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Economics - 14.09.2023
How businesses recognize employee achievement impacts engagement, motivation and performance
New research shows that team-based recognition can be effective in settings where performance is highly interdependent, and teamwork is essential to the company's success. Businesses are becoming increasingly competitive as they fight to recruit and retain top talent. Recognition programs are widespread across businesses and workplaces, and are used to improve employee engagement, while motivating employee effort and performance.

Environment - Economics - 13.09.2023
Disrupting the myth of water abundance in Ontario
New research reveals half of our watersheds have a moderate to high potential for water risk Ontario may seem to be a water secure region, but new research out of the University of Waterloo challenges the myth of water abundance in the Great Lakes watershed. Using a first-of-its-kind risk analysis, researchers connected water quality, quantity, regulations and public concern to obtain a more comprehensive picture of water security at the local level.

Economics - 02.08.2023
How brands address getting called out on Twitter affects their bottom line
New research shows how social media engagement on Twitter impacts customer satisfaction In the digital age, a new Twitter strategy can have implications for a healthy bottom line. How companies handle customer complaints on social media plays a critical role in their customer-focused performance management systems.

Career - Economics - 24.07.2023
Employers should allow workers to break the rules - sometimes
When employees break the rules at work, they can land in hot water - but according to a new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, bosses may want to think twice about cracking down on those who don't stick to the script. In the past, researchers believed that when employees broke the rules, they were doing it for malicious or self-serving reasons: for example, workers might steal, or take longer breaks than they're entitled to.

Environment - Economics - 05.07.2023
A wildlife market on the dark web
A study has found that wild animal and plant species are being secretly bought and sold online, mainly for use in recreational drugs. An Australian research team investigating the trade in wild animals and plants on the dark web scanned about 2 million ads over five years and found nearly 3,500 were for wildlife.

Economics - 06.04.2023
Higher employee performance with charitable donation rewards instead of cash rewards
April 6, 2023 Offering employees rewards that pay it forward can help motivate them to achieve more. By Kaitlin O'Brien School of Accounting and Finance As workplace practices continue to shift, organizations are finding inventive ways to keep their employees motivated and committed to reaching their goals.

Economics - Innovation - 16.03.2023
Taking to the skies: The novel approach reshaping how real estate economics is understood
Taking to the skies: The novel approach reshaping how real estate economics is understood
How Western researchers used remote sensing to better understand our cities By Justin Zadorsky , By Justin Zadorsky , March 16, 2023 When professor Diana Mok was completing her PhD, she had a chance encounter with a roommate that has since inspired novel research into housing more than 20 years later.

Innovation - Economics - 13.02.2023
The era of globalization isn’t over, new study argues
The entire world would benefit if the U.S. and China acted as partners instead of rivals Reports of globalization's death are premature, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the University of British Columbia and the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.

Economics - Health - 12.01.2023
Study refutes industry claims that ban on menthol cigarettes leads to increased use of illegal smokes
Study refutes industry claims that ban on menthol cigarettes leads to increased use of illegal smokes
A new research study has found that banning menthol cigarettes does not lead more smokers to purchase menthols from illicit sources, contradicting claims made by the tobacco industry that the proposed ban of menthol cigarettes in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will lead to a significant increase in illicit cigarettes.

Economics - 09.01.2023
’Keeping up with the Joneses’
The inequality gap is increasing and so is conspicuous consumption By Wendy Philpott University Relations Our very human tendency to want to "keep up with the Joneses" is as apparent today as ever. In fact, research shows that over the past decade, conspicuous consumption has intensified in developed economies.

Economics - Psychology - 15.12.2022
Bots with feelings: Study explores how human customers react to AI chatbots with emotions
Artificial intelligence chatbots that show positive feelings - such as adding an -I am excited to do so!- or a few exclamation marks - do not necessarily translate into positive reactions or contribute to higher customer satisfaction, according to a recent study by researchers from the University of South Florida, the Georgia Institute of Technology and McGill University.

Economics - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.