Haas NewsWire


Haas NewsWire, January 30, 2006



Don't Miss Intel and IMF Chiefs Speaking at Haas this Week


Rodrigo de Rato, MBA 74

The Haas School welcomes two international business and economic leaders to speak to its community this week. Please join us for:


+ Intel CEO Paul Otellini, MBA 74, on Wednesday, February 1, at 12:30 p.m., in the Wells Fargo Room.
+ Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Rodrigo de Rato, MBA 74, speaking about “Shared Responsibilities: Solving the Problem of Global Imbalances” on Friday, February 3, at 11:30 a.m. in the Arthur Andersen Auditorium.


No reservations are required for either event. Seating will be first-come, first-served. For more information on either speaker, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/newspubs/haasnews/archives/hn011706.html.




Financial Times Releases 2006 MBA and Faculty Research Ranking


The Financial Times rated the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program #16 worldwide, down from #13 last year, and #11 among US programs, down from #10 last year, the Financial Times announced on January 30.

Haas faculty rated as the 6th best researchers in the world, up from #8 last year, keeping Haas faculty in the top ten internationally, where they have ranked for five of the past seven years.

The Haas doctoral program was ranked #15 in the world, down from #14 last year.


Haas ranked in the top ten in two disciplines: economics and entrepreneurship.

The Financial Times rankings are primarily based on alumni salary and career progression data, which counts for 55% and is culled from extensive alumni surveys of the class of 2002. 


Gender and international diversity of faculty, students, and advisory boards together account for 25% of the ranking. Another 10% of the rankings is based on faculty with doctoral degrees, and a doctoral program rating. The faculty research rating is based on publications in 40 international academic and practitioner journals and counts for 10% of the survey. These ratings are based on data submitted by participating schools.


For the complete rankings, go to http://news.ft.com/businesslife/mba.




Berkeley Business Journal Receives High Marks for Impact on Social Science


Industrial and Corporate Change , the academic journal produced by the Institute of Management, Innovation, and Organization (IMIO), has received high rankings for its impact on the fields of economics and management from the Social Science Citation Index compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information.


This marks the first time Industrial and Corporate Change has received an impact factor and ranking within SSCI.


The Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which articles from one journal are cited in other journals. Industrial and Corporate Change’s impact factor for 2005 places it as 25 th out of 162 in the economics category, two places above the Rand Journal of Economics, and about twice as high as the Journal of Economic Theory.


While not officially listed in the management category, Industrial and Corporate Change also received an impact factor in this category and ranked 15 th out of 67 journals on management.


Industrial and Corporate Change has been publishing since 1992, with IMIO Director David Teece, the Mitsubishi Bank Professor of International Business and Finance, as its head editor. IMIO is the headquarters for preparing each issue for publication by Oxford University Press under managing editor Josef Chytry. The journal is published six times yearly by Oxford University Press and covers such topics as the internal structure of firms, the nature of competition, the evolution of industries, and technology, organizational ecology, and economic sociology.


The Institute for Scientific Information, now known as Thomson Scientific, is a database publishing company that tracks 8,700 international journals on an annual basis. Only 10-12% of the journals evaluated earn an impact factor rating.




Team Chosen to Head to Regional Finals for the Venture Capital Investment Competition


The " Strawberry Canyon" team beat out five other full-time Berkeley MBA student teams in the Berkeley round of the Venture Capital Investment Competition on Friday, January 20, and will advance to the Western Regional Finals at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in March.


The members of Strawberry Canyon, all second-year MBA students, are Nathan Dintenfass, Brendan Edmonds, Charles Haythornthwaite, Krzystof Kujawa, and Uyen Nguyen.


In the Berkeley round, the six MBA teams heard pitches from four early-stage start-up companies: AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Duality, Fluxion, and Novelx. Each team evaluated the presentations, had a Q&A session with the startups, and researched the proposals before crafting their presentations on which startups to fund. These recommendations were delivered to a panel of venture capital judges at the end of the day. The panel of judges included Dr. Jaleh Daie from Aurora Equity, Tom McKinley from Partech International, Laura Oliphant from Intel Capital, and Robert Simon from Alta Partners.
  
