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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.
A study by the University of California, Davis found women are “a conspicuous minority” in the Golden State’s boardrooms and corner offices.
Men still occupy about nine out of every 10 of the highest paying management jobs and board seats, said the study, put together by UC Davis’ graduate school of management.
Steven Currall, the school’s dean, said “for a state that considers itself a hip, progressive trendsetter, California looks like anything but that.”
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.
“This series of posts (finally) puts to words the approach, the ideas, and the tools developed and tested in the programs of the UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.
Our work focuses on the first of three critical moments in the life of a new venture—the entrepreneurial leap. This is the moment (that can take months, or more if not careful) when the original entrepreneurs make the decision whether to start a new venture or not, and take the first steps that, often unknowingly, send them down paths they may take years, if ever, to recover from.”
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.
CEIBS Executive President Zhu Xiaoming Meets with Dean of University of California, Davis Business School
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.
The University of California Davis Graduate School of Management has the highest percentage of women faculty among the top 100 business schools in the world, according to The Financial Times.
Women have made little progress in breaking the glass ceiling at California’s top publicly traded companies, according to a report scheduled to be released today.
Citing “a bleak picture of the progress of women in corporate leadership” over the last five years, the report said that women held just 10.6% of executive positions and board seats at the state’s biggest companies this year, a slight decline over 2008.
A glass ceiling still looms over California companies, although it’s less prevalent in San Francisco, according to a report to be released today.
Women account for just a handful of top leaders at California’s 400 largest public companies, said the study from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has tagged as its new dean a London professor and “academic entrepreneur.”
The university announced Wednesday it has appointed Steven Currall, a vice dean and faculty member who holds joint positions at University College London and the London Business School, as its new dean effective July 1.
For a state that considers itself a hip, progressive trendsetter, California looks like anything but that when you peek inside the executive suites and boardrooms of its 400 largest companies.
Five years after UC Davis initiated the first study of the gender split at the top of corporate California, men still hold nearly nine of every 10 positions, according to the latest survey released today by our Graduate School of Management.
Professor Andrew Hargadon, the founding director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC), was featured in the May issue of Fast Company. The article recognized Hargadon’s leadership at the forefront of the energy efficiency wave by fostering networks linking entrepreneurs, scientists, venture capitalists and business students.