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London School of Economics and Political Science


University of South Australia Business School



London School of Economics and Political Science


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) studies the social sciences in their broadest sense, with an academic profile spanning a wide range of disciplines, from economics, politics and law, to sociology, information systems and accounting and finance.

The School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and is one of the most international universities in the world. Its study of social, economic and political problems focuses on the different perspectives and experiences of most countries. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe. Visit for more information.

The Department of Management is a world leading centre for education and research in business and management. We are proud to be rated #1 in the UK for research in business and management studies (REF 2014). Our research pushes the frontiers of our understanding of the world, developing cutting-edge insights for practitioners. We collaborate with businesses, third sector organisations and policymakers across the globe to bring about real world impact.

Research within the department focuses on Organisational Behaviour, Information Systems and Innovation, Employment Relations and Human Resource Management, Public Management, Marketing, and Managerial Economics and Strategy. We foster interdisciplinary links between these areas, and with other leading academic departments across LSE, to develop new innovations in research.


University of South Australia Business School


The University of South Australia Business School is one of the Asia-Pacific's premier business schools and South Australia's largest.

Ranked in the top 1% worldwide having achieved EQUIS accreditation, our leading-edge research informs our teaching, helps transform businesses and benefits communities. Our research strengths include human resource management and organizational behavior, marketing, applied economics, law, tourism, and international business. Our MBA Program has been awarded 5-stars from the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMMA) and the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings and has been consistently rated in the top 10 MBAs in Australia.

With programs in Adelaide, Sydney and Hong Kong, it's our business to empower our graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to compete and succeed on the global stage. More than 55,000 alumni make up our international community of enterprising professionals, managers, and scholars.

We also create the context for graduate and community success, with centers of research and practice that transform the way marketing adds value to organizations, support the development of excellent workplaces, and assess and support choice in domains as diverse as cancer treatment and urban transport.

We are strongly represented in the Academy of Management by members of our Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX), a research center committed to researching current and future workplace challenges. CWeX takes a scientific approach to enable organizations and employees to be innovative, agile and adaptable - as the global marketplace, people, and technology continue to change. CWeX's progressive, world-class research is built on four pillars essential for employee and organizational effectiveness – employee diversity and well-being, organizational culture and change, leadership, and people management practices.

Additionally, our Centre for Business Growth is one of the few in the world that uses research-based development services to assist medium-sized businesses to scale and grow, while our strategic partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the South Australian Government to form the Innovation and Collaboration Centre establishes an environment for small tech companies to flourish.

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