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Research Excellence Framework confirms LSE’s strengths in business and management
Thursday 12 May 2022 | News
LSE’s approach to research excellence in business and management studies has been recognised by assessors in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
Ninety-six per cent of LSE’s research for business and management studies was judged to be world-leading (four star) or internationally excellent (three star).
Read more about our 2021 REF results.
Marketing paper selected as finalist for two awards
Monday 24 February 2022 | News
Professor Naufel Vilcassim’s paper, “Do Marketers Matter for Entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda” has been selected as a finalist for both the 2021 Shelby D. Hunt/Harold H. Maynard Award and the 2022 AMA/Marketing Science Institute/H. Paul Root Award.
These honours recognise articles published in the Journal of Marketing that have made the most significant contributions to marketing theory and to the advancement of marketing practice in a given year.
View the paper.
Management academic appointed as government data privacy expert
Wednesday 16 February 2022 | News
Dr Edgar Whitley has been recruited to the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) College of Experts, a group of leading academic and industry experts selected to advise the DCMS on its policy work.
Dr Whitley will contribute his comprehensive expertise on data governance, privacy and digital identity.
Read more about Dr Whitley's faculty research group.
Management academics recieve award for work on consumer privacy
Monday 17 January 2022 | News
Dr Edgar Whitley and Dr Roser Pujadas received an AIS Impact Award from the Association for Information Systems at the 2021 International Conference on Information Systems.
The award recognises their work on Consumer Privacy Regulation in UK Financial Services and draws on their REF Impact Case Study: 'Ensuring the fair treatment of Open Banking customers'.
Read more for a summary of the REF Impact Case Study.
Forbes: Can Future Readiness Help Both Profits And Society?
Wednesday 1 December 2021 | Feature
Management academics Christine Cote and Saul Estrin share insights from a recent research project with Vodafone Business.
Video: April Rinne discusses ‘Flux: Eight Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change’
Tuesday 16 November 2021 | Video and podcast
Watch and listen to our public lecture with April Rinne, whose new book offers a bento box of superpowers to help audiences develop a flux mindset.
Watch the video on YouTube.
Listen to the podcast via LSE Player.
TRIUM ranked in global top 5 for Executive MBAs
Friday 22 October 2021 | News
The TRIUM programme has been ranked in the top five best Executive MBAs worldwide by the Financial Times.
The programme, which is delivered by NYU Stern, HEC Paris and LSE's Department of Management, has made the top five of the rankings for the last 16 years.
Forbes: Innovation as a source of hope
Tuesday 12 October 2021 | Feature
How can innovation be a source of hope in difficult times?
Writing for Forbes.com, Dr Nadia Millington draws on her research to explain the positive impact that innovation - if done correctly - can have in organisations.
Executive programme celebrates its 10-year anniversary
Monday 18 October 2021 | News
The Executive Global Master’s in Management (EGMiM) marks its 10-year anniversary this year.
Learn more about this unique programme, its history, and its diverse community of students and alumni.
Management paper wins HR Scholarly Impact Award 2021
Monday 16 August 2021 | News
Dr Emma Soane, Assistant Professor of Management, has received the Human Resource Management Review 2021 Scholarly Impact Award.
Now is the time to tackle the problem of runway congestion
Monday 19 July 2021 | Comment
As air travel returns, it's time to address the long-standing issue of busy runways.
Research paper on careers claims Best Overall Award
Monday 12 July 2021 | News
Shoshana Dobrow, Assistant Professor of Management at LSE, and her co-author, Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Associate Professor at Babson College, have received a Best Overall Paper award from the Academy of Management.
Learn more about their winning paper and watch the award video here.
Why it's not always our fault if we choose unhealthy foods
Monday 5 July 2021 | News
Research from LSE's Department of Management and Duke University shows why it's much harder to make healthy food choices.
Video: Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of L’Oréal discusses responsible business post-COVID
Monday 28 June 2021 | Video and podcast
Watch and listen to our public lecture with Alexandra Palt, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of L’Oréal, on business responsibility post-COVID and how to be part of the solution to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Watch the video on YouTube.
Listen to the podcast via LSE Player.
Interview with Nino Nanitashvili, the LSE graduate who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
Thursday 3 June 2021 | Interview
Nino Nanitashvili graduated from the MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) with the support of the Chevening Scholarship and was recently named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
We spoke to Nino about her career in tech, her time at LSE and her reaction to making the 30 Under 30 list.
