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Find out more about how groundbreaking research undertaken at LUMS is making its mark on business, industry and the wider community.

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Dragons, you’re fired

Dragons, you’re fired

The Eliemental project has shown how enterprise can transform the lives of the excluded, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Mission state-ment

Mission state-ment

The UK's Industrial Strategy marks a turning point in the attitude of the government to its role in supporting the economy.

Catch the loop

Catch the loop

Consumers have always been at the end of a constant flow of products we use and dispose of. However, there is now a movement to a more "circular" business model.

People are our greatest asset/cost* (*delete as applicable)

People are our greatest asset/cost* (*delete as applicable)

Professor Steve Young looks at whether upbeat messaging by companies is backed up by actual attention and commitment to employees.

Odds-on for unhappiness

Odds-on for unhappiness

Looking at problem gambling as a serious public health issue, we need to know what harm it causes to the people who suffer from it.

Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

There are still hefty barriers to equality in the UK that just aren't shifting. Is Shared Parental Leave a real lever for change?

Where there's a skill, there's a way

Where there's a skill, there's a way

Getting back to pre-recession levels of productivity in the UK economy demands a hard look at what's in the bank in terms of skills.

We are all superheroes now

We are all superheroes now

Would you be more likely to apply for a job if you were going to be called a "Stormtrooper" rather than a software engineer?

Islands of opportunity

Islands of opportunity

It's a paradox of modern times. The easier communication has become, the more quickly isolation and loneliness has spread.

We want tripe

We want tripe

Tripe is back and, in some circles at least, considered very cool. Though it's not really tripe anymore, it's a "variety meat".

The generation game

The generation game

Succession has been as much a crisis for family businesses as it has been for monarchies throughout history.

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

High-level research belongs just as much in the corridors of the workplace as it does in universities.

Good morning, digital co-worker

Good morning, digital co-worker

Psychologically, we're still cave people in a digital world.