Recent headlines have been filled with stories about the collapse of Enron Corp. After its evolution in the 1980s from an old-style gas pipeline company to an aggressive energy trading and marketing leader, Enron filed for bankruptcy in December of 2001. Congressional hearings, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations, and lawsuits from shareholders, employees, and customers will keep Enron in the news for years.
By Steven Currall, Eden B. King, Neal Lane, Juan Madera & Stacey Turner
How do the risks and benefits of nanotechnology, as viewed by the public, compare with those associated with other technologies such as genetically modified organisms, stem cells, biotechnology and nuclear power? And when deciding to use a specific nanotechnology product, will consumers consider the risks, the benefits, or both? We report the first large-scale empirical analyses of these questions.
Nanotechnology has been around for years, but the general public is just beginning to learn about it. While many other emerging technologies have been boldly presented to the world’s consumers (for instance, genetically modified food), nanotechnology remains something of an enigma.
During recent years, a burgeoning community of social science researchers has developed an understanding of how the public perceives emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. This issue contains three papers by social scientists that describe the ‘state of the art’ in this field and provide fresh thinking on the factors that drive public perceptions of nanotechnology.
We believe that capitalism will not survive if it continues its trend towards the redistribution of wealth and away from creation of wealth. To reverse this trend, executive compensation plans have to be designed. The Wine Group’s plan can serve as a model for how to do that.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.