Following the western regional finals in Southern California, the top teams will move on to the national competition at the University of North Carolina in early April. Last year, the Berkeley MBA team won the national competition.


he Berkeley round of the competition was organized by the Haas School's Entrepreneurs Association and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Sponsors included Aurora Equity, Dow Jones VentureSource, Woodside Fund, Partech International, BlueRun Ventures, and Nickel & Nickel Single Vineyard Wines.


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Haas School Undergraduates Awarded Accounting Scholarships


Seven Haas undergraduate students were honored with scholarships from the East Bay Chapter of the Certified Public Accountants Society at a special dinner held on January 17 in Oakland.


Eric Fleekop, BS 06, and Catherine K. Ho, Bixian Liao, John Lee, Yi Yun Shen, Sachin R. Thadani, and Benji Williams, all BS 07, received seven of the nine scholarships granted this year to students interested in becoming certified public accountants (CPAs).


The scholarships range from $750-$2,500 and benefit students of East Bay colleges or universities. To be eligible, students must be accounting or business majors in their junior or senior years with an accounting or tax emphasis, or graduate business students with an accounting emphasis.


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Haas in the News


Dean Tom Campbell was mentioned in various media outlets for being named a final candidate in the University of Arizona’s search for a new president:
+ Arizona Daily Star in a January 27 article titled "Regents could pick a new UA president today." For full article: http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/education/113244.php
+ Arizona Daily Wildcat in a January 27 article titled "Pres. could be named today." For full article: http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/98/246/01_1.html
+ Tucson Citizen in a January 26 article titled “ Gupta would emphasize 'bold' requirements for UA programs.” For full article: http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/news/local/012606a6_gupta
+ Tucson Citizen in a January 26 article titled “ Tough choice: New UA president could be named tomorrow.” For full article: http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/news/local/012606a1_uacandidates
+ Tucson Citizen in a January 25 article titled “ Freund envisions more diverse UA.” For full article: http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/news/local/012506a4_freund
+ Arizona Daily Star in a January 24 article titled “ UA finalist praises school's phenomenal areas .” For full article: http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/education/112712.php
+ Arizona Daily Wildcat in a January 23 article titled “ Campus eyes on Campbell.” For full article: http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/98/242/01_5.html
+ Arizona Daily Star in a January 20 article titled "UA president finalists begin rounds." For full article: http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/112179 
+ Tucson Citizen in a January 20 article titled “UA president search: Finalists in city starting today.” For full article: http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/news/local/012006a2_uafinalists
+ The Daily Californian in a January 19 article titled “University of Arizona Mulls Dean of Haas.” For full article: http://www.dailycal.org/sharticle.php?id=20791
+Associated Press in a January 19 article titled “All four finalists for UA president advance.” For full article: http://www.dailyadvance.com/news/content/gen/ap/NC_UA_President_Search.html


Jonathan Leonard, George Quist Chair in Business Ethics , was quoted in a January 26 San Francisco Chronicle article titled “ A female success story. More businesses than ever owned by women in U.S.” For full article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/01/26/BUGJBGSML568.DTL


Victor d'Allant, MBA 87, was profiled in a January 26 Chronicle of Philanthropy article titled “ Foundation's New Web-Site Director Aims for Global Reach.” D’Allant has recently been named the Skoll Foundation’s new executive website director. For full article: http://philanthropy.com/premium/articles/v18/i07/07002801.htm (login required)


Mark Taranto, who received his Ph.D. in Finance at the Haas School, was featured in a January 24 online article in Bobsguide, titled “ Dr. Mark Taranto joins Eze Castle Software as Senior Product Manager for Fixed Income.” For full article: http://www.bobsguide.com/guide/news/12147.html


Peter Sealey, adjunct professor in the Haas Marketing Group, appeared on Channel 7 News on January 24 commenting on Disney having acquired Pixar Animation Studios.


