The 2006 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing has been awarded to Professor Brad Barber, director of the UC Davis Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility, for his study that explores the motivation and impact of institutional activism by reviewing the stocks on CalPERs Focus List from 1992-2005.
Associate Professor Robert Yetman presented the findings of his survey of wine industry workers in the Napa Valley at the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association’s “Ahead of the Curve” conference on April 19. The conference, the first of its kind, attracted vineyard owners, managers and area winemakers.
In her recently published book, The Online Customer: New Data Mining and Marketing Approaches, Assistant Professor Catherine Yang details how data mining and marketing approaches can be used to study and solve Web marketing problems. The book uses a vast dataset of Web transactions from the largest online retailers, including Amazon.com. In particular, Yang shows how to integrate and compare statistical methods from marketing and data mining research.
Getting the most from employees might involve more than a motivational speech from management—think design.
In their recent article, “It’s More Than a Desk: Working Smarter Through Leveraged Office Design,” published in the winter issue of the California Management Review, Professor Kimberly Elsbach and Assistant Professor Beth Bechky lay out systematic ways managers can design office space to inspire group membership, improve collaboration and encourage group problem solving among their employees.
Associate Professor Eyal Biyalogorsky and his co-authors, Professors William Boulding and Richard Staelin, both of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, received the 2006 Harold M. Maynard Award for their article, “Stuck in the Past: Why Managers Persists with New Product Failures,” published in the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Marketing. The journal’s Editorial Review Board selects the best article in a given year for its greatest contribution to marketing theory and thought.
Public companies that have had auditors recently resign may not be a good stock investment. The stock prices of these companies dip by about three percentage points following the announcement of an auditor’s resignation, according to a study by Professor Paul Griffin and co-author David Lont of the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Technology entrepreneurship involves identifying high-potential, technology-intensive opportunities; gathering talent, capital and other resources; and managing rapid growth and significant risks. The best-selling Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, co-authored by Professor Richard C. Dorf and Stanford University’s Thomas H. Byers, was the first book to examine this global phenomenon. The recently released second edition (McGraw-Hill, 2006) integrates the most valuable entrepreneurship and technology management theories from the world’s leading scholars and educators.
Professor Anand Swaminathan and his co-author Professor Glen Dowell of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame have examined how the timing of a firm’s entry into an industry affects its chances of adopting the dominant technological design and the consequent effect on its survival. In their recent study, “Entry Timing, Exploration, and Firm Survival in the Early U.S.
Bankruptcy court more often than not leads to a dreadful outcome for unsecured creditors of very small companies, according to a new study by Assistant Professor Ning Zhu and his co-researchers Professor Douglas Baird of the University of Chicago Law School and Professor Arturo Bris of IMD Business School and Yale University’s International Center for Finance. Their study, which analyzes the impact of Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal and on Bloomberg.com.
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.