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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
Somerville, Tsur Housing markets, Real estate development, Real estate finance, Affordable housing, Economics of cities
Swanson, David Finance; Economics of Regulation; Political Economics; SEC; Securities Litigation
Tansey, James Ethics of new and emerging technologies, Emerging markets and institutions for carbon trading, Social determinants of health, GM crops and animals
van Jaarsveld, Danielle call centre management practices; employer-employee relations, Call centre management practices, employer-employee relationship, employment policy, labour market analysis, public sector collective bargaining, work and employment relations
Vertinsky, Ilan Boris Forestry, international trade, natural resource economics, trade, forest policy, softwood lumber agrerement, cross-cultural management
Vijayaraghavan, Rajesh Accounting and risk management in financial institutions, Disclosure, Corporate governance and performance measurement, Corporate Finance, Applications of machine learning
Wang, Yanwen Economics and business administration; Marketing; financial decision making; Public health; Public Policy; technology
White, Katherine Social influence, social marketing, sustainability, prosocial consumption, corporate social responsibility
Woo, Carson C Management information systems; Applications of block chain and artificial intelligence technology to business; Conceptual modeling; Information Systems; Information systems analysis and design; Philosophy of Design Science; Requirements engineering
Wu, Chunhua Structural Modeling; Internet Advertising; Social Networks; CRM
Yan, Julia Integer Programming, Optimization, Transportation, Operations Research
Yan, Han Accounting; Financial economics; Banking; Climate Finance; Voluntary Disclosure; Earnings Quality; Reduced Form and Structural Estimation
Yang, Ron Empirical Industrial Organization, Urban Economics, Transportation Economics
Yeung, Ira Voluntary Disclosure; Information Quality; Financial Institutions
Yu, Lingtao Economics and business administration; Organizational behavior; abusive supervision; Emotions; leadership and ethics; Management; mindfulness; workplace deviance
Zhang, Anming transport economics and policy; air cargo logistics, Transport economics and policy, air cargo logistics, industrial organization
Zhang, Jenny Li Accounting; Economics and business administration; Management information systems; Finance and Accounting; Financial reporting, corporate disclosure, restatements, pension
Zhang, Hao Stochastic games, dynamic principal-agent problems; Information asymmetry and incentive problems in operations management; Supply-chain management, revenue management; Partially observable Markov decision processes, machine learning, reinforcement learning
Zheng, Xin SEC Enforcement, Securities Litigation, Auditing, Fraud, Regulation, Financial Reporting
Zhou, Mi Management information systems; Economics of Digitization; Digital Media Products; Digital Marketing; Omnichannel Customer Behavior

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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