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The Impact of Mandated Pay Gap Transparency on Firms’ Reputations as Employers
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The Impact of Mandated Pay Gap Transparency on Firms’ Reputations as Employers

Professor Greta Hsu and Associate Professor Elizabeth Pontikes showed effects a U.K. law mandating disclosure of gender pay gaps were more limited than might have been expected—with a short-lived boost for firms reporting near-equal pay, and no detectable change for firms with high pay gaps. 

Does Proximity Bias Give You an Edge at Work?
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Does Proximity Bias Give You an Edge at Work?

Professor Emerita Kimberly Elsbach says facetime can make a difference in promotions—and more

Dean H. Rao Unnava previews Elsbach's research cited by the Freedom Forum on the impact of ‘proximity bias’, where people physically present at work enjoy career benefits compared to remote workers.

New Strategies for an Uncertain Future
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New Strategies for an Uncertain Future

In his AACSB article co-authored by Dean H. Rao Unnava and Sarah Nutter, they note universities and business schools must now embrace new educational formats and financial models to thrive, including options for lifelong learning.

HR Executive Paul Bianchi Shares Ethical Framework with New Full-Time MBA students
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HR Executive Paul Bianchi Shares Ethical Framework with New Full-Time MBA students

Impact of decision-making in building values-based cultures

With over 25 years of leadership service as a human resources executive, Paul Bianchi shared notable lessons with our new Full-Time MBA class of 2024 as part of our onboarding experience.

Paul Griffin on How Climate Risk Could Bring a Series of Recessions
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Paul Griffin on How Climate Risk Could Bring a Series of Recessions

In an interview on the UC Davis podcast, “The Backdrop,” Distinguished Professor Paul Griffin shares new research that finds the economy could be plunged into recession—or a series of recessions—because financial markets don’t account for climate

New Board of Fellows Deepens Our UC Davis Collaborations
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New Board of Fellows Deepens Our UC Davis Collaborations

Teaming up on business and management-related research and teaching

A new boundary-spanning interdisciplinary faculty group will further connect the School to the university by partnering with UC Davis scholars who have complementary interests.

Defining My Leadership Style at UC Davis
Deepi Agarwal MBA 22 at Collaborative Leadership Retreat in Monterey
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Defining My Leadership Style at UC Davis

Collaborative Leadership Program becomes foundational to my future

What makes a great leader? Deepi Agarwal MBA 22 shares insights from her UC Davis experience in the Collaborative Leadership Program and a three-day retreat with C-suite executives.

The Importance of Fashion Gatekeepers When Using Fur on Runways
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The Importance of Fashion Gatekeepers When Using Fur on Runways

Professor Greta Hsu and Emory University Professor Giacomo Negro share how a social movement and influential global fashion magazine Vogue successfully challenged the morally problematic use of fur in fashion.

Pursuing Your MBA: 5 Must-Know Tips to Become an Expert Marketer
Marketing lecturer Vanessa Errecarte
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Pursuing Your MBA: 5 Must-Know Tips to Become an Expert Marketer

Amplify word-of-mouth marketing with five surprising strategies

Sharing from her marketing courses, Lecturer and Online MBA Teacher of the Year Vanessa Errecarte details how to best combine high-converting content with the right tools and tech.

My Professor Became My Career Mentor
Cami Harris MBA 22 and Professor Andy Hargadon
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My Professor Became My Career Mentor

“Professor Hargadon, through his effective and engaging instruction, opened my mind”

Full-Time MBA student Camille Harris says Professor Andrew Hargadon’s enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship helped her find her way forward.

Game On: Applying Data Analytics to Exploding Field of Esports
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Game On: Applying Data Analytics to Exploding Field of Esports

MSBA practicum project reveals lessons in product management

M.S. in Business Analytics student Keshore Suryanarayanan details how his team’s practicum project transformed his idea of data products and their significance.

UC Davis MPAc Introduces Forensic Accounting Certificate Program
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UC Davis MPAc Introduces Forensic Accounting Certificate Program

Half of this year’s class opt-in for certification

Michael Ueltzen’s accounting ethics course now includes a forensic accounting certification option that gives students an edge in their careers.

3-D Tech Venture a “Shoe-in” as Big Bang! Finalist
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3-D Tech Venture a “Shoe-in” as Big Bang! Finalist

Looking to revolutionize shoe technology one foot at a time

Tresole, the MBA-led shoe startup, is one of 16 finalists in the Big Bang! Business Competition at UC Davis.   

A CFO’s Guide to Carbon Offsets
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A CFO’s Guide to Carbon Offsets

Professor and Xpansiv CFO Suzy Taherian details how carbon offsets can fill the gap between climate commitments and the limits of abatement technology for CFO Magazine.