Comment & analysis

LUMS researchers provide opinion and expert analysis of today's key issues.
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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Viewpoint: Alfredo De Massis on disruptive innovation 15/12/14

Viewpoint: Alfredo De Massis on disruptive innovation

Family businesses should be excellent at changing direction, and the ideal time to do it is during generational transition, says Professor Alfredo De Massis, writing on the Family Capital website.

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How micro-finance within the welfare system could help the hard-up to save 10/12/14

How micro-finance within the welfare system could help the hard-up to save

If you rely on benefits, accessing a trustworthy financial system is hard, says Mark Shackleton, writing in The Conversation.