Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Sustainability through frugality? 13/06/16

Sustainability through frugality?

Professor Minna Halme discusses frugal innovation and how large companies are now becoming interested in creating products aimed at lower-income consumers.

Brexit and Forecasting 01/06/16

Brexit and Forecasting

In this blogpost, Professor Robert Fildes from the Centre for Forecasting offers his thoughts on the various forecasts offered by both the Remain and Leave campaigns. 

‘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.