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    Developing a tool to measure corporate culture from the ‘outside’

Developing a tool to measure corporate culture from the ‘outside’

Dr Tom Reader and Dr Alex Gillespie reflect on the process of developing a tool to measure organisational culture ‘unobtrusively’, and its potential value for investors

 Since May 2016, Dr Tom Reader and Dr Alex Gillespie have led an academic research project to develop a new approach to measuring corporate culture. Funded by the AKO Foundation (a UK charity),5 this […]

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    Culture and two-way perspective-taking in research on autism

Culture and two-way perspective-taking in research on autism

A new study from Brett Heasman and Alex Gillespie has been published in Autism which highlights an important methodological and theoretical gap in understanding autistic social interactions.

Open Access paper accessible here: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1362361317708287

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people connect and relate to others, and also impacts one’s sensory experience of the world (NAS, 2017b). For […]

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    PBS present at internal launch of new Global Health Initiative research platform

PBS present at internal launch of new Global Health Initiative research platform

PBS’s Professor Cathy Campbell presented a wealth of work dedicated to issues in Global Health at the internal launch of a new multidisciplinary LSE Global Health Initiative. The initiative’s work will apply LSE’s tradition of rigorous social science research to emerging global health challenges.

The Global Health Initiative is a cross-departmental research platform initiated by the Departments of International Development, Psychological […]

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    ‘Space invaders’: Are smartphones really transforming parents and adolescents’ ways of communicating?

‘Space invaders’: Are smartphones really transforming parents and adolescents’ ways of communicating?

This post originally appeared on the ‘Parenting for a digital future’ blog from the Department of Media and Communications.
Marina Everri takes a closer look at the ways in which smartphones impact family life in Italy, and whether they are changing the ways in which parents and adolescents interact. Marina is a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of […]

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    Investigating organisational culture from the ‘outside’, and implications for investing

Investigating organisational culture from the ‘outside’, and implications for investing

Dr Alex Gillespie and Dr Tom Reader consider how organizational culture can be researched from ‘outside’ an organization and what dimensions could be of particular interest for potential investment decisions.
Organisational culture has consistently been shown to predict a range of performance metrics, including an organisation’s return on assets (ROA), return on equity (ROE), return on investment (ROI), operating margin, market […]

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The Impact Challenge

Bridging the gap between theory and application is frequently a challenge, whether we find ourselves in universities or organisations. At LSE we attest to the importance of both understanding the causes of things and impacting the real world ‘out there’. To bridge this gap two of the department’s PhD students, Mark Noort and Brett Heasman, organised the first trial […]

The psychology of children with same-sex parents

What does it mean to become parents in a stigmatising political and sociocultural context? Marina Everri discusses her thoughts from her new book on same-sex parents and their children living in Italy.

In most Western European and Scandinavian countries, same-sex couples have been allowed to get married and have or adopt children since the beginning of the twenty-first century (see […]

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    Winner of Popular Prize at LSE Research Festival 2016: Celestin Okoroji

Winner of Popular Prize at LSE Research Festival 2016: Celestin Okoroji

We would like to congratulate first year PhD student, Celestin Okoroji, for winning the Popular Prize at the LSE Research Festival 2016 and receiving Highly Commended for the Charles Booth prize last week.

His poster focused on his MSc dissertation which looked at the social representations Jobseekers allowance claimants. He is hoping to take this work further in his PhD, and will look […]

New publication: The social psychology of everyday politics

Newly published book The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics edited by Associate Professor Caroline Howarth and Dr Eleni Andreouli features chapters by PhD candidate Geetha Reddy and Dr Ilka Gleibs, and PhD candidate Sandra Obradovic and Associate Professor Caroline Howarth.

 

Associate Professor, Caroline Howarth, along with Eleni Andreouli of Open University, have recently published an edited book exploring the ways in […]

Reflections on a Research Field Trip to Brazil

As Professor Sandra Jovchelovitch prepares to travel to Quito to participate in Habitat III, current and former postgraduate students reflect on their experience of travelling to Brazil to observe first-hand how socio-cultural psychologists research and work in complex urban environments. 

 

 ‘Resilience and Porosity of City Borders: A psychosocial investigation in three Brazilian cities’ is an international interdisciplinary collaboration project studying the […]

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