Comment & analysis

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

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SMEs and business schools need closer working links 25/11/13

SMEs and business schools need closer working links

Moves to encourage collaboration between SMEs and business schools should not just focus on supporting the relatively few firms with the potential to become large global brands, argues Ellie Hamilton.

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Business schools and SMEs: Why the government has got it wrong 18/11/13

Business schools and SMEs: Why the government has got it wrong

The government is wrong to generalise the relationship between business schools and small firms, writes Ellie Hamilton.

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