Latest news from Lancaster University Management School
New project explores social and cultural barriers to entrepreneurship
A new action research project led by Dr Carolyn Downs (Management Learning and Leadership) is working to develop solutions that address under-representation of groups in European business start-ups.
Releasing team creativity
Professor Mike West was one of the keynote speakers at the TEDxUmea conference on Leadership, Creativity and Innovation in Umea, Sweden, on 17 February. In this video of his conference speech, Professor West discusses his research into positivity in teams, particularly in the UK's National Health Service.
LUMS partners with Higher School of Economics in Moscow
Moscow-based LUMS alumni met up with applicants to the Management School at an event held in partnership with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow on 9 February 2013.
The Guardian: 'New self-driving car system tested on UK roads'
A story in The Guardian about self-driving cars quotes Dr Martin Spring of the Department of Management Science, who thinks they could radically transform how we think of road transport.View on The Guardian website
Supporting medium-sized businesses
In response to the findings from a recent Task Force report on business school engagement with medium-sized businesses, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development reports on how they have developed research and programmes tailored to meet MSB needs.
Marketing Week: 'Rule No 1: No medium rules over another'
In his regular column in Marketing Week, acclaimed marketer Mark Ritson talks about his experience studying marketing at Lancaster in the '80s: 'Lancaster's marketing degree had been founded in 1965 and by the time I got there it was a mass of specialist academics and applied lectures the like of which you would otherwise only have encountered in the US.'View on the Marketing Week website
BBC: 'Should people be off on Fridays?'
Professor Cary Cooper is quoted in a feature on the BBC magazine website on the benefits of a four-day working week. "It's crazy old-fashioned that people come in at 8am and leave at 7pm on busy commutes, given new technology means they can work from home. Going into the office seems to be part of our DNA, but longer hours are bad for health, and can cause stress," says Cooper.View on the BBC website
Martin Spring on the future of manufacturing
Dr Martin Spring (Management Science) gave a presentation on 30 January at the Royal Academy of Engineering, London, to a meeting of the High Level Stakeholder Group of the UK Government Office for Science Foresight Study on The Future of Manufacturing.