Maria Carkovic, Executive Director of the Institute for Business Innovation, provides a recap of the Institute’s activities: Read more.
The 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.
Berkeley-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.
At 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.
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The 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.
Professor 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.
At 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.
The 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.
On July 14, the Tusher Initiative for Management of Intellectual Capital is holding an inaugural conference on the topic: Intellectual Property Issues in a Global Context: Management & Policy Concerns. Keynote speakers are David Kappos (pictured), former Director of the US Patent and Tradement Office, and Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO. Read more.