Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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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Service-intensive business model needed 23/01/14

Service-intensive business model needed

The shifts in business model required to keep UK manufacturing competitive will need bold leadership and experimentation, says Martin Spring.

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Why does Congress oppose gun laws backed by more than 90% of US citizens? 20/12/13

Why does Congress oppose gun laws backed by more than 90% of US citizens?

Maurizio Zanardi and colleagues show how electoral incentives might lead politicians to take a pro-gun stance, in line with the interests of a minority of the electorate.

WTO Bali deal offers more symbolism than substance 09/12/13

WTO Bali deal offers more symbolism than substance

What do the WTO talks in Bali tell us about the future of the multilateral trading system and the WTO itself? Robert Read assesses the evidence.

How Islamic bank managers are levelling the playing field in the competition with conventional banking 05/12/13

How Islamic bank managers are levelling the playing field in the competition with conventional banking

Jill Johnes investigates the rise of Islamic banking and how it contributes to a secure and efficient banking system.

View on the Global Banking & Finance Review website