After completing a rigorous four-year process, the NCAA certified UC Davis a Division I school. Professor Kim Elsbach, who chairs the athletic administrative advisory committee and serves as UC Davis’ faculty athletic representative to the NCAA, pointed to a recent study that showed the university’s student-athletes fare better than the rest of the student population in academic performance and graduation rates.
Robert Fox, who led Foster Farms and other major corporations for four decades, has donated $350,000 to establish the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence Program at the Graduate School of Management. Each year the School invites a senior-level business leader to teach a quarter-long MBA course in his or her area of management expertise. This year’s executive is Russell Read, chief investment officer at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons will address nearly 50 researchers from 14 states as they learn how to take their environmental solutions from the lab to market at a week-long UC Davis program beginning March 26 at Lake Tahoe. The Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy is hosted by the Graduate School of Management’s UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.
Thirteen UC Davis MBA students guided by Professor Robert Smiley take a two-week tour of Japan that would be the envy of any trade delegation. The international study trip includes exclusive meetings with leaders of more than a dozen major corporations and a visit to the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Training employees to better understand why good people do bad things could be more effective in curbing organizational wrongdoing than ethics training and legal reforms, according to research by Professors Donald Palmer and Michael Maher. “Much wrongdoing is the result of mindless, mundane processes—rules, hierarchy, standard procedures and social influence processes,” says Palmer, who teaches a course on the causes of corporate and white-collar crime.
Professor Hemant Bhargava says that companies wanting to deter unprofitable customers intentionally create setbacks that impair the quality of service for those users. Netflix, America Online and FedEx have used this strategy, which is common in the technology industries, where firms offer all-you-can-eat pricing menus.
With InnovationAccess, UC Davis has relaunched its services for commercializing discoveries, supporting businesses spun off from the campus, and promoting research collaborations with the private sector.
Engineering and science researchers from across the U.S. will learn new tools to bring green technology from the lab to the marketplace at the Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy at Lake Tahoe March 26–30. The intensive business development program is hosted by the Graduate School of Management’s UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship.
Several MBA students and alumni were among the winners of the Little Bang poster competition, run by UC Davis InnovationAccess. The winning teams and runners up in each sector qualify as semi-finalists in the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition.
The bestselling Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise (McGraw-Hill), co-authored by Professor Richard Dorf and Stanford’s Thomas Byers, is the only textbook to walk students and entrepreneurs through the process unique to starting a technology venture. The recently released second edition includes a new multimedia DVD that features video clips of entrepreneurial thought leaders from Silicon Valley.
Featuring Dean Nicole Woolsey Biggart and Mary Wiberg, executive director of the California Commission on the Status of Women.
Featuring Jane Mangan, vice president of merchandising for Gymboree.
Featuring former Hewlett-Packard executive Nora Denzel and Professor Kim Elsbach.
Professor Brad Barber’s study, “Monitoring the Monitor: Evaluating CalPERS’ Shareholder Activism,” has won the 2006 Moskowitz Prize, awarded by the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The winning is available online.
Wall Street Journal Names UC Davis Graduate School of Management as One of the Leading MBA Programs
UC Davis MBA Program Places #34 in Regional Rankings from Wall Street Journal/Harris. Interactive Study on How Appealing Business Schools are to Corporate Recruiters
(DAVIS, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has been named one of the top MBA programs in the nation by corporate recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal. UC Davis ranks 34th, up from 44th last year, among business schools in the Wall Street Journal’s 2006 regional rankings.
In her new book, The Online Customer, Assistant Professor Catherine Yang details how data mining and marketing approaches can be used to study marketing problems. The book uses a vast dataset of Web transactions from large Internet retailers.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s 24th Commencement in June marked an important milestone. Among the more than 100 graduates was the School’s 2000th alumnus.
At the June 17 ceremony, keynote speaker William Sullivan, president and CEO of Agilent Technologies (right), congratulated the new UC Davis MBAs for earning their degrees from one of the best business schools in the nation.
Two start-up companies—one that helps busy families prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals and a biomedical venture that is developing a handheld diagnostic tool for health care professionals—each have won $10,000 in the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition organized by UC Davis MBA students.
Gov. Schwarzenegger Joins California Clean Energy Fund and UC Davis to Launch Premier Energy Efficiency Center
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited UC Davis to celebrate a $1 million grant from the California Clean Energy Fund to establish the new UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, the world’s leading university center of excellence in energy efficiency headed by GSM Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon with GSM alumnus Ben Finkelor as program director.
There is a woman sitting in only one of every 10 chairs at the boardroom tables and executive desks of California’s 200 largest publicly traded companies, and that means a missed opportunity for business, according to a ground-breaking study released by the Graduate School of Management.