In an effort to boost employment, promote cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy, and give the U.S. a global competitive advantage, governors across the nation are looking to implement policies that spur clean tech innovation.
In February, Professor Andrew Hargadon, director of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship, participated in “Spurring Business Start-ups and Innovation in Clean Technology,” a National Governors’ Association Center for Best Practices Webcast co-sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation.
The movement of personnel between firms has been shown to have important implications for firms, yet there has been little direct investigation of the underlying mechanisms. In this study, Assistant Professor Gina Dokko and co-author Lori Rosenkopf from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, propose that in addition to their human capital, mobile individuals carry social capital, affecting the outcomes of the firms they join and leave by altering the patterns of interaction between firms.
Having grown steadily over the past three decades, private equity funds worldwide today manage $1 trillion in capital raised from retail, individual and institutional investors. They play an increasingly important role as financial intermediaries in addition to their significant day-to-day involvement as company board members and advisors. Yet relatively little is known about the industrial organization of these various funds.
In this paper, Assistant Professor Catherine Yang proposes a simple, yet powerful approach to profile users’ web browsing behavior for the purpose of user identification. The importance of being able to identify users can be significant given a wide variety of applications in electronic commerce, such as product recommendation, personalized advertising, etc.
In partially linear single-index models, Professor Chih-Ling Tsai and co-authors Hua Liang and Xiang Liu from the University of Rochester and Runze Li from Pennsylvania State University obtain the semiparametrically efficient profile least-squares estimators of regression coefficients. The authors also employ the smoothly clipped absolute deviation penalty (SCAD) approach to simultaneously select variables and estimate regression coefficients. The study shows that the resulting SCAD estimators are consistent and possess the oracle property.
To group, or not to group: That’s the question for retailers considering the strategy of cooperative buying. Despite lower wholesale prices, retailers may not always benefit from pooling their purchasing power, especially when they are competing with each other, according to Assistant Professor Rachel Chen.
High-tech start-ups, especially those in the energy sector and clean tech—and researchers who want to get their ideas out of the lab and into the market—have a valuable new resource for turning their entrepreneurial ideas into profitable realities.
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.