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For investors the takeaway is to be wary of big buyback programs. “…the initial response generally positive, get a little bump in price. Then people start thinking more about what’s going on here, how a firm is performing on an economic basis rather than managed number basis,” says Paul Griffin, a professor at the University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management.
By recognizing how emotions can lead them astray, investors can take steps to protect themselves from their worst impulses. Avoid the temptation to trade often, says Professor Brad Barber.
What makes TV ads most likable? UC Davis marketing professor Prasad Naik says those that tell a story and don’t make you think.
Drawing on psycholinguistic research, Naik studied viewers’ Facebook comments about Super Bowl TV ads to find out if it was distracting when ads encouraged consumers to interact on social media. Ads with a narrative storyline were considered more likable.
“Apps can encourage people to become stock pickers who aren’t building wealth and aren’t properly diversified,” said Finance Professor Brad Barber.
“We found people are more focused in their discussion of a target topic after consuming coffee,” says Adjunct Assistant Professor Vasu Unnava about her recent study on the effects of coffee on group productivity.
“The seminal (no pun intended) study of male versus female investors showed that women had better results than men,” writes a portfolio manager in this opinion piece citing Professor Brad Barber’s pivotal research.
“Accounts owned by women outperformed those of men because women traded a whopping 69 percent less than men and incurred less in trading costs,” according to research by Professor Brad Barber.
Research by Professor Victor Stango details how shareholders lost as much as $12 billion from the backlash of a Tiger Woods scandal.
“Men are especially prone to overconfidence,” according to a recent study by Professor Brad Barber.
Professor Andrew Hargadon reflects on his time at Apple in the early 1990s and provides insight to the complex manufacturing ecosystem the company relies on.
When people personalize office space with pictures and mementos, they work better as teams, says Professor Kimberly Elsbach.
Professor Kim Elsbach offers guidance to those faced with the uncomfortable situation of shedding tears at the office.
UC Davis was the only program with a year-over-year, double-digit increase, jumping 11 places (from No. 61 to 49).
New study reveals a trend in companies reporting quarterly earnings at much higher than expected—and analysts may share the blame for these manipulations.
Hemant Bhargava, a professor in technology management at UC Davis, weighs in on the Netflix business model.
A new paper by Professor Paul Griffin outlines a system for voluntary environmental disclosure for fossil fuel firms.
A simple framework goes a long way in discussing trade-offs from economic decisions argues this op-ed co-authored by Research Professor and Dean Emerita Nicole Woolsey Biggart.
Noah Gift, an adjunct professor for the UC Davis MSBA program and founder of Pragmatic AI Labs, explains the raw ingredients for creating a vertically integrated AI stack.
Sara Howard MBA 19 shares her inspiration for launching Cognivive and the challenges of being a LGBTQ woman in business and technology.
It won’t move the needle much on fighting climate change, says Accounting Professor Paul Griffin in citing his proposal for a new voluntary environmental disclosure program for fossil fuel companies.