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Winter 2009 GBR Issue Now Live

Read the latest issue of the GBR online at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu/091/ In this issue: Recognizing Organizational Culture in Managing Change Structural changes can serve as the initial intervention for shifting culture. Mark Mallinger, PhD, Don Goodwin, MBA, and Tetsuya O’Hara, MBA The Successful Expatriate Leader in China Expatriate managers must consider the cultural dimensions of leadership. … Continued

GBR Fall 2008 now online!

Read about: What Happened to the U.S. Housing Market? As the U.S. financial system struggles to regain stability, Peggy Crawford, PhD, and Terri Young, PhD, examine the role that subprime mortgages and the fall of Fannie and Freddie played in the crisis. Peggy Crawford, PhD, and Terri Young, PhD U.S. Could Adopt International Financial Reporting … Continued

How Blu-Ray is Driving the Entertainment Industry

This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the hot button issues discussed at the 2008 Entertainment Supply Chain Academy Conference. Over 140 executives of the European and U.S. entertainment industries assembled in Prague, Czech Republic, in early October to address “The Future of Packaged Media in the Emerging Digital World.” Leaders … Continued

Questions on the Financial Meltdown Answered (1)

Listeners from across the country submitted questions to Graziadio School faculty during the conference call on America’s Financial Crisis this Tuesday. With over 200 participants on the call, there were too many questions for the panel to answer in the short time. Below are responses from panelist, Dr. Joetta Forsyth, Assistant Professor of Finance, to … Continued

America’s Financial Crisis

The United States is facing the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Financial institutions are failing, as is confidence in the financial system. U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have testified that Congress must act immediately to bail out troubled financial institutions, or we could face a financial … Continued

Prices Are Signals

With all of the recent turmoil in the financial markets, the impact of hurricanes Ike and Gustav on gasoline prices in certain U.S. markets did not get the normal amount of attention it otherwise would have. Immediately following hurricane Ike, motorist Fred Hamilton paid $4.87 per gallon for regular unleaded at a gas station in … Continued