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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.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Darren Dalcher has joined the Department of Management Science as Professor in Strategic Project Management at LUMS.
Operational Research alumni from a range of graduation years came together with Management Science department staff members for an informal drinks reception in the Management School on 10th September.
The LUMS Research Conference recently took place at Lancaster University Management School, providing a thought-provoking insight into a number of the the School's key research projects.
Robert Fildes and Ivan Svetunkov organised a successful three-day forecasting stream during this year’s OR60 conference at Lancaster University.
Dr Beatriz Rodriguez Garcia of the Department of Marketing and Dr Marian Iszatt-White of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy recently received awards for the best Developmental papers at the British Academy of Management Conference in Bristol.
Slides are available of this year’s symposium to download, presenting the latest research for improving inventory planning by the CMAF group.
"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.
Thursday 25 October 2018, 10:30am to 5:00pm
Friday 26 October 2018, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday 26 October 2018, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wednesday 31 October 2018, 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Tuesday 6 November 2018, 9:00am to Wednesday 7 November 2018, 5:00pm
Tuesday 6 November 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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