Articles

Decision Sciences

James DiLellio, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences A hybrid GNSS integrity design leveraging a priori signal noise characteristics. Journal of Navigation, 63(3), 513-526, (2010). Abstract The objective of this paper is to explore a hybrid Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) architecture that efficiently meets the stringent needs of safety of life systems. An … Continued

Finance – ETFs

James DiLellio, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor of Decision Sciences Darrol J. Stanley, DBA, Professor of Finance and Accounting ETF Trading Strategies to Enhance Client Wealth Maximization. Financial Services Review, 20, p. 145-163, (2011). Abstract This study examines the performance of pragmatic ETF-only investment strategies published either in an investment newsletter, blog, or are otherwise available … Continued

Teams

Jaclyn A. Margolis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Applied Behavioral Science It’s All Relative: A Team-Based Social Comparison Model for Self-Evaluations of Effectiveness. Group & Organization Management. (Forthcoming), with S. B. Dust. Abstract We apply social comparison theory (SCT) to the organizational context and develop a model explicating the social comparison process that occurs within organizational teams. … Continued

Management Education

Owen P. Hall, Jr., PhD, PE, PhD, Professor of Decision Sciences Charla Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD, Professor of Information Systems Technology Management and Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Crowdsourcing Management Education Assessment, Journal International Technology Information Management, 25(2), (2016). Abstract Assessment is now at the center of the new business education zeitgeist. This focus … Continued

Leadership

Vertical flow of collectivistic leadership: An examination of the cascade of visionary leadership across levels. The Leadership Quarterly, 27(2), 334-348, (2016), with J. C. Ziegert. Abstract This study explores the connection between formal leaders and collective leadership in teams through the examination of how collective strategic vision flows downward in organizations and the function that … Continued

IPOs

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Thermo Electron Corp. [case study]. Harvard Business School Press, Case Study 9-292-104, (1992). with Carliss Baldwin. Abstract George Hatsopoulos, CEO at Thermo Electron Corp., is considering whether to issue shares in a subsidiary via an initial public offering (IPO). The company has developed an unusual corporate structure in … Continued

Information Technology

Erik Krogh, PhD, Practitioner Faculty of Information Systems “Managing Online in Perpetual Perfect Storms: Insights from IndyMac Bank.” MIS Quarterly Executive, 4(4), (2005), with Omar A. El Sawy, & Paul Gray. 2005 “Best Paper Award” winner, Society for Information Management (SIM) Abstract How can an enterprise manage strategically using an IT-intensive business model in a highly … Continued

Finance – Risk

Clemens Kownatzki, PhD, Practitioner Faculty in Finance How Good Is the Vix as a Predictor of Market Risk? Journal of Accounting and Finance, 16(6), 39-60. (2016). Abstract Volatility is a metric widely used to estimate financial risk. The VIX is an index derived from S&P 500 options prices designed to estimate the market’s expected 30-day volatility. … Continued

Finance – Mortgages

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Maretno Agus “Augus” Harjoto, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Examining Bank Employee Compensation and Residential Mortgage Loan Volume at the State Level. International Journal of Business, Accounting, and Finance, 4(1), 18-32. (2010). Abstract This study examines the impact of mortgage loan volume on bank employees’ total compensation at … Continued

Finance – Markets

Clemens Kownatzki, PhD, Practitioner Faculty in Finance How Good Is the Vix as a Predictor of Market Risk? Journal of Accounting and Finance, 16(6), 39-60. (2016). Abstract Volatility is a metric widely used to estimate financial risk. The VIX is an index derived from S&P 500 options prices designed to estimate the market’s expected 30-day volatility. … Continued

Finance – Banking

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Linnea B. McCord, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Business Law Terry Young, PhD, Professor of Economics Is Cyprus the Warning Bell that Bank Deposits are No Longer Safe? Graziadio Business Review, 18(2). (2015). Abstract Cyprus may have been the warning bell that bank deposits in Europe and the United … Continued

Ethics

Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance Linnea B. McCord, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Business Law Terry Young, PhD, Professor of Economics Think “It’s Unethical, But Legal”? Think Again? Academy of Business Journal, 1, p. 107-115. (2015). Abstract Until recently, many bank executives and employees have been operating under the oft-repeated mantra of “it’s … Continued

Analytics – Sports

Owen P. Hall, Jr., PhD, PE, PhD, Professor of Decision Sciences A Hierarchical Linear Modeling Approach for Assessing NBA Player and Team Performance, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 14(2), 2015. Abstract With teams’ annual payrolls nearing $100 million and valuations for some teams exceeding $2 billion, the National Basketball Association is big business. … Continued

Accounting – Taxes

Andreas Simon, PhD, CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting Permanently Reinvested Earnings: Priceless, 25 Australian Tax Forum 4 (2010); 121 Tax Notes 835, (original publication), with Rodney Mock, (2008). Abstract In this report, the authors discuss the tax and policy issues associated with repatriation under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, P.L. No. 108-357, 118 Stat. 1418 (2004) (Jobs … Continued

VIDEO – Wall of Worry: Elections and the Markets

2012 is shaping up to be the year of global political change with important changes in the government in Russia, France, Italy, and of course the upcoming presidential election here in the United States. How will financial markets be influenced by such political turmoil and how can investors prepare?

