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.
- Business Families Centre
- Centre for Operations Excellence
- Centre for Transportation Studies
- Centre for Urban Economics & Real Estate
- Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing
- Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics
- Creative Destruction Lab West
- Phelps Centre for the Study of Government and Business
- Phillips, Hager & North Centre for Financial Research
- W. Maurice Young Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research Centre
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.
Graduate Degree Programs
Research Supervisors in Faculty
|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|
This is an incomplete sample of recent publications by UBC faculty members with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.
Recent Thesis Submissions
Essays on sustainable operations management (Management Science - PHD)
Essays on empirical finance (Finance - PHD)
Essays on disclosure (Accounting - PHD)
A prototype theory of consumer expense misprediction (Marketing - PHD)
Essays on legal financial institutions (Finance - PHD)
Urban labour markets and transportation (Urban Land Economics - PHD)
Essays on institutional investors and asset pricing (Finance - PHD)
Essays on labor and technology in asset pricing (Finance - PHD)
Responding, asking, and reacting : the secondary communication activities in social network sites (Management Information Systems - PHD)
How brand hatred shapes consumer perceptions and preferences (Marketing - PHD)
Current challenges in business and IT alignment (Management Information Systems - PHD)