Abigail Amoakoa Okyere
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Located in the west coast Canadian city of Vancouver, UBC Sauder is strategically placed at the economic gateway to the Pacific Rim. The school provides a global business perspective at a dynamic crossroads of the international marketplace.
The Robert H. Lee Graduate School at UBC Sauder defines and teaches the future of management thinking. We take pride in delivering high-impact research that advances academic knowledge, facilitates business excellence, informs public policy, and promotes student learning. Our faculty are among the highest calibre researchers in their fields, bringing with them fresh perspectives and international connections.
With 10 specialized research and outreach centres working with leading international companies, UBC Sauder is bringing creative management practices to the marketplace.
The UBC Sauder building houses a dedicated graduate school facility for the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, innovative and interactive learning spaces, a trading lab, and communication technologies that can deliver international business leaders into classrooms at the click of a mouse.
Completed in 2012, the UBC Sauder School of Business building (Henry Angus building) has been recognized with a 2011 Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture, 2010 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award, 2010 Sustainable Architecture & Building Canadian Green Building Award and a 2010 Vancouver Regional Construction Association Award of Excellence.
Our faculty publish in the very best academic journals in the foundational business disclipines and collaborate with academic, government and community partners to solve problems confronting business and society. Our research guides business innovation and contributes to tools and principles that underpin a sustainable and just society.
|Agarwal, Isha||Banking; International Finance; Corporate Finance; macroeconomics|
|Antweiler, Werner||high-tech businesses; innovation; international trade; exchange rates; currency unions; environmental economics; e-business; international environmental issues; trade and the environment; Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI); public policy and the economics of cannabis prohibition., International Trade and Business, Environmental Economics and Management, Energy and Electricity Economics, Applied Econometrics and Panel Data, Applied Empirical Finance, Prediction Markets|
|Aquino, Karl||Organizational behavior|
|Aziz, Arslan||Online Advertising Privacy; Mobile Economy; Digital Word-of-Mouth; User-generated Content; Platforms and Marketplaces|
|Baldauf, Markus||Financial Markets; Information Economics; Industrial Organization; Regulation; Market Microstructure|
|Begley, Joy||Accounting; Economics and business administration; Management information systems; Defined benefit and defined contribution pensions; Empirical financial accounting; Equity Valuation; Finance and Accounting; Use of accounting information to control agency problems|
|Bena, Jan||Financial economics; Finance, n.e.c.; Stock markets; International economics and international finance; Economics of innovation and technical change; Industry economics and industrial organization; Innovation; Corporate innovation; Asset pricing of technological progress; Private equity; Corporate ownership structure; Frictions in raising external finance; Entrepreneurship; Ownership of startup companies; Finance and industrial organization; Product market interactions|
|Bian, Bo||Empirical corporate finance; Productivity; Innovation; Bankruptcy|
|Brander, James||international trade; government; economic policy; budgets; international and environmental economics, International trade policy, Renewable resource management, Venture capital finance and the entrepreneurial sector, The role of renewable resource management in economic growth and decline|
|Carlson, Murray||Introduction to capital markets, corporate finance, principles of finance, asset pricing|
|Cavanaugh, Lisa||Emotions, Relationships, Self and Identity, Social Influence, Prosocial Consumption|
|Cavusoglu, Hasan||IT investment, information security, value of information technology, online product differentiation, information system security, Economics & sustainability, Management Information Systems|
|Cenfetelli, Ronald Timothy||Human computer interaction, E-Business, IT-mediated customer service, Negative aspects of technology, Structural equation modeling, Survey research techniques, Multi-level modeling|
|Chamberlain, Sandra||Accounting and the economics of, Valuation of publicly traded firms using accounting information, Accounting and contracting, Earnings quality, Accounting for Financial Institutions|
|Chandrashekaran, Murali||Management education, customer satisfaction, mergers and acquisition, innovation, international collaborations in education, Integration and professional development, strategic management of customer relationships, shareholder value, subsidiary performance, satisfaction strength, customer loyalty|
|Clough, David||Economics and business administration; Organizational behavior; Entrepreneurship; Innovation management; Interorganizational networks; Organization theory; Organizational learning; Social Networks; Technological Innovations; Technological change|
|Cornil, Yann||Food Marketing; Hedonic Consumption; Sensory Perception|
|D Adduzio, Jenna||Voluntary and mandatory disclosures; Regulatory and standard setting issues; Disclosure materiality|
|Dahl, Darren||Consumer behaviour, new product development, social marketing, affect and emotion, creativity in business, Marketing|
|Daniels, Michael||Emotions in organizations; Emotional Labor; Workplace mistreatment; Leadership; Cultural values|
|Davidoff, Thomas||Housing, Real Estate, Annuities, Mortgages|
|Donaldson, R Glen||Risk management, Volatility forecasting, Asset valuation, Financial econometrics, Financial markets and price behavior|
|Evans, Jonathan Blair|
|Fang, Limin||Empirical industrial organization; Dynamic structural models of competition and marketing dynamics; Digital economy, social learning, retail strategy|
This is an incomplete sample of recent publications in chronological order by UBC faculty members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
|2019||Dr. Knesl studied how technological innovations affect firms, households and stock prices. His work connects technological improvements to movements of stock prices by looking at how technology affects different types of labor. His empirical evidence shows a specific connection between macro economy and stock markets.||Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Finance (PhD)|
|2019||Dr. Soleymanian studied Usage-Based Auto Insurance in which drivers allow their private data to be monitored in return for potential lower premiums. He found that monitored motorists became safer and earned discounts, but more readily dropped out when their privacy concerns were raised, suggesting a complex link among privacy, price, and public policy.||Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Marketing (PhD)|
|2019||Dr. Zhang studied how institutional investors, such as mutual funds, specialize in a different class of assets. Based on empirical evidence, he developed a model that relates an institution's investment horizon with the characteristics of its stock holdings. His work contributes to the understanding of the behavior of financial institutions.||Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Finance (PhD)|
|2018||Dr. Wang analyzed the pricing, competition and investment issues in the transportation industry. His research contributes to a better understanding of the economic impact and the interactions of new transport modes, such as high-speed rail or low-cost airlines. It also has policy implications for transport development in emerging countries such as China.||Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics (PhD)|
|2018||Dr. Zhang examined the financial reporting of foreign firms and foreign auditors in the U.S. He found that foreign firms are subject to less frequent monitoring than U.S. firms and foreign auditors provide quality as good as the U.S. non-Big4 auditors. Findings address recent concern over the quality of foreign auditors practicing in the U.S.||Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Accounting (PhD)|
|2016||Dr. Saghafi studied business information modelling. He investigated approaches that could improve the performance of users in business analytics, and enhance their overall understanding of the application requirements. His research has important implications for both researchers and practitioners in the area of information systems development.||Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in Management Information Systems (PhD)|