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UBC Sauder is a world-leading research institution that sets the highest standard for ethical and effective business practice, advances the frontiers of knowledge, and promotes the lifelong success of our students and alumni. Dedicated to rigorous and relevant teaching, our programs inspire and educate responsible business leaders who drive innovation and lead change.

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.

Mission
As part of one of the world's finest public universities, we pursue excellence in research and teaching to inspire and educate responsible leaders who improve business, drive innovation, and generate prosperity in British Columbia and throughout the world
 

Research Facilities

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.

Research Highlights

Our faculty publish in the very best academic journals in the foundational business disciplines 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.

Research Supervisors in Faculty

Name Research Interests
Favilukis, Jack Consumption and Production Based Asset Pricing; Heterogeneity and Inequality; Incomplete Markets; Real Estate
Fisher, Adlai Asset pricing, financial econometrics, volatility modelling, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions
Garlappi, Lorenzo Economics and business administration; Financial Economics; Asset pricing; Macro-Finance; Decision Theory
Giammarino, Ronald Financial management; corporate theory; bank regulation; real options
Gornall, Will Corporate finance ; Venture capital; Banking
Granot, Daniel Game Theory and Application, Discrete Optimization, Operations Management
Griffin, Dale Consumer decision making, risk assessment and risk communication, managerial decision making, behavioural finance, forecasting, branding and consumer satisfaction, research methods and statisitcs
Hardisty, David Social sciences; consumer behaviour; sustainability; decisions about the future; product attribute framing; pricing
Head, C Keith Strategy/economics
Heinkel, Robert Lee Stock markets; Corporate Finance
Helsley, Robert Growth and development of urban areas, the operation of private land markets, and the economic impacts of government tax, spending and regulatory policies
Hoegg, Jo Andrea Social influence, consumer-brand relationships, consumer response to product design, sensory marketing
Huh, Tim Inventory control, supply chain management, capacity planning, operations research
Khmelnitskaya, Ekaterina Competition, market structure and innovation with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry
Kikkawa, Ayumu International economics and international finance; Industry economics and industrial organization; international trade; Industrial Organization
Kim, Michael Dynamic Programming, Statistical Learning, Robust Optimization, Exploration vs Exploitation Trade-offs
Kim, Baek Jung Economics and business administration; Marketing; applied econometrics; Causal inference; New Technology/Product Adoption; Peer/Network Effects; Public Policy; Structural Models
Krishnan, Harish Economics and business administration; Inventory and distribution logistics; Contracts and supply chains; Incentive distortions in supply chains; Management; Operations management; Supply chain management
Lazrak, Ali Finance and Accounting; Economic Phenomena on an Individual or Organizational Level; Asset pricing, Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance, Household portfolio choice
Lee, Kevin Industrial relations and work relations; Future of Work & Organizing; Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship; Social Inequality, Worth, & Evaluation; Lived Experience of Organizations & Institutions
Lee, Gene Economics and business administration; Management information systems; Applied Machine Learning; Business Analytics; Computer Science and Statistics; Cybersecurity; Information Systems; Mobile Ecosystem; Social Media Analysis; Text Mining
Lee, Sanghoon Urban economics; Real estate economics; Public economics; Labor economics; Industrial organization
Li, J. Frank
Li, Kai corporate governance, CEO compensation, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, gender in corporate decision making, board of directors, national culture, innovation, Finance
Lindsey, Charles Transport economics; Urban, rural and regional economics; Advanced traveler information systems; climate change; Economic Policies; Financing transportation infrastructure; Parking policy; Public transit; Queuing; Road pricing; Traffic congestion; Transportation Systems; Advanced Air Mobility

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Recent Publications

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.

 

Recent Thesis Submissions

Doctoral Citations

A doctoral citation summarizes the nature of the independent research, provides a high-level overview of the study, states the significance of the work and says who will benefit from the findings in clear, non-specialized language, so that members of a lay audience will understand it.
Year Citation Program
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)

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