Fifty Four Degrees

Fifty Four Degrees

The LUMS School magazine draws upon the vast expertise within our leading faculty to showcase our cutting-edge knowledge and highlight our research impact. 

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Explore the latest Management School research in the new issue of Fifty Four Degrees

Gender inequality remains rife in business and society. This latest edition of Fifty Four Degrees explores the diverse range of research taking place throughout Lancaster University Management School into this area.

Members of our Academy for Gender, Work and Leadership, along with researchers across the School, investigate the many different areas where inequalities exist, and how they manifest.

From fashion industry garment factories to the boardroom, business schools to the South African wine trade, Syrian refugee entrepreneurs, to insecure UK workers, we take in multiple aspects of this important topic.

Fifty Four Degrees Issue 17
  • Issue 16

    The future is in focus. We set out plans for impactful LUMS over the coming years, and explore work on crucial areas for the planet and society. We cover everything from solving clean water problems in Africa, how we might help immigrants better fit in in the workplace of their new countries, and the importance of sustainability to SMEs, to the emotional impact of climate change, and racial equality challenges in the NFL. Our researchers also discuss the importance of flexible working arrangements to people with a disability; dark tourism; cryptocurrencies; and online gaming.

  • Issue 15

    Global economic discussion, digital poverty and family business affairs all feature in this edition. LUMS macroeconomists examine key issues facing the global economy; the Work Foundation discuss the problems of internet access in rural areas; and researchers from across the School look into the challenges ahead for family firms. Also in this issue, we feature the factors behind firms expanding into new markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, show how accounting can help with assessing credit risk, and take a look at the effects of AI on small businesses.

  • Issue 14

    Researchers from across the Plastic Packaging in People’s Lives (PPiPL) project, including members of the Faculty of Science and Technology and industry partners, explore their work and bring insights from across the Management School. Also in this issue, we discuss the broader sustainability agenda, the introduction of 5G technology into rural areas, and how young people outside education or employment can be unfairly stereotyped.

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If you would like to contribute to a future issue, or be interviewed for a featured article, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Paul Turner for more information.