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Exploring below the surface of how we organise for work, how organisational forms develop and our complex and evolving relationship with technology.
As one of the first departments of organisation studies to be established in the UK, we are known for the advancement and application of organisational and social theory. A succession of well-known academics have worked in the Department and many of our students, who have subsequently become influential figures in their own right, continue Lancaster traditions.
As a multi-disciplinary department, we draw primarily on the disciplines of social psychology, sociology and philosophy. We research and teach within and across three main themes of organisation, work and technology. Empirical research has always been an important focus, conducted on the basis of strong theoretic foundations.
By harnessing the power of research and academic insight, we are leading the debate on a range of global issues. Read our latest article by Dr Alison Stowell, examining the "circular economy". Discover how we are engaging with organisations by visiting For Business.
Our undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses provide a balance of theory and practice, where you will benefit from being taught by some of the leading thinkers in the field.
Our undergraduate degrees are designed to give you a broad appreciation of management theory and practice combined with specialised knowledge of key disciplines.
Our Masters courses reflect our interdisciplinary focus, drawing on the latest research and encouraging a critical approach to contemporary organisational practices.
Our PhD and Doctor of Management programmes immerse you in the Department's leading research activities.
Our research sets the agenda in debates about areas such as employment relations, aiming to advance the role of organisations in contemporary society.
The department runs a series of research seminars with invited academics from universities across the world.
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In this piece for The Conversation, Professor David Knights (Organisation, Work and Technology) discusses some of the issues most affecting vets in the UK
A group of 10 LUMS students attended the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s annual Liaison delegate meeting in Montreux last week.
Following last year’s success, a Smart Parks Hackathon was organised by Prof Juliana Sutanto and Prof Edward Truch for this year’s cohort of students on the E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) MSc programme.
Professor Paul Sparrow writes in The HR Director about the challenges managers face when it comes to workforce planning.
For centuries, consumers have expected to be at the end of the line of a constant flow of products. Growing global demand and shrinking resources mean it’s a model that can’t last. Instead, manufacturers and consumers need to think in terms of a carousel of materials that has to be replenished from existing and renewable stocks, not by taking further from the planet. Alison Stowell looks beyond the principles to how businesses can move to a ‘circular’ model in practice.