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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.

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How to develop gravitas

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.

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Putting the emphasis on leadership in a disrupted world

Purposeful and empathetic leadership will help organisations to balance short-term risks with sustainability, and to find opportunities in adversity, writes Dr Elaine Yerby.

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Comment: Is populism good or bad for FDI?

Professor Saul Estrin provides his thoughts on populism and what it means for foreign direct investment.

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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. 

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WIRED: No, Dominic Cummings isn't plotting to bring back ID cards

Friday 4 September 2020 | News

Dr Edgar Whitley spoke to about the issues of reintroducting digital ID cards.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Diverse workforces hold the skills needed for businesses to survive

Monday 11 May 2020 | News

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.

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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.

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Coronavirus: LSE alum developing COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday 1 April 2020News

Find out about the LSE alum working to create a vaccine for COVID-19.

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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.

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Coronavirus: The end of the office?

Thursday 19 March 2020 | News

The need for vast, expensive corporate HQs will diminish, says Dr Esther Canonico.

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What are the qualities of a good leader?

Saturday 14 March 2020 | News

From emotional intelligence to setting the example, LSE's Karin King pitches in to the top seven qualities of a good leader.

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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.

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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.

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Bad bosses are driving away their best employees

Tuesday 11 February 2020 | Forbes

In our latest collaboration with Forbes, Jonathan Booth discusses his research into the harmful effects of bad bosses. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Hannah Weisman PhD Student Award

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.

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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.

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Award for faculty and PhD candidate

Monday 21 October 2019 | Award

The annual Academy of Management Conference was held from 9-13 August 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Congratulations to Shoshana Dobrow Riza (Assistant Professor, Organisational Behaviour) and Hannah Weisman (PhD candidate) who won the Best Overall Paper Award in the Careers Division.

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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).

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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.

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When politics and leadership collide

Sunday 10 November 2019 | News

Sandy Pepper spoke with Raconteur to share his thoughts on the ethical leadership debate.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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June 2018

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Thursday 21 June 2018, The Economist
A practicle guide to the most nail-biting part of the World Cup

Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta’s analysis of 11,000 penalty kicks suggests a team can improve their odds of victory.

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Thursday 21 June 2018
Happy workers more likely to volunteer in their free time

Employees satisfied with their jobs are more likely to volunteer than those who are unhappy at work.

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Monday 11 June 2018
Mastering the multi-generational workplace

New ideas to succeed in the multi-generational workplace discussed at CEMS Global Alliance 30th anniversary public lecture.

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May 2018

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Thursday 10 May 2018, Huffington Post
Yes, work is changing, but is AI the real reason why?

Professor Leslie Willcocks finds artificial intelligence is notably absent from real workplaces.

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Saturday 12 May 2018, Times Higher Education
US restrictions on Chinese researchers ‘could damage world science’

Dr Fabian Waldinger’s study on the collapse of international science after World War I is a warning to Trump’s administration of the damage from US restrictions.

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April 2018


Monday 30 April 2018
LSE among best for research and graduate prospects

New rankings recognise LSE's position as one of the leading institutions in the UK.

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Monday 30 April 2018
Consumers are not giving informed consent before sharing their financial data

Complex terms and conditions prevent informed consent, according to research from Dr Edgar Whitley and Dr Roser Pujadas.

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Tuesday 24 April 2018 
Power at Play: tackling harassment in the workplace

Learn how power dynamics affect the way we work.

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Monday 23 April 2018, The Guardian 
Labour MP Rushanara Ali: 'Rana Plaza was a man-made disaster'

Five years on from the Rana Plaza disaster, Professor Sarah Ashwin discusses - is the fashion industry a better place for women to work? 

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March 2018

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Friday 2 March 2018, The Financial Times 
Is the MBA dead?

Founder of the Department of Management, Professor Saul Estrin, discusses LSE’s decision not to offer an MBA. 

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Thursday 8 March 2018, The Financial Times 
Businesses turn to software robots for office work  

The hyper-growth of robotic automation firms signals change for the office worker, but what is on the horizon?

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February 2018

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Thursday 22 February 2018
Public discussion on the Future of Work

Academics from LSE’s Employment Relations and Human Resource Management Research Group debated how work has changed and will evolve in the future. 

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Monday 19 February 2018, HR Magazine 
The exec price tag: reforming executive pay

Long Read: Professor Sandy Pepper helps unpick the knotty debate around CEO rewards and incentives.

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Friday 16 February 2018
The Myth of AI: the technologies really transforming our workplaces

New research from LSE finds Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hijacked term, and notably absent from real workplaces.

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Wednesday 14 February 2018
LSE student makes Forbes 30 under 30 list

Executive Master's in Management student Morten Bruun has been named in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for 2018.

