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 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.

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 Manriquez, Guillermo Industrial Organization, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Competition policy
McCormick, S Thomas Combinatorial optimization, network flows, operations management, computational complexity
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 Management, Information Systems, digital business, evolvable information systems, blockchain governance, online community, complex adaptive systems
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
Paluch, Rebecca Mee Kyung Non-Traditional Employment Relationships, Corporate Alumni Programs, Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations, Work-Life Practices and Policies, Human Resource Management
Park, So Eun Behavioral Economics; Bounded Rationality; Retail Markets
Parra Perez, 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
Ries, John Economic Phenomena on a National or International Level, international trade, applied microeconomics, international business
Robinson, Sandra Workplace psychologist, workplace dysfunction, employee problems, workplace mistreatment, bullying, aggression, ostracism, broken promises, territoriality, trust, betrayal, deviance, theft, sabotage, social undermining, incivility, Employment contracts, Psychological contracts, Employee-employer relationships, Workplace deviance, Aggression
Ross, Thomas competition policy, public-private partnerships, Strategy/economics, Regulation of competition policy
Ryan, Christopher Operations & Logistics, Optimization (discrete and infinite-dimensional), Design (contract, market, information), Learning (statistical, organizational)
Sajjadiani, Sima Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources, Employee Selection, Employee Turnover, HR Analytics, Strategic HR, Incentives Design, Compensation and Incentives, Machine Learning Applications in HRM
Schulz, Martin Military Institutions, Change and Persistence, Organizational Rules, Organizational Routines, Organizational learning, Organizational Knowledge, Rule Networks, Bureaucracies, Knowledge Relevance, Obsolescence, decision making, Logics of Appropriateness and Consequences, Social Order
Seidel, Marc-David New Technology and Social Impacts, Impacts of New Information Technologies, Media and Society, Social Networks, Social Organization and Political Systems, Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations, Entrepreneurship, Socio-Economic Conditions, Economic Systems, Life Cycles ( Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, etc.), Organizational Theory, Distributed Trust Technologies (Blockchain, etc.), Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes, Social networks and organizational decision making, Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship
Shechter, Steven Opertaions and logistics
Skarlicki, Daniel Organization Justice and Human Resource Management, retaliation and sabotage in the workplace, mindfulness and workplace performance, leadership
Skoulakis, Georgios Portfolio Choice; Asset Pricing; Computational Economics; Econometrics
Somerville, Tsur Housing markets, Real estate development, Real estate finance, Affordable housing, Economics of cities


Recent Publications

This is an incomplete sample of recent publications by UBC faculty members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.