Haas NewsWire

Haas NewsWire, November 15, 2004

UC Berkeley Technology Management Expertise Sought by Japanese Press

Profs. Isaacs, Cole, and Wright

Profs. Isaacs, Cole, and Wright

UC Berkeley's Management of Technology (MOT) Program has been chosen by Japan's largest business publisher, Nikkei, as the exclusive academic contributor to its new magazine focused on technology business, Nikkei BizTech/MOT.

Five UC Berkeley MOT faculty members are taking turns writing a column for each issue of Nikkei BizTech/MOT, which is published every other month. Contributors include MOT's Executive Director Andrew Isaacs, Professor Emeritus and research director Robert Cole, Executive Director of the Open Innovation Center Henry Chesbrough, MOT Lecturer Jihong Sanderson, and Engineering Professor Paul Wright.

The first three issues of the new magazine were published this summer, with articles written by Paul Wright on advances in manufacturing, Jihong Sanderson on management of technology in China, and Henry Chesbrough on open innovation.

Nikkei just renewed its contract with UC Berkeley's MOT Program through the end of 2005. UC Berkeley is the only university in the US represented in this dominant Japanese medium through a regular column.

The recent boom in management of technology programs in Japan has resulted in over 70 MOT programs nationwide, up from just a handful five years ago. UC Berkeley's MOT Program regularly advises Japanese universities on how to create Management of Technology centers, modeled on UC Berkeley's thriving partnership between the Haas School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the School of Information Management and Systems.

Business Leaders Get a Slice of B-School Life

Prominent executives frequent the Haas School's classrooms throughout the semester, but through the school's Executive Visitation Program, they are given the opportunity to spend time with students in more informal settings in the classroom as well as over lunch or dinner.

Among the executives taking part in the program this fall were Carol Meyer, MBA 70, chairman of Greenbriar Homes Communities; Barry Gilbert, MBA 77, CEO of Smith & Hawken; and Greg Stanger, MBA 91, former senior vice president and CFO of Expedia, Inc., who currently is an executive in residence at the venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures.

While Stanger attended Adjunct Professor Andrew Isaacs' class, "Marketing for High-Tech Entrepreneurs," Meyer attended Professor Tom Davidoff's "Real Estate and Urban Land Economics" course and had a private dinner with a group of Berkeley MBA students. Last weekend, Gilbert attended Lecturer Lynn Upshaw's "Brand Management and Strategy" and had breakfast with students.

"Stanger's knowledge on the subject of disruptive technology, especially regarding the experience of Expedia, inspired a lively classroom discussion," says Andrew Isaacs, adjunct professor and executive director of the Management of Technology Program. "The students really appreciated that he took the time to stay after class and answer their questions."

When Meyer visited Haas, she gave a lecture titled, "The Secret Life of Homebuilders," which covered marketing, finance, land acquisition, and project management along with other current issues she faces such as green building, environmental concerns, land availability and prices. "I think the students really enjoy hearing about the real world and I like to share with them a few times when my business got a little bit hairy and difficult," says Meyer. "The Haas students are so much fun and so smart that I always take away more from the experience than I give. It's energizing to me."

Additional executive visits will be scheduled for the spring semester in various classes at Haas.  For more information on this program, please contact Chris Good at good@haas.berkeley.edu.

Bring on the Big Game, the Blues, and the Barbecue, Nov. 20

As the Cal Bears continue to climb in the rankings, join in a Haas celebration two hours ahead of the 12:30 Big Game kick-off, November 20 in Berkeley's Memorial Stadium.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., barbecue will hit the plates and "roots" music will rock the Haas courtyard as the Mobile Homeboys, a band that includes Tom Brigham, MBA 94, on banjo, and Palmer Jackson, MBA 95, on guitar, will play an eclectic mix of folk, country, zydeco, blues, and rock.  To register for the Haas pre-game BBQ, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/biggame. For tickets to Big Game, call Cal Athletics at 1-800-GOBEARS.

Haas NewsWire Schedule for the Remainder of the Semester

Due to the Thanksgiving break, there will be no Haas NewsWire on Monday, November 22.

Publication will resume on Monday, November 29. The last issue of the fall semester will be published on Monday, December 6. The first issue for spring semester will be published on Tuesday, January 18, to coincide with the resumption of classes.

Events submissions are due the Wednesday prior to publication at haasnews@haas.berkeley.edu.

