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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.
Universities are people businesses, run by people for people. Their outputs and results are dependent on the positive day-to-day experiences and motivation of students and staff. But this idea is often at odds with more traditional ideas of authority, the role of universities in enforcing academic standards and assessment. In a fiercely competitive global environment the sector needs to make student experience even more of a priority, says Radka Newton.
On Tuesday 27 November 2018, the Industry and Parliament Trust, in partnership with Lancaster University, hosted a Breakfast Meeting that considered issues related to ‘Decreasing Gender Inequalities in the UK Workforce’ held in the House of Commons, which was chaired by Lesley Giles, Director of the Work Foundation.
The Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL) had organised a Workshop for Accelerating Impact of Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AIDE-Response) Research. The workshop will be held in the United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand on 9-10 January 2019.
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.
"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 23 January 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Wednesday 30 January 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday 4 February 2019, 8:15am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Friday 10 May 2019, 10:15am to 11:30am
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