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January 2018

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Tuesday 30 January 2018
Living the stream

New research into the popularity of live video game streaming, and its growing profitability.

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Thursday 25 January 2018
Megatrends: predicting the future to reinvent today

HP’s Chief Technology Officer revealed the 'megatrends' that will transform humanity at a Department of Management public lecture. 

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Tuesday 9 January 2018
What makes a great leader?

Dr Connson Locke tackles the question 'What makes a great leader?' in the January 2018 episode of the LSE IQ podcast. 

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December 2017

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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.

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Wednesday 6 December 2017
Women in Business podcast

The Michaelmas term Women in Business public lecture features Yasmin Diamond,  Executive Vice President of a FTSE100 listed company, in conversation with Dr Hyun-Jung Lee.

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November 2017


Thursday 16 November 2017
Public lecture with 'The Lean Startup' author Eric Ries 

The entrepreneur revealed how the start-up ethos can breathe life into any organisation at a Department of Management public lecture. 

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Thursday 16 November 2017
Research: Fairness in work and pay

Professor Sandy Pepper provides insight into executive views on fairness at work, as part of a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Monday 6 November 2017
Podcast: Is our prison system broken?

Are prisons the poor relation of the public sector? Dr Simon Bastow – an expert on overcrowding in prisons – considers why the prison system in England and Wales may be failing. 

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October 2017

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Monday 22 October 2017, The Guardian
Safe standing’s surprise byproduct? It might help the home team’s game

What effect do crowds have on football? Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta discusses the home advantage.

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Monday 2 October 2017, South China Morning Post
Nearly 40 per cent of Hong Kong students in ‘veiled’ poll support violent protests

An experiment by a group of international researchers, including Senior Visiting Fellow Dr Noam Yuchtman, finds Hong Kong students hold more radical attitudes towards political protests than expected.

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Monday 2 October 2017, CEMS Magazine
Technological Disruption: the “human touch’ will still have a place in work

Just because work can be automated doesn’t necessarily mean it should or will, writes Professor Leslie Willcocks.

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September 2017

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Thursday 14 September 2017, The New York Times
The Shkreli Syndrome: youthful trouble, tech success, then a fall

Research by Professor Yona Rubinstein finds smart teenagers who engage in illicit activities are more likely to become entrepreneurs: but if youthful rule-breaking foreshadows their rise, does it also contribute to their demise?

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August 2017

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Thursday 31 August 2017
Experts must fight back

The incoming LSE Director, Dame Minouche Shafik, challenges the rise in anti-intellectual sentiment.

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Monday 14 August 2017, The Ecologist 
The hidden environmental impacts of ‘platform capitalism’

The rise of powerful technology companies does not bode well for environmental regulations, argues Dr Jamie Woodcock.

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Wednesday 2 August 2017 
Penalty shootouts: EFL to trial fairer system

The English Football League has adopted the 'ABBA' penalty shootout format for cup competitions and playoffs, informed by the research of Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta.

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July 2017

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Monday 31 July 2017, The Telegraph 
The fourth industrial revolution: don’t let your business be a casualty

Big corporations are preparing for Industry 4.0. Professor Leslie Willcocks – an expert on work, technology and globalisation – distinguishes the optimists from the pessimists.

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Tuesday 25 July 2017, Financial Times 
Companies risk fines for labour abuses lower on supply chain

Emeritus Professor David Metcalf and the UK’s first Director of Labour Market Enforcement, proposes tougher measures to tackle illegal practices, such as minimum wage abuses. 

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Wednesday 19 July 2017, Wired
Is it a good idea for companies to reveal how much they pay?

Following the release of the BBC pay report, Professor Alexander Pepper considers the consequences for the BBC's top earners.

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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.

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July 2017

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Thursday 6 July 2017, Raconteur; The Times
Getting the best from workplaces

With more and more people opting to log in remotely, Dr Esther Canonico provides insight on whether the office will remain central to our working day?

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June 2017

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Thursday 29 June 2017, HR Zone
The business case for diversity: tackling the inconvenient truth

When diversity becomes a tick box exercise the whole organisation suffers, but research by Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey reveals the value of employee resource groups.

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Tuesday 20 June 2017
Working the Phones: investigating control and resistance in the modern workplace

Dr Jamie Woodcock goes undercover in a call centre to reveal the plight of over a million workers employed in the UK’s least-loved service industry. 

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Friday 2 June 2017, The Economist
Europe inches closer to a plan for fixing its financial flaws

A new European Commission proposal aimed at strengthening the single currency area is mostly welcomed, writes Professor Luis Garicano.

