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News archive 2013-14

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How the beautiful game can help economics|

With the World Cup beginning in Brazil, Prof Ignacio Palacios-Huerta explains how football provides the perfect test bed for economic theories, in an article for the LSE Connect alumni magazine.

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Prof Gwyn Bevan’s article on the need to compare NHS data across the UK to improve the Government's accountability is published by the Guardian.

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Department hosts HR Conference|

On Thursday 22nd May 2014 the Department of Management hosted its second HR Conference. The event, entitled Sometimes You See It, Sometimes You Don’t: Visible and Invisible Diversity at Work attracted over 100 practitioners and academic staff, as well as students.

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Dr Will Venters interview with the FT on understanding cloud computing|

Dr Venters has given a video interview as part of the FT’s new five-part series on cloud computing, examining topics including the psychology of the cloud, and impact on companies' carbon footprint.

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LSE research paper on Cloud Computing selected as the 2014 Emerald Outstanding Paper for Strategic Outsourcing journal|

Dr Edgar Whitley|’s paper with Professor Leslie Willcocks| and Dr Will Venters| “Cloud Sourcing and Innovation: Slow Train Coming? A Composite Research Study” has been selected as the 2014 Emerald Outstanding Paper winner for Strategic Outsourcing|.

Although cloud computing has been heralded as driving the innovation agenda, there is growing evidence that cloud computing is actually a “slow train coming”. The paper draws on a composite research base including two detailed surveys and interviews with 56 participants in the cloud supply chain undertaken between 2010 and 2013 to understand the factors that drive and inhibit the adoption of cloud computing. The paper finds that while some features of cloud computing will hasten the adoption of cloud and its use for innovative purposes by the enterprise, there are also clear challenges that need to be addressed before cloud can be adopted successfully. Interestingly, the analysis highlights that many of these challenges arise from the technological nature of cloud computing itself.

The article is freely available online| for the next 12 months. 

 
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Winners of Digital Innovation Challenge 2014 announced|

After receiving a number of outstanding essay entries from university students across the world, the LSE Digital Innovation Challenge Award 2014 is warmly presented to Emilie Maccarini and James Welcome.

The LSE Digital Innovation Challenge| is a global competition run by the Department of Management's Information Systems and Innovation Group each year to encourage students from partner universities| across the world to submit an essay on an area related to digital innovation. Winners are invited to visit the LSE at the end of April and present their essays at the Social Study of Information Technology Workshops|.

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Behavioural Research Lab footage featured on BBC Horizon|

Film footage of an experiment in the Department of Management's Behavioural Research Lab was featured in an episode of the BBC Two series Horizon broadcast on 24 February 2014. Lab participants taking part in an experiment were featured during the programme, titled 'How You Really Make Decisions' and featuring the Nobel Prize-winning work on fast and slow thinking by Economist Daniel Kahneman.| 

 
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Professor Luis Garicano's new book featured in Spanish media|

Professor Garicano's new book, El Dilema de España (Spain's Dilemma, Península 2014), published on Thursday 16 January 2014, has been covered extensively by Spanish media.

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RCC Conference, 29 January - 1 February 2014|

The Department of Management and CEMS brought together world-renowned academics, top managers and consultants to share knowledge on the pressing issues and future challenges for Europe from a business perspective.

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Department's former PhD student wins Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition|

Dr Carsten Sorensen|’s former PhD student, Dr Ben Eaton has won the 2013 ACM SIGMIS Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition at the International Conference of Information Systems 2013| in Milan. 

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Department team develops diagnostic algorithm for breathlessness|

The SyMPOSE Team| of the Department of Management has worked with IMPRESS|, a joint initiative between the two leading respiratory clinical societies in the UK, the British Thoracic Society and the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS)-UK, in developing a diagnostic algorithm| for breathlessness, a model on the burden of breathlessness| in the community and a comprehensive literature review of the epidemiology of breathlessness|.

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Financial Times ranks LSE's Master's in Management (MiM) #3 in the UK|

On Monday 16th of September, the Financial Times released its annual ranking of pre-experience Master’s in Management. The London School of Economics entered its MIM programme for the first time, placing #3 in the UK and #20 worldwide.

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