This paper by Associate Professor Beth Bechky and Siobhán O’Mahony of Boston University examines how parties challenging established social systems collaborate with defenders of those systems to achieve mutual goals. With field interviews and observations from four community projects in the open-source movement, the authors examine how these projects collaborated with firms defending proprietary approaches to software development.
Dean Nicole Woolsey Biggart will step down from her administrative post next July. Following a sabbatical, she will return to full-time teaching and research. Biggart began her term as dean “with several aspirations. I am pleased that we have achieved substantial progress toward these goals in the past five years.”
Sep 8, 2008UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship press release
L. Wilton Agatstein, Jr., has been named executive director of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to 2008 Agatstein was vice president at Intel and the head of Intel’s Emerging Markets Group; in spring 2008 he was the Graduate School of Management’s Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence.
The wine industry is making a concerted effort to adopt environmentally responsible practices but sees a need for better education among both consumers and professionals on many “green” issues, according to two surveys of wine industry professionals and executives conducted by Robert Smiley, professor and director of wine studies at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
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.