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.
Awake Labs, a company formed out of UBC Sauder’s New Venture Design (NVD) class by two UBC engineering graduates – Paul Fijal and Andrea Palmer - recently launched a pilot program to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities manage their anxiety
Priscilla Choi and Ryan Crasta – both undergraduate students at UBC Sauder – recently placed third in Canada’s largest marketing and strategy competition, Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec (CNTAE). They were competing against 184 teams from 28 universities.
You are invited to connect with Dean Bob Helsley and fellow alumni over cocktails in London.