Santa Clara University

Noted Faculty Named to Endowed Chairs


Naumes Family Chair

Gregory Baker

A Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business faculty member since 1988, Greg is director of the School’s Food and Agribusiness Institute, where he has led development of the University’s undergraduate pathway, “Food, Hunger, Poverty, and the Environment,” as well as strengthening the MBA food and agribusiness concentration offerings.Gregory Baker

Greg is one of the leading scholars in food and agribusiness management, specializing in consumer perspectives on food safety, hunger, and childhood obesity. He is the author or co-author of more than 45 refereed journal articles, as well as producing several book chapters, and is serving as editor of International Food and Agribusiness Review. He is co-author of Food and Agribusiness Management, one of the most widely used texts in the field. He has received numerous awards from the Leavey School and the University for his teaching and research activities. Greg earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University.

The Naumes Family Chair was established by the Joseph Naumes family in the 1980s. The Naumes family has a long history with Santa Clara University, beginning with patriarch Joseph Naumes, a 1934 Santa Clara graduate. His company, Naumes, Inc., is a nut and fruit producer in Oregon, Washington, and northern California, farming more than 4,500 acres of pears, apples, cherries, cling peaches, walnuts, and persimmons.


William and Janice Terry Chair

Sanjiv Ranjan Das

Trained as a financial economist at New York University and a computer scientist at UC Berkeley, Sanjiv is a prolific scholar whose research covers varied areas, including portfolio theory, where his recent work with Nobel prize- winner Harry Markowitz and SCU’s Meir Statman resulted in a new approach to portfolios using mental accounts.Sanjiv Das

Connecting theory and practice through a rigorous analytic approach is a hallmark of his research, which includes fixed income modeling, text mining and analytics, developing software and algorithms to parse discussion on the web and construct stock sentiment indices, and constructing and measuring liquidity indices (winning a 2012 award for this work from Standard & Poor’s). Most recently, his series of papers on fixing the mortgage debt crisis has been influential in policy discussions from Sacramento to New York to Washington, D.C. Sanjiv earned his bachelor’s of commerce from the University of Bombay, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, a M.S. in computer science from UC Berkeley, and his master’s of philosophy and his Ph.D. from New York University.

The William and Janice Terry Chair was established by alumni Bill and Jan Terry in 2005, to support distinguished research and teaching in the School of Business by a faculty member whose creative scholarship integrates the theoretical and pragmatic.

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Winter 2013 Contents

Winter 2013 Minds@Work Cover Page
Dean's Message and New Faculty for 2013!

Why Limit the Market?
Gangshu Cai looked at
the exclusive arrangement between Apple and
AT&T for the iPhone and showed how revenue
sharing made it work.

But Is He (or She) Lucky?
Seoyoung Kim has come up with a model for measuring the importance of
luck in an executive's performance.

Optimizing the Learning Curve
Tao Li's research shows how manufacturers and retailers can
benefit as manufacturers learn to make a product more efficiently.

Why Foreign Cash Accumulates
Goncalo Pina's research has provided an explanation for why
central banks in developing nations are sitting on reserves, rather than pumping the
money into their economies.

Noted Faculty Named to Endowed Chairs
Two business school faculty recently were
appointed to distinguished professorships
by University President Michael E.
Engh, S.J., in recognition of scholarly
achievements in their respective fields

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