Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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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Those crying Not Under My Back Yard must not call the shots on fracking 04/06/14

Those crying Not Under My Back Yard must not call the shots on fracking

It's time for a dispassionate assessment of the risks of shale gas extraction and whether they can be managed, argues Mark Shackleton.

Five Chinese e-businesses on the rise, and one salutary tale 28/05/14

Five Chinese e-businesses on the rise, and one salutary tale

Entrepreneurial Chinese firms are blazing a trail online, and not just in China. Andrew Atherton looks at the opportunities and challenges for some of the country's upcoming e-businesses.

The productivity puzzle – real or imagined? 28/05/14

The productivity puzzle – real or imagined?

Productivity is now almost 20% below the long run trend. Geraint Johnes discusses a roundtable at the Work Foundation that identified issues likely to be key to a solution.

Bonus gravy on top 27/05/14

Bonus gravy on top

Are high-earners forgoing part of their salary in return for bonuses? Detailed research by Colin Green has found this is not the case – though the situation looks different for low-earners.

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NEET hotspots – national improvement masks real issues for many places 22/05/14

NEET hotspots – national improvement masks real issues for many places

The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) has now fallen below a million. Geraint Johnes describes the broader regional patterns.