Friday, April 3, 2009
8:00 - 11:00am
Mullin Management Commons, 4th Level, F410
Professor David Lewin, UCLA Anderson School of Management
"Leadership Development and Teaching in the UCLA Anderson School of MBA Programs"
Dr. David Lewin is the Neil H. Jacoby Professor of Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the initiator of the Global Business Leadership Competition. In the UCLA Anderson School, Professor Lewin teaches MBA courses in Leadership Foundations, Pay and Rewards in Organizations, and Management of Human Resources, and a Ph.D course in Advanced Studies in Human Resource Management.
Professor Sanjay Sood, UCLA Anderson School of Management
"Building Strong Brands in the Entertainment Industry"
Dr. Sanjay Sood is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA. His research and teaching expertise lies in the area of brand equity and consumer decision making. His research has been published in leading marketing and psychology journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, and Cognitive Psychology. Sanjay is an associate editor at the Journal of Consumer Psychology, and is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing Research. Sanjay obtained his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Sanjay also received an MBA degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, majoring in marketing and strategy. He gained industry experience in product marketing at Centel Corporation, which later became a division of Sprint. Before joining Centel, he completed a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UCLA, Sanjay was an Assistant Professor at the Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University. Sanjay has won several awards for excellence in teaching and student mentoring.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
8:00 - 1:00pm
Mullin Management Commons, 4th Level, F410
Professor Antonio Bernardo, UCLA Anderson School of Management
"Incorporating Current Economic Events into the MBA Curriculum"
Dr. Antonio Bernardo is a professor of finance at the UCLA Anderson School of Management where he has held an appointment since 1994. He currently serves as department chair and senior associate dean for academic affairs. He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1994 from Stanford University. His research interests are in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, and information in financial markets. Professor Bernardo has published papers in many leading academic journals including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies. He has won numerous teaching awards including the Neidorf Decade award for outstanding teaching over a ten year period. Professor Bernardo also has extensive consulting experience with clients including Amgen, Nordstrom, and Rio Tinto.
Professor Noah Goldstein, UCLA Anderson School of Management
"Peers as Persuasive Leaders"
Dr. Noah Goldstein is a faculty member at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. Dr. Goldstein's academic research and writing on the topic of persuasion and group conformity have been published in many of the premier scholarly outlets in psychology and business, including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr. Goldstein is co-author with Robert Cialdini of the New York Times best-seller Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. His research has been featured in numerous media outlets, including New York Times, NPR's Marketplace and the Harvard Business Review 2009 List of Breakthrough Ideas. He has also consulted for a number of public and private organizations, including Accenture, the United States Census Bureau, and the United States Forest Service.
Professor Hilla Dotan, Recanati School of Business
"Return on Friendship (ROF): Should we be Friends at Work?
Dr. Hilla Dotan is a full-time faculty member in the Organizational Behavior department at the Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration at Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Dotan received her Ph.D. Degree in Organizational Behavior from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and her B.A. degree in Economics and Psychology from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Dr. Dotan teaches in the Executive MBA and Full-time MBA programs at Recanati and is currently teaching her new course: "Relationships: the New Business Bottom Line" which focuses on building effective relationships and networks at work to improve outcomes for leaders, their employees and the organization. Dr. Dotan also teaches Networking and Leadership in the executive "Lahav" institute at Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Dotan's research focuses on informal social relationships at work, specifically workplace friendships. She examines how workplace friendships come into existence and how and why they develop and evolve in ways that impact key job outcomes such as organizational commitment and performance. Hilla also heads a private consultancy that specializes in cross-cultural negotiations and in building effective relationships with peers, subordinates, and clients. The tools and assessment instruments used in the firm are based on Dr. Dotan's ongoing research and practice. She has coached senior management and CEO's of industry leading companies in the Netherlands, Israel, and the US.