Haas in the News

Dean Tom Campbell was mentioned in BusinessWeek in an article titled "Haas's Dean Goes to California's Aid" on November 12. He was quoted in the article about his plans for addressing the state's finances. For full text: http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/nov2004/bs20041110_2192.htm

Campbell was mentioned in the editorial section of the San Francisco Chronicle in a article titled "Challenge for Campbell" on November 10. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/11/10/EDGFD9O9MB1.DTL

Janet Yellen, the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business Administration, who is currently on leave to serve as the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President, was mentioned in CBS MarketWatch in an article titled "Fed Expected to Raise Rates" on November 9. Her thoughts on interest-rates were mentioned. For full text: http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7B4205EE47- 2E58-435C-8C0E-234FEDA3598B%7D&siteid=google&dist=google&dist=

John Morgan, professor in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, was mentioned in Forbes in an article titled "Getting the Price Right" on November 9. Morgan's research on electronic commerce and the internet was the focus of the article. For full text: https://haas.berkeley.edu:9100/Session/5731-dLWbkhtqWqjn8eGSh2lw/ MessagePart/INBOX/71-02-B/Forbes.pdf

Peter Sealey, an adjunct professor in the Marketing Group, was quoted in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in an article titled "Branson: British Entrepreneur Plots US Assault" on November 8.

Sealey was quoted in the Washington Post in an article titled "A New York Chain Rolls Out its Hot Dogs, and Hopes They'll be Met With Relish" on November 8. Sealey commented on a new national fast food hot dog chain. For full text: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A33149-2004Nov7.html

Campbell was featured in the Los Angeles Times in an article titled "Sequel Rewrites Regan's Script" on November 8. For full text: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/state/la-me-cap8nov08,1,5741981.column?coll=la-news-state

Campbell was featured in the opinion section of the Long Beach Press Telegram in an article titled "A New Finance Director" on November 8. For full text: http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~21479~2520087,00.html

Yellen was mentioned in Bloomberg.com in an article titled "Dollar Falls to Record Low Against Euro After Schroeder Remarks" on November 5. For full text: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000101&sid=aqT5r3gQ_pqE&refer=japan

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 mentioned in CBS Market Watch in an article titled "It's the Interest Rates, Stupid" on November 3. For full text: http://cbs.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=% 7B72C1EFC7-41C1-409E-8CE8-698EAEDE8C6F%7D&siteid=google&dist=google

Happening at Haas

"A Conversation Around Mainstreaming Corporate Social Responsibility: Can It Be Done?" panel discussion moderated by Michael Lewis
Monday, November 15
5:30 p.m.
World Trade Club, San Francisco
Michael Lewis, best selling author of Liar's Poker, Moneyball, and The New New Thing, and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, will be the moderator of a high-profile panel of the following corporate executives: Mike Homer, chairman of Kontiki and former executive vice president at Netscape; Debra Dunn, senior vice president for Hewlett Packard; Bill Campbell, chairman of Intuit; Anne Gust, chief administrative officer at Gap Inc.; Mitch Kapor, founder and designer of Lotus 1-2-3; and Bob Dunn, former CEO of Business for Social Responsibility.
The panel will discuss corporate social responsibility from the business leaders' perspectives and from those of the industries they represent, in order to determine if and how CSR can be incorporated more fully into every aspect of a company's operations, culture, brand and value.
Register online: www.acteva.com/go/hansf
Cost: $15/students, $25/alumni and friends through November 1, $30 thereafter and at the door.
For more information, contact Joanna Trammell at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.

Tuesday, November 16
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
The Berkeley Office of Technology Licensing, the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club present a forum for business, engineering, and science students looking for the next great startup idea.
For more information, contact Narasimhan Raghavan at nraghava@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Opportunities in Telecom" by Don Proctor, Vice President, Cisco Systems
Wednesday, November 17
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Don Proctor leads one of the most exciting businesses at Cisco Systems, the Voice-over-IP Business Unit. Proctor will discuss how Cisco is capitalizing on its position in the market and what new opportunities lie ahead.

"Old Blues/New Blues: Spotlight on Alumni Entrepreneurs"
Thursday, November 18
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
For more information and to register, visit http://entrepreneurship.berkeley.edu/forum.asp.

Danny Grossman, Co-founder, Wild Planet Toys
Monday, November 29
12:00 p.m.
Executive Learning Classroom S480
Danny Grossman will speak about Wild Planet Toys and how corporate social responsibility is incorporated in his daily business practices.


Aaron Swoboda, Agriculture and Resource Economics at University of California, Berkeley
Monday, November 15
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C210
For more information, contact Thomas Randle at randle@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Shifts in ethnography (through the ages)" by John Van Maanen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wednesday, November 17
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C220
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Politically Connected CEOs and Corporate Outcomes: Evidence from France" by Antoinette Schoar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, November 184:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.

Steve Tadelis, Stanford University
Thursday, November 18
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Room C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.

Duncan Simester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, November 18
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Room C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.

"Measuring Hold-up: Costs of Land Assembly" by Tsur Somerville, University of British Columbia, with Yuming Fu, National University of Singapore, and Dan McMillen, University of Illinois at Chicago
Monday, November 29
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Room C135
For more information, contact Thomas Randle at randle@haas.berkeley.edu.

Alumni Events

Big Game BBQ
Saturday, November 20
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join fellow Haas alumni for the school's traditional pre-game BBQ. Live music will be provided by the Mobile Homeboys, a band that began at the 1994 Berkeley MBA Talent Show. Then it is off to Memorial Stadium to watch the Golden Bears play football against Stanford University.
Register online by November 17: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=71280.
For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at (510) 642-7790.

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