
    Robots and intelligent systems have gained a significant amount of attention recently. Various authors and reports detail advances in robotics and artificial intelligence and speculate on the role of humans in the robotic future. In such commentaries, robots are often presented as independent and tireless machines that are rational and efficient; they are removed from their creators and contexts of […]
  • How organisations can embrace automation?
    The Encyclopaedia Britannica, defines a robot as “any automatically operated machine that replaces human effort, though it may not resemble human beings in appearance or perform functions in a humanlike manner.” It seems the first half of this definition is the part that futurologists, industry experts and organisations have chosen to focus on when it comes to discussing how robots […]
  • Will robots really take over our jobs?
    Upon checking into the Henn-na Hotel near Nagasaki in Japan, guests are greeted by an impeccably dressed, well mannered, multilingual receptionist who recognises them on sight. She’s incredibly efficient at her job, she’s always on time and has no problem staying late without overtime pay. In fact, she never asks for any pay at all. Why? She’s a robot. The […]
  • Capstone series: Communication in crisis – When things go overboard
    It’s time for another instalment of our Capstone Series! This blog was written by first year MiM students Kartik Bhandari, Harsh Gupta, Emily Wang, Lara Meyer and Ben Scott.  Communication in crisis – When things go overboard “You say it best…when you say nothing at all” –     Ronan Keating (1999) 1991 was a year of key events, the collapse of the Soviet […]


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

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Becoming your office’s most hated manager
BBC Capital, 13 May 2016

Your team is being outsourced and you'll be the one to handle it. Professor Leslie Willcocks, a globally recognised expert on IT and business process outsourcing, provides advice.

Current MSc Management, Organisations and Governance student, Eki Izevbigie

Informed decisions will engender sustainable development of African continent
Daily Independent, 3 May 2016

MSc Management, Organisations and Governance student Eki Izevbigie is interviewed about her leadership role in the prestigious LSE's Africa Summit 2016.

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Why German chefs are awarded more Michelin stars than British chefs
The Financial, 20 April 2016

Dr Daniela Lup’s research finds a greater emphasis on industry training and apprenticeships produces more Michelin stars.


The one key way to finding joy in your job
Psychology Today, 29 March 2016

Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza's 12-item 'Calling Questionnaire' allows readers to assess whether their job is right for them.

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Why robots may not be taking your job – at least, not in the next 10 years
The European Business Review, 23 March 2016

Prof Leslie Willcocks' article on embedding service automation into the workplace is featured on the cover of the March/April edition of TEBR.


Will robots really take over our jobs?
Huffpost Tech, 23 March 2016

Prof Leslie Willcocks discusses the future of work, taking into account that various administrative and repetitive jobs will be done by robots.


CIOs vs robots: What's the best way to use automation in business?
ZDNet, 21 March 2016

Prof Leslie Willcocks considers how tech chiefs are getting ready for the big changes automation will bring to the world of work.

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Pay for UK bosses is ‘absurdly high’, top headhunters admit
The Guardian, 5 March 2016

However if a CEO indicates they would be willing to work for less, it would result in career suicide, claims LSE report.

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'Why your organisation should invest in executive education'
Changeboard, 23 February 2016

Prof Saul Estrin and Dr Connson Locke comment on effective leadership in an article that considers why organisations should invest in executive education.

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Here’s the real reason you don’t fit in at work
BBC Capital, 15 February 2016

Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza comments on meaningful work and choosing organisations with cultures to match.

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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’.


'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.