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Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, is quoted in a story about former Occidental Petroleum Corp. chairman Ray Irani receiving a $26-million settlement after being ousted.
In this article about the legal troubles of Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, says that the company is now a more likely target for a takeover.
Steven C. Currall, dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, writes an op-ed calling for more women at the highest leadership levels in U.S. corporations, citing findings from the school’s most recent Study of California Women Business Leaders released earlier this month.
The article cites Professor Brad Barber’s 2001 research “Boys Will Be Boys: Gender, Overconfidence and Common Stock Investment.” The research shows evidence that men are more prone to overconfidence than women when making investment decisions.
Despite some recent high-profile hirings, the gender balance in high-level business positions has not changed much. The recently released 2013-2014 UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders has shown gender-equality at the highest levels of business is changing at a snail-crawl pace.
Public pension funds have become powerful and influential players in today’s global equity markets, investing trillions of dollars of government employees’ retirement nest eggs. Following work with CalPERS, Dean Currall, Professor Brad Barber & Professor Robert Jackson call for a new science for pension fund management.
If Mexico gets the details of its new energy investment policy right, the country may give North and South American nations competition for their oil exports. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director for energy and sustainability at UC Davis, said that further seismic testing in northern Mexico could surface even more oil.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, writes about a new study that she conducted with UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Paul A. Griffin, that indicates how predictions of a coming carbon asset bubble are overstated.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, is quoted in a story about how the nation’s changing pipeline network may be boosting Midwest oil prices, but it has been dragging down Louisiana crude.
Mac Clemmens, UC Davis MBA 07 & founder of Digital Deployment, was named as one of Sacramento’s Top 40 under 40 by the Sacramento Business Journal.
Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark, wrote a blog about the “Promoting Gender Diversity & The Bottom Line,” a December 9 event in which Amanda Kimball, author of the UC Davis Study of California Business Leaders, presented findings from this year’s study. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Watermark to publish the study.
Foothill Ranch-based teen and contemporary retailer Wet Seal Inc. tied for the number one spot in a recent ranking and study of women in business in California conducted by the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
An annual report that assesses the status of women as business leaders in California shows only slight improvement in the number of female corporate executives.
The UC Davis study says for every eight men among the highest paid executives in California, there’s just one woman. She says that’s a one percentage point improvement over last year.
An annual study on California female business leaders shows that the glass ceiling for women in business is rising, but said there’s lots of work to be done before it shatters.
Amanda Kimball authored the UC Davis study. She said companies that give women leadership opportunities tend to flourish.
Three tri-county firms are among the top 25 publicly traded companies in California with the highest percentage of women leaders.
Westlake Village-based LTC Properties, Goleta-based Deckers Outdoor Corp. and Move Inc., whose headquarters are in the Bay Area but has most of its employees in Westlake Village, were on a yearly ranking produced by UC Davis. Each year, the school surveys publicly traded companies in the state to find which have the most women among their boards of directors and highest paid executives.
Women hold only about one in eight executive/board positions among California’s top 400 public companies, but an annual University of California, Davis, study cited some incremental progress, noting that the percentage of women in top decision-making posts has increased and the number of companies with no women executives and board directors is dropping.
California Companies with More Top Women Leaders Associated with Higher Revenue and Profits, UC Davis Study Says
While women hold only one in eight of the executive and board positions in California’s top 400 public companies, an annual University of California, Davis, study shows incremental progress—the percentage of women in these top decision-making posts has increased, and the number of companies with no women executives and board directors at all is dropping.
“We’re very excited to have Cleveland Justis join us,” Andrew Hargadon, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and the founder and faculty director of the institute, said in a release.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director for energy and sustainability at UC Davis, is quoted in this story about the increase in oil production in the United States.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, was one of the speakers at the Power Year in Review event at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.