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Research is at the heart of our success, and has the power to transform lives.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our research initiatives extend across multiple departments and subject areas within LUMS, delivering innovative approaches to research.
Our completed research areas underpin our strong reputation for research excellence, and have played a vital role in our REF performance to date.
Find out more about how our groundbreaking research is making its mark on business, industry and the wider community.
Professor Jeffrey Unerman, of the Department of Accounting and Finance, was recently invited to the Accounting for Sustainability summit hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales at St James’s Palace to celebrate the positive impact of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S).
Lancaster University Management School will help deliver a major new research project to help mid-sized law and accountancy firms adopt artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to improve productivity and develop new business models.
Distinguished Professor Robert Fildes, an expert in forecasting from Lancaster University Management School, sheds some light into the delicate balance retailers have to strike during Black Friday and Christmas sales.
While industry and policymakers agree on the importance of gender equality progress remains slow. Just as one example, the 1% take-up of shared parental leave has illustrated how rigid gender roles still are in the 21st century. Claire Leitch and Valerie Stead are talking with employers about the gender challenges they face and how to address them.
Different parts of organisations are operating at different speeds and in a mismatch of gears in terms of their ways of working, management styles and cultures. The result for many employers is a breakdown in employee engagement - something that’s increasingly being seen as a reason for the UK’s relatively low levels of productivity. Lesley Giles of The Work Foundation points to how organisations can shift back to a more propulsive mode.
Each year South East Asia faces waves of ‘monster’ typhoons, earthquakes and other natural disasters. The frontline disaster planning service for the ASEAN member nations is under constant pressure to anticipate and provide the best possible response to large-scale emergencies across the region. Juliana Sutanto explains how a new decision-support system will save more lives.
"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
Discover our events, seminars and conferences taking place throughout the year.
Wednesday 12 December 2018, 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Friday 14 December 2018, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday 18 January 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
Wednesday 30 January 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday 4 February 2019, 8:15am to 5:00pm
Friday 10 May 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
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