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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
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
Foreword by Joetta Forsyth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Finance … One of the many joys of teaching at Pepperdine is the chance to hear the many creative ideas that students have about solving business problems as well as problems with our economy. Last trimester I was discussing with my students the topic of how bank … Continued
Dr. David M. Smith discusses the impact the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) would have on employers, unions, and the workforce.
On May 2nd, the world gathered in Omaha, Nebraska to listen to Warren Buffet at the 2009 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting. We tried to parse the future from his words, and wondered if this was the most optimistic that Charlie (Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation) has ever been. Some hailed the new format as … Continued
Joseph Lee If you were anywhere near Dodger Stadium on March 23 for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) finals, you heard the drums and the thunder sticks of 45,000 South Korean fans drowning out the 5,000 Japanese fans—not to mention the 4,816 Americans there just to watch a good ball game. And a good ball … Continued
Barack Obama swept into the nation’s capitol, and with a few scribbles of his name, started the process of dismantling eight years of Bush policies. He faces a Congress that will largely embrace his changes, mostly because the Democrats have a comfortable majority in the House and only a 2-seat deficit to get to the … Continued
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
The recently approved bailout is yet another attempt to prop up the markets with an election around that corner that will only delay and worsen the inevitable pain ahead… There is definitely a lack of trust and confidence in the markets, but it is due to the blatant lies and unethical representations. How many … Continued
This is a guest post by Linnea B. McCord, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Business Law We are only just beginning to comprehend how bad an ethics mess we’re in—but it’s likely to be a real doozy. Failing CEOs walk away with more than $100 million and Wall Street investment bankers pay themselves many billions … Continued
This is a guest post by Richard M. McCabe, PhD, supporting faculty in Strategy at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University A recent Air Travel Consumer Report (February 2008) describes the continuing decline in service experienced by airline passengers in the United States. More than 24 percent of scheduled flights by U.S. … Continued