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Summer Jobs May Be Better For Teenagers Than Going To Camp
2014-07-08 07:49:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Unsure of whether to ship junior off to one themed camp or another or put a job application in front of them? New research out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) claims earning pay from a summer job will go a lot farther than any extra dribbling practice at the soccer camp or even from reaching level 130 of Halo 4 while on the living room sofa. The UBC Sauder School of Business study claims teenagers working summer or...

2014-04-30 09:51:24

When it comes to luxury brands, the ruder the sales staff the better the sales, according to new research from the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. The forthcoming Journal of Consumer Research study reveals that consumers who get the brush-off at a high-end retailer can become more willing to purchase and wear pricey togs. "It appears that snobbiness might actually be a qualification worth considering for luxury brands like Louis Vuitton or Gucci," says Sauder...

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...

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...

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...


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