Haas NewsWire

Haas NewsWire, September 7, 2004


From Silicon Valley to Bangalore: Sangam 2004 Explores Changes in Leadership and Innovation, October 10

Will the next big idea come from Bangalore or Shanghai, not Silicon Valley? Emerging hubs for innovation is just one of the topics covered at the third annual Sangam conference, on Sunday, October 10 at UC Berkeley’s International House.

Sangam 2004

Titled “Succeeding in a Global Economy,” the conference is presented by Berkeley MBA students in the Haas School’s South Asia Club and features panel discussions on leadership and innovation. Some of the participating business leaders are Prem Jain, a senior vice president with Cisco; Raj Jaswa, president-elect of The Indus Entrepreneurs/Talent, Ideas and Enterprise (TiE), which is also a partner in the event, and co-founder of Selectica; and Anita Manwani, general manager of Global Sourcing and vice president of India Operations for Agilent Technologies. Irv Remedios, MBA 05, and conference co-chair, explains that “Sangam” means confluence, and says, “Sangam 2004 is a confluence of ideas, focused on the changing economic environment in South Asia and its impact on business professionals worldwide.”

A portion of the proceeds from Sangam 2004 will benefit Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA), an organization dedicated to empowering the disabled in India, and American India Fund (AIF), devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India.

Last year’s Sangam conference sold out, so early registration is recommended. Sangam 2004 takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, in the Chevron Auditorium at International House. For more information and to register online, visit http://www.sangam2004.org

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Dean Campbell's New Book Examines Role of Each Branch of Government in Policy Decisions

Dean Tom Campbell, in his just-published book, Separation of Powers in Practice, examines the constitutionally defined roles and powers of the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government and then suggests which branch might best be address some of America's most contentious policy issues.

In the book Campbell covers a broad range of case studies largely drawn from his time serving in public office. These include abortion, free speech, gun control, civil rights, affirmative action, criminal procedure, and the power to declare war.

Staff and faculty are invited to hear Campbell discuss his book at the Institutional Analysis Workshop on Thursday, October 7, at 4:00 p.m. in room C325.

Campbell began working on this book, his first, while still a professor at Stanford Law School and finalized the manuscript once he came to the Haas School as dean. His service in the US House of Representatives (1989-1993 and 1995-2001) plays a key role in his analysis of the workings of the federal government. "It is essential to understand, in practical terms, how Congress, the president, and the courts are actually working, to discover which branch should address the major issues our country faces," says Campbell.

"Campbell's knowledge of the intricate rules of both houses of Congress and of how the lawmaking process really works generates many unique insights," says Jesse Choper, professor and former dean at Boalt Hall School of Law.

The book, published by the Stanford University Press, is available at http://www.sup.org/cgi-bin/search/book_desc.cgi?book_id=4736%205027.

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New Issue of California Management Review Now Available

Associate Professor Priya Raghubir's article, "The Three Faces of Consumer Promotions," is just one of the many articles addressing marketing, managing technology, and business and society now available in the summer 2004 issue of the California Management Review (CMR).

Raghubir wrote "The Three Faces of Consumer Promotions" for the current issue with J. Jeffrey Inman, professor of marketing at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and Hans Grande, MBA 02, product manager at Adobe Systems, who was a research associate with Raghubir prior to joining Adobe. The authors examine sales promotions targeted at consumers (e.g., coupons, sweepstakes, and free offers) and explore strategies to increase the promotions’ profitability.

The summer issue also includes these articles:

CMR is geared towards both practitioners and academics, publishing articles that are research-based and those that address issues of current concern to managers.

CMR is available to all current Haas students on a complimentary basis. Copies for students are available in the lounges and program offices. Alumni interested in receiving a complimentary issue of CMR should send an e-mail to cmr@haas.berkeley.edu.

Alumni can receive a special CMR alumni subscription at the rate of only $40 a year. The international alumni rate is only $60. To subscribe, send e-mail to cmr@haas.berkeley.edu with your current address information.

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Faculty News

Professor Oliver Williamson to Address Conference on Business Cooperation

Oliver Williamson, professor emeritus at the Haas School, will give a keynote address at the fifteenth International Cooperatives Forum on Wednesday, September 8 in Germany.

Williamson will speak on "Networks: Organizational Solutions to Future Challenges" in a session on organizational size. The forum, which will explore the possibilities for gain and the risk for firms behaving cooperatively, is being held at Muenster University in Muenster, Germany. Williamson also holds appointments in the Department of Economics and the School of Law at UC Berkeley.

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Haas in the News

Alison Bartlett, MBA 04, and William Rosenzweig, lecturer, were featured in the August issue of San Francisco Magazine in an article titled “The Lean, Green Nursery Machine.” The article highlights Rosenzweig and Bartlett’s new business, “ Kingdom of Herbs,” a purveyor of organic and edible plants.

