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Research

Research is at the heart of our success, and has the power to transform lives.

Charles Carter

Research Culture

Lancaster University Management School is a collegial, multidisciplinary and innovative management research institution. We aspire to be world-leading in all our research activities by developing, recruiting and retaining world-leading researchers. We embed research into every aspect of our activities and through this, achieve significant impact for all our stakeholders.

LUMS has built a 20-year reputation for research of exceptional quality as attested to by our performance in the RAE/REF since 1996. The School’s long-term commitment to developing research of the highest quality has encouraged a research culture with four distinctive features:

  • Deeply embedded: all core activities are research-led
  • Theoretically informed: LUMS is widely recognised for theoretical innovations
  • Distinctly multi/interdisciplinary
  • Collegial in a significant and tangible way

Resourcing academic career development

LUMS has developed organisational processes to ensure that academic staff have the time, resources, organisational support and collegial environment necessary to undertake research of excellent quality such as significant dedicated research time, targeted resources and incentives, and excellent research support both locally and centrally.

Research within LUMS is led by our Associate Dean for Research, Professor Konstantinos Zografos, and our dedicated team of research colleagues

 

Research Power

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results in 2014 demonstrated that Lancaster University Management School is the most research intensive business school in the UK. We have built a 20-year reputation for research excellence through our performance in this measure since 1996.

1st

Lancaster University Management School was ranked 1st in the UK for 'research power'.


 80% of LUMS research was rated internationally excellent or world-leading.


We were rated joint 1st for research environment, demonstrating the vitality and sustainability of our research.

Shaping the next generation of researchers

Fundamental to our research culture at LUMS is an active and embedded PhD programme, which has been recognised by the FT as one of the best in Europe. Excellence in supervision, training and support of research students is at the centre of our focus. Research students are located in our academic departments and are an integral part of the research environment in LUMS.

Research Centres

Research Centres

We have ten core Research Centres focusing on delivering impact in key areas, and the Work Foundation which aims to shape the future of work.

Research Initiatives

Research Initiatives

Our research initiatives extend across multiple departments and subject areas within LUMS, delivering innovative approaches to research.

Completed Research

Completed Research

Our completed research areas underpin our strong reputation for research excellence, and have played a vital role in our REF performance to date.

Research Showcase

Research Showcase

Find out more about how our groundbreaking research is making its mark on business, industry and the wider community.

News

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"What's exciting about Lancaster is that it encourages interdisciplinary and cross-field research. This enables us to sometimes take more innovative approaches and do something a little different to the mainstream."


Dr Katy Mason, Department of Marketing

Research Events

Discover our events, seminars and conferences taking place throughout the year.

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