What’s Current May 2023

May 2023

Welcome to the May edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current. In this issue, we mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a thought-provoking Q&A with Professor Chris Tang, a foremost scholar on global supply chain management. We also spotlight a number of the events and people that made Anderson proud this month. Let’s keep working together to finish the quarter strong and celebrate our 950 graduating students on June 16!

Dean Tony Bernardo

Do America’s AAPI Communities Enjoy True Business Equity?

An expert on more than the global supply chain, Distinguished Professor Chris Tang outlines how corporations must
rethink their practices

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Transformative Leadership for Societal Change

Anderson’s annual Impact Week was a huge success, thanks to the UCLA Anderson Center for Impact, Net Impact MBA Chapter and BioscienceLA

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Incoming FEMBA Council President Tiffany Lin (’24) Owns Her Role

The experiences of playing in an orchestra and teaching music taught her high standards of leadership and effective collaboration

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Alumni Weekend 2023 Brought Together Generations And Raised More
Than $6 Million

From the sold-out Alumni Conference on May 5 to the reunions events the next day, it was an auspicious learning, networking and fundraising experience

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Mark Zee (’14) Went from Roles in Front of the Camera to Negotiating Entertainment Deals Globally

The VP of content sales and distribution says the Anderson “stamp of approval” got him through The Walt Disney Company’s door

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Center for Impact Launches Open For Good, Measuring Corporate Transparency

Spearheaded by faculty director Magali Delmas, it’s an interactive dashboard that shows how transparent the S&P 500 companies are in their ESG practices

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Los Angeles Mayor Taps the Talents of a UCLA Anderson Alumna

Small business veteran Sonya Blake (’92) applies her MBA training to transition team

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Do Intermediaries Matter for Aggregate Asset Prices?

Anderson associate professors of finance Valentin Haddad and Tyler Muir explore the question in their award-winning paper

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Unearthing the Negative Consequences of Managing to Quarterly Earnings

Judson Caskey’s 2017 study on workplace injuries spurs more research on the perils of corporate short-termism

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Our Research Puts You in Touch with Your Future Self

Professor Hal Hershfield knows how the “today you” can make the “tomorrow you” happy

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Anderson in the News

Quick and interesting reads from some recent
mentions in the media

AI Is Reshaping Jobs. Here Are the Companies to Watch.
Andrea Eisfeldt and Gregor Schubert are quoted.

The Wall Street Journal
Why Remote Work Could Lead to Less Innovation
Keith Chen is quoted.

The Wall Street Journal
Male Stock Analysts With ‘Dominant’ Faces Get More Information—and Have Better Forecasts
Siew Hong Teoh is mentioned.

The Washington Post
To boost happiness, treat your weekend like a vacation Cassie Holmes is quoted.

Why Reaching Gen Z Is the Holy Grail for Entertainment Marketers
Jay Tucker (’09) is quoted.