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Something quietly happened this summer amid all the hoopla surrounding Tesla’s soaring stock price and Elon Musk’s next visions that puts both the panacea hypothesis in stark relief and our efforts to promote sustainable innovation in context, according to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon in his series for Capital Public Radio.
For much of the past decade, venture capitalists showered dollars upon clean-technology startups with promising-sounding ideas in areas like solar, electric cars and biofuels.
That era appears to have ended. Professor Hargadon comments on clean tech and the funding shift.
“When you map out what makes venture capital work, and you map out what the clean-tech sector is like, it doesn’t fit very well. Companies take a long time to grow. Customers don’t turn over (to new energy products) that fast,”
- Professor Andrew Hargadon.
As the number of EV users expands, congestion at public charging stations is inevitable. So what are the accepted norms for plugging in your car in a public station. Amy Jaffe discusses the topic.
UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Donald A. Palmer writes an article based on his book, “Normal Organizational Wrongdoing.” The dominant perspective on organizational wrongdoing considers it to be an abnormal phenomenon; behavior that is rare, clearly aberrant, perpetrated by people who are abhorrent, and produced by a narrow range of out of whack organizational arrangements. However, new emerging theory and research on organizational wrongdoing present a fundamentally different perspective.
Financial Times’ chief economics editor Martin Wolf cites study by economist and GSM Professor Alan Taylor that shows that the U.K.’s 2013 GDP will be about 3 percent smaller than it would have been without the British government’s austerity measures.
How will China change the global energy equation in the next five years? In this latest installment of the WSJ experts series, Amy Jaffe, executve director of energy and sustainability, discusses China’s rise in involvement in oil-producing countries and the geopolitical impact this new dynamic will potentially create.
There’s a consensus among leading scientists that global warming is caused by human activity. What–if anything–should we do about it? Expert, Amy Jaffe advises us to rethink our energy use and move toward a more sustainable mindset.
According to a study published in the Journal of Marketing Research by Professor Brad Barber of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, regret and pride guide stock investors more than economic facts — often to their financial detriment.
California’s Monterey Shale formation is estimated to hold as much as two-thirds of the recoverable onshore shale-oil reserves in the U.S.’s lower 48 states, but there’s a catch: It is proving very hard to get. Expert, Amy Jaffe comments on the difficulties that go along with obtaining the seemingly abundant shale oil.
United States exports of LNG, refined products, condensate (and some day even oil) strengthen the United States’ ability to promote open trade in energy and capital investment in oil and gas resources around the world and to depoliticize the market, according to Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, writes that as a large consuming nation, the United States should insist that cross investment be a critical part of an overall framework that keeps all markets open to global trade and investment, including access to U.S. markets, in non-oil commodities, financial services and other goods.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, writes about how oil price risk may have to be factored back into investment decision analysis.
ry: London-based Diageo is among a growing number of companies reporting and working to reduce their carbon footprint. In its 2012 report to the Carbon Disclosure Project, Diageo cited Professor Paul Griffin’s research showing that “voluntary green disclosure decisions produced positive returns to shareholders.”
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, shares her thoughts about 9/11.
Attention from venture capitalists can be quite flattering to a young startup, but the question of whether to get involved with professional investors is ultimately one of the most important decisions that an entrepreneur must make. Professor Yasuda comments in this timely Washington Business Journal story.
Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability for UC Davis, writes about whether Northern American oil production increases can replace capacity losses as the result of the chaos and armed conflict in the Middle East.
For the past eight years, Watermark, in partnership with the University of California, Davis, has conducted the Study of California Women Business Leaders, a census and report on the status of women on boards and in top positions in Fortune 400 companies in California. In this Huffington Post blog, Marilyn Nagel, CEO of Watermark discusses the step that Resolution 62 takes, urging California companies to have equitable and diverse gender representation.
Story about Davis Roots, a nonprofit business accelerator bridging the city of Davis and UC Davis. UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon helped found Davis Roots.
The bigger challenge with innovation is not coming up with new ideas, but rather putting yourself in the right position to see what’s already out there and bring it together in a way that works for you, according to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Professor Andrew Hargadon as part of his series for Capital Public Radio.
Prompted by our eight years of research on women business leaders in California, California becomes the first state in U.S. to urge more women on corporate boards. State Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 by 30-6 vote. Dean Currall and Researcher Amanda Kimball are cited.