2014 Volume 17 Issue 3

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

Welcome to a new issue of the GBR.

This issue includes a variety of articles written by knowledgeable authors that we believe you will find informative, insightful, and engaging.

Editors NoteWhile women make up half the workforce in nearly every country, women do not comprise half of the leadership. In “A Values Approach to Advancing Women in Leadership,” Dr. Bernice Ledbetter highlights recent research conducted on women, their leadership and values that offer new insights on why it is necessary to advance women in leadership if organizations hope to create and sustain economic competitive advantage.

Dr. Steven Ferraro and Dr. Richard Powell discuss “The Halloween Effect” in their article “Is ‘Go Away in May’ a Good Portfolio Play?” While this seems to be a compelling trading notion, is it really as profitable as the mantra asserts?

In “Trends in Employee Turnover and Retention,” Dr. Joel Goldberg covers the problems with trust and loyalty on both sides of the employer/employee relationship in the new labor market.

“Is Warren Buffett Unpatriotic?” in merging Burger King World Inc. with Canada’s Tim Hortons, Inc. and moving the headquarters to Canada? Or is this a systemic problem of increasing tax inversions caused by globalization and high U.S. taxes on businesses? In this article Dr. Robert Lee and Dr. Abraham Park discuss the issue.

Dr. Cam Caldwell and Larry Floyd offer seven practices for “High Performance Work Systems” and explain why creating partnerships with employees makes economic sense.

How do businesses remain competitive, develop high-performing teams, and keep up in this fast-paced business climate? RuthAnn Ritter will elaborate in her article “Infusing Traditional Business Systems with Spiritual Wisdom.”

When you are finished with these, you might be interested in looking through our archives, book reviews, and videos.

If you have questions, comments, or would like to submit an article, please contact Nancy Ellen Dodd at: nancy [dot] dodd [at] pepperdine.edu.


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Nancy Ellen Dodd, MPW, MFA
Nancy Ellen Dodd, MPW, MFA, serves as academic editor of the “Graziadio Business Review and teaches presentations and stories at the Graziadio School.” Her book on creative writing, “The Writer’s Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages,” was published by Writer’s Digest Books in June 2011. She also served as editor of Marshall, a USC academic/alumni magazine, and started the Marshall Review, an online journal for the Marshall School of Business at USC. More than 135 of her articles have been published in local and national publications. Dodd received her master’s in Professional Writing from USC with a concentration in screenwriting and an MFA in playwriting at the USC School of Theatre. Ms. Dodd also teaches screenwriting as an adjunct faculty in Seaver College at Pepperdine University. She is currently working on her PhD dissertation in Global Leadership and Change.
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