Thought Leadership

Three Questions for UC Davis Dean Rao Unnava on Online Degree Partnerships
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Three Questions for UC Davis Dean Rao Unnava on Online Degree Partnerships

A conversation about collaborating with 2U

Inside Higher Ed interviews Dean H. Rao Unnava about the new online UC Davis Master of Management, Online MBA and collaboration with 2U. He discusses the partnership, from development to launch, and its role in advancing the programs' goals.

Professor Hemant Bhargava Honored for Dedication to Information Systems
Distinguished Professor Hemant Bhargava (right) accepts the ISS President’s Service Award from Professor Indranil Bardhan
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Professor Hemant Bhargava Honored for Dedication to Information Systems

INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) President's Service Award

"This is a community which has given me an incredible amount—an intellectual home, inspirational ideas, academic colleagues and collaborators, deep friendships and much more," said Bhargava.

From Authors to Career Switchers: Professor Greta Hsu on Market Category Constraints
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From Authors to Career Switchers: Professor Greta Hsu on Market Category Constraints

Poets&Quants: UC Davis Thought Leadership Video Series

In the latest UC Davis Thought Leadership Series, John Byrne interviews Professor Greta Hsu, whose pioneering research on “categorical stickiness” explains how moviemakers, tobacco companies and book authors position themselves in the market.

From Apple to Academia: Professor Andrew Hargadon on Innovation
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From Apple to Academia: Professor Andrew Hargadon on Innovation

Poets&Quants: UC Davis Thought Leadership Video Series

Catch the first in our series of UC Davis Thought Leadership spotlights with Poets&Quants. Professor Andrew Hargadon is at the forefront of teaching, research and practice in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship. 

The War Over Work From Home: The Data CEOs And Workers Need To Know
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The War Over Work From Home: The Data CEOs And Workers Need To Know

In Forbes, Professor Emeritus Kim Elsbach says her research has found that when people are seen in the office, even when nothing is known about the quality of their work, they are perceived as more reliable and dependable than remote workers.

Dean Interview: UC Davis Dean H. Rao Unnava Explores the Changing Face of Business Education and MBA’s Significance in 2023
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Dean Interview: UC Davis Dean H. Rao Unnava Explores the Changing Face of Business Education and MBA’s Significance in 2023

PaGalGuy, India's largest student networking website, interviews Dean Unnava about his resolute commitment to empowering students beyond mere business knowledge. Instead, he emphasizes equipping them with the adaptability and resilience required to thrive in the ever-changing business landscape. 

Company Disclosures of $2 Trillion in New Asset and Liabilities for Leases Confuse More Than They Clarify
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Company Disclosures of $2 Trillion in New Asset and Liabilities for Leases Confuse More Than They Clarify

New SEC rules not fair, favor big asset managers vs. average investor

Professor Paul Griffin and his coauthors reveal in their just-published study that new SEC rules for company financial disclosures of $2 trillion worth of leased assets and lease obligations may not have been fair for all investors.

Because You Love the Movie, I Know It Will Fail
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Because You Love the Movie, I Know It Will Fail

Positive critics reviews signal film will be a flop; negative reviews—a hit!

Assistant Professor Pantelis Loupos partners with MSBA students to analyze the correlation between movie critics’ pre-release reviews and opening weekend box office revenue. Their results will surprise you.

My Top 5 (honest) Reasons Why You Should Get an MBA
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My Top 5 (honest) Reasons Why You Should Get an MBA

Redefine who you are, make life-long friends, become a collaborative leader, and exceed your goals

Jessica Cheng shares tips on how her Bay Area MBA has enabled her to seek challenges, gain knowledge and become a risk-taker.

Why Does Sports Programming Cost So Much? Here's What an Expert Says
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Why Does Sports Programming Cost So Much? Here's What an Expert Says

Assistant Professor Mike Palazzolo: it's all about deals media made with the leagues

"Sports, especially playoffs in particular, are ultimately sold to the highest bidder. Networks are generally willing to pay a large sum of money to get those contracts because they bring so many eyeballs to their network," Palazzolo said.

Professor Prasad Naik Recognized with 2023 Don Schultz Award for Innovation in Integrated Marketing Communications
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Professor Prasad Naik Recognized with 2023 Don Schultz Award for Innovation in Integrated Marketing Communications

Naik's innovative research and teaching methods to be honored by Medill at a May 25 event

"Winning this prestigious award is a privilege and honor—it offers me an opportunity to endorse Professor Don Schultz’s remarkable legacy to future generations of scholars and managers," said Naik of the international award.

Building Community, Inspiring Connections and Engaging Corporate Partners
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Building Community, Inspiring Connections and Engaging Corporate Partners

My first 100 days as senior assistant dean for student affairs at UC Davis GSM

Recently named senior assistant dean of student affairs, Amy Russell reflects on her "incredible journey" at UC Davis, and what's in store for new programs at the Graduate School of Management. 

Professor Emeritus Kimberly Elsbach Honored by Peers for Scholarship, Research, Mentorship
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Professor Emeritus Kimberly Elsbach Honored by Peers for Scholarship, Research, Mentorship

Fireside chat with this year’s Journal of Management Inquiry Scholar

"Consummate scholars are not made in a day or a year. There is passion and endless toil that builds scholars like Professor Emeritus Kimberly Elsbach," writes Dean H. Rao Unnava in praise of the trailblazing expert in organizational behavior.  

The Quiet Revolution at a UC Business School
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The Quiet Revolution at a UC Business School

Spotlight on Dean H. Rao Unnava's Leadership at UC Davis

Poets&Quants shines a spotlight on Dean Unnava, now in his seventh year as dean, highlighting the Graduate School of Management's 300% enrollment growth in five years, doubling of annual revenues, new degree programs and soon stackable certificates. 

Nobody Leads Alone
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Nobody Leads Alone

What co-writing a book on leadership taught me about leadership

Alumnus Daniel Student MBA 20 gives a behind-the-scenes look into co-authoring with fellow GSM alumnus Cleveland Justis their book Nobody Leads Alone which publishes Feb. 27, 2023.

Lessons Learned from the FTX Implosion
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Lessons Learned from the FTX Implosion

How accounting ethics can give insight on a mega cryptocurrency fraud

The implosion of FTX became a timely case study for Lecturer Mike Ueltzen to teach about cryptocurrency regulations, ethics and psychology in his accounting course. The scandal highlighted the importance of trustworthy financial information and corporate controls.

Public Companies Bury Wildfire Risks
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Public Companies Bury Wildfire Risks

Only a fraction of public companies cite wildfire risk in required disclosures

Listen to NPR Cap Radio's Insight interview with Professor Paul Griffin, the lead author of a new report, who explains why wildfire risks aren't being properly disclosed by publicly traded U.S. companies and the potential impacts.