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Capitol Public Radio speaks with Mark Otero ‘07 about his social gaming company, Founder & CEO, BioWare Sacramento. Actress Connie Neilson discusses the U.S. premiere of Lost in Africa at UC Davis. Dean Currall interviewed Neilson before the film’s screening.
The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.
Professor Brad Barber advises investors about the pitfalls of trading too frequently.
As gas prices rise, so does interest in telecommuting. Professor Kim Elsbach comments on best practices for building out a solid telecommuting policy.
BioWare Sacramento, a social gaming company started by GSM Alum Mark Otero (‘07) is Comstocks Magazine’s May feature story. Thriving in a social gaming market that will reach an estimated $1.25 billion in 2011, Otero tells BioWare Sacramento’s story of bootstrapping, developing the vision and following his dream.
Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, spoke on “Energy Efficiency: The First Line of Defense” at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in May.
The Calgary Herald cited Professor Brad Barber in an article about the distinct differences in the investment behavior of men and women. Driven less risky philosophy women often build a more conservative, less volatile portfolio which pays off over the long haul.
UC Davis GSM Alumnus Christian D’Souza, CEO of BRU Company LLC, energizes Davis athletes and students alike with BRUBAR energy bars. The bars, which are all natural and vegan, combine usual energy bar ingredients with ingredients comparable to those in craft-brewed beer. “[When] I realized that similar ingredients went into both craft-brewed beer and energy bars, I wanted to take that idea further and develop an energy bar that has a malty craft-brew characteristic,” D’Souza said.
In a cover story for one of India’s leading business magazines, Professor Hemant Bhargava explores the impact of the recently adopted Mobile Number Portability (MNP) policy in India and how it will change the purchase behavior of mobile subscribers and the product and marketing strategies of mobile operators.
UC Davis is ranked among the top 10 business schools in the U.S. with the highest proportion of students who found jobs after graduating in 2010. The Graduate School of Management’s 93% placement rate three months after graduation puts it among the top 1% of all AACSB accredited business schools.
Dean Steven Currall offers insight on the ever-changing needs of employers. “Employers tend to feel that the M.B.A. graduates are strong [in] technical business areas like finance and accounting and quantitative analysis,” Currall says. “[But], they want more team management, leadership, strategic thinking skills, and project management skills.” The UC Davis Graduate School of Management curriculum was recently overhauled to incorporate such needs.
UC Davis tops the list of business schools that jumped up in U.S.News & World Report’s rankings, moving up 14 positions to No. 28.
Professor Paul Griffin’s ground-breaking research on insider trading suggest that U.S. companies gleaned almost $2 Billion in profits from buying and selling of stock in faltering companies. The joint-study was conducted with the University of Otago’s School of Business in New Zealand.
Coverage of our MBA students on international study trip led by UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director Wil Agatstein, who were briefed on the Chilean economy by Universidad San Sebastian’s Hugo Lavados, dean of Economics & Business Faculty, and the former Minister of Economy of Chile.
Professor Paul Griffin is cited in a discussion on the efficiency of company stock buybacks. Corporate executives and boards of directors can easily make their stock options more valuable without making any improvement to the business by executing buybacks, says Griffin.
Inside traders at public U.S. companies made nearly $2 billion from 2000 to 2007, according to the study led by Paul Griffin, a professor in UCD’s Graduate School of Management. The study tracked insider stock transactions that occurred during or near 1,718 first-time disclosures of debt covenant violations by companies. Statistical analysis showed that insiders sold stock one to two months ahead of market declines preceding a disclosure, and bought shares one to two months ahead of market recovery.
The University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been recognized as one of the nation’s best. The program was ranked among the top 6 percent of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International-accredited programs nationwide.
The biggest winners this year? The University of California at Davis and Texas Christian’s Neeley School of Business, both of which gained 14 places. Davis’ B-school moved up to 28th place from 47th, while Neeley jumped to 80 from 94. Davis’ gains allowed it to pull ahead of rival California at Irvine’s Merage School of Business, which fell four spots to 40th place this year.
Diversity in the workplace is no longer something that would be nice to have. It is a competitive imperative. In this opinion editorial citing the findings of the 2010 UC Davis study of women business leaders, Kim Box of the Sacramento Bee compares diversity to a secret weapon to be exploited in order to build the most successful organizations.
Coverage of Feb. 24 GSM Dean’s Distinguished Speakers event featuring Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst CEO, a nonprofit educational advocacy organization now officially headquartered in Sacramento.