If you've ever poured more time or money into a bad decision despite mounting evidence to sprint the other way (think bad investments and bad relationships), then you've experienced what Haas Professor Barry Staw calls "escalation of commitment." Staw has far-reaching influence on the field of organizational behavior.
Not everything about real estate development can be contained on a spreadsheet, as students in the Real Estate Investment and Market Analysis course learned this spring.
Like entrepreneurs who must respond to a rapidly changing business landscape, the field of entrepreneurship is undergoing a seismic shift in response to market forces--and the Haas School is at the forefront of that movement with initiatives like Skydeck.
Ten years ago, authorities thought that Haas alum Patrick Awuah's plan to build an Ivy League-type school in Ghana was about as realistic as opening a Disneyland in the Sahara. Today, Ashesi University boasts 600 students on 100 acres overlooking Accra---along with 420 graduates who have gone on to take leadership roles.
In the workplace and in Haas experiential learning courses, MBA students are putting skills to work from Problem Finding, Problem Solving, the flagship course of the school's Innovative Leader curriculum.
How Oliver Williamson's unconventional approach to research revolutionized the way economists look at organizations
For 20+ years MBA students have applied business skills to overseas consulting through the International Business Development course/p>
Student insights spark new ideas for firms through the experiential Haas@Work course
Henry Chesbrough offers insights on battling commoditization in his latest book on open innovation