World-class Business Research
Lancaster University Management School is the 2012 'Business School of the Year'
LUMS has achieved a 20-year reputation for research of exceptional quality and international standing. 75% of our research activity was assessed in 2008 as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and virtually all our research (95%) is at least of international standing.
This long-term commitment to research of the highest quality has encouraged a distinctive and deeply embedded research culture within LUMS.
Most of our research is organised thematically through our seven academic departments:
- Accounting and Finance
- Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development
- Management Learning & Leadership
- Management Science
- Organisation, Work & Technology
In addition, much cross-disciplinary research takes place within our dedicated research centres:
- Centre for Performance-Led HR
- Centre for Strategic Management
- Centre for the Study of Technology & Organisation
- Gulf One Centre for Economics Research
- Centre for Family Business
- Centre for Forecasting
- Lancaster Centre for Management in China
- Lancaster India Centre
In October 2010, Lancaster University acquired The Work Foundation, forming a powerful new alliance that enables both organisations to enhance their research impact.
The LUMS doctoral programmes in business and management are among the highest-ranked in the world.
For more information about research or doctoral study at LUMS, please contact the LUMS Research Office.
As one of Europe's top business schools, Lancaster University Management School provides a full support programme for both early career and established academics - encouraging inter-disciplinary research of the highest international standing.
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The quality of care in the English NHS is too often compromised by a lack of clearly defined goals, too much regulation, and highly variable staff support, according to the largest ever study of NHS culture and behaviours. The study team was led by Lancaster's Professor Mike West.
5 December 2013Writing in Global Banking & Finance Review, Dr Jill Johnes investigates the rise of Islamic banking and how it contributes to a secure and efficient banking system.
2 December 2013At the Operational Research Society's Blackett Lecture in London on 28 November 2013, Kevin Glazebrook, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Management Science, was presented with the Beale Medal, the Society's top award.
26 November 2013This week the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced a new investment of 350 million pounds to fund a new generation of Centres for Doctoral Training across the UK.
15 November 2013LUMS lecturer Anthony Hesketh is leading research into an initiative aimed at developing a human capital framework that will help businesses measure the impact and value of workers.
- Economics Research Seminar - Guido Ascari
Wed 11 Dec 2013
- The Twilight of the Machines
Wed 11 Dec 2013
- Economics Research Seminar - Silvia Mendolia
Tue 7 Jan 2014
- Can sociological paradigms still inform organisational analysis? A paradigm model for post-paradigm times
Wed 22 Jan 2014
- Economics Research Seminar - George Kapetanios
Wed 29 Jan 2014
View some of the high-impact research going on within LUMS in these short videos.
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