UBC Sauder Faculty publications in 2017

Would you like to find out what UBC Sauder Faculty are publishing about? Did you know that our Sauder Faculty published over 100 papers in 2017?

To access these publications, take a look at the Sauder School of Business Faculty Publications webpage on the David Lam Library website. You can search by author name, keyword, Sauder Division, or date range. This online database of publications is maintained on a regular basis by Elizabeth Stevenson, our Public Services Library Assistant. If you have additional suggestions to the database, you can get in touch with us at lam.library@ubc.ca.

Here are some of the topics UBC Sauder Faculty published about this past year:


New database: Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD)

We have some great news for our Finance faculty and students (and anyone else interested in Finance): David Lam Library has purchased 1 year of access to Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD). FISD will be available from January 5, 2018 to January, 2019, via the WRDS platform.

Mergent FISD is a comprehensive database of publicly offered U.S. bonds. FISD contains issue details on over 140,000 corporate, corporate MTN (medium term note), supranational, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Treasury debt securities and includes more than 550 data items. FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies. It is used to research market trends, deal structures, issuer capital structures and other areas of fixed income debt research.

An information page for Mergent FISD is now available at:


Users will need to have an active WRDS account in order to get access to this resource.  For information about how to activate your WRDS account, please e-mail Kimberly.fama@ubc.ca with your UBC e-mail address.

Happy searching and Happy New Year!



What are they saying 89

The Technavio resource looks like it might have exactly what I am looking for. I had no idea we had access to it through UBC library.Thank you so much – this was also incredibly timely for my assignment!”
-UBC Sauder School of Business MBA student, December 12, 2017

What are they saying 88

“Bless your heart!!!!!!
Thank you so much for the guidance, really appreciate it!

-UBC Sauder School of Business MBA student, November 22, 2017

Hallowe’en Haunted Patio

Connie Flook, our CLC Program Assistant  organized an incredible Hallowe’en Haunted Patio at David Lam Library yesterday. The event took place on our second floor patio from 12-2 pm and was attended by over 100 people. In addition to renting out a fog machine and a large tent in case it rains, the event had 5 exciting stations for people to visit.

The stations included:

• Station 1 – Video of local Vancouver hauntings
• Station 2 – Mystery Table
• Station 3 – Microfiche Reader with some scary NYPD reports
• Station 4 – “Librarian”
• Station 4 –  Book Reaper
• Station 5 – Dancing Zombie
• Station 5 – Dancing Bumble Bee
• Station 5 – Dancing plant

We received a lot of positive feedback from students who enjoyed the event.  Thanks to Connie for organizing and for all the amazing student volunteers who made this event possible!

Thrive Week

Welcome to UBC Thrive Week, a week-long series of events focused on building positive mental health for everyone at UBC. From yoga to mindful coloring and music, there is an event for everyone. I hope you’ll find time to take advantage of these offerings.

For a list of events happening at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, please go to: http://thrive.ubc.ca/thrive-events/

BC Business Librarians’ Meeting

David Lam librarian Irena Trebic was pleased to host 16 business librarians across the province on October 23, 2017 at the BC Business Librarians’ Meeting which took place at UBC Robson Square. In addition to having an EBSCO representative demonstrate the difference between Business Source Complete and Business Source Ultimate, there were many exciting demos about teaching initiatives from various institutions. Thanks to all for your participation and enthusiasm.


Small Business Week 2017

As the days get shorter, we celebrate Small Business Week 2017 with our partners at the Small Business Accelerator Program. The Small Business Accelerator offers free online access to reliable business information and tools for secondary market research for BC businesses and entrepreneurs. This initiative is led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. To learn more about this program check out the link https://sba.ubc.ca/.

Here is a list of business books available at David Lam Library that can help guide local entrepreneurs, whatever stage their business is in. Come check out the SBA display on the main floor of Lam library!

