October 8, 2015

News Category: Faculty News

Haas Faculty to Speak on Entrepreneurship in Cross-Country Roadshow Three sought-after speakers from the Haas School who are experts on entrepreneurship will hit the road in January and February in a series of events for alumni, current and prospective students, and friends. (01/18/2014)

Undergraduates Apply Innovation Lessons in India Twenty-five Haas undergrads traveled to India during winter break for a once-in-a-lifetime applied-learning experience as part of a new travel study course called Open Innovation in Emerging Economies. (01/18/2014)

Berkeley-Haas Case Series Expands to Wider Audience The Berkeley-Haas Case Series, which extracts lessons from unconventional management strategies and disruptive trends, is now reaching a wider audience, thanks to a new agreement with Harvard Business School publishing. (01/18/2014)

Haas@Work Lecturer Pierre M. Loewe Passes Away Berkeley-Haas Lecturer Pierre M. Loewe, who spent his career in innovation consulting and teaching, died Dec. 31 in San Francisco from acute myeloid leukemia. (01/07/2014)

Berkeley-Haas Professor Janet Yellen Confirmed to Head Federal Reserve Board Janet Yellen, professor emeritus at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a trailblazer for women economists in academia, will become the 15th chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on Feb. 1. The U.S. Senate confirmed the presidential nominee Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. (01/06/2014)

Prof. John Morgan Receives 2013 Williamson Award Professor John Morgan received the inaugural Oliver Williamson Award, the Haas School's highest faculty award named in honor of the Nobel Laureate, for exemplifying the attitudes and behaviors that differentiate Berkeley-Haas. (12/09/2013)

2013 Haas Faculty Book Roundup Congratulations to Berkeley-Haas faculty who published new books during the past year. (12/08/2013)

Ideation Day in Problem Finding, Problem Solving Class On a Monday afternoon in the new Berkeley-Haas Innovation Lab, a team of six students shared ideas in rapid-fire succession for alleviating San Francisco’s parking woes. It's ideation day in the MBA Problem Finding, Problem Solving class. (12/08/2013)

Gratitude or Guilt? People Spend More when They "Pay-it-Forward" As shoppers across the nation seek out holiday deals, Haas PhD student Minah Jung and Associate Marketing Prof. Leif Nelson explored happens to commerce when there’s no set price tag. They found that shoppers pay more when they participate in a chain of goodwill known as “pay-it-forward” than when they can name their own price. (12/02/2013)

Silicon Valley Immersion Yields Entrepreneurship Insights for EMBAs Students in the MBA for Executives Program gathered in classrooms at Google, Facebook, and Airbnb for intensive case study with Professor Toby Stuart and frank conversations (many off-the-record) with 28 entrepreneurs during the recent Silicon Valley Immersion Week. The experience was one of five deep-learning, off-campus modules. Shown: Amy Errett, CEO and co-founder of Madison Reed. (11/24/2013)

Wells Fargo Gives $100K to Cleantech to Market Program Cleantech to Market, an interdisciplinary program in the Haas School of Business' Energy Institute, has received a $100,000 philanthropic grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. The grant is part of a $2 million Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation program supporting technology advancements for a clean energy future. (11/13/2013)

Haas Team Takes Second in Haas Tech Challenge for Gap Inc. Seven top MBA programs developed innovative strategies for Gap Inc. to enable employees to use collaboration technology as part of the third annual Haas Tech Challenge Nov. 8 to Nov. 9 at the Haas School. (11/12/2013)

Accounting Prof. Emeritus John Wheeler Passes Away Accounting Professor Emeritus John T. Wheeler, whose thought leadership in accounting education contributed to the development of management sciences and computer-based business games at UC Berkeley’s School of Business Administration in the 1960s, died Oct. 21. (11/11/2013)

Four Members of Haas Community Honored by Thinkers50 Global Ranking of Management Thinkers Haas Adjunct Professor and alumnus Henry Chesbrough, PhD 97, and UC Berkeley School of Information Professor Morten Hansen made the 2013 Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers. Alumnus Ikujiro Nonaka, MBA 68, PhD 72, a top authority on knowledge creation and management, received the Thinkers50 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award this month, while Haas Lecturer Steve Blank was short-listed for a Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award. (11/11/2013)

