Joanna Zelaya’s parents fled an imminent civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s and settled in Los Angeles. They instilled in their California-born daughter a respect for education and a fierce ambition.
“They pushed education so much,” says Zelaya, a second-year student in the Bay Area MBA program. “They come from the camp of ‘Nobody is going to help you. You have to help yourself.’”
Dr. Steven Brass, a neurologist with a sleep medicine specialty at the UC Davis Medical Center has run clinics, directed sleep labs, conducted research, and served as a consultant on several FDA advisory panels that approve medical devices and medications during his 14 years as a doctor.
As Kaiser Permanente’s director of strategy management, Peter Buggy leads a high-powered team of business consultants that work with the health plan’s business lines to better execute strategies and measure their success. Often referred to as the model for the future of health care, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plan and health care provider, with annual operating revenue of more than $42 billion.
As U.S. housing prices peaked during the real estate bubble in 2006, Boston University Associate Professor Robert Marquez and Giovanni Dell’Ariccia of the International Monetary Fund, wrote a compelling paper showing that when banks have easy access to capital and demand for credit is high, the tendency is to take excessive risks that could endanger the financial system.
Like a hard, game-winning spike that leaves a big impression, Lauren Davis has never forgotten the inspiring words of her junior high school club volleyball coach. “He said, ‘play with heart.’ Everything you do in life should be done with heart and with passion.”
With that advice in mind, Davis has hit the ground running as a first-year Full-Time MBA student. She’s found a new interest in marketing and new business development after a successful career in financial services.
In this book chapter, Professors Kimberley Elsbach and Steven Currall use research on both spontaneous trait inferences (i.e., perceptions of individual characteristics based on the mere observation of behavior) and motivated person-perception (i.e., perceptions of others that are influenced by perceiver needs and emotions) to develop a model explaining the differing effects of incompetent vs. immoral acts on leader trustworthiness.
Research Expertise: Marketing research, marketing science, decision and management sciences, consumer choice behavior, choice modeling, new product development and introduction
Professor David Bunch is an internationally recognized expert on marketing research,marketing science and decision and management sciences. His research interests include consumer choice behavior, choice modeling, new product development and introduction, travel behavior, and vehicle choice and alternative fuel vehicles.
Professor David Woodruff was one of two UC Davis professors recently awarded grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to research optimal ways to integrate traditional energy sources with new renewable energy sources. This article describes Woodruff’s contributions to the Green Electricity Network Integration (GENI) project.
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.