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May 2017

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Tuesday 30 May 2017, Board Agenda
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to boosting diversity and business growth

The business case for diversity seems intuitive. But initiatives should improve the lived experiences of minority employees, says Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey.

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Monday 22 May 2017
Education for All: meeting the challenges of the 21st century

Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education and former Australian Prime Minster, makes a compelling case for global investment in education.

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Tuesday 2 May 2017
What's the future of work?

Exploring how technology is changing the way we work with leading LSE researchers. 

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April 2017

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Wednesday 12 April 2017, Skift
British Airways and the problem of fees, frills and perspective

As British Airways battle to compete in the low-cost long-haul market, Professor Amitav Chakravarti adds perspective on loss aversion.

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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.

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Wednesday 5 April 2017
Drop the Ball: how women can achieve more by doing less

A pioneer in the women’s leadership movement provides a bold manifesto for change, empowering women to let go. LSE public lecture with Tiffany Dufu.

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Tuesday 4 April 2017, Elite Business
Is smarter monitoring the key to boosting Britain's productivity levels? 

Managers are tracking employees to make informed decisions about their teams, but Dr Jamie Woodcock asks at what cost?

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March 2017 

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Friday 31 March 2017, Forbes
How to create more innovation in your team? Fewer meetings and more slack time

Time is not just a luxury, it’s a necessity for innovation suggests new research by Professor Om Narasimhan.

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Friday 17 March 2017, Financial Times 
How to save a penalty: the truth about football’s toughest shot

Professor Ignacio Palacios-Huerta explains how football has become the unlikely field for the theories of a Nobel Prize winner.

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Thursday 2 March 2017
No 'quick fix' to managing workplace diversity

A government-commissioned review urges employers to improve BAME progression but Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey advises against a one-size-fits-all approach.

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February 2017


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.

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Thursday 16 February 2017
Workplace rudeness can have a profound effect on mental well-being

Dr Tara Reich finds that persistent rudeness from a person in power negatively impacts on an employee’s well-being and sense of belonging.

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January 2017


Friday 27 January 2017
Team sports boost life-satisfaction

Being a member of a sports team offers huge health benefits, and research by Dr Chia-Huei Wu suggests it may also make you happier.

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Monday 16 January 2017
Manipulating workers desire for meaningful work can alienate employees

A study co-authored by Dr Emma Soane reveals that strategies to boost staff performance and morale by manipulating an employee’s desire for meaningful work often achieve the opposite effect.

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December 2016 


Tuesday 20 December 2016, Forbes
Does Hollywood predict the future with any degree of accuracy?     

Robots on the silver screen are often portrayed as 'out to get us', but in reality Professor Leslie Willcocks finds that robots can be effective when partnered with human intelligence.

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Monday 5 December 2016
How to break down the glass wall: successful strategies for women at work

Kathryn Jacob, CEO of Pearl and Dean, and Sue Unerman, Chief Strategy Officer at MediaCom, offered smart, practical strategies for women to succeed at work at an LSE public lecture. 

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November 2016 


Tuesday 15 November 2016
The Scale-up Manifesto: How Britain is becoming the scale-up nation of the world

The Department of Management brought together experts to discuss the latest findings of the 2016 Scale-Up Review. 

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Wednesday 9 November 2016, The Financial Times
Fake MBAs haunt CVs even in the internet age

Dr Roger Levy comments on how – in a connected world where many facts can be checked so easily – job candidates are cheating the system.

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Tuesday 1 November 2016
Richard Reed reveals ways to succeed in life

Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks, shared lessons in how to create and succeed at an LSE public lecture.

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October 2016


Sunday 25 October 2016, LSE Brexit blog
The end of Eldorado: Brexit Britain is likely to get a very bad deal from Spain

Professor Luis Garicano argues that Brexit puts much at risk.

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Monday 24 October 2016
Dr Fabian Waldinger awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize

Dr Fabian Waldinger, an “exceptional” researcher, has received one of five prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes in Economics.

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The future of computer science, according to Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google, shared his views on computer science education and Britain’s ‘computing crisis’ at a public conversation.

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October 2016, Harvard Business Review
The case against long-term incentive plans

Prior to LSE, Professor Sandy Pepper spent 27 years at PwC helping clients devise ways to compensate CEOs. Subsequently he states, “I was part of the system that I've come to say is not very effective".

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September 2016


Friday 30 September 2016, The Economist Intelligence Unit
The intelligent workforce

Professor Leslie Willcocks’ research suggests that humans and robots are most effective when working together.

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Tuesday 6 September 2016
Home working loses its appeal over time for both companies and staff

Research by Dr Esther Canonico finds that the benefits of working from home disappear over time.

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