Video: The innovative way to reduce airport runway congestion
Monday 31 May 2021 | Video
Severe congestion on our airport runways is a problem that’s been getting steadily worse for decades. But it doesn’t have to be that way, argues Professor Richard Steinberg for Key.Aero.
Academic paper selected for Academy of Management award
Friday 21 May 2021 | News
Harry Barkema, Professor of Management, has received the Carlo Masini Award for Innovative Scholarship in the Fields of Public and Non-profit Management.
Management alum recognised for outstanding volunteer work during the pandemic
Thursday 20 May 2021 | News
Bilal Bin Saqib, an MSc Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship alum, has been recognised for his volunteering efforts during the pandemic with a Points of Light award from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
What entrepreneurs need to know about successful equity crowdfunding
Friday 7 May 2021 | Feature
Saul Estrin shares his thoughts with Business Leader about the best practices for securing equity crowdfunding.
Video: COVID-19 vaccine passports or certification: A good or bad idea?
Friday 7 May 2021 | News
Last month, Edgar Whitley shared his expertise at an online event, titled ‘COVID-19 vaccine passports or certification: a good or bad idea?’
The event formed part of a series of webinars hosted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Vaccine Centre to mark World Immunisation Week 2021.
Event speakers focused on the ethical, logistical and technical issues around vaccine passports. You can watch the recording of the event here.
Chief Sustainability Officer of L’Oréal speaks at LSE on responsible business in a post-pandemic world
Monday 26 April 2021 | Event
Alexandra Palt, Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer of L’Oréal, will be speaking at a free online public lecture at LSE on Monday 14 June 2021.
Alexandra will discuss how companies can transform their business model to ensure the respect of planetary boundaries, encourage their ecosystem of suppliers, customers and consumers to follow their lead, and be part of the solution to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Find out more and sign-up here.
Professor speaks to Times Higher Education
Friday 16 April 2021 | Interview
Connson Locke, Professorial Lecturer in Management, describes how workers can gain confidence to speak up, the culture shock of academia and what she learned from a drag king workshop in a recent interview with Times Higher Education.
Academic provides comment to BBC News
Wednesday 31 March 2021 | Comment
Catherine Thomas, Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy, was interviewed on BBC News about the impact on global trade and production following the blockage of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given container ship.
How working from home is impacting women
Monday 29 March 2021 | Comment
Connson Locke, Professorial Lecturer in Management, explains how women are able to forge a virtual presence and be better heard by their colleagues whilst working remotely.
Faster and better decision-making crucial at time of extreme uncertainty
Thursday 18 March 2021 | Comment
In times of uncertainty, humans are more likely to miscalculate risk and make mistakes, argues Barbara Fasolo, Associate Professor of Behavioural Science.
Offering an insight into LSE's online Decision-Making course, Barbara explains why decision fatigue is not the source of the problem.
Are vaccine passports a good idea?
Saturday 13 March 2021 | News
Edgar Whitley, Associate Professor (Reader) of Information Systems, contributes to the discussion on vaccine passports in this piece for The Economist.
Head of Department contributes to study on the impact of marketing coaching for Ugandan entrepreneurs
Friday 12 March 2021 | News
Research published in the Journal of Marketing finds that matching entrepreneurs with marketeers is essential for small-business growth.
The research draws on a controlled field experiment with 930 entrepreneurs in Kampala, Uganda, conducted by several academics including LSE Professor and Head of Department for Management, Naufel Vilcassim.
Emeritus professor recognised for significant contributions to international business scholarship
Thursday 11 March 2021 | News
Saul Estrin, Emeritus Professor of Management Economics and Strategy at LSE’s Department of Management, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business.
Students meet alumni in panel event on careers in tech
Thursday 11 March 2021 | News
Alumni from the Department of Management shared insights into their careers in technology at a virtual panel event with current students.
LSE ranked second in the world for social sciences and management
Wednesday 10 March 2021 | News
LSE has been ranked second in the world for social sciences and management by the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2021.
Management academic recognised for outstanding paper
Tuesday 9 March 2021 | News
Sarah Ashwin, Professor of Comparative Employment Relations and Deputy Head of Department, has received the Labour and Employment Relations Association (LERA) 2021 James G. Scoville Best International Paper Award.
Have we lost the ability to speak up and disagree with the boss?
Monday 1 March 2021 | News
Connson Locke, Professorial Lecturer in Management, discussed the inspiration and research for her new book, Making Your Voice Heard, in a recent interveiw with The Sydney Morning Herald.
