UBC Sauder School of Business
Vigilantes seeking justice can also spell trouble for workplaces, study finds
Vigilantes are known for fighting perceived wrongs by taking matters into their own hands. But what effect do they have on workplaces? A new study from UBC Sauder shows that vigilante behaviour can pose challenges for organizations because it is increasingly coming from outside as well as within the workplace.
Jun 15, 2022
UBC experts on rising mortgage and interest rates
The Bank of Canada continues to raise its benchmark lending rate to control inflation and now warn mortgage costs could go up by 30 per cent in the next five years. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 10, 2022
Can bad reviews be good for business? New UBC research says yes
Studies have shown that low star ratings and negative comments from unsatisfied customers can have an enormous impact on shoppers’ purchase decisions — and even ruin a product’s prospects. But are negative reviews always such a bad thing?
Apr 7, 2022
Wordle’s benefits go beyond keeping you sharp
Many Wordle players say it helps keep their brains sharp. But did you know playing word games could also lead to success in business?
Mar 16, 2022
Q&A: How racism holds Black women back from leadership positions
Black women are woefully underrepresented in leadership positions in North American businesses. A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business finds that stereotypes about Black women put them at a serious disadvantage in the workplace.
Jan 24, 2022
Laneway homes can decrease neighbouring property values in affluent areas: UBC study
Having a laneway house next door can significantly decrease the value of your Vancouver home, depending on where you live, according to a new UBC Sauder School of Business study.
Nov 18, 2021
UBC experts on 2021 Canadian federal election
UBC experts are available to comment on various election issues.
Sep 21, 2021
UBC experts on B.C. paid sick leave legislation
UBC experts are available to comment on the new paid sick leave legislation introduced in British Columbia.
May 11, 2021
Incongruent messaging key to getting people to register as organ donors
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business finds a subtle shift in organ donor messaging can lead to a big boost in registration.
Apr 19, 2021
Weight loss changes people’s responsiveness to food marketing: study
According to a new study by the UBC Sauder School of Business and French researchers, people with obesity tend to be more responsive to food marketing — but when their weight drops significantly, so does their responsiveness to marketing.
Apr 1, 2021
The ugly truth: more consumers will buy unattractive fruits and veggies when they’re labeled ‘ugly’
Few marketers would recommend that clients call their products ugly — but new research from UBC Sauder shows that when it comes to selling misshapen fruits and vegetables, labeling them as “ugly” can be a recipe for marketing success, while diverting millions of tons of edible produce from landfills.
Mar 9, 2021
Investors who try to time the market take on more risk and make less money: study
A handful of online investors recently made a fortune on the Reddit-fueled runup of GameStop and other underperforming stocks — but a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that active traders who try to time the market are more likely to end up on the losing end of the equation.
Feb 18, 2021
Crowdfunding can affect consumer product choices — especially when the products do good
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people will pay far more for social good items when they’re crowdfunded.
Dec 16, 2020
More Republicans follow COVID guidelines when they’re told it will protect themselves: study
For decades, scientists have predicted that a deadly pandemic would sweep the globe — but what they didn’t expect was that basic public health measures such as mask wearing and social distancing would become political flashpoints, especially in the United States.
Nov 2, 2020
Study says basic mindfulness can be key to solving workplace conflict
Workplaces are fraught with conflict — but according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, there’s an effective way to help manage conflict on the job: mindfulness.
Sep 9, 2020
Want to fuel your personal performance? You’re probably choosing the wrong foods
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows people incorrectly believe that sugary, fatty foods will supercharge their activities.
Jul 30, 2020
New study reveals people more likely to donate when reminded of own mortality
New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business shows that people are 30 per cent more likely to donate their assets when faced with their own mortality.
Jul 8, 2020
Get it over with, or procrastinate? New research explores our decision-making process
When it’s time to schedule a vacation, most people will do it right away. But when it comes to booking a root canal, some people will procrastinate while others will put it at the top of their to-do list.
Jun 2, 2020
What will the post-pandemic workplace look like?
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in millions of people working from home. As businesses begin to reopen, employees may find themselves in a very different workplace than before the pandemic.
May 25, 2020
Consumers value products more on sunny and snowy days but not when it rains
A new UBC Sauder School of Business study reveals that sunny and snowy conditions trigger consumers to mentally visualize using products associated with the respective weather, which leads to consumers placing a higher value on them.
Feb 27, 2020