The 21st century global economy will have winners and losers. The innovators will lead, the others will follow. As president and CEO of Agilent Technologies, William Sullivan lives by this axiom, restructuring the tech giant as an innovative leader, laser-focused on the $40 billion scientific measurement market.
If you didn’t know he was one of the titans of industry, you’d think Robert Eckert was just a down-to-earth Midwesterner from Elmhurst, Illinois. He comes across as someone’s favorite next-door neighbor – genial, laid back, soft spoken, yet solid and exuding a warmth of spirit that draws you to him. He may be head of the world’s largest toy maker, but you think to yourself – this is a guy I could trust.
Many young firms use strategic actions to attract partners who help them increase the size of their operations quickly. This article examines the use of strategic actions to attract partners and increase system size in the context of franchising.
(DAVIS, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has been named one of the top MBA programs in the nation by corporate recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal. UC Davis ranks 34th, up from 44th last year, among business schools in the Wall Street Journal’s 2006 regional rankings.
Professor Brad Barber’s study, “Monitoring the Monitor: Evaluating CalPERS’ Shareholder Activism,” has won the 2006 Moskowitz Prize, awarded by the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The winning is available online.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.