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Economic Engine: The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s academies and business development programs played a role in this new national status for the campus, which recognizes universities working to support economic development.
Warm welcome (back) to Assistant Professor of Marketing Mike Palazzolo, our newest faculty member and a MBA 09 grad who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Read more about him and his consumer behavior research.
Broadcom executive Michael Hurlston MBA 90 and his wife, Joelle 89, have generously supported a unique $1.5M Presidential Faculty Chair that will rotate among the Graduate School of Management, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering.
Enter Your Startup into a University Business Competition
Big Bang! Business Competition Highlighted
University competitions help turn ideas into lean, mean, well connected startups with great potential for profit. Smart Modern Entrepreneurs Pals highlights our UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition, and PlayPatch, winner of the first prize and the People’s Choice award. UC Davis MBA student Chuck Temple (left) and Justin Klein, a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering and a Business Development Fellow at the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, show their wearable birth control device.
The Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council highlights how the state capital is California’s new technology hub, redefining the next generation of innovation. UC Davis fuels this as a preeminent center for cutting-edge research, talent development and discovery.
Graduate School of Management alumnus and 2008 Big Bang! Business Competition winner Tim Keller is leading Area 52, a tech business incubator where entrepreneurs can rent office space and have access to a full-fledged machine shop to turn their ideas into products.
Professor Hollis Skaife will chair the 2017 Ernst and Young (EY) Foundation and American Accounting Association New Faculty Consortium. The national conference, to be held in February, will draw more than 150 new and experienced accounting faculty from around the world to share best practices in teaching, research and service.
Edward Silva, the executive director at Thought for Food, co-founder of Henlight, and former program coordinator at the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been named one of 30 Under 30 inspirational young people making the food system more nutritious and sustainable, and advancing the goals of the University of California Global Food Initiative.
Sierra Energy, Mike Hart’s Davis-based clean tech company, hatched from Big Bang!, lands major financing round to help commercialize the waste-to-energy green technology, creating more jobs.
Professor Kim Elsbach calls it “ruminative downtime.” She tells BloombergBusinessweek: “Being away from your workspace to have lunch with friends or go for a walk gets your cognitive juices flowing but doesn’t overtax you. That’s a real opportunity for creative thought.”
PlayPatch, maker of a wearable, natural alternative to birth control pills, took the $20,000 first prize and won the $2,500 People’s Choice award in the 16th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday, May 26. The first prize includes $10,000 cash and $10,000 in in-kind services from Davis Roots, a local startup incubator with ties to both the university and the city of Davis.
Q&A with marketing Professor Ashwin Aravindakshan, who shares advice and insight on buying and financing a car, negotiating with dealers and the transparency of the market.
The University of Michigan’s Mike Palazzolo, now at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, points to how two of American shoppers’ (and marketers’) favorite money-saving strategies—the limited-time offer and buying in bulk—bring savings that are more accessible to some consumers than others.
The Boom In Business School Endowments
Graduate School of Management: Fastest Growing Endowment among Top Business Schools
Fastest Growing Business School Endowment: That’s right, our endowment has grown 19.1% annually since 2010, outpacing the average 7.7% growth rate of 49 leading business schools. We thank our supporters and the UC Davis Foundation’s investment savvy for continuing to provide resources we need to to attract the best student talent, hire the best faculty and staff, and improve our facilities.
Professor Shannon Anderson teamed with global researchers, and found that risk managers are bringing formal management techniques to corporate alliances, hoping to control for a laundry list of new threats to performance and reputation. But, in many cases, it still comes down to trust.
Scrumpt, our most recent Big Bang! Business Competition winner, is among USA Today’s 10 best new business ideas from university entrepreneurs. Scrumpt offers low-cost, healthy lunches and snacks delivered to families of elementary school children.
Assistant Professor Mike Palazzolo finds that the inability to buy in bulk can hurt a low-income family’s budget in more ways than one. Because these families can’t afford to stock up, they have to shop more often—and miss out on sales.
UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 21st Year
MBA Programs in Top 10 Percent This Year
Record High Salaries and Bonuses
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA is ranked among the premier programs in the nation for the 21st consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released March 16, 2016.
U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 45, up three positions from last year, and among the top 10 percent of the 470 full-time MBA programs surveyed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
Assistant Professor Mike Palazzolo, who joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management in July, finds that in the case of toilet paper, or any number of other storable goods, shoppers have to pay more up front to reap savings over time. And the poor often can’t afford to do that. Then, because they can’t stock up, they can’t afford to wait until the next sale comes around.
Shot in the Innovation Arm: Highlighting the story of penicillin, Professor Andrew Hargadon says the pursuit of innovation doesn’t depend on genius. Instead, it demands ingenuity — the ability to come up with solutions that are original and clever given the constraints that you and everyone else face.