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The Costs and Benefits of CSR

Along with his co-authors, Dr. Harjoto’s research on CSR was awarded the prestigious 2009 Moskowitz Prize for Socially Responsible Investing at SRI in the Rockies, the largest and longest-running sustainable and responsible investing conference in the world. Below is a summary of his paper offering the most salient points for managers. You can read the … Continued

An Outsourcing Myth Exposed

U.S. businesses are at a critical crossroad as they decide whether to reinstate the 9 million jobs that have been lost in the recession so far. Many experts say that they will not, and the reason is that companies still believe that employees are inefficient compared to contract workers, shared services, and outsourcing. This view … Continued

VC Firms Still Expecting High ROIs

Can’t see the above video? Click here to watch or read the transcript. In this video interview, John K. Paglia, PhD, Associate Professor of Finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, which was released on July 27, 2009, in conjunction with a Los Angeles and California statewide economic forecast … Continued

GBR Poll: On the Road to Recovery?

The GBR Blog wants to know: [poll id=”5″] Do you have a different opinion about where the economy is headed? Tell us in the comments. UPDATE: This poll was closed on June 22, 2009. Read our analysis of the poll and get “Tips on Surviving and Thriving in the New U.S. Economy,” by Peggy Crawford, … Continued

The Future of US Capitalism

Davide Accomazzo, MBA The financial turmoil of the last eighteen months has brought to everyone’s attention the problems and dichotomy of our present monetary and financial systems. While we are now dealing with the consequences of too much credit, it is also important to note that a system without credit (and—much to the delight of … Continued