How are financial markets becoming a social matter?
Friday 26 February 2021 | Comment
Noam Yuchtman, Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy, had his research into the social aspects of investing discussed in a recent article for The Economist.
Scholarships available for Executive master's programme
Thursday 18 February 2021 | News
LSE's Department of Management and the Hinrich Foundation are delighted to offer two scholarships of £21,000 each for entry in the August 2021 intake of the Executive Global Master’s in Management programme.
Management alumna selected for Forbes 30 Under 30
Friday 12 February 2021 | News
Keerthi Reddy Kotta, an LSE Global Master's in Management alumna, has been selected for Forbes India 30 Under 30.
Keerthi has been selected in the Healthcare category for her work on a blockchain-enabled vaccine supply management platform.
New podcast series on organisational economics and management
Thursday 4 February 2021 | Podcast
Dr Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy, recently began recording a new podcast series, titled The Visible Hand.
LSE IQ: Should we be more optimistic?
Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Podcast
In the latest episode of the LSE IQ podcast, Dr David de Meza, Eric Sosnow Professor of Management, shares insights from his own research to answer the question: Is optimism good for us?
BBC: How the military controls Myanmar's economy
Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Interview
Dr Rocco Macchiavello, Associate Professor of Management, explains how, or if, Myanmar can continue its high economic growth seen over the last decade in a recent interview for BBC Business Daily.
New book published in series on global business
Friday 22 January 2021 | News
Leslie Willcocks, Emeritus Professor of Work, Technology and Globalisation in LSE’s Department of Management, has published a new book in a series on global business.
This new publication takes the learning on international business context and strategy further by drilling down into key, functional areas.
Dr Brené Brown speaks at event with LSE Management students
Thursday 21 January 2021 | News
We were delighted to welcome special guest Dr Brené Brown, research professor at the University of Houston and visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, to LSE.
EMSBE: The intersection between my past and future career
Wednesday 20 January 2021 | Interview
Mike Stopforth, an Executive MSc Social Business and Entrepreneurship alum, discusses his motivations for choosing the programme and explains how it has influenced his business ventures since.
Forbes: Why Leaders Face Many Challenges In Post-Crisis World
Sunday 17 January 2021 | Comment
Dr Hyun-Jung Lee, Assistant Professor of Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour, comments on how remote working can exacerbate misunderstandings in multicultural teams.
LSE researchers collaborate on organisational identification
Monday 11 January 2021 | News
A group of current and former researchers from LSE’s Department of Management have come together to write on how we identify with our organisations.
BBC: How the pandemic could redefine our productivity obsession
Thursday 7 January 2021 | Comment
In a recent article by the BBC, Dr Shoshana Dobrow, Assistant Professor of Management, comments on the positive impact that new ways of working can have, and why systemic changes are needed.
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How social media disrupts our elections, our economy and our health
Thursday 3 December 2020 | Event
MIT professor Sinan Aral will draw on two decades of his own research and business experience to see just how much social media actually shapes our choices, for better or worse.
Join us for this free public event on Thursday 25 March 2021. Find out more and sign-up here.
Free public lecture on influence and leadership
Wednesday 18 November 2020 | Event
Professor Connson Locke will explain how to develop your leadership presence and be more influential in the workplace at a free public event on Wednesday 24 February 2021.
Launching her latest book, Making Your Voice Heard, Professor Locke will explore why some are more influential than others and what can make people take notice.
Find out more and sign-up here.
Management graduates help African businesses survive coronavirus
Friday 13 November 2020 | News
Two of our Executive Global Master's in Management (EGMiM) students are using what they've learned in the classroom to help African businesses access financing amid coronavirus.
Executive programme ranked fourth in the world by the Financial Times
Wednesday 27 October 2020 | News
The TRIUM executive MBA programme, with is run by LSE, NYU Stern and HEC Paris, has been ranked fourth in the world by the Financial Times.
Behavioural Lab wins European Commission funding to study behavioural effects of COVID-19
Tuesday 20 October 2020 | News
LSE's Behavioural Lab for Teaching and Research joins the European Commission’s €10million funded PERISCOPE consortium to study the effectiveness of COVID-19 policy messages on compliance behaviours.
Professor recognised for contributions to science and practice of management
Thursday 8 October 2020 | News
Jackie Coyle-Shapiro, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at LSE’s Department of Management, has been elected into the Academy of Management Fellows Group.
