Six new faculty to join the Sauder School of Business for the 2004/05 year


Vancouver – A professor recognized for his work in the field of venture capital and a leading transportation researcher are among the six new faculty members joining the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business for the 2004/05 academic year.

Thomas Hellmann joins Sauder as an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Business Economics Division. Previously at Stanford University, Professor Hellmann has garnered international recognition for his work on how venture capitalists and entrepreneurs can cooperate to contribute to a company’s growth and value.

David Gillen, one of Canada’s most respected experts in the area of air transportation and advisor to the Royal Commission on National Passenger Transportation, will join the Sauder School of Business in January 2005. Professor Gillen is widely recognized for his work on airline pricing policies and airport policy and infrastructure performance.

“The Sauder School of Business is internationally recognized as Canada’s leading research business school. The addition of these top scholars will further strengthen our ability to contribute to the frontiers of knowledge, provide an excellent educational environment for our students, and inspire new business practices,” says Professor Robert Helsley, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research.

The Sauder School will also be adding four new professors who have recently completed their studies at internationally recognized universities such as the University of Southern California, the University of Michigan, Cornell University and UBC. Joining the Sauder School of Business:

Ron Cenfetelli was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Management Information Systems Division. He received his PhD from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, where he conducted research on what inhibits the adoption of technology by individuals and the emotions experienced when using technology.

Srabana Dasgupta joins the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Marketing, having recently completed her PhD at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on pricing and leasing practices for durable consumer goods.

Marcin Kacperczyk was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Finance Division. Professor Kacperczyk’s research examines the foundations of investment decisions under uncertainty and mutual fund management. He recently completed his PhD at the University of Michigan.

Yoshio Yanadori will join the Sauder School of Business as an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources division in January 2005. He recently
completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University, were his dissertation examined how and why incentive based compensation schemes vary between companies.