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Prof. Kim Elsbach wants you out from your desk at lunch. Her research shows there are tremendous performance advantages to stepping away from your computer, especially if you can get outside. “Taking a break from cognitively taxing work improves creative thinking,” Elsbach says.
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Man on a Mission: Alumnus Tre Borden MBA 08 writes that the urban renaissance that Sacramento is enjoying puts it on a path as an intentional destination that has as much to do with our cityscape as it does our sense of pride and identity. Time to crank it up a notch, he says.
Is this a smart way to invest? Most experts say no. “For the vast majority of investors, speculating on themes is not a good idea,” says Professor Brad Barber, who advocates investing in low-cost index funds over the long term.
Most of the opportunities and threats driving sustainability will come in large, mature markets like energy, transportation, agriculture and construction, writes Professor Andrew Hargadon in this excerpt from his new book Sustainable Innovation: Build Your Company’s Capacity to Change the World.
The primary reason people don’t use job sharing or other flexible workplace benefits is that they fear being seen as less committed to their careers, says Professor Kimberly Elsbach.
UC Davis MPAc is ranked 23rd in the country on this list—with USC being the only other school that’s ranked higher in California.
Do you work with creative people? Professor Kim Elsbach’s Harvard Business Review article is a must read to understand the artist identity and collaborate effectively in a team.
Paris’ one-day car ban raises public awareness about the benefits of less traffic, Professor David Bunch noted, and the upcoming climate change talks in Paris make this an ideal time to draw on public support. Public participation and support is critical for the success of such measures, he added.
So cool, so green! That’s what Sierra magazine says about the University of California, Davis — ranked No. 2 in the magazine’s 2015 “Cool Schools” report.
When the economy is humming along and unemployment is low, the U.S. death rate rises. Many in the field have tried to fathom why. And now, UC Davis Graduate School of Management Dean Ann Huff Stevens and three of her colleagues think they know.
Net Impact and CollaborateUp hosted two “Nourishing 9 Billion” SolutionLabs at UC Davis and Tufts University this spring, where several UC Davis MBA students brainstormed, including Rashmi Ekka, who applied the learnings from the day to her business idea that she’s lauching in India after she graduates
“I think it’s possible that women who were frustrated in the public corporate world are turning around and starting their own companies,” said Amanda Kimball, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management research specialist who has authored the last five annual studies of women in top positions at the largest 400 corporations in the state.
Dancer…Teacher…Volunteer…Entrepreneur…Leader. Full-time MBA student Venita Sivamani named one of Poets & Quants top MBAs to watch.
“Many companies use a strategy of acquisitions to import innovation into the firm,” former dean and Professor Steven Currall says. “Those acquisitions can bolster short-term financial metrics, and the CEO can be rewarded on the basis of this acquisition strategy. This has troubling implications because it’s diminishing our country’s leadership and innovation.”
We are proud to be among the more than 45 business schools that have committed to a national initiative to help women succeed throughout school and their careers, and to build a business school experience that prepares students for the workforce of tomorrow.
Ashwin Thirunahari thinks he can improve on the amount of whole grains Americans eat. He invented a food product that earned him the $3,000 Award for Innovation in Food & Agriculture in this year’s’ Big Bang Business Competition at the Graduate School of Management.
With the lifting of sanctions, Iranians may find it harder than they expected to bump up oil production, Amy Myers Jaffe, UC Davis executive director for energy and sustainability, tells The New York Times.
(DAVIS, CA) With more than $300 billion in assets under management, the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) is a heavyweight institutional investor on Wall Street and beyond. Part of the challenges for the CalPERS board is keeping up to date on the latest trends and knowledge in pension fund investment, governance and benefits administration. The Graduate School of Management is offering its expertise to help the board members stay current.
Innovations in Food Sweep 2015 Big Bang! Business Competition
Nearly $40,000 Awarded to Promising Startups
Scrumpt, a startup that delivers low-cost, healthy lunches and nutritious snacks via mail to elementary school children, took the $10,000 first prize in the 2015 Big Bang! Business Competition during the Final Presentations and Awards Ceremony at the UC Davis Conference Center this evening.
Five finalists—out of more than 50 teams in this year’s competition—pitched their ventures to the audience before prizes were announced.
Many of the ventures focus on innovations in food delivery—the how, what and when we eat for optimal nutrition and minimal waste.