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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.
Lancaster University will play a key role in new project to help universities, researchers, libraries and publishers make more, and better, use of open access books.
A new study finds that climate has affected the risk of armed conflict. Though other drivers of violence were found to be substantially more influential, as global temperatures continue to rise, the changing climate is expected to further amplify the risk of conflict.
Businesses need to actively embrace artificial intelligence as research from Lancaster University Management School shows most business and technology leaders are optimistic about the value-creating potential of AI in their enterprise but that benefits have proved elusive for a majority of organisations.
A Lancaster University Professor’s agenda-setting accounting paper has been recognised with a prestigious accolade.
A Lancaster University professor has been appointed to a position in assessing how reforms to the world banking system have fared since the global financial crisis.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology (OWT) we have been hosting a diverse range of events to reflect on the past 50 years of achievements and to look forward to the Department's future developments.
"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.
Monday 4 September 2017, 12:00am to Saturday 7 September 2019, 12:00am
Monday 17 June 2019, 12:00am to Friday 21 June 2019, 12:00am
Wednesday 3 July 2019, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday 4 November 2019, 9:00am to Tuesday 5 November 2019, 5:30pm
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