Why everyone loses at the workplace blame game
A new UBC Sauder School of Business study finds the demoralizing effects of what researchers call “swift blame” not only hurts employees, but also the bottom line.
Jun 26, 2017
Believing a cocktail contains an energy drink makes you feel more drunk
New research suggests that simply telling a young man that an energy drink has been added to his alcoholic beverage can make him feel more intoxicated, daring and sexually self-confident.
May 11, 2017
UBC Sauder’s election prediction markets take on pollsters
The UBC Sauder School of Business’s Prediction Markets are up and running, with traders speculating on who will win B.C. provincial election on May 9.
Mar 15, 2017
Get better customer service by choosing your words wisely
The next time you make a complaint to your cellphone or cable company, don’t get personal.
Dec 12, 2016
How toxic handlers save workplaces from destruction
You’ve watched them comfort colleagues, defuse tense situations and take the heat from tough bosses. These toxic handlers voluntarily shoulder the sadness, frustration, bitterness and anger of others so that high-quality work continues to get done.
Nov 30, 2016
How Black Friday ads transform calm into chaos
New research co-authored by Darren Dahl, professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business, finds that aggressive behaviour is primed the moment customers are first exposed to retail ads.
Nov 22, 2016
Bank debt in China is a ticking time bomb
China has rapidly risen to become the world’s second-largest economy, but it risks toppling without reforms, according to Kai Li, W. Maurice Young Chair in finance at the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Jun 6, 2016
Panel discussion – Can Vancouver become more affordable while remaining livable?
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location/Map: Room 2309, AMS Nest, 6133 University Blvd. http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?N049 Event details: Can Vancouver build more affordable housing while maintaining our […]
May 24, 2016
Product info online can boost sales, even if shoppers never visit website: UBC study
A new UBC Sauder study finds that telling customers there’s product information available online makes people more likely to buy it – even if they don’t actually go to the website.
Apr 28, 2016
Overzealous forecasts by financial analysts drag down stock markets
Financial analysts are provoking unwarranted volatility in the financial markets with forecasts that are out of line with reality, according to a new study by UBC Sauder accounting professors Russell Lundholm and Rafael Rogo.
Apr 20, 2016