There’s good reason why Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer and Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman find themselves in the media spotlight and overly scrutinized for their performance while held up as role models for women aspiring to emulate their career success at top companies. There are so very few others like them.
At the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we closely monitor and publish a yearly benchmark for gender diversity in the C-suites and boardrooms of the largest public companies headquartered in California.
This article cites Professor Brad Barber’s research which showed that active trading is really a loser’s game. “Their bottom line: ‘The more you trade the less you earn.’ Buy-and-hold investors in their research turned over their portfolios just two percent a year. Active traders churned their portfolios an average of 258 percent annually, but their net returns were a third less than their buy-and-hold competition.”
This article cites Professor Brad Barber’s research that analyzed account data for more 35,000 households at a large discount brokerage and showed that on average men were worse stock traders than women.
In this article, Professor Hemant Bhargava was asked about how IBM might market their Watson supercomputer, the artificial intelligence system that last February beat two Jeopardy! champions. IBM has said Watson would soon help doctors diagnose illnesses and maybe help out on the sales floor.
A pair of California business school researchers has found that companies that disclose greenhouse gas emissions enjoy an immediate rise in stock value and positive returns to shareholders.
“When a company makes a voluntary disclosure of this kind, it signals to the investment community that this is a firm that is environmentally responsible,” Paul Griffin of UC Davis told The Daily Climate, an environmental news source. “Investors are saying they would prefer to invest in an environmentally responsible firm.”
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.