Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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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Why working fewer hours may make you perform better at your banking job 15/11/13

Why working fewer hours may make you perform better at your banking job

Work-life balance and well-being aren’t just ‘hygiene factors’, says Cary Cooper, reflecting on recent reports showing this to be as true in banking as elsewhere.

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Self-driving cars: future or fantasy? 31/10/13

Self-driving cars: future or fantasy?

The technology may be advancing apace, but is the optimism over the advantages of driver-less cars warranted? Luis Araujo, Katy Mason and Martin Spring raise some important questions.

Pregnant presenteeism 31/10/13

Pregnant presenteeism

Are pregnant women really more likely to take sick leave than other workers, as is widely believed? Caroline Gatrell's research reveals a different story – that some feel under pressure to remain at work when they are unwell.