Former chairman and CEO of Citigroup, Sandy Weill ran the world’s third largest financial institution. Amazon.com soared from a $9 billion to a $70 billion company with Mark Onetto in charge of the supply chain and customer service for the world’s largest Internet retailer. Whole Foods Market co-CEO and co-founder John Mackey has grown a single store in Austin, Texas, founded in 1978, into an $11 billion Fortune 300 company.
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.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management released its annual census on California Women Business Leaders on Wednesday. The study, now in its seventh year, details the presence of women at the top of the 400 largest publicly held corporations headquartered in the state.
The proportion of women who lead California’s largest companies is growing at such a slow pace that it will take more than a century for women business leaders to achieve parity with men, a UC Davis study has found.
Mark Goldberg had every reason to believe he would be among the incoming MBA class this fall at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Without taking a prep course or even buying a study book, he had pretty much aced the GMAT exam with a score of 770 out of 800 — 50 points higher than the 720 median score for this year’s entering class.
But then came the unexpected rejection, in March. “At first,” he says, “I was surprised and disappointed, then I was shocked.”
A supportive atmosphere helps university-based innovators to produce more patents and inventions, says a survey (E. M. Hunter et al. Res. Pol. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2011.05.024; 2011) of scientists at Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) — interdisciplinary centres funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to bridge academia and industry.
Research universities with an organizational climate that actively supports commercialization and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers are more likely to produce invention disclosures and patent applications, according to a Baylor University study.
In the past few years, billions of dollars have been slashed from California’s higher education budget. Some have warned that the cutbacks are impacting the quality of a state university system that has long been considered the crown jewel of public higher education.
Although he probably didn’t know it at the time, Albert Einstein once offered this superb piece of business advice. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” In a way, that’s what we’re doing in the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business through our 3-Dimensional Learning Model. We scanned the business environment and saw that we needed to rethink our program, but with great uncertainty about the future. So we harnessed that uncertainty and reframed it as an opportunity to do things differently and reinvent what it means to educate a business student.
At UC Davis, the Graduate School of Management has been doing research that continues to produce results that are startling for the state and even worse for Silicon Valley.
For the past six years, the university’s annual Women Business Leaders study has found that in a state that prides itself on equality and diversity, it’s still overwhelmingly a man’s world at the top of corporate California.
Over the past five years, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management has shined a spotlight on the gender diversity of top leadership positions in California’s largest public companies. Our findings paint a disappointing picture: On average, we’ve found that there is only one woman for every nine men in the executive suites and boardrooms of these high-profile firms.
Steven Currall, the Dean of the Business School at UC Davis talks to Sarah Backhouse of Hub Culture at the Governor’s Global Cilmate Summit in Davis. He has been key to the organization and coordination of the GGSC3.
Over the last four years, I have focused much of my personal time and the newspaper’s resources on trying to answer a simple question: What can we do to increase the odds that our great, great grandchildren will live on a habitable planet? I was therefore delighted when Mayor Kevin Johnson told me a few months ago that he was going to launch a Greenwise Sacramento initiative, a communitywide, yearlong effort to make Sacramento the greenest region in the country.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will host the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 at Mondavi Center at the UC Davis on Nov 15-16, taking advantage of the university’s long history of world-class research and development in environmental sustainability and green jobs. More recently, the Governor joined Graduate School of Management Dean Steven Currall on the university’s campus in a discussion on clean, sustainable paths to economic prosperity, as part of UC Davis’ E3 Roundtable on Economic Prosperity, Energy and the Environment.
Shanghai campus — CEIBS Executive President Professor Zhu Xiaoming this afternoon met with Dean and Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis Steven Currall and Principal Officer for International Business Development, UC Davis Health System Dr. Cheyenne Currall. CEIBS’ Dean’s Office Director Helen Xu and MBA Programme Operations Director Yvonne Li also attended the meeting during which both sides explored the potential for future collaboration.
The University of California Davis on Wednesday launched an effort to establish a clean-energy hub in the Sacramento region and Bay Area that would drive innovations out of laboratories and into the marketplace.
More than 270 people attended a half-day event to kick off the effort to create a network of researchers, governments, corporations and investors.
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.