Sandy Pepper joined the Department of Management in September 2008 as an ESRC/FME Fellow and was appointed Professor of Management Practice in January 2013. He was previously a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he held various senior management roles including as Global Leader of the Human Resource Services consulting practice from 2002-2006.
Professor Pepper graduated from the University of Durham in 1981 with an honours degree in Philosophy and English Literature. He was awarded an MSc (Mastère Spécialisé) in Consulting & Coaching for Change by HEC, Paris in 2006 under a programme run jointly with Oxford’s Saïd Business School, and a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) by the University of Surrey in 2011. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
His research and teaching interests include organisations and management theory, with a particular focus on the theory of the firm and corporate governance, and he is one of the UK’s recognised experts on executive pay. He is also interested in behavioural and new institutional economics, business ethics, business history, and the relationship between management theory and practice. He is the author of a number of academic articles and books, including The Economic Psychology of Incentives and Agency Theory & Executive Pay, both published by Palgrave Macmillan, as well as numerous blog posts and newspaper articles. Professor Pepper is the Programme Director of LSE’s Global Master’s in Management and he is actively involved in the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education. He is currently researching into the ethical aspects of high pay in conjunction with Dr Susanne Burri of the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method.
Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group