November 30, 2015

News Category: Faculty News

Support Haas Initiatives on New Crowdfunding Sites Berkeley-Haas launched two crowdfunding platforms to enable the Haas community to support campus initiatives and each other’s private ventures. (03/09/2014)

Marketing Guru David Aaker to Speak on 20 Branding Principles, April 21 Haas Marketing Professor Emeritus David Aaker will distill his decades of pioneering work on branding into 20 principles that drive success during his annual talk at Berkeley-Haas at 12:30 p.m. April 21 in the Wells Fargo Room. (03/09/2014)

UC Berkeley Startup Competition Adopts New Name, Attracts Record Entries Whether the challenge is finding convenient parking in San Francisco, minimizing the toxicity of chemotherapy, or quickly and cost-effectively converting a business to LED lighting, the entrepreneurial teams in this year’s Berkeley Startup Competition have solutions. (03/09/2014)

Lecturer Ethan Namvar Honored by Journal of Investment Management Research co-authored by Haas Lecturer Ethan Namvar that found a 2008 ban on short sales inflated stock prices was recently chosen by four Nobel laureates to receive the Journal of Investment Management’s 2013 Special Distinction Award. (03/09/2014)

Yaniv Konchitchki Makes "World's Top 40 Under 40" Poets & Quants recently named Assistant Accounting Prof. Yaniv Konchitchki to its annual "World's Top 40 Under 40" list lauding the best young business professors from around the globe. (02/23/2014)

Culture Change at Genentech Featured Case Study in California Management Review Changing company culture is easier than managers believe and can have a rapid impact on the bottom line, Haas Professor Jennifer Chatman shows in a new case study in the latest issue of the Haas School's California Management Review. (02/23/2014)

Prof. Robert Cole honored with the ASQ Grant Medal Prof. Emeritus Robert E. Cole will receive the American Society for Quality Grant Medal for a “lifetime commitment to rigorous research" on the management of quality. (02/23/2014)

Tricks of the Trade: Study Suggests How Freelancers Can Land More Jobs As more freelancers depend on the virtual workplace, new research by Prof. Ming Leung suggests freelancers who demonstrate work commitment through an incremental career path, by moving between similar but not identical types of jobs, are the most likely to be hired. (02/03/2014)

71 Faculty Members Make "Club Six" for Fall Teaching Students gave 71 faculty members, or 47 percent of instructors during fall 2013, a mean teaching score of at least six on a seven-point scale. (02/03/2014)

Intel Teams up with Lester Center for Make it Wearable Challenge Curriculum After announcing its $1.3 million Make It Wearable Challenge, Intel is teaming up with the Lester Center to run a training program for challenge finalists. (02/03/2014)

Health Care Conference to Explore New Frontiers The 8th annual Business of Health Care Conference on Feb. 28 will bring together innovators and thought leaders to examine the latest frontiers in the field and also feature a hands-on expo to showcase disruptive health care technologies. (02/03/2014)

Study Finds Paid Search Ads Don't Always Pay Off Using data from eBay, Haas economist Steven Tadelis compared whether consumers are more likely to click on paid ads than on free, generic search results and found that advertisers may not be getting their money’s worth. (01/23/2014)

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)