Leadership happens every moment of every day. You always have an opportunity to influence what other people do and why they do it by being a role model. I help students understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses, pushing them to work outside of their comfort zones—for instance, by encouraging those who are not ‘natural leaders’ to take the initiative.”
The Individual & Group Dynamics
Negotiation in Organizations
Business Policy and Strategy
Research Expertise: Leadership in organizations; perception and management of individual and organizational images; identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University
M.S., Industrial and Management Engineering University of Iowa
B.S., Industrial and Management Engineering University of Iowa
International Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University
NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and National Champion Masters Swimmer
UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow
Globally visible expert in organizational behavior
Professor Kimberly Elsbach focuses her research on the acquisition and maintenance of organizational images, identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity. She also teaches and studies negotiation skills in competitive business environments. Her research provides a framework for communicating with shareholders, customers and employees in the immediacy of a reputation crisis and through long-term recovery. In a recent paper published in the Harvard Business Review and the Academy of Management Journal, Elsbach showed how Hollywood movie and television producers judge the creativity of people pitching story ideas.
Aug 23, 2012Organization Capability Consultant, Chevron Corp. - San Ramon, Calif.
B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
The UC Davis MBA provided me with unequaled knowledge and experience. The small class sizes and case-study based approach encourage personal accountability and promote teamwork—both critical to my career in management.
There’s good reason why Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer and Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman find themselves in the media spotlight and overly scrutinized for their performance while held up as role models for women aspiring to emulate their career success at top companies. There are so very few others like them.
At the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we closely monitor and publish a yearly benchmark for gender diversity in the C-suites and boardrooms of the largest public companies headquartered in California.
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.