Shanghai campus — CEIBS Executive President Professor Zhu Xiaoming this afternoon met with Dean and Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis Steven Currall and Principal Officer for International Business Development, UC Davis Health System Dr. Cheyenne Currall. CEIBS’ Dean’s Office Director Helen Xu and MBA Programme Operations Director Yvonne Li also attended the meeting during which both sides explored the potential for future collaboration.
Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, who holds the Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency, participated in a roundtable discussion on “California’s Smart Energy Investments: Enabling the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency.” View a video of the event, which was moderated by Professor Andrew Hargadon.
Woody Allen famously said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up,” and new research suggests he may have been on to something. This new research by Professor Kimberly Elsbach suggests that your physical presence on the job can add a few percentage points to your perceived value.
Sometimes just showing up is enough, according to a recent study by University of California Davis professors. In the first-ever academic study of “passive” face time — when workers are seen in the office without any interaction — UC Davis professors Kimberly Elsbach and Jeffrey Sherman found that bosses think more favorably of employees who are present.
The Downtown Sacramento Partnership and an MBA student consulting team from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management have studied the potential economic impacts of a proposed sports and entertainment arena in downtown Sacramento.
Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart has been appointed to the Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency. She will direct the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, which promotes commercialization of energy-efficiency technologies, teaches future leaders in energy efficiency and conducts policy-supporting research. “Energy efficiency is by far the most effective and least expensive new fuel,” Biggart said.
Inserogen, the winning team in the 2010 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition, says the tobacco plant could be used to produce vaccines more quickly and cheaply than traditional methods. The team was awarded the $15,000 prize; they chose tobacco over other plants because it grows quickly and is not a food crop.
AT&T’s new data plans for iPads, iPhones and other smart phones may alienate some average users, said Professor Hemant Bhargava. “Since normal users do not know how much data they will consume, they feel forced to pick the higher-priced plans, in order to avoid the very expensive overage charges,” he said. “AT&T needs a way to ‘throttle’ or ‘choke’ heavy users without hurting everyone else.”
The second place winner of this year’s Big Bang!, Nomad Technologies, a team of four Bay Area Working Professional MBAs who have licensed UC Davis nanotechnology, was among the 16 finalists in the Draper Fisher Jurvetson/Cisco Global Business Plan Competition. The plans of the 16 finalists, nearly all of which won local university competitions, were selected from thousands of eligible business plans in 17 countries. (, June 23, 2010)
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.