-Business Start-up in the Digital Age by Learn2succeed.com Inc

This book helps inventors as well as those who want to sell an existing product or find something appropriate. Once you’ve got your business idea, it takes you through market research, human resources, marketing, business plans and more.

-Crowdfunding for Beginners How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits by Learn2succeed.com Inc

Crowdfunding is remaking the funding landscape for entrepreneurs and non-profits. This book explains how crowdfunding functions and what you can do to make a successful campaign.

-Management innovation and entrepreneurship : a global perspective edited by Demetris Vrontis, Georgia Sakka, and Monaliz Amirkhanpour

Authors from around the world tackle issues in management and entrepreneurship. Topics include corporate social responsibility, innovation management for retailing, web-site business performance, and the need for marketing in universities. A truly global perspective on management and innovation.

-Uncertainty in entrepreneurial decision making : the competitive advantages of strategic creativity by Panagiotis E. Petrakis and Dimitra P. Konstantakopoulou

Petrakis and Konstantakopoulou show us how uncertainty can lead to creative advantage in business management. Change occurs quickly and frequently in modern business environments and the ability to strategize around uncertainty is crucial to successful entrepreneurship.

-The entrepreneurial arch : a strategic framework for discovering, developing and renewing firms by Timothy L. Faley

Faley’s goal in writing this book was to create a unified description of entrepreneurship. He develops a holistic view of entrepreneurship that is based on six fundamental components, presented in a clear and structured format.

-British Columbia’s new north : how to build your business, respect communities–and prosper by Ramona Materi

One of our #sbalibrary 2017 picks, “British Columbia’s New North” is essential reading for BC entrepreneurs. Learn about doing business in the communities of northern British Columbia.

-Base of the Pyramid 3.0 : sustainable development through innovation & entrepreneurship by Stuart L. Hart, Fernando Casado Caneque

The term ‘base of the pyramid’ refers to the 60% of people whose annual income is less than $1,500 and a method to address poverty and create sustainable business.  This book can help readers understand how to choose and adapt a business model to support different communities and increase sustainabilitiy.

-Strategy formulation in entrepreneurial firms by Azhdar Karami

Karami examines strategy formulation in SMEs – how strategies are formulated and implemented. He asks the intriguing question, can large corporations learn from small businesses around strategy formulation? He also provides recommendations for improving strategic management processes.

-Confessions of an entrepreneur : how to survive the highs and lows of starting up by Chris Robson

In Confessions of an Entrepreneur, Robson goes beyond the how-to of business books and delves into the emotional issues at the core of entrepreneurship. With interviews from leading entrepreneurs, you’ll learn about the journey that every entrepreneur undergoes.



Faculty and Staff picks

Ever wonder what your favorite prof is reading? Check out our new faculty and staff picks display at the David Lam Library! You will find titles such as Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works (recommended by Prof. Darren Dahl); The Selfish Gene (recommended by Prof. Kin Lo);  The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty (recommended by Prof. Dave Hardisty);  Ego is the Enemy (recommended by Prof. Michael Daniels); and Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (recommended by Prof. Thomas W. Ross).

Sauder staff recommendations include titles such as The Future of Professions (recommended by Chris Gorczynski); Designing Your Life (recommended by Colin Dodds); and Man’s search for meaning (recommended by Martina Valkovicova).

In addition to asking Sauder Faculty and staff to provide a list of their favorite books, UBC Library employees were also invited to provide suggestions. Some of their suggestions include titles such as Now Discover Your Strengths (recommended by Melody Burton), and The Dynamic Introvert: Leading Quietly with Passion and Purpose (recommended by Aleteia Greenwood).

Be sure to stop by the library and borrow one of these recommended titles. You will find beautifully-designed bookmarks created by David Lam Library’s Elizabeth Stevenson which let you know whether the item was recommended by Sauder Faculty, Staff, or Library employees.



What are they saying 87

“Thanks for your very helpful and quick reply!!
-UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty member, October 5, 2017

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