It is well known that in markets such as restaurants, films and books, critics directly shape outcomes by guiding consumers’ attention and purchase decisions through their assessments of product quality. Less understood is how critics influence the decision making and behavior of producers.
Top qualitative researchers from around the world converged at Gallagher Hall on March 24 for the 12th annual Davis Conference on Qualitative Research.
Organized by Professor Kimberley Elsbach and Associate Professor Beth Bechky, the innovative forum has improved qualitative research and its methodologies and built a community of pioneering researchers.
Even if credit unions offered short-term loans at better interest rates and lending terms than payday lenders—and most don’t—current payday loan customers say they prefer the convenience of payday lenders, according to a new study by Associate Professor Victor Stango.
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.
The real estate and subprime mortgage bubbles that burst and cascaded through the global financial system leading to the Great Recession offer an opportunity to examine why such bubbles form and how to minimize their impact. Assistant Professor Anna Scherbina and co-author Bernd Schlusche from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board are using behavioral models to study the dynamics of residential real estate bubbles.
High-tech firms should aggressively market multiple product versions at the same time, the way Apple did with the iPhone and iPod Touch, both to attract early adopters and to build a network of application developers, according to research by Professor Hemant Bhargava.
Associate Professor Thomas D. Beamish studies organizations, institutions, and economy; hazards and risks; and innovation and social change. He has written numerous articles and chapters and a book on a massive petroleum accident, “Silent Spill: the Organization of an Industrial Crisis” (MIT Press). In this blog, he discusses strategies for preventing crescive risk and disasters in teams and organizations.
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.