Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
How policymakers can help family firms 31/03/15

How policymakers can help family firms

In an opinion piece in Family Capital, Alfredo De Massis says that to really boost the economy, politicians need to focus on family firms, not start-ups.

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Professionalisation will get to the heart of the home care issue 30/03/15

Professionalisation will get to the heart of the home care issue

Lancaster’s new HELPcare project hopes to find the right model of continuing professional development and training for care workers across the EU, writes Carolyn Downs in Community Care.

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More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling 25/03/15

More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling

Writing in Marketing Magazine, Caroline Gatrell says that in the marketing industry, male executives dominate senior roles despite the number of women in the industry.

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EU mortgage rules are tame - we need finance ‘gazumping’ 24/03/15

EU mortgage rules are tame - we need finance ‘gazumping’

In an opinion piece on the FT Adviser blog, LUMS economist Kim Kaivanto says that the new mortgage lending cooling-off period needs an element of active competition.

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What you need to know about the deficit ahead of the Budget 17/03/15

What you need to know about the deficit ahead of the Budget

As Chancellor George Osborne prepares to deliver his pre-election budget, Geraint Johnes says that the key issue remains the deficit.

More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling 13/03/15

More research will help us break marketing's enduring glass ceiling

Writing in Marketing Magazine, Caroline Gatrell says more research is needed to develop new and creative ways to encourage women to drive forward their marketing careers.

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The vicious circle of low status homecare work must be broken 05/03/15

The vicious circle of low status homecare work must be broken

The majority of homecare workers are immigrants who do a great job, syas Dr Carolyn Downs in The Guardian, but care work needs to be a more attractive and credible career option.

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DevoManc: can it make the NHS a success? 02/03/15

DevoManc: can it make the NHS a success?

The United Kingdom's second city will finally take control of its own health, but it's a risky venture, says Professor Mike West.

What’s gone wrong at HSBC? 26/02/15

What’s gone wrong at HSBC?

Kim Kaivanto, writing in The Conversation, asks why HSBC so often finds itself mired in controversy.