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Research

  • We're proud to be ranked #1 in the UK for research in Business and Management Studies (REF 2014)

  • Will robots replace humans? The future of work.

  • Actions speak louder than words - why non-verbal communication is a key leadership skill

 

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.

Learn more about our research:

Faculty Groups & Research Initiatives
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Road death puts the brakes on self-driving cars as flaws are exposed

PhD student Antti Lyyra co-authors a conference paper on Tesla’s Model S car and the shifting power balance between manufacturers and customers.

 
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Preventing negative attitudes in the workplace

Dr Chia-Huei Wu writes on the importance of understanding value incongruence for better workforce engagement.

 
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LSE experts contribute to Hays Journal

Professor Leslie Willcocks discusses the rise of automation in the workplace, and Dr Hyun-Jung Lee consideres organisational diversity and bias in the recruitment process.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 

How to support the design and evaluation of redevelopment projects for disused railways? A methodological proposal and key lessons learned
Degioanni, A. and Ferretti, V. (2017) How to support the design and evaluation of redevelopment projects for disused railways? A methodological proposal and key lessons learned. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 52 (A). pp. 29-48. ISSN 1361-9209

The role of leader support in facilitating proactive work behaviour: a perspective from attachment theory
Wu, Chia-Huei and Parker, Sharon K. (2017) The role of leader support in facilitating proactive work behaviour: a perspective from attachment theory. Journal of Management, 43 (4). pp. 1025-1049. ISSN 1557-1211

Prospect theory and the effects of bankruptcy laws on entrepreneurial aspirations
Estrin, Saul, Mickiewicz, Tomasz and Rebmann, Anna (2017) Prospect theory and the effects of bankruptcy laws on entrepreneurial aspirations. Small Business Economics, 48 (4). pp. 977-997. ISSN 0921-898X

Value of agreement in decision analysis: concept, measures and application
Pape, Tom (2017) Value of agreement in decision analysis: concept, measures and application. Computers and Operations Research, 80 . pp. 82-93. ISSN 0305-0548

When and why people engage in different forms of proactive behavior: interactive effects of self-construals and work characteristics
Wu, Chia-Huei, Parker, Sharon, Wu, Long-Zeng and Lee, Cynthia (2017) When and why people engage in different forms of proactive behavior: interactive effects of self-construals and work characteristics. Academy of Management Journal . ISSN 0001-4273

Heterogeneous risk/loss aversion in complete information all-pay auctions
Chen, Zhuoqiong (Charlie), Ong, David and Segev, Ella (2017) Heterogeneous risk/loss aversion in complete information all-pay auctions. European Economic Review . ISSN 0014-2921 (In Press)

Engaging with comparative risk appraisals: public views on policy priorities for environmental risk governance
Rocks, Sophie A., Schubert, Iljana, Soane, Emma, Black, Edgar, Muckle, Rachel, Petts, Judith, Prpich, George and Pollard, Simon J. (2017) Engaging with comparative risk appraisals: public views on policy priorities for environmental risk governance. Risk Analysis . ISSN 0272-4332

Robotic process automation: strategic transformation lever for global business services?
Willcocks, Leslie, Lacity, Mary and Craig, Andrew (2017) Robotic process automation: strategic transformation lever for global business services? Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases . pp. 1-12. ISSN 2043-8869

When data science meets social sciences: the benefits of the data revolution are clear but careful reflection is needed
Stelmaszak, Marta and Hukal, Philipp (2017) When data science meets social sciences: the benefits of the data revolution are clear but careful reflection is needed. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (01 Mar 2017) Blog Entry.

Lessons from the US: innovation policy
Owen, Geoffrey (2017) Lessons from the US: innovation policy. Policy Exchange, Westminster, London.

 

The latest posts from our Management with Impact research blog:
 

Improving the odds of winning in professional football
Research by Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta has illustrated how penalty kicks in football can prove key concepts in game theory.  What was the problem? The study of mathematical models relating to conflict and cooperation – collectively known as game theory – has become a standard tool in economics and the social sciences. Of particular value is a branch of game theory […]

Working the Phones
Dr Jamie Woodcock recalls his experience of working undercover in a UK call centre, which provides a window into a workplace dictated by control and surveillance. For the purpose of  my new book, Working the Phones, I spent six months undercover in a UK call centre. The focus of the research was to understand questions of control and resistance from […]

Revolutionising decision-making in complex multi-stakeholder contexts
Over twenty years of LSE research into decision sciences is redefining how governments and organisations make the right decision in highly complex environments. What was the problem? A combination of factors—multiple stakeholders and audiences, limited resources, increased scrutiny—has created challenges for problem-solving and decision-making at the group and organisational levels, which traditional models and approaches have struggled to address. In an […]

Why is there so little foreign direct investment in the Western Balkans?
Lasting political risk in the Western Balkans has long term effect on their prospects of receiving foreign investement, according to research conducted by Saul Estrin and Milica Uvalic.  Western Balkans, by Olahus, own work, under a CC BY-SA 3.0 licence, via Wikimedia Commons It is now more than a quarter of a century since the demise of socialist economies in Europe was […]

Improving motivation and performance in public services
Professor David Marsden’s research showed how matching goals and appraisal to the different abilities of employees can boost individual and team work.  What was the problem? Successive governments in Britain and around the world have sought to link pay to performance in public services in order to motivate employees more effectively. This approach often fails in practice. Far from motivating employees, performance-linked […]

How espionage can benefit society  
Requiring players to disclose information to each other before they engage in business competition helps to moderate the playing field, argues Zhuoqiong Chen. After competing against Airbus for ten years, Boeing finally won the $35 billion contract to build U.S. Air Force aerial fuelling tankers. According to the chairman of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (now known as Airbus […]

Managing digital eco-systems to drive market success
‘App’ networks are key to the success of iOS and Android, according to research led by LSE Associate Professor Carsten Sørensen. What was the problem? According to marketing research firm International Data Corporation, in early 2015 mobile phones powered by the Apple iOS or Google Android operating systems comprised more than 90 percent of the mobile devices sold worldwide. Other […]

Why pay packages based on fair criteria matter
Comparing income to peers affects levels of life satisfaction more than absolute income, argues Umar Boodoo.   Happiness has a large relational (or relative) component. The amount of utility an individual derives from, say, an annual salary of $V depends, in part, on how $V compares to the salary $X received by a referent other (for example, a co-worker) [Bruce Kaufman, 1999]. […]

 

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