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.
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.
A recent study from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that sleepier consumers reach for more variety at their local stores to help them stay awake, including those impacted by loss of sleep due to Daylight Savings Time.
A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business suggests that brands wanting to build the most effective and long-lasting relationships within online communities need to select labels that make users feel connected.
UBC Sauder Professor Katherine White has been recognized as one of the top researchers at the University of British Columbia, earning a 2018 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Arts & Humanities category.