University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar and George Washington University School of Business Professor Kirsten Martin co-authored their new book, The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs, available 13 June from Columbia University Press, to offer a new narrative about the nature of business, revealing the focus on responsibility and ethics that unites today’s most influential ideas and companies.
While the future has always been unpredictable, the global uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus is at a record high. To help us steer through this unprecedented crisis, Professor Saras Sarasvathy shares insights on entrepreneurial decision-making and offers four strategies seasoned founders use to turn uncertainty into opportunity to co-create a better future.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Sam Bodily retires.
A recent highlight of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA academic calendar has been the “Marketing Technology Products” elective delivered every spring in San Francisco. The Second Year course sponsored by the Batten Institute focuses on the influence of technology in business models and marketing, with themes that vary year to year
Like his peers in the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2020, Dr. Taison Bell’s world has been upended by the global coronavirus pandemic. As a critical care and infectious disease specialist and director of the medical intensive care unit at the UVA Health System, Bell is a leader in the rapidly evolving response to the pandemic, a role that involves trying to ensure adequate resources, advising on treatment and prevention, and, of course, tending to patients.
In light of the disruption stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business has added additional flexibility for students applying for admission to the full-time MBA program for the Class of 2022.
Mandated by the Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau counts the nation’s residents every 10 years. The data determine seats in the House and federal funds for local communities, as well as inform practical research. Examples from Darden: studies on poverty and race, allocation of opportunity zones, and the effect of technology on rich and poor.
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the number of teams working virtually. Here: tips for leaders of virtual teams on how to communicate expectations clearly, choosing the appropriate communication style and supporting a team from afar.
What’s novel about COVID-19 isn’t just the coronavirus. It’s the sheer scale and depth of The Big Human Pivot that this tiny infectious particle has triggered. In unprecedented times, what can you do to lead mindfully through it? In this series, Lili Powell introduces a Leading Mindfully strategy: “see it, name it, tame it and reclaim it.”
COVID-19 has sent us into a grand and growing telework experience. How do organizations, employees and leaders function in a world in which operations must continue but face-to-face may be impossible? Included: alternatives to in-person communication and physical contact, developing relationships virtually, and managing yourself and productivity.
The coronavirus has spread around the world rapidly. Here, one Darden professor examines the financial implications versus the ethical ones. What would an uncontrolled outbreak mean in the U.S.? What can we learn from China and Italy? And what questions should organizations be asking?
From the Civil War and Reconstruction to Martin Luther King Jr. and Richard Nixon to Jay-Z and Killer Mike: Darden experts discuss the history of minority depository institutions, the integral service they provide diverse communities and the challenges that still exist.
When Apple’s longtime design guru Jony Ive announced that he’d be starting his own agency, it meant major change. The situation serves as a case in point for any organization whose success rests on strategic human capital: If strategy is intrinsically tied to talent, how does a firm support that talent or proceed if that talent disengages?
As part of numerous upgrades planned for the buildings and facilities at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the W.L. Lyons Brown III Innovation Laboratory (i.Lab) will transition this summer from its existing North Grounds location to new space in Darden’s core academic building.
Understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by global climate change linked the speakers, presentations and dialogues at ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital & Business, held 21–22 February at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
At an alumni career panel during Net Impact Week, Darden alumni discussed making a social impact in fields ranging from beer brewing to educational technology, as well as their often atypical recruiting paths at the School.
The recent Black Business Experience Week at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business brought together MBA students, prominent alumni, faculty and community members for a multifaceted exploration of life at Darden, career advancement and community involvement.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business features Professor Luca Cian
A recent case by University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Peter Debaere has been named among the best of the year.
Three recent books by University of Virginia Darden School of Business professors have been honored for excellence with Axiom Business Book Awards.
The U.S. is in the midst of a health care crisis. How patients and communities are cared for is inexorably tied to dollars and cents, and medical and business ethics are both necessary to address the crisis. How can health providers connect the two? Stakeholder theory.
The first cohort of graduates from the University of Virginia’s Master of Science in business analytics (MSBA) program achieved outstanding employment success over the course of the 12-month program delivered jointly by UVA’s Darden School of Business and McIntire School of Commerce, according to new career data.
What does it take to transform? What if the challenges are huge: globalization, economic uncertainty, technological disruption, market innovations, changes in customer expectations, new competition — maybe all of the above? Here’s how luxury goods distributor and retailer The Chalhoub Group is responding to a changing world.
The U.S. Department of State Office of Global Partnerships, Concordia and University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society have opened the application process for the seventh annual P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Award was created by the three partners in 2014 to recognize and honor best practices of public-private partnerships that are improving communities in the most impactful ways.
Lieutenant General Charles Pede, the 40th Judge Advocate General of the United States Army, speaks at UVA Darden
Darden experts provide a practical, step-by-step guide to dealing with identity theft, a phenomenon prevalent with the at-risk population of people who are incarcerated. Greg and Tierney Fairchild wrote a case on the matter for the Resilience Education program they founded to educate prisoners.
