Professor Emeritus Richard Dorf presented workshops on the creation of sustainable technologies at Arizona State University from January 10-14. The event was sponsored by the College of Science and Applied Technology. The curriculum for the workshop was based on Dorf’s textbook, Technology, Humans, and Society: Towards a Sustainable World (Academic Press: 2001). Workshop participants included graduate students and faculty members in the audience as well as 40 students around the world who joined in the exercises and discussion via a video cast.
Professor Michael Maher and his co-author Professor John Lyon of the Melbourne Business School at University of Melbourne, Australia, had their article titled “The Importance of Business Risk in Setting Audit Fees: Evidence from Cases of Client Misconduct” published in the March 2005 issue of Journal of Accounting Research. The authors extend the literature on litigation and audit fees by analyzing cases that involve business misconduct more generally.
Professor Paul Griffin teamed up with Professor David Lont of the University of Otago, New Zealand to study the effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on audit fees. Their research paper was recently selected for presentation at the University of Technology, Sydney Summer Research School that will take place February 10-11, 2005. Griffin and Lont calculate that since the passage of the law in July 2002, companies’ actual payments to their auditors have increased substantially.
Professor Donald Palmer is an expert on white-collar crime, corporate ethics and social responsibility. His research looks at why otherwise ethical people end up participating in wrongful courses of behavior, more specifically how individuals join wrongful courses of action that are initiated by others. His conclusions are based on basic psychological and social psychological processes that shape human behavior. Palmer brings his research findings to the classroom to apply them to problems of working with and managing others in organizations.
To recognize rising stars on campus, UC Davis Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef uses a portion of UC Davis Annual Fund contributions each year to fund the prestigious Chancellor’s Fellows awards, which honor the achievements of outstanding faculty members early in their careers. Associate Professor Prasad Naik, an expert in marketing, was among five campus scholars named as 2004-2005 Chancellor’s Fellows. The fellows receive $25,000 each to put toward their research, teaching and service activities. They also can use the title “Chancellor’s Fellow” for five years.
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.