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Better Pay for Better Profits

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.

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Millennial Leaders Weigh in on Global Food Challenges

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

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Increasing Number of Women-run Businesses in Sacramento, Statewide

“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.

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The Art of the Long View

“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.”

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GSM Joins White House Initiative: Women in Business

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. 

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New Board Education Program for Nation’s Largest Public Pension Fund

(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.

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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.

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‘Farmer-preneurs’ Improve Crops in Southern Africa

A team of our Business Development Fellows, UC Davis MBAs and their Zambian colleagues has built a company around simple technologies and practices that help farmers to avoid losses and grow more crops. Zasaka has taken off since winning both the People’s Choice award and the Ag and Food Innovation prize in last year’s Big Bang! Business Competition 

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Vivek Ranadive: A Big-idea Man

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Vivek Ranadive, tech leader and owner of the Sacramento Kings, in a rare public appearance, shared his vision on the five forces to harness for business success.

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