Research in Action
Coffee with Coworkers Is More Productive and Feels Better, UC Davis Study Finds
First research on the effects of caffeine on group work
New research finds that caffeine increases group focus, encourages participation and delivers satisfaction.
Professor Donald Palmer Contributes to Australia’s Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse in Organizations
Institutional failures account for many of the 4,400 cases
A royal commission has delivered the most extensive report of its kind, with Professor Palmer providing expert analysis of institutional cultures.
Crying off Script in Workplace Can Ruin Women’s Careers, UC Davis Professor Finds
Men’s anger may gain them stature
As celebrity harassment allegations pile up, everyday office dynamics are coming under the microscope. Professor Kim Elsbach examines crying at work and how we perceive men and women differently.
All Politics—and Cannabis Marketing—Are Local
Study: Washington, Colorado Provide Insight for California
Prof.Greta Hsu examines the marketing of cannabis dispensaries in Washington and Colorado and shows how county voting on legalization affects their marketing—just ahead of the opening of California’s retail market.
Moskowitz Prize Winners on Why There’s Room for Innovation in Impact Investing
Q&A with Professor Brad Barber and Associate Professor Ayako Yasuda
Demand for impact investing alternatives—venture funds and private equity—is outstripping supply for investors, at a time when much more capital is needed to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
How will you manage your wine business during the tight supply of grapes in the coming years? How do you create an effective social media plan for your brands? What are the opportunities in the wine market in China? These were just a few of the hot topics at the 12th annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program, co-hosted by the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Viticulture & Enology from March 26–29.
In the crowded field of behavioral economics and finance, Professor Brad Barber has carved out a niche as one of the world’s leading experts on individual investor performance, stock buying and selling behavior, and portfolio diversification. Over the past dozen years, Barber and co-author Terrance Odean, professor of finance at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, have shown unequivocally that “trading can be hazardous to your wealth.”
By Professor Shannon W. Anderson
Even if credit unions offered short-term loans at better interest rates and lending terms than payday lenders—and most don’t—current payday loan customers say they prefer the convenience of payday lenders, according to a new study by Associate Professor Victor Stango.
Women may have become a force in other professions, but they remain a conspicuous minority in the board rooms and executive suites of California’s 400 largest public companies.
Men still hold roughly nine of every 10 highest-paid management and board positions, a ratio that continues to remain largely unchanged in the six years the Graduate School of Management has conducted the “UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders.”
With two-thirds of the global search market, Google logs an estimated 34,000 searches per second. That’s two million searches per minute, 121 million per hour, three billion per day, 88 billion per month and roughly one trillion a year, according to the latest ComScore data.
Tapping into this massive treasure trove of real-time data to literally take the pulse of the Web, and gain insight into human behavior and reactions, is surprisingly easy—and free.