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London WC2A 2AE

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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. 

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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

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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Eric Schmidt

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:

  • Alum of the Month: Tara Priya Chandra, entrepreneur & recording artist
    Tara Priya Chandra LSE Department of Management Alum of the Month – March 2017 Programme studied at LSE: Executive Global Masters in Management (EGMiM) Year of Graduation: 2015   What’s your current job? Co-founder at FLO. FLO is a sassy, socially-conscious brand of brilliantly organic feminine hygiene care. Where have you worked previously? For mobile app DripApp (in business development); […]
  • The advice I wish I had before starting LSE
    Being an LSE student is so much more than just studying. It is not easy to know what to expect, especially if you are an international student both new to the university and to London. As a now seasoned LSE student, here is the advice I wish someone had given me before I started LSE. 1.Everyone feels like an idiot […]
  • Motivating consumers to make better financial decisions through behavioural economics
    To celebrate 10 years of the Department of Management, we explore how our research is making a difference. David De-Meza and Diane Reyniers’ study into the mis-selling of financial products  contributed to a shift in the way the UK’s financial regulator protects consumers. What was the problem? According to mainstream economic theory, consumers make rational decisions as long as they […]
  • The RCC Experience: Behind the scenes at my first student conference
    LSE’s motto, Rerum Cognoscere Causas, means, ‘To know the causes of things’. The RCC Conference is an exclusive student led conference organised by our Global Master’s in Management students at LSE as part of the CEMS international programme. It aims to teach, empower students and delegates and bring together the CEMS community under one roof to share ideas and knowledge. Top […]
  • The ultimate guide to LSE student societies
    Are you worried about what university life will be like? Let me try to alleviate some of those worries. It definitely isn’t all lectures, classes and studying. Don’t get me wrong – these things are important. Still, it is possible to have a good work-life balance, and LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) is here to help you achieve this with an […]
  • Collaborate across teams, silos, and even companies
    Collaborative leadership can achieve meaningful change in large organisations, argues Dr. Rebecca Newton   Everywhere I turn right now, I hear leaders talking about their need for collaborative leadership. It’s being identified as the fundamental differentiator in achieving strategic objectives. In order to make a difference though, it has to go beyond the polite, thoughtful behaviours of involving others, sharing information […]
  • What’s hostage negotiation got to do with management?
    On November 29 2009, the Spanish government confirmed that three aid-workers had been kidnapped in Mauritania. They had been distributing humanitarian aid to the poorest villages of the area. Driving on their way to Nouadhibou, the three victims were shot by members of the terrorist group Al Qaeda and kidnapped. The Spanish government paid a ransom of €5 million to release […]
  • Scrapping costly and controversial proposals for identity cards
    Dr Edgar Whitley helped persuade the UK coalition government to scrap the controversial identity card scheme soon after taking office. What was the problem? In 2004 the UK government proposed a national scheme of identity cards linked to a central database. No such scheme then existed anywhere in the world. The proposed database would hold a broad range of information […]
  • The costs of being a senior executive: Loneliness at the top and how to overcome it
    Being a successful executive and reaching the top of organizations is an attractive goal for many people in corporate jobs. In our collective imaginary senior leadership positions are super-powerful and glamourous. But what do we really know about these senior level positions? Surprised by the scarcity of evidence available, for my MSc dissertation I decided to conduct a qualitative study […]
  • From my Master’s thesis to my new start-up: Launching FLO
    Humble beginnings I’ve heard of ideas coming to people in the shower, but I’d not experienced the creative power of the washroom until I came to LSE for the Executive Global Master’s in Management (EGMiM) programme. It was December 2013, and my classmate (and now co-founder) Susan and I were in the New Academic Building bathrooms between classes. Bathed in […]


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

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‘Forward To The Future: How Hollywood Manages To Get It So Wrong (And Sometimes Right)’

Forbes, 20 December 2016

 How good is cinema at predicting the future with any degree of accuracy? When portraying the rise of robots in the cinema, they are out to get us, however, in reality Leslie Willcocks finds that robots can only 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.