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New Member Spotlight: Lancaster University Management School


Institutional Profile

Lancaster University Management School

United Kingdom

Dean: Professor Angus Laing
GBSN Main Ambassador: Professor Mark Stevenson, Associate Dean, International
Accreditations: AACSB; AMBA; EQUIS; Small Business Charter

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is quadruple accredited by the AACSB, EQUIS, the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the Small Business Charter.

Lancaster University was the highest-ranking university in the North of England in the Times and Sunday Times League Table 2019. It is ranked in the UK Top 10 in all major national league tables and also holds a TEF Gold award for outstanding teaching, an outstanding learning environment and for delivering excellent employment outcomes for its students. This is the highest possible rating a university can achieve.

Lancaster University has campuses around the world:

Current Partnerships with GBSN Member Schools

LUMS partners with various GBSN members, including: – St Gallen – Monash Business School – WU Ð Vienna University of Economics and Business – HEC Montreal – NOVA – Nanyang Business School, Singapore – Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

In addition, Lancaster University partners with, for example: – George Washington University – Michigan State University – University of Maryland – University of Miami – University of California – University of Virginia.


Network Engagement

Lancaster University has campuses around the world, including in Ghana, and dual validated degrees in China and Malaysia. Our intentions in these regions is in line with the vision and mission of the GBSN. We are open to sharing our expertise and experience of working in these regions; and we will engage with fellow GBSN members on joint projects and via the cross-border coffee breaks and annual conferences.

Institutional contributions to the network platform in the first year

An initial focus will be on engaging with the GBSN community via the Cross-Border Coffee Breaks and by attending the GBSN Annual Conference. We are also looking forward to collaborating on projects with partners that build on and complement our areas of expertise.

Institutional engagement with fellow GBSN member institutions

LUMS already partners with several GBSN members. We will look to collaborate with these partners and other members of the network in mutually beneficial ways and in ways that further the mission of the GBSN. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss new opportunities with fellow network members.

The biggest challenge facing management in your community and how the institution addresses this challenge

Research is at the heart of LUMS’ success and has the power to push knowledge boundaries and transform lives. We seek to engage with a broad community of academics, practitioners and the wider public to tackle important problems of global and local significance.

One particular focus in the North West of England has been on SME and regional development, reflected in our Small Business Charter Award.

More broadly, our work includes but is not limited to ten key areas:

  • Centre for Consumption Insights: A centre focusing on real-world problems of consumption, which are of global significance for marketing practice and public policy.
  • Centre for Family Business: Developing synergies from research, teaching and close engagement with businesses.
  • Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy: A collaboration of leading academics across Finance, Econometrics and Economics focused on mutual research projects.
  • Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting: A pioneering centre for fundamental and applied research, leading knowledge exchange between academia and business.
  • Centre for Leadership Studies and Practice: One of the foremost centres for advancing leadership studies and practice in Europe, with an international reputation.
  • The Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business: Connecting great minds in science to great minds in business
  • Centre for Productivity and Efficiency: We are devoted to researching the measurement, analysis, management and improvement of productivity.
  • Centre for Sustainable Healthcare: A coordinating hub for healthcare related research across the different departments of the school, and via the Health Innovation Campus (HIC) across the wider university.
  • Centre for Technological Futures: Building on a rich tradition of studying the relationship between technological futures, societal phenomena, management practices and organisational dynamics.
  • Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL): Where world-leading researchers collaborate to provide cutting-edge solutions in the area of transport and logistics.

“Lancaster University Management School is delighted to be joining the global business school network. Lancaster University is a truly global institution with campuses in the developed and developing world. Our primary strategic goal is to establish Lancaster as a global leader in higher education Ð a ‘go to’ university for research and teaching that transforms lives, communities, practices and thinking in countries across the globe. This is very much in line with the mission and vision of the global business school network. We look forward to working with other members of the network to achieve our shared goals.”

– Mark Stevenson, LUMS Associate Dean International

Program Spotlight

Lancaster University is leading a ground-breaking project to work in partnership with African researchers to address the urgent need for safe and effective water use in Africa known as ‘RECIRCULATE. Driving eco-innovation in Africa: capacity-building for a safe circular water economy’. This project will empower African research organizations to work in, with and for their communities by strengthening their skills and capacity to deliver innovative solutions to pressing problems with water use and safety.

Recirculate joins up the different ways in which water sustains communities, from sewage disposal to energy generation and water used in food production. Solving these problems demands new approaches to research, and how research is translated to meet the needs of communities across Africa. Recirculate combines excellence in scientific research (environmental science, crop science, engineering, microbiology), social science and management research (entrepreneurial learning and knowledge exchange).

Across partners and across disciplines, and working with business and other research users, this Global Challenges Research Funded project is co-designing research to deliver appropriate solutions for Africa, building on cutting-edge solutions to addressing the global challenges around safe and sustainable water use.

For more information, visit: http://recirculate.global/#about

GBSN promotes the expertise and interests of our members by providing a platform to communicate news and open opportunities to global audiences and share how they are innovating in management education to the benefit of their colleagues around the world. The New Member Spotlight series serves as a way for new member schools to introduce themselves to the network.