Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Prozac leadership @ work 31/10/13

Prozac leadership @ work

When it comes to effective leadership, the constant emphasis on positivity can be potentially damaging, argues David Collinson, and can blind organisations to things that need fixing.

The Future of Manufacturing in the UK 30/10/13

The Future of Manufacturing in the UK

Is UK manufacturing forever in the doldrums – or will we see a resurgence? Martin Spring looks at the evidence, and at what needs to be done to bring about change.

The NHS is a national treasure. We must continue to guard it 11/09/13

The NHS is a national treasure. We must continue to guard it

Fears that the NHS is disintegrating are far from reality, argues Mike West. He discusses the key lessons to be drawn from the nationwide study he led into culture and behaviours across the service.

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Recovery may not be enough to fix unemployment 15/07/13

Recovery may not be enough to fix unemployment

What do policymakers need to consider after years of pay restraint? Geraint Johnes discusses the impact of wages on UK employment and recovery. 

Gamers want epic tales, not just violent short-cuts 21/06/13

Gamers want epic tales, not just violent short-cuts

Why and how are video games becoming increasingly violent? Patrick Stacey reveals some initial findings from his research with game developers.

Austerity may have breathed new life into true happiness 07/06/13

Austerity may have breathed new life into true happiness

Cary Cooper asks whether recessionary pressures are making us reassess what really matters in life – and if so, will the emphasis on well-being last?