Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
Sci-fi becomes reality with the rise of ‘smart drugs’ at work 03/02/15

Sci-fi becomes reality with the rise of ‘smart drugs’ at work

Writing in The Conversation, Karen Dale and Brian Bloomfield say that increased use of "smart drugs" risks creating a new norm in workplace culture.

We need HR for a horizontal world 30/01/15

We need HR for a horizontal world

Writing in HR Magazine, Paul Sparrow says that if HR wants to build and retain a reputation as a vital function then it must embrace horizontal management strategies and build cross-functional skills.

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UK GAAP or IFRS: The £3.8 bn corporate tax losses research 30/01/15

UK GAAP or IFRS: The £3.8 bn corporate tax losses research

Getting UK corporate tax more into line with an accrual-based accounting system – such as the IFRS – would lead to less volatility: an economy with less unexpected declines, and quicker expected recoveries, argue Lancaster's Igor Goncharov and Martin Jacob from WHU on the Global Accountant website.

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Local support back on offer for business through Growth Hubs 21/01/15

Local support back on offer for business through Growth Hubs

Recent government figures show that for the first time in the UK there are now over 5m private sector businesses, an increase of 330,000 from 2013.

Mind your language 19/01/15

Mind your language

In an opinion piece in Global Banking & Finance Review, Professor Steve Young describes research into how new techniques from computer science and corpus linguistics can be used to analyse data from 'narrative information' in the financial markets.

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Good decision making and corporate governance 15/12/14

Good decision making and corporate governance

In a guest blog on the Industry and Parliament Trust website, Professor Steve Young describes the discussions on corporate governance that he chaired at a policy session at the House of Commons on 10 December.

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