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The survey shows women holding 9.5% of board seats and highest-paid executive positions, which is in line with previous years. Sixteen (4%) of the 400 companies had a woman as chief executive, up from 15 in 2009 and 11 in 2006.”What this suggests is that once you make it into top management, the chances of getting appointed to the board are roughly the same whether you’re a man or a woman,” Professor Donald Palmer said. “If discrimination is taking place, and I think it is, it’s likely taking place at the many lower levels in an organization.”
A study by the University of California, Davis, found women are “a conspicuous minority” in the Golden State’s boardrooms and corner offices. Only 16 out of the 400 biggest public companies has a woman CEO. Steven Currall, the school’s dean, said “for a state that considers itself a hip, progressive trendsetter, California looks like anything but that.”
Researchers at UC Davis today released a study looking at gender diversity among the state’s 400 largest public companies. They found that men still hold roughly nine out of every 10 of the highest-paid management and board positions.
Orange County companies have the lowest female representation on their boards of directors and among their highest paid executives, according to a survey released today by UC Davis. The 6th annual survey looks at the 400 largest public companies headquartered in California, of which 48 are in Orange County. Statewide fewer than 1 in 10 directors/top-paid executives are women.
It’s lonely for California women at the top, with a dearth of fellow females on the boards and in the executive suites of high-profile companies. Women hold only 9.5 percent of board seats and the highest-paid executive positions at the 400 largest publicly held corporations in California, a new University of California Davis study has found.
Women hold fewer than 10% of all top executive and board of directors positions within California’s 400 largest companies, according to a study released by UC Davis. The low female representation statewide is somewhat surprising for California, often viewed as a progressive trend setter. The data on the entire list of companies, featuring brands including Hewlett Packard Co. and Jack in the Box Inc., were distilled from public reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Comstock’s article on selling to big chain stores: Assistant Professor Olivier Rubel says when products from small businesses and entrepreneurs are picked up by major chain stores, it can be “both a blessing and a curse.” It can lead to greater exposure and, potentially, new markets. Selling to large retailers is proof that these small businesses are selling competitive products and able to manage larger orders. But these deals aren’t without risk, he says.
Millions of Californians are unemployed this holiday season. Many will see their unemployment benefits expire today. So when it comes to buying gifts, most people out of work are scaling back spending. Kelley Weiss reports and interviews Assistant Marketing Professor Olivier Rubel, who comments on consumer purchasing habits and consumer credit.
That some 138 million U.S. shoppers will open their wallets this Black Friday weekend may have a lot to do with a bountiful feast and the need to feel in control. At least, that’s one theory offered by Olivier Rubel, an assistant professor of marketing at UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
For academic scientists with an idea they think might have commercial potential, figuring out whether and how to move it from the university lab to the marketplace is a formidable challenge. Andrew Hargadon, the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Davis, and director of the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship, offers insight into the process in a series of entries on his blog.
CBS MoneyWatch cites UC Davis GSM Finance Professor Brad Barber: “When you own both a mortgage and a stock portfolio, you’re acting like a hedge fund. You’re playing the market with borrowed money.”
At the Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3 in November 2010, Dean Currall led a panel discussion on commercializing clean technology with three thought leaders.
Steven Currall, dean of the Graduate School of Management 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.
Alumnus Mark Otero’s BioWare Sacramento, an online game company that currently has two games on Facebook, has recently doubled its workforce and is looking for more talent and work space. BioWare Sacramento’s games are played by more than 100,000 people daily and generates revenues that are in the millions.
Major U.S. stock indexes have returned 80% or more since their 2009 lows, but individual investors remain wary. Investor psychology expert and Professor of Management Brad Barber discusses why.
Rising minimum payments can cause borrowers to default and help generate greater fee income for issuers, says Associate Professor Victor Stango, an associate economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, who has studied the impact of the Card Act on lenders’ practices.
Hollywood and political heavyweights are scheduled to attend a global summit at the University of California, Davis this month. The “Governor’s Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy” takes place Nov. 15 and 16 on the UC Davis campus. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a co-host along with the governors of Michigan, Washington, Wisconsin and Oregon
Professor Hargadon is quoted in Financial Times article about innovation at Apple and the mobile product and services market. What Apple does, he says, “is identify a vision, then assemble the right team to pull that off.” Rather than reorganizing existing assets to try to come up with a new vision, Prof Hargadon says technology companies must have the vision and then assemble the assets needed from outside and inside in order to make it real.
Professor Brad Barber is featured in this story about women and investments. Barber’s research has suggested that women are better investors than men due to more conservative trading practices.
Conservative investment practice and male overconfidence are aspects Professor Brad Barber’s research that suggest women are better investors than men overall. Barber surveyed over 35 thousand households and found that men traded 45% more often than their female counterparts.