Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Maritime Silk Road opportunities abound 25/11/15

Maritime Silk Road opportunities abound

Professor Wei Shen and colleagues discuss China's relationship with Africa in the China Daily.

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Thought for employer brand 19/11/15

Thought for employer brand

Paul Sparrow discusses how companies can put more thought into their "employer brand" in a blog post on Changeboard. 

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Financial markets are almost off cigarettes – will they now kick the oil habit? 18/11/15

Financial markets are almost off cigarettes – will they now kick the oil habit?

Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco, argues Mark Shackleton.

Why Europe can’t afford to ignore China’s New Silk Road 12/11/15

Why Europe can’t afford to ignore China’s New Silk Road

On the World Economic Forum website, Professor of International Business, Wei Shen, blogs about China's 'one belt, one road' initiative.

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The UK gender pay gap: Lessons from Hollywood 10/11/15

The UK gender pay gap: Lessons from Hollywood

Figures released by the TUC show that the UK gender pay gap for top earners is currently 55%. Recent revelations from Hollywood show that both social and political action is needed to reduce this shocking statistic once and for all.

Pharma use loophole to hike up the price of drugs – so why doesn’t the NHS stop it? 30/10/15

Pharma use loophole to hike up the price of drugs – so why doesn’t the NHS stop it?

We should be asking what a recent expose of drug price rises tells us about how health is being managed in the UK, argues Chris Ford. 

Targets to bring women into the boardroom are missing the point 30/10/15

Targets to bring women into the boardroom are missing the point

Swarnodeep Homroy and Colin Green argue that quotas do not necessarily solve the underlying cause of gender inequality.

Lessons from VW
27/10/15

Lessons from VW

Professor Bryan Lukas, from Lancaster's Marketing department, talks about what we can learn from the VW emissions scandal from a branding perspective. 

Clinton’s anti-drugmaker rhetoric may win votes, but does it threaten our long-term health? 16/10/15

Clinton’s anti-drugmaker rhetoric may win votes, but does it threaten our long-term health?

Clinton, who named drug companies among her enemies in this week's debate, is pushing policies that could hamper the flow of new medicines, argues Chris Ford in The Conversation.