Berkeley-Haas to Boost its Efforts in Creating Social and Environmental Impact with Vibrant Hub for Research, Learning, and Practical Innovation The Haas School will significantly boost its efforts to inspire creative and effective business solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing problems with the launch of its new Institute for Business and Social Impact, to be led by Professor Laura Tyson. (11/06/2013)

Study Linking Shareholder Resolutions to Firm Performance Wins Moskowitz Prize Adopting corporate social responsibility (CSR) shareholder resolutions leads to large increases in shareholder value and operating performance, according to the study winning the 2013 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing. (10/29/2013)

Berkeley-Haas to Launch Mobile Learning Platform for Executive MBA Students (10/28/2013)

Real Estate Resurgence: Sustainable or Mirage? Fisher Center Symposium to Explore State of Markets, Nov. 25 As housing prices soar and foreclosures wane, Ken Rosen, chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, will provide his insider view of the market at the center’s 36th Annual Real Estate and Economics Symposium Nov. 25 at the InterContinental San Francisco. (10/27/2013)

Classified: Holly Schroth Teaches Students About Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations Alienation or camaraderie. Betrayal or consensus. These were just some of different feelings students experienced last week—depending on their teams—-during a multi-person, multi-issue exercise in Senior Lecturer Holly Schroth’s Negotiations class. (10/27/2013)

Berkeley-Haas Celebrates Nomination of Business Professor Janet Yellen to Head Federal Reserve Colleagues and friends at UC Berkeley are celebrating Haas School of Business Professor Janet Yellen’s nomination by President Barack Obama to become the first woman to head the nation’s Federal Reserve Board of Governors. (10/14/2013)

Miner Safety Team Wins 2013 Intel Global Challenge A Chilean team that designed wearable sensors to collect and transmit industrial workers’ biomedical data won the grand prize at the ninth annual Intel Global Challenge on Oct. 9. (10/14/2013)

Student Startup Roundup In this installment of an occasional series on student entrepreneurs, Hucklebury makes dress shirts in the U.S.A., The Hamper sells t-shirts for nonprofits, and Kizoom develops software that helps children “know and grow their brains.” (10/14/2013)

New Institute for Business and Social Impact to Launch with Distinguished Alumni Panel The Haas School will launch a new Institute for Business and Social Impact Wednesday, Nov. 6, with a panel discussion among five alumni leaders who have built outstanding careers with significant social impact. (10/13/2013)

Classified: Learning about Interpersonal Style in Cameron Anderson's Power and Politics Class Imagine you and three colleagues have to choose the next CFO of your company—and each likes a different candidate. How does the group reach an agreement on the best person for the job? (10/13/2013)

Study of Clean Energy Startup Wins Berkeley-Haas Case Series Best Case Award A study of a clean energy startup making a “life-or-death” decision about which market to enter first has won the inaugural Berkeley-Haas Case Series Best Case Award. (09/30/2013)

Why can't I buy that with my phone? Haas Mobile Money Conference to Explore the Answers, Oct. 11 Although smart phones are becoming ubiquitous, these devices still lose out to the lowly wallet when it comes to making retail transactions. Why that's the case will be examined Oct. 11 at the Mobile Money Conference, co-hosted by the Haas School's Institute for Business Innovation. (09/29/2013)

Entrepreneurs from Overseas Head to Haas to Compete, Learn More than 40 teams from around the world will gather in October for the Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, a joint effort of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Intel, as the center continues to grow its global footprint training innovative, high-impact entrepreneurs. (09/29/2013)

Fall Courses Highlight Real-World Experiences Investing $100,000 to improve education in the developing world; working with a venture-backed startup to solve key business challenges; learning the techniques corporate “intrapreneurs” employ to introduce new sustainable product lines. These interactive projects are among the many ways new courses at Haas will engage, challenge, and inform students this fall. (09/29/2013)

Classified: The International Business Development Course Welcome to the annual conference for the International Business Development course for full-time and evening-and-weekend MBA students. The conference starts with a poster session, when students report on consulting engagements begun last spring and capped off with two to three weeks in country with clients. (09/29/2013)

Haas Professors Organize First Fraud Conference Held by B-School, Oct. 24-25 Malfeasance of all kinds will be the subject of the Haas School's 2013 Fraud and Misconduct Conference, the first event of its type ever organized by a business school, from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25 at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley. The event was the brainchild of Prof. Jo-Ellen Pozner. (09/29/2013)