UBC Sauder School of Business
Personalized online product recommendations may be more deceptive than they seem
Beware of “personalized” product recommendations on e-commerce sites, because some retailers might use them deceptively to influence consumers into buying lower quality products.
Sep 6, 2018
Using envy as a marketing tool can backfire
For decades, marketers have used envy to sell, attempting to cash in on consumers’ desire to want what others have. But does it actually work?
Jun 5, 2018
Mindfulness at work: UBC study first to uncover positive benefits for teams
Challenges and differences in opinion are inevitable when working in a team. But new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that some of these conflicts can be reduced – or even avoided – through team mindfulness.
May 3, 2018
Speed limit enforcement could help fix ICBC: UBC expert
With ICBC reporting a potential $1.3-billion deficit, many ideas are being proposed to help the Crown corporation scale back its spending.
Mar 5, 2018
UBC experts available on 2018 Winter Olympics
UBC researchers are available to comment on the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 9 to 25.
Jan 24, 2018
UBC experts on mobility pricing for Metro Vancouver
The Mobility Pricing Independent Commission is considering charging drivers for each kilometre driven and charging tolls for traffic-heavy areas.
Jan 16, 2018
Discounting humanity: Bargain hunters see customer service workers as less human
Everyone loves a bargain, but new research suggests some employees may be getting short-changed when it comes to how consumers perceive them when they are price-conscious.
Dec 20, 2017
Fake news can backfire for companies caught in the act
In the era of fake news, less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their rivals.
Nov 28, 2017
UBC experts on Vancouver housing strategy
The city of Vancouver has announced details of its housing strategy.
Nov 23, 2017
UBC experts on national housing strategy
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Nov 21, 2017
UBC experts on short-term rentals
Vancouver city council has approved a new bylaw covering short-term rentals. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 14, 2017
The effect of out-of-town buyers on Vancouver home prices
Vancouver has attracted a flurry of out-of-town homebuyers, but little is known about their impact on real estate prices.
Oct 18, 2017
Why fundraising appeals fall flat with some would-be donors
New research co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business professor Katherine White has shed light on why some people are – and aren’t – motivated by public appeals, and how fundraisers might better tailor requests.
Sep 28, 2017
Limiting cheap offshore labour doesn’t always create domestic jobs
U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to bring jobs back to America. But his plan to limit outsourcing of manufacturing jobs may be flawed, according to research from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Sep 19, 2017
Perfect mannequins a turnoff for some consumers
Mannequins’ long legs, tiny waistlines and perfect busts can sour some shoppers on the products they’re wearing, especially consumers who don’t like the look of their own bodies.
Aug 31, 2017
U.S. investors shun Quebec firms: UBC study
A new study led by the UBC Sauder School of Business has found significant U.S. institutional investor bias against firms located in Quebec relative to firms located in the rest of Canada due to language differences.
Aug 30, 2017
UBC experts on Canada interest rate hike
The Bank of Canada increased the key interest rate for the first time in seven years today. UBC experts are available to comment:
Jul 12, 2017
What rising interest rates could mean for the housing market
The Bank of Canada is expected to hike the key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in nearly seven years.
Jul 11, 2017
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