(Davis, CA) — The American Accounting Association has named Professor Paul Griffin as co‐editor of Accounting Horizons, one of the association’s two flagship academic journals.
Griffin will share the editorship with Professor Arnold Wright of Northeastern University. They will assume the posts in late spring 2012, when current co-editors Dana Hermanson and Terry Shevlin complete their three-year term.
Although he probably didn’t know it at the time, Albert Einstein once offered this superb piece of business advice. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” In a way, that’s what we’re doing in the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business through our 3-Dimensional Learning Model. We scanned the business environment and saw that we needed to rethink our program, but with great uncertainty about the future. So we harnessed that uncertainty and reframed it as an opportunity to do things differently and reinvent what it means to educate a business student.
Organizations increasingly face surprises with regularity, yet little is known about how they develop the responses to unexpected events that enable their work to continue. In this paper, Associate Professor Beth Bechky and co-author Gerardo A. Okhuysen of the University of Utah compare ethnographic data from two types of organizations that regularly deal with surprises, a police SWAT team and film production crews.
In this paper, Professor David Woodruff and co-authors Ulrike Ritzinger from Vienna University of Technology and Johan Oppen from Molde University College provide a computable definition for the intuitive concept of the point of diminishing returns in a heuristic search. The authors also demonstrate that with proper scaling, the time point for a small instance can provide some guidance concerning the time point on larger instances. This paper presents computational results for a range of problems and search methods.
In a cover story for one of India’s leading business magazines, Professor Hemant Bhargava explores the impact of the recently adopted Mobile Number Portability (MNP) policy in India and how it will change the purchase behavior of mobile subscribers and the product and marketing strategies of mobile operators.
UC Davis GSM Alumnus Christian D’Souza, CEO of BRU Company LLC, energizes Davis athletes and students alike with BRUBAR energy bars. The bars, which are all natural and vegan, combine usual energy bar ingredients with ingredients comparable to those in craft-brewed beer. “[When] I realized that similar ingredients went into both craft-brewed beer and energy bars, I wanted to take that idea further and develop an energy bar that has a malty craft-brew characteristic,” D’Souza said.
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.