Media coverage of the frugality of companies like Southwest Airlines, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com and Ikea abound. But do they capture something enduring about how these companies really do business?
Agricultural aid workers in Afghanistan’s most rural areas have a new tool to help them help others, thanks to Wil Agatstein, visiting lecturer and executive director of the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Mark Bell, director of the International Learning Center at the UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
Agatstein and Bell received a $2.2 million, three-year grant from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service to create a web portal that provides development organizations with information on Afghanistan’s most pressing agricultural issues and opportunities.
Venturing into New Territory: Career Experiences of Corporate Venture Capital Managers and Practice Variation
When organizations adopt new practices, the practices are often modified to fit the new context. UC Davis Professor Gina Dokko and study co-author Vibha Gaba, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, argue that managers who implement new practices modify them, and that the extent of practice variation is determined by these managers’ career experience with the practice itself, and career experience that enables fit assessment between the practice and the adopting firm.