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 [...]

Any large organization has multiple stakeholders with different needs. And a truly global business has to deal with tremendous variation in cultural and regulatory contexts. For example, in the U.S., per capita credit card penetration is 2.5–meaning there are more than 2 credit cards for each person in the country. In Saudi Arabia, where Islam forbids the use of credit, the penetration rate is .04. How can a company cope with exponentially increasing complexity as [...]

Any large organization has multiple stakeholders with different needs. And a truly global business has to deal with tremendous variation in cultural and regulatory contexts. For example, in the U.S., per capita credit card penetration is 2.5–meaning there are more than 2 credit cards for each person in the country. In Saudi Arabia, where Islam forbids the use of credit, the penetration rate is .04. How can a company cope with exponentially increasing complexity as [...]

Any large organization has multiple stakeholders with different needs. And a truly global business has to deal with tremendous variation in cultural and regulatory contexts. For example, in the U.S., per capita credit card penetration is 2.5–meaning there are more than 2 credit cards for each person in the country. In Saudi Arabia, where Islam forbids the use of credit, the penetration rate is .04. How can a company cope with exponentially increasing complexity as [...]

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