Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to improving and supporting responsible business practices by U.S. companies, has named Professor David Vogel one of 2013’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. The author of 15 books, Vogel has been at the forefront of research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout his academic career. He became a faculty member in Berkeley’s business school in 1973. He holds the Solomon P. Lee Chair in Business Ethics [...]

Khan Academy founder Salman Khan, whose simple YouTube tutorials to help young cousins with homework exploded into “one-world schoolhouse” with 3,900 lessons viewed more than 230 million times, will speak in Berkeley March 6 about the online learning revolution. The Dean’s Speaker Series event, which begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Chevron Auditorium at the International House, is free and open to the Haas community. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Haas Education Leadership Club. [...]

Evening and weekend MBA students Sophia Le, Awais Ahsan, Vili Leonardo, and Karthik Suryanarayanan work as a team during their mid-year retreat.   Anyone who has worked on a group project at school or work knows the common frustrations: One person isn’t pulling his weight; another is too bossy; yet another can’t meet because of other commitments. But working in groups doesn’t have to be this way, as MBA students are learning this year in a [...]

Hundreds of Haas students, staff, and faculty wrote thank-you cards to donors last week to acknowledge that without their generosity, the school would not have enough funding to operate after the beginning of December. Donations from alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends cover about one third the cost of operating the business school. Other revenue, including executive education fees and research awards, covers another one third. If Berkeley-Haas relied solely upon student fees, the school [...]

Ten rival teams from top business schools nationwide will develop strategies for a charter school organization seeking to expand its innovative approach to teaching as part of the 2013 Education Leadership Case Competition at Haas Feb. 15-16. Now in its seventh year, the student-run competition is the country’s oldest MBA case challenge that focuses on education management. Past competitions have tackled problems faced by public school districts in such cities as New Orleans, Washington D.C., [...]

From technological innovations like genetic testing to the system changes stemming from Obamacare, consumers are facing more choices than ever in caring for their own health. This expansion of consumer choice, and the opportunities and challenges it creates for companies and organizations, will be the central theme of the Berkeley-Haas Business of Healthcare Conference: Embracing Consumer Choice on March 1. The seventh annual conference will bring together more than 300 health care industry professionals, academics, [...]

The Economist’s fourth annual Ideas Economy: Innovation Forum 2013 at Haas on March 28 will explore how companies innovate quickly enough to keep up with disruptive technological change. The event is organized by The Economist magazine and sponsored by the Haas School’s Center for Executive Education. Chaired by China business and finance editor, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, the conference will draw upon today’s leading practitioners and business minds to examine the ways large-scale technological change will reinvent business. Speakers [...]

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