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.
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.
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.