Institute Programs

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Programs in Management:

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Summer Institute in Competitive Strategy
Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital
Visiting Professor in Innovation

Programs in Corporate Innovation:

Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation
World Open Innovation Conference
Berkeley Innovation Forum
World Open Innovation Forum
Management of Open Innovation Seminar
Haas@Work Program

Programs in Entrepreneurship:

Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program
AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship & Development
NSF Innovation Corps
Business Competitions
Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum

Programs in Technology and Management:

Fisher CIO Leadership Program
Haas Technology Challenge
CIO Roundtables
Data Visualization Challenge

Programs in Management:

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come under scrutiny in the seminar. Over the years, the seminar has contributed to pushing the frontier of knowledge on governance, and on the norms and institutions that lead to societal success or failure. [Learn more]

Summer Institute in Competitive Strategy (SICS)

SICS is a week-long academic conference that takes place every summer at the Haas School of Business. The conference enables academics interested in competitive strategy in marketing to discuss current research for an extended period, exchange ideas, engage in collaborative work, and chart future research agendas.  The area of inquiry is competitive strategy broadly defined, including both theoretical and empirical work. Topics covered include pricing, price discrimination, brand equity, brand strategies, brand extensions, product design, new product development, advertising, promotion, distribution channels, sales force management, e-commerce, customer relationship management, strategic alliances, customer retention, lifetime value of customers, customer equity, and psychological phenomena relevant for competitive strategy.  The conference attracts faculty from top schools. To see conference programs and papers presented in the 11 years of the SICS conference, go to:  http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/marketing/sics/index.html

Tusher Center for Intellectual Capital and Capabilities

The Tusher Center engages in research, teaching, and outreach on management and policy issues surrounding intangible assets and firm competitiveness.  The Tusher Center supports work on ownership, management and build-up of intangible assets.  The intangible assets that are the focus of our efforts include:  intellectual property, knowhow, relational capital, brands, and corporate culture.  The Tusher Center activities are animated by the recognition that in today’s global economy, competitive advantage no longer rests on tangible assets and financial capital, but on the ownership and astute management of difficult to imitate intangible assets and capabilities.  The development and management of intangibles is an especially important hallmark of creative industries, and the creative industries (everything from semiconductors to designer clothing to music and film) are the essence of America’s competitive advantage in the global economy. [Learn more]

Visiting Professor in Innovation

The Visiting Professor in Innovation is a new program at the Institute for Business Innovation whose purpose is to facilitate research with Haas faculty in an effort to stimulate interest and promote research on innovation issues. The program is funded by the Peter T. Jones Fund which is “…awarded to…visiting faculty at Berkeley whose studies and research embrace matters which impact global understanding and economic development at home and abroad…funds may also be used to support the work of faculty from abroad who are involved in joint research with Berkeley faculty on issues of international business and public policy.” [Learn more]

Programs in Innovation:

Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation

The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation focuses on large-enterprise innovation, paying particular attention to implementation issues and development of new business models to capture the value of innovative products and services.   [Learn more]

World Open Innovation Conference

WOIC aims at both practicing managers and academic scholars, and seeks to foster more sharing and stronger connections between the two. Our goal is to invite some of the world’s leading innovative organizations to come forward with their open innovation challenges and successes, and share these with our academic colleagues. We also invite academic scholars at whatever stage of their career to come and present their own research on the topic, and consider how their results might improve the performance of real organizations. [Learn more]

World Open Innovation Forum

The World Open Innovation Forum (WOIF) is a new venue for corporate executives to benefit from the extensive research on innovation management at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The Forum provides an ongoing window on innovation management and practice research going on at Berkeley and Silicon Valley. The Forum member companies serve as a community of non-competitive, innovation-minded companies who are willing to share problems and explore solutions to the challenges of managing innovation. [Learn more]

Berkeley Innovation Forum

The Berkeley Innovation Forum is an exclusive membership group consisting of carefully selected corporate Directors who are deeply involved in managing innovation within their company.  The forum provides its members an ongoing window on innovation challenges confronting companies around the world, and gathers members together to share their experiences in dealing with these challenges. We also incorporate recent innovation research, from UC Berkeley and other universities. [Learn more]

Management of Open Innovation Seminar

The Management of Open Innovation Seminar features current research of Haas Visiting Scholars, Postdocs and PhD students, who are investigating phenomena related to the management and processes of product, services, and business model innovation. We also welcome all research combining aspects from corporate innovation, entrepreneurship, new product development, and related fields. [Learn more]

