Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges 18/07/14

Cost of student visa clampdown weighs heavily on colleges

Geraint Johnes says that targeting students and universities as part of a broader migration policy is neither appropriate nor innocuous.

No room for workplace complacency despite 'green shoots' 18/07/14

No room for workplace complacency despite 'green shoots'

With UK sickness absence at an all-time low of 2.1%, Cary Cooper says it’s time for employers to tackle the culture of ‘presenteeism’.

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CEOs are more likely to be 'punished' as a result of takeovers 10/07/14

CEOs are more likely to be 'punished' as a result of takeovers

Research by Swarnodeep Homroy and colleagues reveals the negative consequences for CEOs as a result of poor company acquisitions.

Read on the Real Business website
US ideas have a disproportionate influence on business schools 07/07/14

US ideas have a disproportionate influence on business schools

David Collinson argues that the desire to publish in top, US-based journals has a homogenising effect on research.

Read on the Financial Times website
Does equity analyst research lack rigour and objectivity? 02/07/14

Does equity analyst research lack rigour and objectivity?

Research by LUMS academics reveals that when incentives for criticality are high, analysts are prepared to challenge management directly about performance and to give investors an objective view of the firm through their research notes.

Read on the Global Banking & Finance Review website
The skills mismatch 19/06/14

The skills mismatch

Geraint Johnes says that government, business and education must do more to make the matching of workers to jobs as efficient as possible.

Read on the Policy Network website
Explosive London housing bubble will spread to the rest of the UK 12/06/14

Explosive London housing bubble will spread to the rest of the UK

Escalating house prices are no longer just a London quirk – research by a team of LUMS economists supports the view that the housing market is the biggest issue for the UK economy. 

Winning on points? 10/06/14

Winning on points?

In the wake of recent EU election results Geraint Johnes assesses the government's immigration system and how we can move to a more informed debate.

Engaging with employees will keep your competitive edge 05/06/14

Engaging with employees will keep your competitive edge

Cary Cooper encourages employers to be enterprising, innovative and forward-thinking in their search for graduate talent.

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