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Version 2.0: Best-Selling Technology Ventures Book Updated

Technology entrepreneurship involves identifying high-potential, technology-intensive opportunities; gathering talent, capital and other resources; and managing rapid growth and significant risks. The best-selling Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise, co-authored by Professor Richard C. Dorf and Stanford University’s Thomas H. Byers, was the first book to examine this global phenomenon. The recently released second edition (McGraw-Hill, 2006) integrates the most valuable entrepreneurship and technology management theories from the world’s leading scholars and educators. Upgraded examples and exercises, together with a new “venture challenge” business plan exercise at the end of each chapter, and two new full-length cases in the appendix, provide an action-oriented approach that emphasizes technology ventures worldwide. The book is organized in a modular format to allow for both systematic learning and random access of the material; this comprehensive collection of concepts and applications provides both students and professionals with an understanding of the critical differences between scientific ideas and true business opportunities—and provides the tools to successfully grow a technology enterprise. The new edition includes a new multimedia DVD that features video clips of entrepreneurial thought leaders from Silicon Valley. Additional cases studies, videos, articles and PowerPoint slides focused on the creation and management of technology ventures are available online.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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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.