Steve Currall, professor of enterprise and the management of innovation at University College London, has been appointed to nTAG, the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group, which advises the US President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Training employees to better understand why good people do bad things could be more effective in curbing organizational wrongdoing than ethics training and legal reforms, according to research by Professors Donald Palmer and Michael Maher. “Much wrongdoing is the result of mindless, mundane processes—rules, hierarchy, standard procedures and social influence processes,” says Palmer, who teaches a course on the causes of corporate and white-collar crime.
Professor Hemant Bhargava says that companies wanting to deter unprofitable customers intentionally create setbacks that impair the quality of service for those users. Netflix, America Online and FedEx have used this strategy, which is common in the technology industries, where firms offer all-you-can-eat pricing menus.
As a new-media start-up, MobiTV, based in Emeryville, Calif., owes its creative pulse to 219 employees–up from just 90 a year ago and on the way to more than 300 by year-end. The common denominator of working here is change–constant, even calamitous at times, but vibrant. Workers average a new deployment, a step in developing new-media services, every 2 1/2 weeks. They are people who are motivated by how they leave an imprint on their world. And one thing is certain: television will never be the same.
Several MBA students and alumni were among the winners of the Little Bang poster competition, run by UC Davis InnovationAccess. The winning teams and runners up in each sector qualify as semi-finalists in the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition.
Engineering and science researchers from across the U.S. will learn new tools to bring green technology from the lab to the marketplace at the Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy at Lake Tahoe March 26–30. The intensive business development program is hosted by the Graduate School of Management’s UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.
With InnovationAccess, UC Davis has relaunched its services for commercializing discoveries, supporting businesses spun off from the campus, and promoting research collaborations with the private sector.
Thirteen UC Davis MBA students guided by Professor Robert Smiley take a two-week tour of Japan that would be the envy of any trade delegation. The international study trip includes exclusive meetings with leaders of more than a dozen major corporations and a visit to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons will address nearly 50 researchers from 14 states as they learn how to take their environmental solutions from the lab to market at a week-long UC Davis program beginning March 26 at Lake Tahoe. The Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy is hosted by the Graduate School of Management’s UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.