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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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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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.


The Red River
Williams, H. Paul (2016) The Red River. Godrevy Press . ISBN 9781533177964

Encoding the everyday: the infrastructural apparatus of social data
Alaimo, Cristina and Kallinikos, Jannis (2016) Encoding the everyday: the infrastructural apparatus of social data. In: Sugimoto, C, Ekbia, Hamid and Mattiolo, Michael, (eds.) Big data is not a monolith: policies, practices, and problems. Information Policy. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 77-90. ISBN 9780262035057

A mixed methods approach for the integration of urban design and economic evaluation: industrial heritage and urban regeneration in China
Berta, Mauro, Bottero, Marta and Ferretti, Valentina (2016) A mixed methods approach for the integration of urban design and economic evaluation: industrial heritage and urban regeneration in China. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design . ISSN 0265-8135

Listen carefully: transgender voices in the workplace
Beauregard, T. Alexandra, Arevshatian, L., Booth, Jonathan E. and Whittle, S. (2016) Listen carefully: transgender voices in the workplace. International Journal of Human Resource Management . ISSN 1466-4399

Service planning and delivery for chronic adult breathlessness
Williams, Siân and De Poli, Chiara (2016) Service planning and delivery for chronic adult breathlessness. In: Bausewein, Claudia, Currow, David C. and Johnson, Miriam J., (eds.) Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease. ERS monograph. European Respiratory Society, London, UK, pp. 172-196. ISBN 9781849840729

Bayesian persuasion with heterogeneous priors
Alonso, Ricardo and Câmara, Odilon (2016) Bayesian persuasion with heterogeneous priors. Journal of Economic Theory, 165 . pp. 672-706. ISSN 1095-7235

Developing robust composite measures of healthcare quality – ranking intervals and dominance relations for Scottish Health Boards
Schang, Laura, Hynninen, Yrjänä , Morton, Alec and Salo, Ahti (2016) Developing robust composite measures of healthcare quality – ranking intervals and dominance relations for Scottish Health Boards. Social Science and Medicine, 162 . pp. 59-67. ISSN 0277-9536

Ownership identity, strategy and performance: business group affiliates versus independent firms in India
Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar, Estrin, Saul and Mickiewicz, Tomasz (2016) Ownership identity, strategy and performance: business group affiliates versus independent firms in India. Asia Pacific Journal of Management . pp. 1-31. ISSN 0217-4561

Mental simulation as substitute for experience
Kappes, Heather Barry and Morewedge, Carey K. (2016) Mental simulation as substitute for experience. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 10 (7). pp. 405-420. ISSN 1751-9004

Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship
Estrin, Saul, Mickiewicz, Tomasz and Stephan, Ute (2016) Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 31 (4). pp. 449-467. ISSN 0883-9026


The latest posts from our Management with Impact research blog:

Counselling is better than outright firing an underperforming employee
Utilizing new technology, combined with aggressive and innovative marketing, your business has significantly expanded over the last few years. You’ve attracted talented staff who are poised to take the company to even greater heights. You want to give them rein and let them run. Unfortunately, one of your salesmen (we’ll call him John), who handles several key accounts, doesn’t seem […]

When employees are ostracised, the whole organisation suffers
Being ignored or excluded by colleagues or supervisors is always uncomfortable for an employee as it gives rise to feelings of anger, depression and unworthiness. When it occurs, it is usually regarded as an employee’s social problem. The thinking is that those who are ostracised must have done something wrong, so they should figure out why they are not welcome […]

What is the value of intermediaries in the global market for cloud workers?
A variety of online markets have developed in recent years to facilitate trade in labour services. Upwork – previously known as oDesk-eLance (oDesk was founded in 2005 and merged with eLance in 2014) – is the largest global online market for outsourced work, with revenues of around $1 billion a year, making it the ‘behemoth of the human cloud’ (O’Connor, […]

Hit-or-miss strategies may be the reason why products flop
My co-author Manoj Thomas (Johnson School of Management, Cornell University) and I were inspired to write Why People (Don’t) Buy: The GO and STOP Signals because of the hit-or-miss patterns of consumer-insight interventions that companies (as well as public policy entities) have been generating. This blog post, the first in a series of three, describes a number of recent examples of […]

Can crowdfunding solve market failures?
Entrepreneurship is essential for economic growth and employment creation. Yet despite its key role in the economy, entrepreneurs find it hard to access the financing they need to start and expand their businesses. Lack of funding is perennially identified as a major constraint on new venture growth. Moreover, traditional venture capital markets have been criticised for not being inclusive in […]

Diversity at work matters in times of violent ethnic conflicts
Perceptions that colleagues prefer to work with ethnically similar others can be detrimental to the organisation, especially in regions marred by violence and adversity The recent terror attacks in France and Germany have triggered a renewed debate on the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and/or multi-religion society within Europe. A multi-ethnic society inevitably creates multi-ethnic workplaces, hence ethnic diversity is rapidly increasing in […]

Analysis: why 361,000 nurses are not enough to maintain the health of NHS England
Professor David Metcalf writes about the Migration Advisory Committee’s review of the labour market for nurses in the UK and the increased demand for foreign-born nurses A year ago, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) reviewed part of the country’s ‘shortage occupation list’ (SOL). The SOL features job titles and occupations with priority for Tier 2 work visas for skilled migrants […]

Too much to do, too little time? Mental contrasting can help you choose what’s really important
­ Working adults these days, perhaps now more than ever, often feel pressed for time. Time pressure is even more intense for working parents. The persistent sense of too-much–to-do-in-too-little-time has spawned a time management industry that by some accounts has more books and related merchandise available than that targeted at weight loss.The wisdom captured by these materials often boils down to “prioritise and organise”: […]