Course Taught: Financial Theory and Policy
Research Expertise: Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor behavior
Consulting: Litigation support for financial fraud, antitrust, lost profits cases
Research Expertise: Commodity markets, International trade
Even in these roller coaster financial times, Associate Professor Joseph Chen believes it is possible to make sense of Wall Street.
Research Expertise: Organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, trust and negotiation, corporate governance
“Leadership happens every moment of every day. You always have an opportunity to influence what other people do and why they do it by being a role model. I help students understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses, pushing them to work outside of their comfort zones—for instance, by encouraging those who are not ‘natural leaders’ to take the initiative.”
- The Individual & Group Dynamics
- Negotiation in Organizations
- Business Policy and Strategy
Research Expertise: Leadership in organizations; perception and management of individual and organizational images; identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity
- Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Stanford University
- M.S., Industrial and Management Engineering University of Iowa
- B.S., Industrial and Management Engineering University of Iowa
- International Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University
- NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and National Champion Masters Swimmer
- Past UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow
- Globally visible expert in organizational behavior
Professor Kimberly Elsbach focuses her research on the acquisition and maintenance of organizational images, identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity. She also teaches and studies negotiation skills in competitive business environments. Her research provides a framework for communicating with shareholders, customers and employees in the immediacy of a reputation crisis and through long-term recovery. In papers published in the Harvard Business Review and the Academy of Management Journal, Elsbach showed how Hollywood movie and television producers judge the creativity of people pitching story ideas.
Research Expertise: Accounting, accounting and financial theory, evaluation of accounting methods, financial information and disclosures
Research Expertise: The effective management of innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the development and commercialization of sustainable technologies
Professor Andrew Hargadon has written extensively on knowledge and technology brokering and the role of learning and knowledge management in innovation.
Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on global energy policy, geopolitical risk, and energy and sustainability. Jaffe serves as Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability at the University of California, Davis, with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Management and Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). At ITS-Davis, Jaffe leads research on comparative pathways for alternative fuels for the Next STEPS program (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways).
Robert L. Lorber is the CEO of The Lorber Kamai Consulting Group, a firm formed in 1976. The organization has implemented productivity improvement systems for companies on five continents.
Research Expertise: Accounting, response of nonprofit organizations to economic incentives