Much has been said and written about the perceived increasing “irrelevance” of organizational studies. Concerns about the field’s relevance were a motivating factor for the formation of the journal Organization Science in 1990. Just last year, the Academy of Management Journal published a series of articles that addressed the topic in commemoration of the journal’s 50th anniversary. But there has been very little systematic research on this subject—until now.
Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon and Alan Meier, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—both of whom are associate directors of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center—were awarded a $10,000 grant from the Industry-University Cooperative Research Program and received matching funds from the California Clean Energy Fund to host the Energy Efficiency Technology Impact Summit at UC Davis on February 13.
While audit fees have gone up substantially in the U.S. since 2002 in response to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and related regulations, it is unclear whether such reforms should have a major impact on audit markets in other countries. How have New Zealand audit firms fared in light of such regulatory initiatives? According to Professor Paul Griffin and his co-authors Yuan Sun and David Lont of the University of Otago, New Zealand, auditing firms reacted differently to the change by not raising their fees following the passage of SOX.
Household bankruptcy filings have spiked over the past two decades. According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, 412,510 personal bankruptcies were filed in 1985 compared to 2,039,214 in 2005. During that period, personal bankruptcies rose from 0.3 percent to 1.8 percent of all U.S. households. Bank and credit card companies have reportedly lost tens of billions of dollars every year as a consequence of the upward trend in consumer bankruptcy filings. The ripple effect of the current credit crisis continues fuel filings. But what else is pushing families to the economic brink?
Dean Nicole Woolsey Biggart travelled to the island of Sardinia from April 5-11 to teach a short course on managing innovation at the Associazione Istituzione Libera Università Nuorese (AILUN). It was the eighth time Biggart has joined other top international scholars to teach in AILUN’s International Masters of Organizational Science program. The nine-month curriculum is built around special lectures by prominent faculty in sociology, psychology, economics and business.
Every fall and winter college campuses are visited by high school juniors and seniors and their travel-weary parents in search of the best college fit. Students and parents spend a great deal of time and money making these treks, which can often lead to disappointment if there is not a perfect match.
Most research on open source software communities has focused on those that are community founded. Since the first corporate-founded open source project Mozilla launched in 1998, firms have begun to create or sponsor their own open source communities. For example IBM opened up its Eclipse application development platform after investing more than $40 million dollars creating it. How do firm founded open source communities differ from their autonomous counterparts?
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.