Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
‘Recycling is for drunks, addicts and babushkas’ – inside Russia’s mafia-dominated waste industry 23/05/16

‘Recycling is for drunks, addicts and babushkas’ – inside Russia’s mafia-dominated waste industry

Even leaving glass bottles out for collection carries a social stigma, explains Minna Halme.

We need to expose and challenge gendered appearance norms 17/05/16

We need to expose and challenge gendered appearance norms

After Nicola Thorp was sent home from a job as a receptionist for refusing to wear high heels, Valerie Stead discusses gender and dress codes in a piece for HR Magazine.

View the article on the HR Magazine website
Nutripocalypse: The Nutrition Labelling Overload 12/05/16

Nutripocalypse: The Nutrition Labelling Overload

James Cronin from the Department of Marketing discusses food labelling in his latest blog for the Huffington Post.

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Is the sporting world putting money before fairness? 26/04/16

Is the sporting world putting money before fairness?

Making it into the world championships can depend more on rules than skill, claim Professor Mike Wright, Professor John M Norman from the University of Sheffield and Professor Graham Kendall from the University of Nottingham.

Brands should consider their history when looking for the next big innovation 18/04/16

Brands should consider their history when looking for the next big innovation

Brands can find innovative ideas by looking to the past, argues Professor Alfredo De Massis.

View the article on the Marketing Magazine website
What big companies can learn from the success of the unicorns 23/03/16

What big companies can learn from the success of the unicorns

LUMS's Alfredo De Massis, along with Federico Frattini and Franco Quillico, discuss "unicorns" - venture-backed private companies valued at $1 billion or more.

View the article on the Harvard Business Review website
Budget 2016: experts respond 16/03/16

Budget 2016: experts respond

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his eighth budget. Here, Economist Geraint Johnes and other panellists give The Conversation their take on what it means for the economy, business, healthcare and education.

Dr Maurizio Zanardi on the latest UK overseas trade figures
11/03/16

Dr Maurizio Zanardi on the latest UK overseas trade figures

Maurizio Zanardi, from the Department of Economics, explains why the latest figures are nothing to worry about.

Is scrapping the €500 note more about interest rates than counter-terrorism? 10/03/16

Is scrapping the €500 note more about interest rates than counter-terrorism?

Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative, says John Whittaker.