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Innovator

WINTER 2012

IN N OVAT ION & EN T R EP R EN EUR S HIP

U C DAV I S G R A D UAT E SC HOO L O F M A NA G E M E N T

$5 Million Commitment Establishes New Institute

4 Biomedical Engineers Chart Lab-to-Market Paths

5 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition Adds Medical Technology Track

6 Andrew Hargadon: The Business

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FA C U LT Y F O C U S

28 Anne Gates: Collective Creativity at Disney 29 Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian: Global Hospitality STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS

30 Delia Perez Engineers a New Future 31 IT Innovator Brenda Guo Raises the Bar 32 Tony Lawson: From Combat Zones to Classroom

FA C U LT Y N E W S & R E S E A R C H

12 Empowering Agricultural Aid in Afghanistan 12 Corporate Frugality Isn’t Just about Cost-cutting 13 Optimizing Ad Spending to Maximize Profits 13 Seller’s Remorse Leads to Irrational Stock Buybacks 14 Post-crisis: Call for New System of Global Governance 14 Give Air Passengers an “Out” during Delays 15 Dialing in on India’s Mobile Market 15 Successfully Managing Innovation 16 Global Marketing Dynamics Conference in India 16 Qualitative Methods Workshop Builds Scholars’ Skills 17 Auditors’ Fees Give Clues to Bearish News 17 Four Faculty Awarded Fellowships 18 CSI in the Real World 18 Wise Companies Save for a Rainy Day 18 Annual Conference on Financial Markets Research 19 “Organized” Innovation for a Prosperous Economy

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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33 Antonio Zaccheo Takes Tuscany Winery Global NEWS TICKER

34 News in Brief about Our Community BEYOND CLASS

36 International Study Trip: Argentina, Chile I N A P P R E C I AT I O N

37 The Campaign for UC Davis 37 Alumni Association Board: $10K in One Day 38 Thank You! Individual and Corporate Donors 41 Class Notes, Alumni Association Board MORE ONLINE

20 Executive Education Delivers Actionable Results 21 World’s Premier Wine Executive Program 22 School’s Bold Plan toward Long-term

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23 A Powerful Catalyst for the Next Economy 24 Gallagher Hall Awarded LEED Platinum 25 Fox Executive-in-Residence Kevin Bacon 26 School Advances Diversity Plan 27 New Master of Professional Accountancy

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8 Gina Dokko: Strategies of Corporate Venture Capital 9 Kimberly Elsbach: Measuring Morale at Hewlett-Packard 10 California’s Glass Ceiling May Take a Century to Crack

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Assistant Dean– Development & External Relations Judy Nagai Assistant Dean– Business & Finance Mary McNally

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