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Werner’s Blog: The strong case for extending SkyTrain to UBC

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This week, UBC launched a campaign to extend SkyTrain all the way to its campus. According to Associate Professor & Chair, Strategy and Business Economics Division, Werner Antweiler, extending SkyTrain all the way to UBC—8.6km of track—makes good economic sense. The $3.3-3.8 billion investment will pay off in multiple ways right from the start, and the benefits will bring long-term economic growth and urban development.

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Q&A | What determines whether consumers buy eco-friendly products? It may be less about values and more about the way they think.

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In todays marketplace, eco-friendly product options can prove to be a tough sell, often because consumers have negative perceptions about sustainable products — they are seen as being more expensive, less effective, or less attractive. According to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, however, those reasons could run even deeper — and may even depend on how consumers think.

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Raising business capital through blockchain: the ICO issuer’s “trilemma” explained

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In this Q&A, we talk to Dr. Chris Rowell, a lecturer in Organizational Behavior at the Sauder School of Business, who is currently researching the emergence of the global blockchain field, and discuss an interesting phenomenon his work in the field has identified: the regulatory “trilemma” faced by companies that want to raise funds via initial coin offerings (ICOs).

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