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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.

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
Lo, Kin financial reports; financial disclosures; financial statements; accounting; stock options; executive compensation; auditing; stock valuation; securities regulation; tax planning; tax policy, Empirical research in financial accounting and reporting, Investigating the motives and effects of voluntary disclosures, The effects of alternative regulated reporting regimes, Refinement of accounting research methodology, Examining the role of accounting in equity valuation
Lundholm, Russell Financial statement analysis
Marshall, Guillermo Industrial Organization; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Competition policy
Mokak Teguia, Alberto Behavioral Finance; Institutional Investors; Liquidity; Heterogeneous Beliefs; Disclosure; OTC Markets
Nagarajan, Mahesh Supply chain management, applied game theory, inventory management
Nan, Ning Economics and business administration; Management information systems; blockchain governance; complex adaptive systems; digital business; evolvable information systems; Information Systems; Management; online community
Ning, Eddie Information Acquisition; Consumer Search; Dynamic Pricing; Bargaining; Continuous-time Games; Emerging Technologies
Orr, Patrick Scott International Economics; Industrial Organization; applied microeconomics; applied econometrics; Economics of Crime
Ortiz Molina, Hernan Corporate finance and governance, executive compensations, industrial organization, interactions between real and financial decisions
Paat, Joseph Mathematical optimization; Programming in operational research (including linear and nonlinear programming); Mixed integer programming; Combinatorial optimization; Polyhedral Geometry; Convex optimization
Paluch, Rebecca Non-Traditional Employment Relationships; Corporate Alumni Programs; Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations; Work-Life Practices and Policies; Human Resource Management
Park, Jen Marketing; Judgment and Decision-Making; Framing & Context Effects; Digital Interfaces & Information Processing; Prosocial & Pro-environmental Behavior
Parra, Alvaro Innovation and Patent Policy; Industrial Organization; Microeconomic Theory; Applied Theory
Pikulina, Elena Institutional investors; Corporate finance; Experimental and behavioral finance
Qian, Yi Economics of Intellectual Property Rights; Counterfeiting and Brand Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marketing Analytics
Rachapalli, Swapnika Management and trade; international trade; Innovation; Growth & Development
Raynard, Mia Industrial relations and work relations; Management and trade; Organization theory; Understanding Processes of Change in Fields, Professions, and Organizations; Managing Change in Emerging Economies; Dynamics and Succession Processes in Family Enterprises; CSR and Sustainability
Reilly, Patrick
Ries, John Economics and business administration; applied microeconomics; Economic Phenomena on a National or International Level; international business; international trade
Robinson, Sandra Industrial relations and work relations
Ryan, Christopher Operations & Logistics; Optimization (discrete and infinite-dimensional); Design (contract, market, information); Learning (statistical, organizational)
Sajjadiani, Sima Economics and business administration; Organizational behavior; Compensation and Incentives; Employee Selection; Employee Turnover; HR Analytics; Human Resources; Incentives Design; Machine Learning Applications in HRM; Organizational Behaviour; Strategic HR
Schulz, Martin Economics and business administration; Organizational behavior; Bureaucracies; Change and Persistence; decision making; Knowledge Relevance; Logics of Appropriateness and Consequences; Military Institutions; Obsolescence; Organizational Knowledge; Organizational learning; Organizational Routines; Organizational Rules; Rule Networks; Social Order
Seidel, Marc-David Entrepreneurship; Organizational behavior; Sociology and social studies of science and technology; Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship; Distributed Trust Technologies; Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes; Economic Systems; Impacts of New Information Technologies; Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.); Media and Society; New Technology and Social Impacts; Organizational Theory; Social Networks; Social Organization and Political Systems; Social networks and organizational decision making; Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations; Socio-Economic Conditions
Shechter, Steven Opertaions and logistics


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