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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.


Proactivity routines: the role of social processes in how employees self-initiate change
Vough, Vough, Bindl, Uta K. and Parker, Sharon K. (2017) Proactivity routines: the role of social processes in how employees self-initiate change. Human Relations . ISSN 0018-7267 (In Press)

Digital labour: between autonomy and automation
Woodcock, Jamie (2017) Digital labour: between autonomy and automation. Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation, 11 (1). ISSN 1745-641X (In Press)

Proactivity at work: a big picture perspective on a construct that matters
Parker, Sharon K. and Bindl, Uta K. (2016) Proactivity at work: a big picture perspective on a construct that matters. In: Parker, Sharon K. and Bindl, Uta K., (eds.) Proactivity at Work Making Things Happen in Organizations. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9781848725638

Individual differences in proactivity: a developmental perspective
Wu, Chia-Huei and Li, W.D. (2016) Individual differences in proactivity: a developmental perspective. In: Parker, S. and Bindl, U., (eds.) Proactivity at Work: Making Things Happen in Organizations. Routledge, New York, USA. ISBN 9781848725638 (In Press)

Survive another day: using changes in the composition of investments to measure the cost of credit constraints
Garicano, Luis and Steinwender, Claudia (2016) Survive another day: using changes in the composition of investments to measure the cost of credit constraints. Review of Economics and Statistics, 98 (5). pp. 913-924. ISSN 0034-6535

The mismanaged soul: existential labor and the erosion of meaningful work
Bailey, Katherine, Madden, Adrian, Alfes, Kerstin, Shantz, Amanda and Soane, Emma (2016) The mismanaged soul: existential labor and the erosion of meaningful work. Human Resource Management Review . ISSN 1053-4822 (In Press)

Working the phones: control and resistance in call centres
Woodcock, Jamie (2016) Working the phones: control and resistance in call centres. Pluto Press, London, UK. ISBN 9780745399089 (In Press)

Digital governance and the reconstruction of the Indian anti-poverty system
Masiero, Silvia (2016) Digital governance and the reconstruction of the Indian anti-poverty system. Oxford Development Studies . pp. 1-16. ISSN 1360-0818

Political disagreement and information in elections
Alonso, Ricardo and Câmara, Odilon (2016) Political disagreement and information in elections. Games and Economic Behavior, 100 . pp. 390-412. ISSN 0899-8256

Persuading voters
Alonso, Ricardo and Câmara, Odilon (2016) Persuading voters. American Economic Review, 106 (11). pp. 3590-3605. ISSN 0002-8282


The latest posts from our Management with Impact research blog:

Can data-sharing improve public services? Lessons for Parliament
The Digital Economy Bill, currently passing through Parliament, includes proposals for HMRC information on benefits recipients to be shared with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, in order to identify citizens living in fuel poverty. Sharing data between government departments for policy purposes is not as straightforward, explains Edgar Whitley, and outlines some of the key issues that must […]

Listen carefully: The voice of transgender employees is not being heard
Jonathan Booth, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, discusses why transgender voices in the workplace are not being heard and proposes solutions for fixing this issue… Given advances in the gay, lesbian and bisexual movement over the last several decades, society assumes that advances have been similar for the transgender community (those whose gender identity does not […]

What is wrong with working from home?
It’s common for employers keen to promote a healthy modern workplace culture to offer at least some degree of flexible working to employees, whether they are parents who duck out of the office early to make the school run, those faced with lengthy commutes or even employees who simply wish to stay home – accessing emails from the coffee table […]

Why bankers need management
Imagine a world where financial institutions are characterised by pay proposals that break the cycle of pay inflation; by traders enjoying long careers within one organisation and by senior management adopting a pragmatic attitude to risk. My guess is that you can’t. But it’s difficult to reflect on the stereotype of the banker as anything other than reckless and self-motivated […]

Biotechnology: Why is Europe lagging behind the U.S.?
Of all the new technologies that have emerged since the Second World War, biotechnology is notable in the extent to which US-based firms, having taken the lead at the start, continue to dominate the world market. Why has it been so difficult for other countries to catch up? Biotechnology in this context refers to a set of techniques, based on […]

How to co-lead a team
We don’t lead alone. We lead with others. The days of the ‘Great Man’ theory of Leadership – where one sole leader rules over the masses from their ivory tower, are long gone. Some of us quite literally lead with another person – we co-lead a project, a team, or an organization with a peer. A study by Pearce and […]

What kind of leader do you want to be?
It’s the question missing from so much of leadership development: “What kind of leader do you want to be?” We facilitate and encourage self-awareness among up-and-coming leaders (what kind of leader you are), get them to map their journeys so far (what has made you the leader you are), share knowledge and ideas (what kind of leader you should be), and […]

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 […]