Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
New Work Foundation report 'Productivity, technology & working anywhere' 09/01/18

New Work Foundation report 'Productivity, technology & working anywhere'

A new Work Foundation report examining the use of technology in the workplace demonstrates its potential for improving flexible working and productivity, but clearly shows a divide between employees and managers when it comes to how the technology is actually deployed, which risks undermining the true potential of what can be achieved.

Rate rise might be 'premature' 25/10/17

Rate rise might be 'premature'

Geraint Johnes explains why he thinks an interest rate rise could be "premature".

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Can the grim reality of published pay ratios really curb executive pay? 06/10/17

Can the grim reality of published pay ratios really curb executive pay?

Workers will soon get to see just how fat the fat cats have become, says the Work Foundation's Stephen Bevan.

The significance of relationships and rituals at work 26/09/17

The significance of relationships and rituals at work

The meaning employees attach to established routines and rituals can be sorely underappreciated, says Pete Thomas in HR Magazine.

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What is an Umbrella Agreement? 20/09/17

What is an Umbrella Agreement?

A post on Harvard Law School's blog discusses research by LUMS's Professor Stefanos Mouzas.

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UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report 30/06/17

UK needs 10,000 new people to keep position in world film production says Work Foundation report

Research from Lancaster University’s Work Foundation for the British Film Institute (BFI) says the UK film industry needs more diversity to prevent a skills shortage.

Calling all ‘Time Ninjas’: let’s put a stop to ludicrous job titles 29/06/17

Calling all ‘Time Ninjas’: let’s put a stop to ludicrous job titles

Silly labels for well-paid roles just add another layer of elitism, argues Cary Cooper.

Sustainability in Business: Beyond the right thing to do 07/06/17

Sustainability in Business: Beyond the right thing to do

There is a need to develop an understanding of how leaders can create positive impact to society and the planet, writes Dr Alison Stowell.

View the article in Ambition Magazine
Trump withdraws from the Paris climate change agreement 02/06/17

Trump withdraws from the Paris climate change agreement

Professor Mark Shackleton comments in this short video.

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