Rosenzweig was also quoted in the Contra Costa Times on August 15 in an article titled “Working for a World of Good.” Rosenzweig commented on entrepreneurs who use business savvy to bring forth social change. For full text: http://www.worldofgood.org/press/articles/cctimes_081504.shtml

Hal Varian, professor in the Operations and Information Technology Management Group, wrote an article on the response of the stock market to different political parties being in power. The article was featured in the following publications:

The appointment of Paul Gertler, Haas professor and faculty director for the Graduate Program in Health Services Management, as chief economist of the World Bank’s Human Development Network was noted in the Contra Costa Times on August 27, in an article titled “Berkeley People.” For full text:

Peter Sealey, adjunct professor in the Marketing Group, was quoted in the Sacramento Bee on August 27 in an article titled “Krispy Kreme’s Hot Streak Cools.” Sealey commented on Krispy Kreme's decline in sales. For full text: http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/10526201p-11445233c.html.

Sealey commented on another hot streak in an August 30 Advertising Age article titled “Fox Movie Studio Enjoys Hot Summer.”

Hal Varian was quoted in Tech Central Station on August 27 in an article titled “Understanding Middle-Class Squeeze.” Varian commented on the relationship between wealth and income for people nearing retirement age. For full text: http://www.techcentralstation.com/082704D.html

Meghan Busse, visiting assistant professor, was quoted in the Washington Post on August 28 in an article titled “Winners with Wallets.” Busse commented on Cuba's performance in the recent Olympics, in a story on the relationship between a country's economic size and Olympic performance. For full text: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A40079-2004Aug27?language=printer

Her study, with co-author Professor Andrew Bernard at Dartmouth University’s Tuck School, on predicting Olympic medal results was also mentioned in the following:

Mitch Harad, MBA 99, was featured in a story on job-hunting entrepreneurs in the “Managing Your Career" column in the Wall Street Journal on August 31, titled “Switching from Being a Boss to an Underling is Actually a Hard Job.”

David Levine, professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was quoted on Newsdesk.org on August 31 in an article titled “Unions Hedge Their Democratic Bets.” Levine commented on the importance of union members to elections. For full text: http://www.artsandmedia.net/cgi-bin/dc/newsdesk/2004/08/31_unions?t=print

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Happening at Haas

Woody Powell, Stanford University
Wednesday, September 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C220
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Admission Impossible? Self Interest and Affirmative Action" by Erik Eyster,
London School of Economics
Thursday, September 9
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Accounting for Stock Options" by Jeremy Bulow, Stanford University
Thursday, September 9
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Estimating Risk Preferences from Deductible Choice" by Liran Einav, Stanford
Friday, September 10
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

“Hot and Cool Dynamics in Emotional Processing” by Ozlem Ayduk, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, September 15
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C220
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

Anusha Chari, University of Michigan
Thursday, September 16
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Detecting Manipulation in US House Elections: 1898-1992" by Jason Snyder, UC
Thursday, September 30
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Household Risks and the Demand for Housing Commitments" by Todd Sinai, Wharton School
Monday, September 20
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Room C135
For more information, contact Thomas Randle at randle@haas.berkeley.edu.  

Alumni Events

Monday, September 13 
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Club Americano, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Haas alumni in Argentina are invited to a networking reception with students from the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program. This event is part of a trip associated with an International Seminar course designed for our Berkeley-Columbia MBA students.

Creating a Career Marketing Plan Workshop
Wednesday, September 22
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Accenture, One Market Street, 42d floor, San Francisco. Ask for Evelyn Goodfriend or Emilie Cortes upon arrival.
This is an interactive presentation by Rebecca Zucker and Jordan Stark, principals of Next Step Partners, an executive career development firm, who will help you apply the framework of a business-marketing plan to managing your career.
The cost is $5. Please RSVP at www.acteva.com/go/hansf. This event is limited to first 30 people to register. For more information, go to www.acteva.com/go/hansf or contact Emilie Cortes, MBA 02, at cortes@mba.berkeley.edu.

Career Workshop & Reception with Dean Tom Campbell
Thursday, September 23
4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Midtown Executive and Chemists’ Club
The cost for the workshop and reception is $45 per person. For the reception only, the cost is $25 per person.
Please register online by September 14 at www.acteva.com/go/haasalumni.
For more information, contact the Haas School Alumni Relations Office at 510-642-7790 or alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Two Coasts, Three Countries, All MBAs" Multi-School Bar of the Month
Thursday, September 23
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kelly’s Irish Pub, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Haas is hosting a joint bar of the month with Columbia, INSEAD, London School of Business, and MIT to strengthen our network with these other schools.
For more information: www.hansf.com or contact Andy Szirtes at andras_szirtes@yahoo.com or David Gimpelevich at gimpelev@alumni.haas.org

Homecoming Celebration
Saturday, October 16, 2004
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Former students of the Haas School will reunite for a festive day back on campus. The annual Haas School homecoming kicks off with a special lecture by Dean Tom Campbell on his insights and perspectives on the current economic and political landscape. This session will be followed by a Mexican fiesta luncheon in the courtyard with live music and special activities for kids. Then it is off to Memorial Stadium to watch the Golden Bears play football against UCLA. Join us for a festive autumn day back on campus. Advanced registration required. The registration deadline is October 8. For more information, call the Haas School Alumni Relations Office at 510-642-7790 or go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/homecoming.

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