Independent student projects are an integral part of any MOC class. Students are also encouraged to conduct research as part of their advanced coursework and for their bachelor and master theses. What is more, the IOC at LBS engages in research on competitiveness on urban, regional and cluster level. All of these activities require access to reliable primary and secondary sources from local and international institutions. The following sections display study resources, academic research, corporate and policy papers and media coverage of competitiveness.