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Distinguished Speaker Series:

Craig Boundy
CEO, Experian

North America

November 18
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
DLC Auditorium
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Faculty Experts

The faculty at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business is ranked #5 in intellectual capital by BusinessWeek magazine. This distinction is based on faculty research in leading journals.

Below are a few “Hot Topics” our faculty members are ready to address.





     Accounting and the S.E.C.


 Joanna Ho

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     Advertising, Marketing


General Subjects

Connie Pechmann


Cigarette and Antismoking Ads: Impacts on youths

Connie Pechmann


Consumer behavior and retail service

Imran CurrimMary GillyConnie Pechmann


Consumer rebates

Connie Pechmann


Global marketing

John Graham


Product design

Imran Currim

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     Corporate Innovation

Claudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)

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U.S. Economy

Richard McKenzie EmeritusDavid Young

California, Southern California Economy

Dennis Aigner EmeritusPeter Navarro

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     Energy Policy


Peter Navarro

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     Entrepreneurs, Small Business


Christine BeckmanClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)Valerio Giannini

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     Finance, Banking, Insurance

Behavioral Finance

David Hirshleifer

Corporate Finance

Valerio GianninTodd M. Richey

International finance, exchange rates

Nai-fu ChenPhilippe Jorion

Risk management

Philippe JorionL. Robin Keller

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     Government Regulaions, Taxes


Environmental management

Dennis Aigner EmeritusL. Robin KellerJudy B. Rosener Emerita 

General policy issues

L. Robin KellerRichard McKenzie EmeritusPeter NavarroJudy B. Rosener Emerita


Dennis Aigner Emeritus

Pollution regulation

L. Robin Keller

Protection in Nuclear Incidents

L. Robin Keller

Tax policies

Richard McKenzie EmeritusPeter Navarro

Also see Accounting, Energy, Finance, Health Care
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     Health Care Plans, Costs


Romilla BatraPaul Feldstein Emeritus

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     Industry Competition


Claudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)

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     International Economy, Global Business


Banking reform, financial innovations

Nai-fu Chen

Business negotiations

Christopher BaumanJohn Graham

Cross-cultural, cross-national management

L. Robin KellerJone PearceClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)

Exchange rates

Philippe Jorion

Global economy

Dennis Aigner EmeritusDavid Blake EmeritusLeonard LaneDavid Young


Effects of weak governments on business

Jone Pearce


International Management

Jone Pearce


U.S. competitiveness in global markets

Dennis Aigner EmeritusKenneth Kraemer EmeritusLeonard Lane

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     Investment, Stock Markets


Nai-fu ChenDavid HirshleiferPeter NavarroDavid Young

Capital Markets

Todd M. Richey

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Business ethics, Organizational justice

Christopher BaumanJone Pearce


CEOs and boards of directors 

David Blake EmeritusPhilip BromileySue PadernachtClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)Margarethe Wiersema

Collaboration, teaming, innovation, learning

Sue PadernachtClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)


Jone PearceMargarethe Wiersema


Corporate social responsibility

Christopher BaumanImran CurrimJoanna Ho


Corporate strategy, decision-making

Christopher BaumanLeonard LaneL. Robin KellerClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)Margarethe Wiersema

Decision Analysis, Risk Analysis

Philip BromileyL. Robin Keller


Organizational Change and Development

Newton Margulies

Performance Evaluation

Christopher BaumanSue PadernachtJone Pearce

Reorganizing companies

Richard McKenzie EmeritusJone PearceClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)


Strategic management

Philip Bromiley

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     Mergers, Acquisitiions, Anti-trust


David HirshleiferRichard McKenzie EmeritusMargarethe Wiersema

Private Equity and Leverage Buyouts

Todd M. Richey

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     Operations Management


Design of Production and Service Systems

Rick So

Just-in-time Production Systems

Rick So

Supply Chain Management

Rick So

Time-based Management

Rick So

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     Real Estate



Peter NavarroKerry Vandell

Housing Policy

Kerry Vandell

Market Dynamics

Kerry Vandell

Pricing Real Estate Illiquidity

Kerry Vandell


Kerry Vandell

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E-commerce, e-business

Mary GillyVijay GurbaxaniKenneth Kraemer EmeritusClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)Alladi Venkatesh

Email benefits and problems

Christine BeckmanMary Gilly

Economics of IT

Vijay GurbaxaniKenneth Kraemer EmeritusRichard McKenzie Emeritus

Globalization, including outsourcing tech work overseas

Kenneth Kraemer Emeritus

New technologies

Vijay GurbaxaniKenneth Kraemer EmeritusClaudia B. Schoonhoven (Kaye)

Outsourcing tech work within the U.S.

Vijay Gurbaxani

Personal technology and the 'Networked Home'

Alladi Venkatesh

Privacy and piracy on the Net

Richard McKenzie Emeritus

Social and Political Impacts of IT

Judy B. Rosener EmeritaKenneth Kraemer Emeritus

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     Workplace, Employment, Human Resources


Diversity and women's issues

Lisa BarronChristopher BaumanSue PadernachtJudy B. Rosener Emerita

Human resources management

Sue PadernachtJone Pearce

Motivating employees

Christopher BaumanSue PadernachtJone Pearce


Lisa BarronChristopher BaumanSue Padernacht


Christopher BaumanSue PadernachtJone Pearce


Christopher BaumanSue PadernachtJone Pearce


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