VIDEO – Wall of Worry: Elections and the Markets

2012 is shaping up to be the year of global political change with important changes in the government in Russia, France, Italy, and of course the upcoming presidential election here in the United States.  How will financial markets be influenced by such political turmoil and how can investors prepare?

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

The GBR bids a reluctant farewell to editor-in-chief Owen Hall, Jr., and announces its move to the Center for Applied Research, in which a brand new name and look will debut.

NBA Figure 7

Figure 7: Comparing Player Salaries of the Lakers and Clippers, 1990 – 2003 Year League Salary Cap League Avg. Salary per Player Lakers’ Roster Salary Total Clippers’ Roster Salary Total 1990-91 $11.9 M $0.9 M $12.1 M $10.6 M 1991-92 $12.5 M $1.1 M $12.9 M $15.8 M 1992-93 $14.0 M $1.3 M $14.3 M … Continued

NBA Figure 6

Figure 6: Competitive Performance of Los Angeles Lakers, 1980-2005 Performance Metric Number Details Winning Seasons 37 out of 44 seasons NBA Titles 8/25 (33%)* 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002 League MVP 5/25 (20%)* Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1980); Magic Johnson (1987, 1989, 1990); Shaquille O’Neal (2000) NBA Finals MVP 8/25 (33%)* Magic Johnson (1980, … Continued

NBA Figure 5

Figure 5: Comparing Substitute Products – the NBA vs. the National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB) NBA NHL NFL MLB Average Ticket Cost (2003-04) $44.68 $43.57 $54.75 $19.82 Regular Season Games 1,230 1,230 256 2,430 Average Attendance per Game 17,443 18,751 67,618 41,886 Total Attendees per Season 21,454,890 … Continued

NBA Figure 4

p>Figure 4: NBA Broadcast Rights Fees, 1982 – 2008 Season Cable TV Network TV Station Contract Amount Station Contract Amount 1982-83 to 1983-84 USA/ESPN $11 million/2 yrs CBS $91.9 million/4 yrs 1984-85 to 1985-86 TBS $20 million/2 yrs CBS See above 1986-87 to 1987-88 TBS $25 million/2 yrs CBS $173 million/4 yrs 1988-89 to 1989-90 … Continued

NBA Figure 3

Figure 3: Demographics of Average NBA Fan (Customer) Age: 37% between 18-34 Education: 62% attended or graduated college Income: 48% earn > $50k annually Gender: 59% male, 41% female Racial Distribution: 18% African Am., 15% Hispanic Bought Sporting Goods in past 3 months: 54% Bought Licensed Apparel in past year: 45% Access Internet Regularly: 66% … Continued

NBA Figure 2

Figure 2: Comparison of the Top and Bottom Firms in the NBA, 2003-04 Season Data Team Win-Loss Record No. of Titles since 1980 Average Attendance Home Games Player Expense (millions) Market Size (metro pop in millions) Current Value (millions) Total Revenue (millions) Operating Revenue (millions) Higher-Performers Los Angeles Lakers 56-26 8 18,967 $66 16 $447 … Continued

Blog Posts

A Blog on Blogging!

Best Blog Practices Timely: The more relevant your topic to current events, the more hits you will receive. Valuable: Entries should promote knowledge, add insight, and provide valuable links to your readers. Concise: Every blog entry doesn’t need to be a 600-word essay. You can post photos, videos, links, PDFs, or anything that you think … Continued

A Blog on Blogging!

6 Great New Articles on GBR

The new issue of the Graziadio Business Review includes a variety of articles written by knowledgeable authors that we believe you will find informative, insightful, and engaging. While 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,” … Continued

6 Great New Articles on GBR

New Issue Available

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. Who were the beneficiaries of the TARP bail-outs? Dr. Joetta Forsyth has done extensive research on the TARP bail-outs and the regulatory filings and how they … Continued

New Issue Available

New Issue of Graziadio Business Review

If you have time over the holidays, be sure to check out the latest issue of the Graziadio Business Review.   A Generic Problem: Should FDA Approval of Drugs Stop Consumers’ Suits for Injuries? By Larry Bumgardner, JD The Supreme Court has ruled federal law blocks consumers from suing for injuries from generic drugs, yet brand name … Continued

New Issue of Graziadio Business Review

Welcome to the new issue of the Graziadio Business Review! This issue is now available online at gbr.pepperdine.edu. Let the Social Networking Games Begin Gamification: The Future for Business in Hiring and Training By Donald M. Atwater, PhD and Brian Clark, MBA The use of social networking games for business, which is referred to as gamification, is … Continued