Haas@Work Program

Haas@Work is the Business School’s applied innovation program. Through Haas@Work, forward thinking corporations partner with the university and its students to address significant, pressing business challenges, uncover new opportunities, and refine innovation and growth strategies. [Learn more]

Programs in Entrepreneurship:

Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program

The Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program integrates entrepreneurial thinking into the Haas student experience assists Haas and UC Berkeley students in launching new ventures. The program gives students multidisciplinary experiential learning opportunities, seed funding for selected startups, and connections to the greater UC Berkeley and Bay Area entrepreneurial ecosystems.[Learn more]

AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship & Development

The AMENA Center is a novel initiative to conduct research, publish educational material, hold conferences, and offer actionable policy recommendations on the promotion and sustenance of entrepreneurship and development in the Middle East. [Learn more]

Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship is internationally recognized for providing leading edge entrepreneurship education and scholarly research in innovation at the hub of the UC Berkeley and the San Francisco Bay Area’s collaborative, multidisciplinary startup community. Our offerings include Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad class, the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps, the cross-school Skydeck Accelerator plus many more. From Google Earth to Bright Source Energy and Fair Trade products, Lester Center entrepreneurs realize the Berkeley-Haas mission to “Redefine how we do business.” [Learn more]

NSF Innovation Corps

The primary goal of the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) is to increase the impact of NSF-funded research by setting up innovation ecosystems within universities that will train the next generation of entrepreneurs, encourage partnerships between academia and industry and commercialize science and technology. The resources of the program are available to NSF principal investigators and their graduate students as well as to Bay Area and national startups.   The University of California Berkeley, University of California San Francisco and Stanford University are collaborating on an educational program aimed at commercializing science and technology research and fostering innovation locally and nationally thanks to a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that commenced on March 1, 2013. [Learn more]

Business Competitions

The Lester Center supports four premier startup competitions at Berkeley-Haas:

LAUNCH: the UC Berkeley Startup Competition is one of the foremost events for University-affiliated early stage startups. [Learn more]

The Global Social Venture Competition catalyzes the creation of social ventures, educate future leaders and build awareness of social enterprises. [Learn more]

The Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley brings together the best engineers and scientists from around the world to present their business  plans that aim to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. [Learn more]

The Venture Capital Investment Competition is, in essence, a “reverse business plan competition,” where student teams assume the role of venture capitalists and evaluate and “fund” investment opportunities. [Learn more]

Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum

For over 20 years the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum has provided a gathering place for students and the Bay Area community to meet and learn from seasoned entrepreneurs. The Forum aims to foster the growth and success of entrepreneurial ventures through the exchange of information and the development of productive relationships among entrepreneurs and those who finance and advise them. [Learn more]

Programs in Technology:

Fisher CIO Leadership Program

The Fisher CIO Leadership program provides programs of value for all those interested in the innovative use of Information Technology: students, faculty and c-level corporate executives – especially CIOs. Our programs include the CIO Community Landmark Event and Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership (annually), Case Competitions (annually), CIO Roundtables & Forums (monthly), Executive Seminars (annually),  and a just starting but soon to be growing series of courses on CIO Leadership. We provide extensive opportunities for local CIOs to meet and mentor Haas students, to hire Haas students as summer interns, to participate in our research projects, and to attend (starting in 2015) UC-quality courses in IT management. [Learn more]

 Haas Technology Challenge – Case Competition

The UC Berkeley Haas Tech Challenge is a case competition run by Haas Technology Club. It gathers teams from the world’s top business schools to solve real-world business challenges, gain hands-on experience in technology industry and network with industry professionals and student peers. [Learn more]

CIO Roundtables

Fisher Silicon Valley CIO Roundtable and the San Francisco CIO Forum convene monthly meetings of senior IT leadership from area corporations and organizations. Meetings feature a member CIO leading a discussion on a topic selected by the membership.

 
Data Visualization Challenge

The Fisher Center for Business Analytics invites all full-time and part-time Haas MBA students to participate in a data visualization challenge. Data availability is exploding, but gaining insights from data is a difficult process. Visualizing data is an important component of any analytics project, especially when the results of the analysis need to be communicated to managers. Register by midnight, February 22, 2017. Submit by midnight, March 22, 2017. [Learn More]

 

 

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