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.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) at LUMS has won one of the Economic and Social Research Council's first 'Celebrating Impact' awards, in recognition of its outstanding impact on business.
Releasing team creativity:
Prof Mike West at TEDxUmeå
Professor Mike West was one of the keynote speakers at the TEDxUmeå conference on Leadership, Creativity and Innovation in Umeå, Sweden, on 17 February. In this video of his conference speech, Professor West discusses his research into positivity in teams, particularly in the UK's National Health Service.
20 May 2013A study by Professor Ian Walker, featured in the Independent, reveals disparities in how nursery education impacts upon children's subsequent GCSE performance, and raises questions as to whether subsidised nursery places should be means-tested.
30 April 2013Professor Luis Araujo of the Department of Marketing gave the keynote address at a research seminar at the University of Oulu in Finland on 24 April 2013.
26 April 2013Lancaster is hosting the Management History Research Group on 8/9 July at the Storey Institute in the historic city of Lancaster. The conference keynote speaker is Professor Gibson Burrell.
25 April 2013Financial disadvantage does not necessarily prevent pupils from taking part in American-style high school proms, according to research carried out by the Universities of Bath, Lancaster and Stirling.
- A Service Infusion/Service Defusion Perspective on Dynamic Service Business Models: A Network Analysis
Wed 29 May 2013
- Accounting and Finance Research Seminar: Dr Marie Dutordoir
Fri 7 Jun 2013
- Accounting and Finance Research Seminar: Juhani Linnainmaa
Fri 14 Jun 2013
- MLL Seminar: Professor John K. Walton
Wed 26 Jun 2013
- Management History Research Group
Mon 8 Jul - Tue 9 Jul 2013
View some of the high-impact research going on within LUMS in these short videos.
See more video on in the LUMS Research Video Gallery