Call it a win-win-win: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation honored Kroger for its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, which works to end hunger in its local communities and food waste in its entire company — victories for multiple stakeholders and the environment. Here’s how the initiative’s doing just that.
After another quarter of impressive returns, Darden Capital Management’s (DCM) assets under management have hit a new milestone, surpassing $20 million at the close of 2019. The assets are managed entirely by students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and represent an important piece of the School’s endowment.
Mossadeck Bally, CEO and chairman of Azalaï Hotels Group, speaks at UVA Darden
Newly released employment outcomes for the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2019 prove that recent graduates’ impressive employment success extends across the School’s cadre of MBA degree formats.
UVA Darden graduates often lead their companies through big transitions.
Industry experts, scholars and MBA students from around the globe will convene 21–22 February at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business for ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital, & Business.
Years ago, when University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Jeanne Liedtka taught an iteration of a design-thinking elective involving problem-solving partnerships with major corporations, it could be difficult to get students to sign up to work with the more socially minded ventures. Maybe the problems were too complex, or perhaps lacked the cachet of working with a top finance or consumer products company.
Years of inequality have led to lasting challenges faced by minorities in opportunities for advancement. Efforts to “manage diversity” could benefit from education about historical context, as well as contemporary experience, that lead to low inclusion. Courtney McCluney discusses challenges of diversity practices and potential solutions.
Everything really is better in moderation: Research shows that once a person hits the satiation point, consuming more of something means enjoying it less. A new study by Professor Manel Baucells offers a model charting where that point is and what to do about it — with implications for business as well as optimizing your own personal experiences.
Raising venture capital isn’t for the faint of heart, but the challenges are magnified for female founders. UVA Darden professors Saras Sarasvathy and Elena Loutskina share insights on barriers women face to raising risk capital and how to overcome them.
Traditional retail remains in a period of widespread transformation. Many suburban malls have shuttered, or limp along with few tenants. The rapid transformation even has its own doom-and-gloom shorthand: the Retail Apocalypse. Amid the turmoil, there is also transformation and growth. Darden Professor Vidya Mani says these are indeed dynamic times, and she recently spoke about how she sees the space and what may come next.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today that Vivian Riefberg will join Darden’s academic faculty as a professor of practice starting in August 2020. In this role, she will hold a David C. Walentas Jefferson Scholars Foundation Professorship chair.
MIT Professor Cynthia Breazeal, a keynote speaker at a recent Psychology of Technology Conference led by Darden Professor Roshni Raveendhran, shares insights about a new generation of social robots and their impact on human flourishing.
After adding to his considerable coaching legacy by leading the Virginia Cavaliers to the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball championship, Tony Bennett’s patented Pack Line defense and Five Pillars of the Cavalier program are the envy of the college basketball world.
Kirk Hetherington (MBA ’11), president of Danaher subsidiary XOS, developed his interest in general management working with the Boy Scouts, specifically, as director of operations for the organization’s camp on Catalina Island, off the coast of California.
Authenticity tension, lack of engagement, contested authority: These are challenges faced by black leaders. Resilience, resourcefulness, the ability to cultivate cross-race and -hierarchy connections: These are traits that give such leaders the ability to effect change. Professor Laura Morgan Roberts discusses the reality of the black experience.
Stakeholders don’t just respond to companies’ harmful practices — they respond to perceived harm. Darden Professor Andy Wicks examines how companies should respond to stakeholders’ responses. For example: Assembly Bill 5. Are Uber drivers employees or contractors? Stakeholders and the company disagree.
Speaking at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business at a Leadership Speaker Series address, Barkin said he hoped his experience as someone who had been immersed in the nuts and bolts of business, hiring and firing, and raising and lowering prices, brought a unique perspective to the job.
The Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, and Concordia announced the Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP) as the winner of the P3 Impact Award at the 2019 Concordia Summit.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Saras Sarasvathy has been recognized on a global stage for her pioneering work in the field of entrepreneurship.
Sarasvathy on 29 Sep
High student loan debt has a lingering psychological effect and changes price sensitivity — and spending habits — those with much debt become numb to the prodigious numbers they face on the balance sheet and tend to spend even more.
The biopharmaceutical industry is in a period of transition. Medicine is becoming more precise, ROI for traditional drug development is drifting downward and pricing models are attracting scrutiny from regulators and consumers.
Successful execution of a company’s strategy depends on four elements. Two of them are detailed here: architecture — the design of the organization — and agility in a landscape of change. Drawing from their recently published book, Scott Snell and Ken Carrig offer steps to excel at each and critical questions for leaders to ask.
Mastercard’s highly regarded CFO Martina Hund-Mejean steps down. The new CFO, Sachin Mehra, steps in. Both attended the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Hund-Mejean a member of the Class of 1988 and Mehra the Class of 1996.