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Haas NewsWire, February 4, 2002

California Management Review Receives Second Emerald Management Golden Page Award
CMR Announces Winners of the Annual Accenture Award
Asia Business Conference Announces Second Keynote Speaker
What Does the Euro Mean for 2002?
Jerry Brown Speaks at Sold-Out Housing Conference Today
Innovative Job Share Arrangement Launched for Alumni Office
Details on the Dean's Search on the Haas Web Site
Haas in the News
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The California Management Review (CMR) received two Emerald Management "Golden Page Awards" for 2002. Emerald Management recognized CMR for both "Readability of Research" and "Practical Usability of Research" in the General Management category.

Emerald Management, based in England, publishes the world's widest range of management and library and information services journals. The company's portfolio includes over a hundred leading management and library information services titles.

Throughout its 44-year history, the Haas School's CMR has published articles that are both research-based and address issues of current concern to managers.

"We are very gratified by this international recognition of CMR's effectiveness in serving as a bridge between academic research and the practice of management," says David Vogel, the George Quist Professor of Business Ethics and longtime editor of the California Management Review.

Dean Benjamin Hermalin congratulated Vogel, saying: "This is a wonderful honor and well-deserved recognition of the tremendous job you've done with the CMR."

The Golden Page Awards are presented annually at a prestigious ceremony to those few outstanding management periodicals that consistently deliver excellent articles.

The Emerald accreditation board, which is comprised of experts from academia and industry, selects journals for inclusion in the Emerald Management Reviews 'Top 400' Accredited List, which are then eligible for consideration for a Golden Page Award. Awards are given based on review and evaluation of every published article within every publication on the Top 400 within the previous calendar year.

Awards are given in the following categories: Best Research Implications, Practical Usability of Research, Managerial Application, Most Original Content, General Readability, and Readability of Research, across all major management disciplines.

This is the second time CMR has been recognized in the Golden Page Awards. In 1999, CMR received awards for "Most Readable Content" and "Best Practical Implications."

A complete list of past CMR issues and abstracts of CMR articles is available at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/cmr/.

A complete list of this year's Golden Page Award winners is shown on the Emerald web site at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/reviews/awards/golden.htm.

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The winners of California Management Review's annual Accenture Award for 2002 are Nelson P. Repenning and John D. Sterman, both professors of management at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, for their article, "Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems that Never Happened: Creating and Sustaining Process Improvement." The article appeared in the summer 2001 issue of the California Management Review (Vol. 43, No. 4).

The award is given to the article that made the most important contribution to the practice of management of all the articles published in CMR for the year. Repenning and Sterman will speak at Haas in fall 2002 on the topic of the winning article. Details for the talk will be announced at a later date.

CMR's editorial board and a panel of distinguished executives select the winning article. The award has been given annually since 1983. It is sponsored by Accenture, one of the world's major consulting firms, which provides an annual grant to cover the costs of the award, lecture, dinner, and expenses. CMR will print reprints of the winning articles and distribute them to faculty and students. The Accenture Award was previously known as the Andersen Consulting Award.

Repenning is an assistant professor of management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Sterman is the J. Spencer Standish Professor of Management at Sloan and director of MIT's System Dynamics Group.

The three runners-up were Russell S. Winer, the Haas School's J. Gary Shansby Professor of Marketing Strategy, for "A Framework for Customer Relationship Management" (Vol. 43, No. 4); Thomas H. Davenport, Jeanne G. Harris, David W. Long, and Alvin L. Jacobson for "Data to knowledge to Results: Building an Analytic Capability" (Vol. 43, No. 2); and Gina Colarelli O'Connor and Mark P. Rice for "Opportunity Recognition and Breakthrough Innovation in Large Established Firms" (Vol. 43, No. 2).

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Masaki Yoshikawa, president of Pacific Division for NTT DoCoMo USA, will join Dr. F.C. Tseng, deputy CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, in giving a keynote speech at the second annual Haas Asia Business Conference (HABC). Themed "Emerging from Troubled Waters: Turning Crisis into Opportunity," the conference takes place on March 2, 2002, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium. NTT DoCoMo provides wireless voice and data communications to tens of millions of subscribers. NTT DoCoMo is the creator of W-CDMA air interface technology as well as the groundbreaking mobile i-mode service. The conference will also feature seven panels on current issues, trends, and future scenarios relevant to the growth of Asian economies and companies:

Tickets for the public are available online at www.haas-abc.org. The discounted price for tickets purchased before February 17 is $40 ($20 for students). Regular price after Feb. 17 is $50 ($25 for students).

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The Haas School will host a conference this week on the "Year of the Euro," which explores potential and likely impacts of Europe's new single currency on the international monetary system, European Union enlargement, and the European economy. The conference, which will take place on Friday, February 8, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room, is free and open to the Haas Community and the general public.

Berkeley's Institute of European Studies is sponsoring the event.

Panelists include:

Barry Eichengreen, Berkeley professor of economics and political science, who is widely published on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He will explore the effects of the euro on the international monetary system and on the future of European integration.

Maurice Obstfeld, Berkeley professor of economics, who has consulted for the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Commission and several central banks. He will discuss the future of the euro-dollar exchange rate, and whether the dollar will stay at its current rate of exchange with the euro.

Andrew K. Rose, Berkeley professor of international and director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at the Haas School, will examine the Euro's impact on the European economy and trade within the European Monetary Union.

"This is an informational session meant to bring the Haas faculty up to date on the most dramatic and important monetary development of the millennium (literally)," says Rose. "It should be fun and I encourage people to come (especially macroeconomics students)."

