UBC Sauder School of Business
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
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