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UC Davis MBA Team Completes Global Centers Project in Chile
UC Davis Global Affairs partnered to engage a team of six Part-Time MBA students
UC Davis is developing Global Centers, aimed at expanding the university’s mutually beneficial partnerships and activities in regions around the world. The first one set to launch is the Global Center in Latin America, where six part-time MBA students recently visited.
UC Davis Graduate of Management MBA student Daniel Student was recently announced as a runner-up in the 2018-19 Universitas 21/PwC Innovation Challenge. For his efforts, Student will receive exclusive coaching sessions with the PwC Academy tailored to his career needs.
New research by UC Davis economist Alan Taylor shows that real estate is both a better and safer investment than previously believed.
Professor Hemant Bhargava shares his thoughts on the proposal by Senator Elizabeth Warren to force tech breakups and impose severe restrictions on what remained.
Despite the female appearance and personalities of many robots, their creators are predominantly male. Research by UC Davis Professor Kimberly Elsbach explores why AI is more likely to associate women with domestic tasks.
Japa took top prize in our 2018 UC Davis Big Bang! competition for its smart parking startup. “Smart cities are coming,” says CEO and co-founder Mathew Magno. “With Japa, we can take any third-party data, put it into one app and have the whole bird’s eye view of the transportation industry in a futuristic way.” To date, Japa has raised $250,000 in its seed round with a goal of $500,000.
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.