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  • Recap of Institute Activities for Summer and Fall 2015

    Maria CarkovicMaria Carkovic, Executive Director of the Institute for Business Innovation, provides a recap of the Institute’s activities: Read more.

  • Center for Entrepreneurship & Development in the Middle East joins the Institute

    Dariush ZahediThe Center for Entrepreneurship & Development in the Middle East, which supports research and education, hosts conferences, and offers policy recommendations, is now part of the Institute for Business Innovation. Founder and Director Dariush Zahedi, a native of Iran, has taught Middle East-related courses for Political Science, Political Economy, Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Boalt Hall School of Law. Read more. Visit the Center website.

  • A New Focus and a New Look for Entrepreneurship

    Dean LyonsBerkeley-Haas will strengthen entrepreneurship support for its students, including providing $100,000 in seed funding for Haas student startups this year, according to Dean Rich Lyons.In addition to seed funding, Berkeley-Haas plans to enhance its offerings for both MBA and undergraduate students who wish to learn more about entrepreneurship, or are already working at startups or founding their own companies. Read more. Visit the new website.

  • Tusher Center to Study Intellectual Capital Management

    David KapposAt a conference on July 14 titled “Intellectual Property Issues in a Global Context: Management & Policy Concerns”, the Institute launched a new center to address the vibrant, complex field of intellectual capital management. David Kappos, former Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, was a keynote speaker.
    Read more. See conference videos.

  • When ‘innovation’ means rule-breaking

    Dave RochlinThe Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Haas@Work executive director Dave Rochlin, examining the rule-breaking aspects of “sharing economy” companies such as Uber, and the exploitation of “gray market” business opportunities created by skirting regulation. Read more.

  • David Teece Receives Honorary Doctorate

    David J. TeeceProfessor David J. Teece has received an honorary degree from the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business in Alberta, Canada, in recognition of his work as “a great management thinker and a role model for research and leadership.” Read more.

  • Garwood Innovation Fellows Explore Fresh Ideas

    Gunso KimAt home in South Korea, Gunso Kim is secretary general of the World eGovernment Organization of Cities and Local Governments. At Berkeley, he has been named as one of five Innovation Fellows appointed by the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation. The Garwood Innovation Fellow/Distinguished Executive-In-Residence Program reflects the open innovation idea that organizations should look externally, as well as internally, to optimize innovation. Read more.

  • Peet’s gets a Shot of Creativity from Berkeley MBAs

    Peets Coffee & TeaThe Haas@Work Program dispatches project teams of MBA students to help inject fresh thinking into client companies. For Peet’s Coffee & Tea, the project goal was to help find new ways of engaging Millennials. Students began with insight generation, identifying Peet’s core competencies and its customers’ core values, before moving on to idea generation. The team worked with Peet’s management to select the top three ideas. Next, they designed and ran micro-experiments to validate their key assumptions. Students then transformed their insights into concrete recommendations. Read more.

  • The Rise of Big Data at Haas

    Prof. La BlancProf. Greg La Blanc is introducing a new course, Data Science/Data Strategy, centered on data science techniques, corporate data strategies and business models built around data. The class is already full, with 60 full-time and 60 part-time MBA students enrolled. La Blanc has worked with Haas Data Science Club members to organize a speaker series featuring industry practitioners.
    Read more. See the lecture series page.

  • Institute Faculty Featured in California Management Review

    CMRResearch from three Institute faculty is featured in the latest issue of Berkeley-Haas’ quarterly management journal. The issue includes contributions from Adjunct Prof. Henry Chesbrough (engaging with startups), Lester Center faculty director Prof. Toby Stuart (3D robotics), and Jerome Engel, senior fellow at the Lester Center (clusters of innovation). Read More. See articles on JSTOR.