Severin Borenstein, the E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in a Contra Costa Times article on January 23, titled “Workshops to map cutting emissions.” For full article: http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/13690337.htm


Grant Yonehiro, MBA 92, was featured in various media outlets regarding his promotion to Senior Vice President of Maxygen, Inc.:
+ NewsRX in a January 23 article titled “Maxygen Announces Management Changes.” For full article: http://www.newsrx.com/article.php?articleID=291786 (login required)
+ Maxygen News in a December 20 article titled “Maxygen Announces Management Changes.” For full article: http://www.maxygen.com/newsview.php?listid=244


Terrance Odean, professor in the Haas Finance Group, was mentioned in a January 21 Sydney Morning Herald article titled “ Kidding yourself: how to limit the risks.” For full article: http://www.smh.com.au/news/money/kidding-yourself-how-to-limit-the-risks/2006/01/20/ 1137734149114.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2


Former Dean and Professor Laura Tyson, who is on leave from Haas to serve as dean of the London Business School, was featured in an article in The Times titled “ MBA news round-up” on January 19 regarding her decision to return to her faculty position at the Haas School in 2007. For full article: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3902-1990381,00.html


Peter Sealey was featured in the January 16 issue of BrandWeek titled “Coca-Cola to CAA: ‘Always’ Ain’t Forever,” regarding the fifteen year history of the relationship between the Coca-Cola Company and Creative Artists Agency. For full article: http://www.brandweek.com/bw/search/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001844302


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Happening at Haas


DEAN'S SPEAKER SERIES
Intel CEO Paul Otellini, MBA 74
Wednesday, February 1, 12:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
This event is part of the Dean's Speaker Series, and is free and open to the public. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Under Otellini's leadership, Intel has moved beyond microprocessors into platforms. In early 2005, Intel underwent a broad reorganization bringing all the major product groups in line with the company's strategy to drive development of complete technology platforms based on Intel ingredients. Intel created five new business units to support this change: the Mobility Group, the Digital Enterprise Group, the Digital Home Group, the Digital Health Group, and the Channel Products Group.
For more information go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/newspubs/haasnews/archives/hn011706.html#story1 or contact Ute Frey at 510-642-0342 or frey@haas.berkeley.edu.


DEAN'S SPEAKER SERIES
Rodrigo de Rato, MBA 74 and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Friday, February 3, 11:30 a.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
The event is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Haas School’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy. It is free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. At the IMF, Rodrigo de Rato is redefining the IMF’s role to “ensure that the IMF can help all member countries face the challenge of integrating into the global economy,” he stated in a September 14, 2005, article in the Financial Times. His objectives include scaling back and streamlining some of the IMF’s activities and bringing a more focused approach on the IMF’s work in low-income countries. He also proposed reassessing the IMF’s governance to ensure fair representation of its member countries. He presided over the IMF’s approval of a 100 percent debt relief on $3.3 billion owed to the fund by 19 of the world’s poorest countries that was announced in December.
For more information on the event go to http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/groups/newspubs/haasnews/archives/hn011706.html#story2 or contact Sarah Benson at 510-642-2734 or at benson@haas.berkeley.edu.


Seminars


SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY
“Capital Structure as a Strategic Variable: Evidence from Collective Bargaining" by David Matsa, MIT
Wednesday, February 1
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.


OITM SEMINAR
"Performance Contracting in After-Sales Service Supply Chains, Serguei Netessine, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, February 2
11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Room S489

INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Paul Gertler, Haas School
Thursday, February 2
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND POLICY
“Information acquisition and flexible preferences in committees" by Santiago Oliveros, Wisconsin
Friday, February 3
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 110
For more information, contact Carol Chapman at cchapman@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Anja Lambrecht, UCLA
Friday, February 3
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship" by David Baron, Stanford University
Thursday, February 9
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Bob Zajonc, Stanford
Friday, February 10
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Pierre Azoulay, Columbia
Thursday, February 16
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Mario Capizzani, Haas School
Friday, February 17
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Is Corruption Socially Efficient? Evidence from a Field Experiment in India by Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University
Thursday, February 23
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cheit Hall 325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
“Knowing your place: Self-perceptions of status in social groups” by Cameron Anderson, Haas School
Friday, February 24
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cheit Hall 250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


Alumni Events


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Bar of the Month: Haas Biotech & Healthcare Alumni
Tuesday, January 31
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Gordon Biersch Brewery, 2 Harrison Street, San Francisco
Join Haas biotech and healthcare alumni for happy hour at Gordon Biersch in San Francisco, courtesy of the Haas alumni office. It will be a fun evening of socializing and networking.
RSVP to Gerrit van Roekel at roekel@mba.berkeley.edu.


