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London School of Economics and Political Science
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London WC2A 2AE

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54 Lincoln's Inn Fields
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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. 

Amitav Chakravarti

Public Lecture with the Department of Management's Professor Amitav Chakravarti

Professor Amitav Chakravarti, Professor of Marketing within LSE's Department of Management, discussed why consumers don't buy products and provided a framework to help managers predict how to change consumer behaviour at a Department of Management Public lecture on Thursday 11 June.

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LSE ranked third in the UK for business and management studies

LSE ranked as a top university for business and management studies

The London School of Economics is the leading institution for business and management studies in London, and third in the UK, according to  The Complete University Guide 2016.

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Department of Management hosts Public Lecture by Head of People Operations at Google

Laszlo Bock, Head of People Operations at Google, presented his new book 'Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How you Live and Lead' during a Public Lecture hosted by the Department of Management on Monday 18 May.

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Department of Management hosts 15th Social Study of ICTs Workshop

The Department of Management hosted the 15th Social study of ICTs Workshop on Monday 20 April.

SSIT Workshops connect leading academics, policy makers and industry practitioners to discuss information technology, innovation and concomitant organisational and social change. This year’s SSIT workshop will focus discussion on the underpinning processes of digital innovation and the significance of emerging social and economic changes.

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HR experts gathered at LSE for the annual Voice and Value Conference and London HR Connection panel debate

The Department of Management hosted the 15th Voice and Value Conference on Thursday 16 April where the topic 'To what extent should employee voice be a right?’ will be discussed.

The conference was followed by a London HR Connection panel debate on 'Talent management: the future of HR or a flash in the pan?'

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2015 Digital Innovation Challenge winners announced

The LSE Digital Innovation Challenge is a global essay competition run by the Department of Management's Information Systems and Innovation Faculty Group each year. 

After receiving a number of outstanding essay entries from university students across the world, the 2015 Digital Innovation Challenge Award is warmly presented to our two joint winners Judith Veit and Erik Leijon.

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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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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.


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.

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

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario's? Getting to QE
'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mario’s? Getting to QE'
Bloomberg Businessweek, 21 November 2014


Comment from Prof Luis Garicano

For Believers in Monetary Voodoo, try This for a Spin
'For believers in monetary voodoo, try this for a spin'
The Telegraph, 18 November 2014


Comment from Prof Luis Garicano

Leading Innovation through Executive Education
'Leading Innovation through Executive Education'
The European Business Review, 18 November 2014


Interview with Prof Saul Estrin, featuring our Executive Gobal Master's in Management and TRIUM Global Executive MBA programmes