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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.
A peer-reviewed journal article by Professor Linda Hendry, along with co-authors Dr Maysara Sayed and Dr Marta Zorzini Bell, has been selected by the editorial team of Supply Chain Management: An International Journal as an Outstanding Paper in the 2018 Emerald Literati Awards.
Slides are available of this year’s symposium to download, presenting the latest forecasting research by the CMAF group.
A delegation of CMAF members attended this year's conference for Marketing Science in Philadelphia.
When 90% of global wealth is in the hands of just 10% of the population it’s unsurprising that questions are asked about the role of capitalism and materialism and their impact on society more generally.
US patrol oﬃcers experience signiﬁcantly higher levels of stress than their UK counterparts - but it’s little to do with policing in a gun culture. A new foundation of ‘pracademic’ work between LUMS’ Ian Hesketh and Jonathan Ivy and police practitioners is prompting new awareness of wellbeing issues and a desire for change in the us profession.
According to the internationally-recognised PISA evaluation of education systems however, the UK continues to lag behind top performing countries.So what now?
"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.
Tuesday 11 September 2018, 9:00am to Thursday 13 September 2018, 5:00pm
Thursday 27 September 2018, 9:00am to 5:30pm
Thursday 29 November 2018, 10:00am to 4:45pm
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