SOUTH BAY ALUMNI
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament and Haas Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 1
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
UCSC Extension Campus, 1180 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
Support Haas and have fun doing it! Please join us for our second annual South Bay Haas Alumni Network Poker Fundraiser – play Texas Hold 'em Poker and contribute to the Haas Fund. Last year the event sold out quickly, so don't delay, sign up now. In addition to a great night, we also have some big prizes from Haas, including free tickets to the faculty colloquium and other Haas events, in addition to great Haas Gear. And the grand prize will be a Haas School executive education class (Financial Analysis for Non-financial Executives), worth $1200.
Register each player at http://www.acteva.com/go/hansb. After you register, make your $50 donation directly to Haas at https://colt.berkeley.edu/urelgift/haas.html. Finally, be sure to print your receipt to bring to the event.
For more information, contact Victor Adint at Victor.Adint@morganstanley.com or 408-286-6060 office, 408-646-9469 cell.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI
Panel Discussion, "Catch the China Wave: Get the Inside Story on Doing Business with China"
Thursday, February 2
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Jonathan Club, 545 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
The Haas School of Business Los Angeles Alumni Chapter invites alumni to a panel discussion, "Catch the China Wave: Get the Inside Story on Doing Business with China" A panel of experts will provide you with a glimpse into how business is done between the US and China. The event is sponsored by HSBC, Alschuler, Grossman, Stein, and Kahan, LLP, and BDO Seidman LLP. The panel discussion is presented by the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter in association with the Wharton Club of Southern California and Stanford Business School Los Angeles Alumni Chapter.
To register, go to http://www.haasla.com/pages/020206_China.html.
For more information, contact Aaron Schechter at aaron@splusc.com or 310-477-6694.


NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI
Cross Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alumni from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua (Duke), Harvard, and Columbia for the monthly Cross Business Happy Hour. It is a great way to meet and mingle with alums from Haas and other business schools.
For more information, contact Karen O'Brien at karen_obrien@usa.net.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI
Haas Connections/Networking Evening: The State of Corporate Responsibility
Wednesday, February 8
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Varnish Art Gallery , 77 Natoma Street, San Francisco
SF alumni are invited to a joint social event with the Center for Responsible Business. Join the Center for Responsible Business, the Berkeley Net Impact Club, and the Haas Alumni Network San Francisco Chapter for a special evening of networking and discussion on: The State of Corporate Responsibility. Engage with other Haas alumni interested in corporate social responsibility. Connect with current Haas students dedicated to redefining the role of business in society. Learn about the Center for Responsible Business’s innovative activities and how you can get involved. Build on ways to use your business expertise to create positive impact.
For more information, contact Joanna Trammell at joannat@haas.berkeley.edu.


BAY AREA ALUMNI
Haas Celebration in Silicon Valley
Wednesday, February 15
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Menlo Circus Club, 190 Park Lane, Atherton
The South Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network invites you to the Seventh Annual Haas Alumni Network Celebration in Silicon Valley. This always popular networking and speaker presentation event is not to be missed. Special keynote presentation on Leadership by Jeff Tedford, Cal’s football coach.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=99865.
For information, contact the Haas Alumni Relations office at alumni@haas.berkeley.edu.


NEW ENGLAND ALUMNI
Cross Business School Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 7
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julien Bar and Lounge, Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin Street, Boston
Join alumni from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), Sloan (MIT), INSEAD, IMD, Stanford, Stern (NYU), Tuck (Dartmouth), SOM (Yale), London Business School, Johnson (Cornell), Fuqua (Duke), Harvard, and Columbia for the monthly Cross Business Happy Hour. It is a great way to meet and mingle with alums from Haas and other business schools.
For more information, contact Karen O'Brien at karen_obrien@usa.net.


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