More Thoughts on Microsoft

The Graziadio Business Review published “The Case of Microsoft’s Surface Tablet: Going Behind the Strategy with SWOT”  in 2013 Volume 16, Issue 2, an article by David R. King, PhD, and Todd Peterson. This post contains some updated thoughts.   The analysis examining “The case of Microsoft’s Surface Tablet” was developed in the Spring of 2013, but … Continued

Why Do Customers Misbehave?

also by Marty Abbott, DM, and Kalle Lyytinen, PhD In a recent GBR article we put forward an argument that in using a product or service consumers are afforded the opportunity to use it in ways not originally intended. We argue that customers do this for a variety of reasons, such as increasing the utility … Continued

Implementing Intrapreneurship: A Structural and Cultural Approach

Present age organizations face a very complex and uncertain environment. In order to remain innovative and viable in the long run, many organizations are turning to “intrapreneurship.” However, what is intrapreneurship? How different it is from entrepreneurship? What can an organization do to promote intrapreneurship? In the Graziadio Business Review article “Implementing Intrapreneurship: A Structural … Continued

Implementing Intrapreneurship: A Structural and Cultural Approach

New Issue of GBR Online

In the fall issue of the Graziadio Business Report we have published five great articles. Facilitating the Inventor – Entrepreneur Interaction: Super-Charging the IP Commercialization Process By Larry William Cox, PhD According to leading economists, entrepreneurs are those individuals who both identify and exploitcommercial opportunities. This article proposes that more technologies could be commercialized and with greater economic … Continued

PODCAST: Self-Organizing Conversation as an Invitation to Serendipity with Dr. Stephen R. Axley

[powerpress: http://gsbm-med.pepperdine.edu/gbr/audio/winter2011/Podcasts/Axley podcast.mp3] Click here to listen and subscribe in iTunes U Where do truly great ideas come from? Is it possible to purposefully discover serendipity? How do people share information in ways to expand what they know? Stephen R. Axley, PhD believes that the answer to these questions lies in something we all do … Continued

Ten Tips for Improving Your Business Writing

On Friday, Gary Kinder, an expert on business and legal writing, offered a course on Advanced Business Writing at Pepperdine University. He drove the point home that “your credibility rides with every sentence.” Here are a few takeaways from his  presentation: 1.) Avoid Splitting Infinitives: This rule came from Latin scholars who, in 1820, wanted … Continued

Video: Sustainability Strategies Can Increase the Triple Bottom Line

Andrea Green, founder of Globally Green, a sustainable development and consulting firm, has transitioned into consulting after 20+ years in the licensed consumer products arena, both domestically and internationally.  She donated her time to come into speak to students in Dr. Margaret Phillips‘ “Designing and Managing International Organizations” class. In this video interview, she speaks … Continued

Quarterly Economic Update: August 2010

Can’t view this video? Click here to open in new window. Chris Thornberg, founding principal of Beacon Economics and Editorial Review Board member of the Graziadio Business Report, fills in the GBR about the latest findings of Beaconomics, the quarterly forecast for the U.S. and California economies. Based on the latest statistics on U.S. unemployment, … Continued

Quarterly Economic Update: Spring 2010

Christopher Thornberg is a founding principal of Beacon Economics and a member of the Graziadio Business Review Editorial Board. In this quarterly report, Thornberg reveals what lies ahead for the economy in the coming quarter and beyond based on Beacon’s extensive research as one of California’s leading economic forecasters. For a more in-depth analysis of … Continued

Three Ideas for Taming the Whirlwind

I’m continually looking for ways to organize ideas, work, and activities, plus figure out how to prioritize and piece it all together. We all need a system that keeps us on top, rather than drowning in unfinished projects and lost to-do lists or sublimating what we really care about doing far beneath what has to get done.

5 Simple Rules for Better Email Business Communication

I have been teaching with Frances Grimes in the Management Communications program here at Graziadio this fall and so business communication is on my mind. Face-to-face business communication is difficult—attempting to read body language, facial expressions, and gestures (although some gestures speak for themselves), can be a challenge. Not to mention cultural differences that can … Continued

Businesses Pay for Lack of Customer Service

Nancy Dodd, MPW, MFA, is editor of the Graziadio Business Report and an adjunct professor of screenwriting. Customer service has been on my mind lately, or I should say a lack thereof. Business executives budget fortunes to figure out how to attract customers while the customers they lose out the front door go unnoticed. It … Continued

Bring Happiness to Work!

This is a guest post by Charles D. Kerns, PhD, Associate Professor of Applied Behavioral Science If an organization does not perform and sustain performance it will decline over time and perhaps die. To sustain performance, a sufficient level of happiness needs to be introduced to an organization. Performance and happiness partner to help assure … Continued