Carving out a career in HR: tips from an LSE alumna
Friday 2 October 2020 | Podcast
Tolu Osho studied MSc Human Resource Management at LSE Department of Management in 2008.
In this podcast, Tolu shares insights from her career journey and discusses exciting new trends in HR.
How to develop gravitas
Thusday 24 September 2020 | Comment
We all want to be valued, respected and influential. But we also want to remain true to ourselves.
Writing for Harvard Business Reivew, Dr Rebecca Newton explains the methods behind acquiring gravitas.
Putting the emphasis on leadership in a disrupted world
Tuesday 22 September 2020 | Comment
Purposeful and empathetic leadership will help organisations to balance short-term risks with sustainability, and to find opportunities in adversity, writes Dr Elaine Yerby.
Is populism good or bad for FDI?
Monday 21 September 2020 | Comment
Professor Saul Estrin provides his thoughts on populism and what it means for foreign direct investment.
Management faculty nominated for award on digital security
Monday 21 September 2020 | News
Dr Edgar Whitley, Associate Professor of Information Systems at LSE’s Department of Management, has been nominated in the inaugural Good ID awards.
WIRED: No, Dominic Cummings isn't plotting to bring back ID cards
Friday 4 September 2020 | Comment
Dr Edgar Whitley spoke to Wired.co.uk about the issues of reintroducting digital ID cards.
Alumna named among UK's top female tech leaders of tomorrow
Friday 10 July 2020 | News
Management alumna Regina Oladipo has been named UK's 80 female technology leaders of tomorrow.
New research collaboration with Farmer Connect
Wednesday 17 June 2020 | News
Associate Professor Rocco Macchiavello will be working with Farmer Connect, a tech start-up building farmer-to-consumer traceability solutions for enterprises, for his latest research project.
Assistant Professor receives prestigious award
Tuesday 16 June 2020 | News
Each year, the Careers Division of the Academy of Management formally recognises excellence through the bestowal of several awards.
Shoshana Dobrow has received the inaugural Mid-Career Award for 2020.
Diverse workforces hold the skills needed for businesses to survive
Monday 11 May 2020 | Comment
Dr Karin King explains why businesses now have a chance to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, with such workforces having the creativity and innovation necessary for a company to adapt during a crisis.
Management faculty among funding winners
Wednesday 6 May 2020 | News
Dr Dorottya Sallai and a team of investigators have been awarded funding from the European NORFACE network as part of their Governance programme.
Coronavirus: LSE alum developing COVID-19 vaccine
Wednesday 1 April 2020 | News
Find out about the LSE alum working to create a vaccine for COVID-19.
Podcast: How to Make Equality a Reality Through Change and Innovation
Friday 27 March 2020 | Event
Hear from an inspiring panel of speakers as they discuss how balance, diversity and equality has brought improvements to their professional and personal lives.
Coronavirus: The end of the office?
Thursday 19 March 2020 | Comment
The need for vast, expensive corporate HQs will diminish, says Dr Esther Canonico.
What are the qualities of a good leader?
Saturday 14 March 2020 | Comment
From emotional intelligence to setting the example, LSE's Karin King pitches in to the top seven qualities of a good leader.
Department launch new consulting competition
Thursday 5 March 2020 | News
The Management Consulting Competition set students a real-life strategic issue faced by the London School of Economics Human Resources Division.
New special interest group to support HR students
Wednesday 19 February 2020 | News
A student special interest group (SIG) has been set up to support students on studying on the MSc Human Resources and Organisations (HRO) programme.
Forbes: Bad bosses are driving away their best employees
Tuesday 11 February 2020 | Comment
In our latest collaboration with Forbes, Jonathan Booth discusses his research into the harmful effects of bad bosses.
Helping creators take control of their careers
Tuesday 28 January 2020 | News
LSE Management graduate Jason Burchard founded RootNote, a music and technology start-up, with his brother.
Discover how their innovative new platform will help simplify data for creators.
LSE academic to advise review on governance of biometric data
Tuesday 28 January 2020 | News
Dr Edgar Whitley will be part of the Expert Advisory Group for an independent review launched by the Ada Lovelace Institute on the governance of biometric data.
How Freedom of Choice Influences Well-being
Thursday 28 November 2019 | Event
Simona Botti, from London Business School, explains why choice doesn't always make us happy.
Listen to the podcast.
Management academic speaks at research seminar
Thursday 28 November 2019 | Faculty
Department of Management Fellow Ruth Reaney was invited to speak at the second Midlands Labour and Employment Relations Society (MLERS) meeting earlier this month.
