Throughout China today, the agricultural industry is transforming its traditional farming techniques towards modern mechanization. For all industry practitioners at every level of the agricultural supply chain, there is a need to learn practical knowledge about the latest techniques and technologies. China’s agricultural businesses need to scale up in order to meet the demands of a growing and discerning customer base.
Christine Cote is a First Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services.She has partnered with UC Davis Executive Education to launch our Women Who Count Custom Programs. Click here to learn more.
You likely already know that women own and control 51.3% of the personal wealth in the United States and 40% of all privately held US firms. Women comprise the majority of college graduates and the majority of newly minted doctors and lawyers. Women make or influence most of the household investment and purchasing decisions. In fact, in many households today, women commonly outearn their male counterparts. So… we’ve made it! Right? Women are right up there with the men in terms of our financial savvy and decision making abilities, aren’t we?
Each year, we look forward to Silicon Valley Bank’s State of the Industry Wine Report. Last week, they presented their 2013 findings with a webcast hosted by Rob McMillan, founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s wine division and author of the report, Paul Mabray of VinTank, Tony Correia of The Correia Company and Mary Jo Dale of KLH Consulting.
Professor of Management Nicole Biggart studies organizational theory, management of innovation, and economic and organizational sociology. In this blog, she discusses obstacles to innovation in Network Production Organizations.
Associate Professor Anna Scherbina studies investment management, capital markets, behavioral finance, and empirical asset pricing. In this blog, she discusses practical implications for her recent research regarding trading on the news.
In Executive Education at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we’ve noticed a heightened interest in custom programs on the topic of innovation. Many leaders want to propel their companies to become more innovative, but are unsure of where to begin. I hear a lot of questions like: How do I build a roadmap or action plan to foster innovation? What does success look like?
Have you noticed that the leadership skills necessary for success today are very different from leadership best practices 10 years ago? If so, you’re not alone. In a volatile, hyper-connected and complex world, leaders’ decisions are more visible and have a greater global and political impact than ever before. They are also frequently expected to make these decisions right now.
Gina Dokko is an assistant professor of management. Her research focuses on organizational theory and behavior, social networks,
When firms decide to branch out into a new area of business, they might feel the need to hire new employees from outside the organization, as most hiring managers assume that the best candidates are those who have performed the exact role before. The reasons for that are perfectly sensible—they want an identical skill set so the new hire will hit the ground running.
Brad Barber, Gallagher Professor of Finance at the UC Davis GSM, is an authority on investor psychology, and has done extensive research on gender-related overconfidence in stock trading. In this blog, he discusses gender differences in investing and provides recommendations to the financial advisory industry to adjust their services to appeal to the growing number of female investors.
Why are men more willing to take risks when it comes to investing? Empirical observations conclude that men have a greater appetite for risk. Studies on investor behavior indicate that men are more tolerant of risk than women. For example, studies indicate men allocate a greater proportion of their investment portfolio to stocks rather than bonds. What-is-more, the stocks men choose tend to be riskier (more volatile with greater market risk). All of this suggests that men are more comfortable taking on higher risk. We do not yet understand whether these differences in risk appetite between the genders can be traced to nature or nurture. Are women innately more cautious than men or do environmental factors govern these differences. This question remains an area of ongoing research, and, though the jury is still out, I suspect both nature and nurture are important factors.