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Event: Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) Conference - Rethinking the Future of Employment: Towards Institutions and Practices for a New Era, June 5-7, 2019

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UBC Sauder will host the 56th annual Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) conference from June 5-7, 2019 as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Please join us for our CIRA open keynote event on June 5th at 5:00pm at the UBC Sauder School of Business (HA 098) featuring Nelson Lichtenstein (UC-Santa Barbara) who will deliver the keynote presentation entitled “Can Sectorial Bargaining Save the American Labor Movement?” Alexander Colvin (Cornell University) and Sara Slinn (York University) will comment on the keynote presentation.

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UBC Study: Long-term business contracts can stand in the way of healthy competition

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Competition, an essential component of healthy markets, leads to better products, lower prices, and greater innovation — especially when there’s room for new entrants to move in. But according to new research from the UBC Sauder School of Business, some companies are choking off the path that would allow those new businesses to set up shop — and they’re doing it using long-term contracts.

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Study finds emergency room patients acuity levels not always considered when within wait time targets

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New research from the UBC Sauder School of Business reveals that Metro Vancouver emergency patient acuity levels sometimes come second to wait time targets, largely due to doctors being unclear around existing emergency room prioritization guidelines. The study found that patient acuity levels are considered more seriously once wait time targets have passed.

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