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The Department of Management’s faculty produce outstanding scholarly research about organisations and management, and use interdisciplinary research methods and knowledge to address problems in business, government, and society.

Across the department, the following substantive research themes are pursued:

  • Business models, institutions, and societal dynamics 
  • Incentives, information representation, and structural design
  • Human capital, careers, and institutions
  • Digital innovation, extended enterprises, and disruptive technologies 
  • Normative orders, leadership, and behavior in organisations  
  • Cognition, contexts, and consumer choice
  • Capabilities, networks, and strategy 
  • Public programmes, organisational transitions, and policy dynamics
  • Conflict, employee representation, and negotiation

The Department is home to LSE's Behavioural Research Lab, a cutting-edge facility for researchers across LSE and the wider academic community.

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UK bosses' pay 'absurdly high' and slashing salaries would 'not hurt economy'

Coverage in The Independent of a report co-authored by Professor Peter Abell on head-hunter methods for CEO selection.

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Expert on identity contributes to World Government Summit report

Dr Edgar Whitley contributes to an Economist Intelligence Unit report on biometrics and their role in government policy.

Shasa Dobrow

Here's the real reason you don't fit in at work 

Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza comments on meaningful work and choosing organisations with cultures to match in a BBC Capital article.


Impact case study: Improving employee engagement and performance

Dr Emma Soane played a key role in research that helped to define and disseminate best practice in the area of employee engagement.

Carsten Sørensen

Impact case study: Helping organisations harness the power of innovative technologies

PA Consulting Group commissioned Dr Carsten Sørensen to identify more innovative and strategic ways to use IT systems in organisations.

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Impact case study: Revolutionising decision-making in complex multi-stakeholder contexts

Research by Dr Barbara Fasolo, Prof Gilberto Montibeller and Prof Larry Phillips produced the Decision Conferencing approach to help governments and organisations make better decisions in highly complex and demanding contexts.

Yona Rubinstein

Small families are better for kids

The Washington Post features a working paper co-authored by Professor Yona Rubinstein, suggesting that more may not be merrier.


Time for a change in executive pay?

Professor Sandy Pepper argues in The European Financial Review that current executive pay practices need a redesign.

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Impact case study: Improving public services through ambitious targets and tough sanctions for failure

Prof Gwyn Bevan's research into health services has shown how and when ambitious targets and tough sanctions can improve performance of public service.


Dr Barbara Fasolo appointed to Google research project 

Dr Fasolo has been appointed as the Principle Investigator on a research project, supported by a grant from Google, which explores whether honest behaviour is affected by self-awareness of profession or civic duties.

Shasa Dobrow

Wake up: this job is no dream

Dr Shoshana Dobrow Riza explains in The Sunday Times why loving your job doesn't always mean you'll be good at it.


Professor Michael Barzelay awarded £75,000 grant for international development project

The project will focus on applying reverse-engineering techniques within international development agencies in Japan.


Impact case study: Motivating better consumer decisions through behavioural economics

Prof Diane Reyniers and Prof David de Meza's research contributed to a significant shift in the way the UK's financial regulator protects consumers and encourages better financial decisions.

Luis Garicano

Impact case study: Addressing a significant 'hidden' factor behind Spain’s failed banks

Prof Luis Garicano's research into Spain's failed Caja banks influenced the government to overhaul the way bank executives are appointed.


A Bayesian methodology for systemic risk assessment in financial networks
Gandy, Axel and Veraart, Luitgard A. M. (2016) A Bayesian methodology for systemic risk assessment in financial networks. Management Science . ISSN 0025-1909 (In Press)

Science, the state, and the city: Britain's struggle to succeed in biotechnology
Owen, Geoffrey and Hopkins, Michael M. (2016) Science, the state, and the city: Britain's struggle to succeed in biotechnology. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780198728009

E-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking
Nutt, David J, Phillips, Lawrence D., Balfour, David, Curran, H. Valerie, Dockrell, Martin, Foulds, Jonathan, Fagerstrom, Karl, Letlape, Kgosi, Polosa, Riccardo, Ramsey, John and Sweanor, David (2016) E-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking. Lancet, 387 (10024). pp. 1160-1162. ISSN 0140-6736

On the completability of incomplete orthogonal Latin rectangles
Appa, Gautam, Euler, R., Kouvela, Anastasia, Magos, D. and Mourtos, I. (2016) On the completability of incomplete orthogonal Latin rectangles. Discrete Mathematics . ISSN 0012-365X

When does dispositional gratitude help athletes to move away from experiential avoidance? The moderating role of perceived coach autonomy support
Chen, Lung Hung and Wu, Chia-Huei (2016) When does dispositional gratitude help athletes to move away from experiential avoidance? The moderating role of perceived coach autonomy support. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology . ISSN 1041-3200

Relational knowledge transfers
Garicano, Luis and Rayo, Luis (2016) Relational knowledge transfers. CEP Discussion Paper, No 1412. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Literature review of visual representation of the results of benefit–risk assessments of medicinal products
Hughes, David, Talbot, S., Mt-Isa, S., Lieftucht, Alfons, Phillips, L.D., Asiimwe, Alex, Hallgreen, C. E., Downey, G., Genov, G., Hermann, Richard, Metcalf, M.A., Noel, R.A., Tzoulaki, I., Ashby, Deborah and Micaleff, Alain (2016) Literature review of visual representation of the results of benefit–risk assessments of medicinal products. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 25 (3). pp. 238-250. ISSN 1053-8569

Recommendations for benefit–risk assessment methodologies and visual representations
Hughes, David, Waddingham, E., Mt-Isa, S., Goginsky, Alesia, Chan, Edmond, Downey, Gerald, Hallgreen, C. E., Hockley, K.S., Juhaeri, J., Lieftucht, Alfons, Metcalf, M.A., Noel, R.A., Phillips, L.D., Ashby, Deborah and Micaleff, Alain (2016) Recommendations for benefit–risk assessment methodologies and visual representations. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 25 (3). pp. 251-262. ISSN 1053-8569

From pyramids to diamonds: legal process offshoring, employment systems, and labor markets for lawyers in the United States and India
Kuruvilla, Sarosh and Noronha, Ernesto (2016) From pyramids to diamonds: legal process offshoring, employment systems, and labor markets for lawyers in the United States and India. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 69 (2). pp. 354-377. ISSN 0019-7939

A pathway to a vital labour movement in China?: a case study of a union-led protest against Walmart
Li, Chunyun and Liu, Mingwei (2016) A pathway to a vital labour movement in China?: a case study of a union-led protest against Walmart. In: Liu, Mingwei and Smith, Chris, (eds.) China at Work: A Labour Process Perspective on the Transformation of Work and Employment in China. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137433282 (In Press)


The latest posts from our Management with Impact research blog:

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. […]

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 […]

Work and family in the UK: Perspectives of minority Asian women expatriates
Balancing work and family commitments is challenging for everyone. But what happens when you are an expatriate, cut off from your family support network, and adjusting to a culture with potentially very different expectations around gender roles and the appropriateness of non-family-based childcare? Some of my recent research has explored how expatriate Asian minority women in the UK experience the […]