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2013-06-11 14:05:00

A new study by UBC's Sauder School of Business says retailers should consider admonishing queue jumpers and thoughtless store browsers to ease aggression between shoppers. "Our study shows that retailers can play a key role in mitigating conflict by calling shoppers on bad shopping etiquette," says Lily Lin, a recent graduate of the Sauder PhD program about her study published in June's Journal of Consumer Research. "This is important because research shows retailers can get part of the...

2013-05-29 12:20:54

OTTAWA, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced the appointment of Ms. Katherine Bright to the Pacific Pilotage Authority for a term of four years. "I am pleased that Ms. Bright has agreed to serve on the board of the Pacific Pilotage Authority," said Minister Lebel. "Her vast...

Most CEOs Were Not Summer Babies
2012-10-24 10:29:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The question of nature versus nature has long plagued scientists. While individuals can be affected by their genetic background, they can also be influenced by their day-to-day environment. One study in particular takes it further and looks at the effect of both these factors on an individual. The results highlight the roles that individuals in the business sector have in relation to their birth date. In this project, researchers...

2012-09-13 10:21:41

Facebook, PayPal Canada, Sauder School of Business and more among the chosen judges OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - With thousands of dollars worth of shipping, direct marketing and advertisements as prizes, a group of leading experts in commerce, the digital economy and the postal industry have been recruited to select the finalists and winners of the first Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. The judging panel includes Facebook Canada's Managing Director, Jordan Banks;...

2011-05-11 14:49:00

MONTREAL, May 11 /PRNewswire/ - Toon Boom Animation Inc. has won the inaugural HSBC International Business of the Year - Small and Medium Enterprise Award. As part of the Business without Borders program, the HSBC International Business Awards honours Canadian companies that have successfully branched out beyond our borders. "Canada is home to over 2.3 million businesses - the overwhelming majority of which are small and medium enterprises - and we are a nation of traders. HSBC...

2011-04-12 15:06:22

Buying a new car, camera or computer?  New research from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia shows that seeking advice from expert acquaintances to choose between models of merchandise might not always be good idea. Sauder marketing researcher JoAndrea Hoegg discovered that experts with specific product knowledge can make mistakes when relying on their memories to compare complex goods "“ especially when they feel compelled to explain how they arrive...

2010-01-25 15:20:16

Cities that win Olympic bids experience neither boom nor bust in their real estate prices, but gain construction jobs as they prepare for the Games, according to researchers at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. The UBC study is the first to use real estate variables to test the Games' economic impact on host cities. Sauder School of Business researchers analyzed house prices and construction employment in the years leading up to and after the Olympics in...