By Marianne Skoczek
Jim Houk and Adam Pettler, both MBA 11, want to revolutionize how cyclists see and are seen at night.
Eighteen months ago, the pair teamed up with Stanford inventor/engineer Kent Frankovich to found Revolights Inc. and develop a wheel-mounted bicycle lighting system that offers optimal nighttime illumination.
Unlike traditional bike lights–which focus primarily in one direction—Revolights casts 360 degrees of light, boosting biker safety by increasing their visibility to drivers.
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). November 2013.
- Grand Velocity Award for Academic Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2006.
- Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, Ernst & Young’s regional Supporter of Entrepreneurship category, 2005.
- Price Foundation Innovative Entrepreneurship Educator Award, Stanford University Technology Ventures Program (School of Engineering), 2004.
- Vocational Leadership Award for facilitating collaboration between the academic and business communities, Rotary Club of West University Place, Tex., 2003.
- Best Theory Paper, International Association of Conflict Management, 2002.
- Best Paper, Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management, Organizational Behavior/Organizational Theory/Organizational Development Divisions, 2002.
- Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize Finalist, Rice University, 1999, 1995.
- Listed in Rice University’s Jones Graduate School’s “Outstanding Faculty,” Business Week’s Guide to Best Business Schools (5th edition), 1997.
- Halliburton Foundation Award of Excellence for professionalism in education, research and service to students, Jones Graduate School, Rice University, 1995.
When firms decide to branch out into a new area of business, they might feel the need to hire new employees from outside the organization as most hiring managers assume that the best candidates are those who have performed the exact role before. The reasons for that are perfectly sensible—they want an identical skill set so the new hire will hit the ground running.
Category Taken-for-Grantedness as a Strategic Opportunity
The Case of Light Cigarettes, 1964 to 1993
Theories within organizational and economic sociology that center on market categories often equate taken-for-grantedness with increased constraint on category members’ features. In contrast, we develop a novel perspective that considers how market participants’ changing category-related attributions decrease the scrutiny of category offerings, opening up strategic opportunities for firms. We further argue that whether producers should be expected to take advantage of these opportunities depends on the extent to which they are incentivized to do so.
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To better meet the evolving management education needs of our students, the UC Davis GSM faculty modified our MBA degree requirements for graduation. For Full-time students enrolled in Fall 2011 and after and Part-time students enrolled in Fall 2014 and after, the IMPACT is a required core course.
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