Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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.

On a road to nothing, anywhere 10/04/14

On a road to nothing, anywhere

Anthony Hesketh offers a salutary example of why competing on service requires the right people, with the right skills, in the right place at the right time.

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Britain's economic future relies on seeking out the new 10/03/14

Britain's economic future relies on seeking out the new

Birgitte Andersen, Director of the Big Innovation Centre and an honorary professor at LUMS, argues the case for innovation as the key driver of economic growth and social progress.

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