O’Donnell, Stein & Welborn Published in Economic Devleopment Quarterly

Rady 2006 classmates Niall O’Donnell, Greg Stein, and Robert Welborn recently collaborated on a paper with Beyster Institute Director Ray Smilor that was published in Economic Development Quarterly.  Nicely done, gentlemen.

Here’s the article abstract:

This article examines the drivers that have shaped a more proactive and entrepreneurial approach to the creation of high-technology centers through three detailed case studies of research universities: the University of California, San Diego; the University of Texas at Austin; and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and Duke University in Research Triangle Park. The cases show the importance of committed leadership, the power of a mobilizing event, the influence of an organization that can effect change, the acceleration that can come from the arrival of key corporations, the value of compelling role models, the impact of financial resources, and the benefit of a tolerant mind-set. Above all, they highlight the critical importance of a research university that can serve as instigator; promoter; collaborator; and magnet for talent, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial activity.


Rady Forms New Local Partnerships

Rady Marketing and Communication recently announced that the program has entered into two new partnerships with San Diego-based companies that share brand attributes of the Rady School.  First, Palomar Mountain Premium Spring Waterand Rady will partner to  provide speaker and special event bottled water under the Rady brand.  Palomar is the only pure spring water bottled in San Diego County.

Rady will also partner with Mission Playground, the San Diego apparel company founded on environmentally conscious and globally mindful designs, to design, develop and distribute a limited edition t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt to students and alumni.  More details of availability and ordering process will be announced later this month.

If you’d like to help in the selection of 4 designs for t-shirts and sweatshirts, please attend one of the following sessions:

Friday October 5th @ 11.45pm in the Library
Monday October 8th @ 12.00 in the Library

Kim Kennedy contributed this post.