Read news story.
Executive programme in FT rankings
Monday 25 November 2019 | Programmes
The Financial Times Executive MBA rankings for 2019 have placed the TRIUM programme as third in the world.
TRIUM has consistently been ranked within the world’s top five Executive MBA programmes since the programme first became eligible to enter the Financial Times ranking in 2006.
TRIUM continues to hold the number one ranking for work experience and international course experience.
See the FT's Executive MBA rankings.
Research into banker culture and dishonesty published in Nature
Friday 15 November 2019 | Faculty
Research co-authored by Dr Barbara Fasolo of LSE’s Department of Management into the culture of the banking industry has been published in Nature.
The research revisited the findings of a 2014 study which suggested that bankers were more dishonest than other professions when their professional identity was made salient in an experiment.
Read news story.
The largest meeting of management scholars
Friday 8 November 2019 | Faculty
LSE’s Department of Management scholars and doctoral researchers attended the Academy of Management's 79th Annual Meeting in Boston, USA.
One of the highlights was when Jackie Coyle-Shapiro, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at LSE, was invited on stage and became the 75th President of the Academy.
Read blog post.
How to Speak Machine
Wednesday 30 October 2019 | Event
John Maeda recently visited LSE where spoke at the LSE public lecture ‘How to Speak Machine’, chaired by Carsten Sørensen.
The American technologist and author, John Maeda, explored how we can understand the laws of our digital age.
Listen to podcast.
PhD student named finalist for prestigious dissertation award
Thursday 24 October 2019 | PhD news
Hannah Weisman, A PhD student from LSE’s Department of Management was named a finalist in a prestigious dissertation proposal competition.
Read news story.
Relaunch of our PhD programmes
Monday 21 October 2019 | Programmes
Applications for doctoral degrees in the Department are open for 2020-21 entry, following a programme review which took place last academic year.
Applications for 2020-21 entry close on 19 June 2020.
Explore programme prospectuses.
Management academic launches book on authentic leadership
Friday 21 June 2019 | Faculty
Dr Rebecca Newton launched her latest book on how to lead with gravitas at a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Read news story.
Recipient of Global Professorship joins LSE
Thursday 07 February 2019 | Award
Professor Noam Yuchtman has joined the Department of Management after winning a Global Professorship from the British Academy.
Read news story.
When politics and leadership collide
Sunday 10 November 2019 | News
Sandy Pepper spoke with Raconteur to share his thoughts on the ethical leadership debate.
Freedom of expression on Palestine is being suppressed
Wednesday 14 August 2019 | News
Professor Jonathan Rosenhead says that a council’s refusal to host a charity event has vindicated concerns raised about the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.
Making sense of the knowledge economy
Thursday 23 May 2019 | News
Will Venters discuss an economy built around ideas and intellectual capital – from software to patents – and driven by technology
AI in business: looking beyond the hype
Sunday 12 May 2019 | Feature
Endless buzzwords and misconceptions confuse leaders and dilute the true purpose of artificial intelligence (AI).
Caps on bankers' bonuses could increase risky behaviour
Thursday 21 February | News
Capping bankers’ bonuses may increase financial risk rather than curbing it, a new study by the Bank of England has claimed.
Why flexible workers keep turning up at the office
Thursday 14 February 2019 | Feature
Esther Canonico dicusses how companies and staff are still figuring out successful strategies.
Tuesday 30 January 2018
Living the stream
New research into the popularity of live video game streaming, and its growing profitability.
Saturday 30 December 2017, BBC Radio 4
AI is virtually non-existent in real business
Robotic process automation and cognitive automation are not to be confused with Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Professor Leslie Willcocks said the majority of business technologies are based on machine learning, powerful visualisation tools and algorithms, which are distinct from AI.
Wednesday 19 July 2017, The New Yorker
Vote for Ugly
The so called "beauty premium" has long been chronicled, but new research from Dr Satoshi Kanazawa suggests less-than-attractiveness can amount to a pretty penny.
Thursday 6 April 2017, Financial Times
Spain: boom to bust and back again
Professor Luis Garicano – an expert on the failed Cajas in Spain – credits the country’s recovery to a restructure of the financial system.
Saturday 18 February 2017, The Telegraph
Is this the end of private prisons?
Amid the recent media froth over the pitfalls of the UK’s prison system, Dr Simon Bastow – an expert on prison crowding – cuts through the hysteria and provides insight on the unusual framework in which private prisons operate.