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Economics / Business - 20.10.2022
Systemic gender barriers mean going it alone may not be the answer for all new women entrepreneurs in Canada
Gender-equal ownership can help women overcome the systemic barriers their new businesses face A new study reveals that inexperienced entrepreneurial women in Canada still see more success when partnering with experienced men than when partnering with experienced women or going it alone. That is the key finding from research coming out of the University of Waterloo and Statistics Canada based on an analysis of 183,358 unique Canadian business ventures from 2006 to 2017 and the impact of co-ownership by women and men.

Economics / Business - 12.10.2022
Daily movie theatre ticket sales can predict stock market returns
Daily movie theatre ticket sales can predict stock market returns
Box office earnings create upward pressure on stock prices for at least five days Daily box office earnings can accurately predict stock market returns, according to a new study. Traditionally quarterly and monthly consumption data is used to predict stock market performance. But using box office earnings - a measure that captures consumption on a more frequent basis - offers more timely and relevant data for decision-makers in the financial markets.

Economics / Business - 18.08.2022
Speculation taxes are not an effective tool in curbing house prices
Speculation taxes are not an effective tool in curbing house prices
Speculation taxes rarely dissuades large-scale investors from purchasing property and leaving it vacant. As the Ontario housing market enters a potentially volatile phase, new research from the University of Waterloo shows how tax policy has proven ineffective in controlling prices. The report specifically looked at market behaviour of the nine largest Ontario population centres between 2011 and 2021 - a time of significant price increases across the province.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 30.06.2022
Happy at work, local farmers?
Happy at work, local farmers?
Study shows that the more producers sell directly to consumers, the more they enjoy their work and the more economically satisfied they are A major Leger survey has already revealed that dentists and hairdressers are among the happiest workers in Quebec. What about farmers? Sometimes they are really happy, for example in terms of recognition in society, sometimes it is very difficult in terms of remuneration.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 15.06.2022
Vigilantes seeking justice can also spell trouble for workplaces
Vigilantes seeking justice can also spell trouble for workplaces
Q&As Collins Maina Vigilantes are known for taking matters into their own hands to informally punish misbehaviour, and a new collaborative study finds they may pose a challenge to businesses and workplaces. The study , co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business Karl Aquino ( he/him ), looks into what makes vigilantes tick.

Economics / Business - 10.05.2022
COVID-19 has negatively impacted how auditors work
May 10, 2022 Audit process can suffer because of physical dispersion of team members By COVID-19 has disrupted financial statement auditing globally and impacted group dynamics in an industry vital to the health of the economy, according to a new study. Pre-pandemic, core audit teams traditionally worked together on-site at the client's workplace, often sharing a meeting space as the team's basecamp-increasing team trust, identity, and potentially effectiveness.

Health - Economics / Business - 21.04.2022
A layered approach is needed to prevent infections from becoming harder to treat
April 21, 2022 Global collaboration needed to effectively address the antimicrobial resistance crisis By Counteracting antimicrobial resistance needs a multipronged approach, including training, labelling food products, working with the media and changing mindsets, according to a new study. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. It claimed 1.27 million lives in 2019.

Economics / Business - 07.04.2022
Can bad reviews be good for business? New UBC research says yes
Can bad reviews be good for business? New UBC research says yes
Business, Law & Society Collins Maina Negative online reviews and low-star ratings are generally known to be bad for brands, so much that there are entire businesses devoted to reversing the damage. But a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that this isn't always the case. UBC Sauder Associate Lisa Cavanaugh (she/her) and her research team have found that negative online comments have little effect in cases where brand relationships are strong and consumers personally identify with a brand's products.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 17.02.2022
Advertising and social media can boost desire to have children
Business, Law & Society Collins Maina What exactly motivates people to have children? Over time, researchers have attributed it to reasons like biological drive, social pressures and emotional fulfillment. But according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, advertising and social media should be added to that list.