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Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown spoke this morning at "Changing Neighborhoods: New Visions for Community Revitalization," the Program on Housing and Urban Policy's third annual conference on housing and urban policy in the Haas School's Arthur Andersen Auditorium.

Brown, who pledged to bring 10,000 new housing units to downtown Oakland over a four-year period, spoke on, "Changing Neighborhoods: Lessons Learned." The conference also features other keynote addresses and panel discussions exploring the challenges involved in neighborhood revitalization, including such issues as architectural preservation, gentrification, and infill development.

Participants included housing and community development professionals from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, along with interested faculty and students.

The annual conference pays tribute to I. Donald Terner, a UC Berkeley faculty member who was a pioneering advocate and builder of affordable housing. Terner was the founder of BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San Francisco. He died in a plane crash while traveling to Bosnia with the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown in 1996.

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Two co-directors of Alumni Relations are now at the helm of the Haas Alumni Network. A job-share arrangement has been created to allow Tenny Frost, director of alumni relations for the past seven years, to work three days a week to spend more time with her growing family. Frost is expecting her second child this spring.

Frost's new job partner is Marcy Porus-Gottlieb, MBA 95, who, for the past six years, was vice president of Operations and Leader Development at Backroads, a Berkeley-based active travel company. She was responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and managing Backroads' fleet of 250+ remote trip leaders, as well as overseeing Backroads' operations in the US, Europe, and Canada. Prior to coming to Haas for her degree, she worked for 10 years in the retail industry, spending the last five of those years as a buyer at the Hold Everything division of Williams-Sonoma. As buyer, she analyzed the market, competitors, and customers and directed domestic and international product development efforts. Along with her MBA, Porus-Gottlieb holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University.

Frost will remain focused on coordinating all campus and regional alumni events, expanding class reunions, building the Haas Alumni Network volunteer chapter and regional representative network, organizing special interest group activities, and international symposia. Porus-Gottlieb will manage the Haas Alumni Network's online services and website, which includes a multitude of online resources and tools, student/alumni relation programs and events, alumni career services, class representatives program, and corporate relations.

Both Frost and Porus-Gottlieb will be working 3 days a week to ensure full coverage of the office and staff. "I am thrilled to be bringing Marcy on board to help the school expand and develop the Haas Alumni Network programs and activities," said Frost. "I have enjoyed every minute of my job as the director of Alumni Relations and I want to continue to bring value to the school."

Frost and Porus-Gottlieb will share an office (S520D), Porus-Gottlieb's phone number is 510-642-7757. Her e-mail address is marcy@haas.berkeley.edu.

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There is now a place to find information and updates on the search for the new dean of the Haas School. The web team of the Marketing and Communications Office at Haas has created a web page for news and contact information for the search committee. Just go to http://haas.berkeley.edu/news/deansearch.html/.

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Former Dean Laura Tyson was featured in the Financial Times on February 4, in an article titled, "An American Dean in London." The article describes Tyson's plans to stay affiliated with Berkeley while serving as dean of the London Business School.

Kenneth Rosen, the California State Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics and chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on February 3, in an article titled, "Bay Area Housing Market Reopens Its Doors." Rosen cited his recent study of the market and said that the predictions in the article were overly optimistic. Read the full text at http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/02/03/MN37283.DTL.

Brett Trueman, the Donald and Ruth Seiler Professor of Public Accounting and chair of the Haas Accounting Group, was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News on January 31 in an article titled, "Spin on Tech Financial Results Comes Under More Scrutiny." Read the full text at http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/proforma31.htm.

Reuven Lehavy and Brett Trueman, both accounting professors at Haas, were extensively quoted in the Associated Press Newswire on January 31 in an article titled "Worries Growing About Shoddy Accounting Practices in Aftermath of Enron Scandal." Lehavy said that a big part of the problem is that the diversity and complexity of financial transactions in today's business world is outpacing the ability of the accounting standard to come up with new rules, and that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Trueman pointed out that even more mundane industries polish their balance sheets with the way that they account for their leases.

Lehavy was interviewed by CBS Radio, Chicago, on issues related to the Enron debacle on January 31.

Lehavy was also interviewed by Fox 2 News on January 17 on the Enron case. He said he fears pressure on the SEC to do something fast could be counterproductive. He also stated that introducing new regulations and requiring some oversights on the auditors it might impede the auditors' ability to conduct their work objectively and fairly.

Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor in Public Policy and Business Administration, was quoted in the Associated Press Newswire on January 29 in an article titled "GOP Contenders Wrestle with California's Energy Woes." Borenstein said that because the state does not have an energy plan going forward, we are not in a place that is stable.

Laura D'Andrea Tyson, former dean of the Haas School, was featured in The Times of London: News International on January 28 in an article titled "Presidential Aide Takes Over." Tyson, who was Clinton's senior economic advisor as well as the only woman dean of a top-25 US business school, has now become the first woman dean in London Business School's 37-year history. She is also the first American to hold the post.

The Haas School was mentioned in The Times of London: News International on January 28 in the article "A New Form of Capitalism Arises." The article stated that social enterprise is touching a nerve among business schools, and the Haas School is leading the way with a new National Social Venture Competition.

Borenstein was also quoted in Reuters English News Service on January 28 in the article "USA: Enron Fall Shows New Challenges for US Regulators." He argued that both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are unprepared for the complexity of today's energy markets. Borenstein also said that we need some sort of cooperative agreement.

Arno Rayner, a Haas School alumnus and manager of the $65 million Fremont California Intermediate Tax-Free Fund, was quoted in the San Francisco Business Times on January 11 in an article titled, "S.O.S. in a bottle: Bay Area investors struggle to stay afloat in market's rough waters." Rayner commented that power bonds are still up in the air, making him cautious about state bonds.

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