UBC Sauder School of Business
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
UBC experts on Vancouver’s 2019 Empty Homes Tax data
The City of Vancouver released initial 2019 Empty Homes Tax statistics this morning, which showed that almost 15 per cent fewer properties were declared vacant last year. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 7, 2020
New study finds companies with women on corporate boards are more innovative, efficient
If there were a straightforward and cost-effective way for businesses to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk, they would almost surely adopt it.
Feb 6, 2020
Resale ticket markets benefit sports teams and fans
New research co-authored by Yanwen Wang, an assistant professor in the UBC Sauder School of Business, reveals that the resale ticket market also appeals to sports fans who normally buy season tickets.
Jan 14, 2020
UBC Sauder’s prediction markets forecast federal election outcome
A stock market at the UBC Sauder School of Business is aiming to predict the outcome of Canada’s upcoming federal election.
Oct 15, 2019
How to make carbon pricing palatable to air travellers
Travellers are willing to pay a little more for flights if they know the extra money will be used to address carbon emissions, a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found.
Oct 2, 2019
UBC experts on B.C.’s speculation and vacancy tax data
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James is releasing data from the first year of the province’s speculation and vacancy tax this morning. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 12, 2019
Shoppers more likely to pay for upgrades when extra cost is an ‘add-on,’ study finds
Shoppers are up to one-third more likely to shell out for the premium option when the extra cost is expressed as an add-on, as opposed to a higher overall price, according to new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Sep 10, 2019
Amateur investors fail to diversify and are better off choosing stocks at random
Whether they’re aiming to avoid high financial management fees, control their own investments, or enjoy the thrill of playing the market, more consumers are opening investment accounts and making their own stock picks.
Aug 14, 2019
Beyond the bottom line: Investors favour companies that give back
Savvy business leaders understand that when companies give back, they can attract better employees and win customers. But a new study shows they’re not only doing it to impress workers and consumers: they’re also doing it to boost their bottom line.
Jul 30, 2019
The property train: how a new subway line in Shanghai boosted home prices
Major rapid transit projects can cost billions of dollars to build, but a new study from a researcher at UBC’s Sauder School of Business has found they can also increase nearby home prices in the world’s fast-growing urban areas.
Jul 22, 2019
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is unveiling its second provincial budget this afternoon. UBC experts are available for comment.
Feb 19, 2019
UBC experts on Brexit vote results
British parliament has voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed Brexit deal with the European Union. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 15, 2019
UBC experts on 2019 business trends
As 2018 comes to a close, UBC experts are available to comment on various topics related to business trends in the new year.
Dec 20, 2018
Adding more women’s and unisex washrooms can boost business’s bottom line
According to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, increasing the size of women’s washrooms and adding unisex washroom options can contribute to increased gender equity, customer satisfaction and sales volume in business facilities.
Dec 20, 2018
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