Evidence abounds that in the decade leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, banks significantly expanded their loan portfolios, often by extending loans to risky customers, and financing themselves primarily with debt. This led to a rash of bank failures as banks’ loans failed to repay.
A new University of California, Davis, study says that the low interest rate environment that prevailed throughout most of that period was likely an important determinant of that risky behavior.
The Economist Ranks UC Davis MBA in the World’s Top Tier
No. 1 in the World for Diversity of Corporate Recruiters
(Davis, CA) — For the second consecutive year, The Economist’s full-time MBA ranking places the UC Davis MBA program No. 1 in the world for the diversity of corporate recruiters.
This is the fourth consecutive year UC Davis has been recognized in the top tier in this critical category. The No. 1 ranking is based on the range of industry sectors that have provided career opportunities for our graduates. It reflects the breadth of interests of UC Davis MBA students and their ability to compete successfully in today’s global economy.
Despite long-term concerns about climate change and regulatory pressures, California wine industry leaders are once again quite bullish about the wine business, according to two new surveys conducted by the University of California, Davis.
Findings from the surveys of wine executives and industry professionals will be presented at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, during the Wine Industry Financial Symposium at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, Calif.
Cyclists who dope in the Tour de France do so for the same reason traders on Wall Street might cheat — because of extreme pressure to perform, according to a new UC Davis Graduate School of Management study.
The study, co-authored by Professor Donald Palmer, an expert on organizational wrongdoing, looked at blood test results of 197 of the best riders on 22 top teams that competed in the 2010 Tour de France. Researchers found that professional cycling is not much different than any big business.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management to Present Sustainability Investment Performance Research to CalPERS Board
(Sacramento, CA) — University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management faculty will present research to a California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) board of administration meeting on June 17 to advise the nation’s largest public pension fund on sustainability factors and the impact they have on financial performance in investments.
Carl Schramm to Deliver Commencement Address
One of the World’s Leading Experts on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth
(Davis, CA) — Carl Schramm, one of the world’s leading experts on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth, will deliver the commencement address for the 2013 graduating class of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.
UC Davis Agribusiness Executives Symposium to be held in Shanghai
Executive Education Program Brings Expertise to China
Senior agribusiness executives from throughout China will gather June 14-16 in Shanghai for an innovative business leaders’ symposium coordinated by the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis.
The three-day symposium, “Growing Agribusiness in China: Scaling Up and Staying Fresh,” is designed to be a practical, interactive experience, useful for executives in all aspects of the agribusiness supply chain from farming and food processing to retail.
UC Davis Part-time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Top 7% by U.S. News & World Report
Full-time MBA among Top 9% in U.S., 18th Consecutive Year among Top Tier
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time and part-time MBA programs continue to be ranked among the top-tier in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released March 12, 2013.
Companies that tout social responsibility and whose managers contribute to political action committees tend to provide higher returns to shareholders, suggests a new University of California, Davis, study.
A new start-up at UC Davis aims to bring a better shave through semiconductor manufacturing technology. Nano-Sharp Inc. will use silicon wafers to make razor blades and surgical tools far more cheaply than current silicon or ceramic blades. It’s one of three new companies in the College of Engineering’s incubator, the Engineering Translational Technology Center. “Every single one of these companies is looking at a multibillion dollar market,” said Jim Olson, a visiting assistant professor at the Graduate School of Management and the center’s business specialist.
(Davis, CA) – Amy Myers Jaffe, a leading expert on the oil industry and influential thought leader on global energy policy, has joined the University of California, Davis, strengthening the university’s leadership on clean technology, sustainable energy and transportation.
$1 Million Grant to Help Develop Sustainable Agricultural Businesses, Provide Innovative Technologies
UC Davis is one of six recipients nationwide, and the only one in California, to receive a $1 million award in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s 2012 i6 Challenge Grant competition.
The university has used the grant to establish the Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Featured in Guide to Responsible Graduate Business Programs
Net Impact Releases 2012 Business as UNusual Guide
(Davis and San Francisco, CA) — Net Impact, the premiere global nonprofit that inspires a new generation of leaders to put their values to work for a more sustainable future, recently released the 2012 edition of Business as UNusual: The Student Guide to Graduate Programs. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is among top business schools featured in this annual guide, which gives an inside look at MBA programs’ social and environmental curriculum, student activities and career services.
Alumni giving to the Graduate School of Management’s Annual Fund broke records across a number of key metrics in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30.
The GSM Annual Fund ended the 2011-2012 campaign with a record total of $106,075, a 40% increase over last year. Alumni giving to the Annual Fund topped $91,000, the highest dollar amount given by alumni in a single year. Non-alumni friends of the School also donated in record numbers, contributing more than $15,000 to the Annual Fund.
New Study Examines What Makes a Video Go Viral
Assistant Professor Hema Yoganarasiham on Social Media Marketing
When it comes to marketing via video sharing on social media, choosing an influential person to “seed” a video is essential—but video quality isn’t all that important.
So concludes a new study of “buzz” marketing on YouTube by Hema Yoganarasimham, an assistant professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. The research takes an important first step in looking at video viewership online, and in helping companies best use online campaigns to boost their return on investment (ROI).
Even if credit unions offered short-term loans at better interest rates and lending terms than payday lenders — and most don’t — current payday loan customers would still prefer the convenience of payday lenders, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests.
The biggest bang in this year’s UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition came from the S2E Energy founder with a thin, transparent material designed to conduct the sun’s power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology. As first-prize winner, Jon Servaites took home $10,000 at the May 25 finals of the 12th annual competition, which is organized and run by UC Davis MBA students.
Second prize of $4,500 went to the creators of Happy Baby vending machines, for on-the-go access to diapers, organic snacks and other baby products.
Launching Multiple Products to Attract Both Consumers and Application Developers Key to Tech Firm Success, UC Davis Study Says
(Davis, CA) — High-tech firms should market multiple product versions at the same time, such as Apple did with the iPhone and iPod Touch, both to attract early adopters and build a network of individuals and companies that develop applications, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis.
UC Davis Part-time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Top 6% by U.S. News & World Report
Full-time MBA among Top 8% in U.S., 17th Consecutive Year among Premier Programs
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s part-time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area moved up significantly to 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.
UC Davis MBA Students Get Fired Up at 2012 Ignite Entrepreneurial Conference in Boston
Dean's Advisory Cabinet Member Jack Gill Hosts Mentorship Program
While waiting for the first speaker at the 2012 Ignite Entrepreneurship Conference in Boston, UC Davis MBA student Nandhini Raghunathan scanned the on-screen testimonials from previous attendees. “By the end of the third day,” she said. “I could see what each and every one of those comments meant.”