News from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management News. http://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool Read how the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management News is making headlines. en-us Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:46:17 -0800 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Drupal Dr. Mark Tribbitt Receives 2018 Highly Commended Emerald Literati Award https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/12/dr-mark-tribbitt-receives-2018-highly-commended-emerald-literati-award/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/12/dr-mark-tribbitt-receives-2018-highly-commended-emerald-literati-award Dr. Mark Tribbitt received a 2018 Highly Commended Emerald Literati Award for his article, "An Agency Perspective on the Board of Directors and Corporate Entrepreneurship." Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:30:00 PST

 

Dr. Mark Tribbitt, assistant professor of strategy at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, recently received a 2018 Highly Commended Emerald Literati Award for his article, "An Agency Perspective on the Board of Directors and Corporate Entrepreneurship," published in September of 2016.

The Emerald Literati Awards have rewarded outstanding contributions to scholarly research for 25 years. Submissions are judged on six specific areas of assessment and rewarded in three categories: outstanding and highly commended papers; outstanding reviewers; and outstanding author contributions.

Dr. Tribbitt’s paper, "An Agency Perspective on the Board of Directors and Corporate Entrepreneurship," analyzed the impact of board dependence and antitakeover provisions on corporate entrepreneurship. Using an agency framework. Dr. Tribbitt collected data from 350 publicly traded firms and utilized panel regression analyses to examine two components of corporate entrepreneurship: venturing components and innovation. Dr. Tribbitt’s finding of a negative relationship between board dependence and corporate entrepreneurship will help firms understand the role of the board of directors on fostering corporate entrepreneurship within their organizations.

Dr. Mark Tribbitt is an assistant professor of strategy and the academic director of the Full-Time MBA program at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. During his 14 years of experience in financial services, Dr. Tribbitt served in management for commercial, wholesale, and retail banking. Dr Tribbitt earned his BS in finance from the University of Delaware, his MBA from Villanova University, and his PhD in strategic management from Drexel University. Dr. Tribbitt has presented his work at academic conferences around the world, and is a member of multiple academic associations.

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Even Though it's a Seller's Market, Business Owners Who Want to Sell Their Company Need to do Exit Planning https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/12/even-though-its-sellers-market-business-owners-who-want-sell-their-company-need-do/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/12/even-though-its-sellers-market-business-owners-who-want-sell-their-company-need-do If business owners looking to sell their business next year are pondering their New Year’s resolution – a one good would be to work with a business broker to start exit planning early. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:30:00 PST
 

Business owners looking to sell their business in 2019 may stand to benefit more this year than past years. High demand and low supply make for a favorable seller’s market. Buyers are active and are competing against each other for quality deals, meaning sellers will have choices when selecting their preferred buyer. This kind of leverage contributes to strong valuations and advantageous deal structures with more cash at close.

Several factors are driving the current market climate, including CEO confidence, healthy corporate balance sheets, record amounts of acquisition capital among both strategic buyers and private equity, and the continued relatively low cost of debt to finance deals.

While it is a seller’s market, surprisingly few business owners take the time to prepare themselves for the M&A process. According to the Q3 2018 Market Pulse Survey produced by International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, 67% of sellers did not do any advance planning before putting their business on the market and nearly a quarter (23%), did less than one year of planning.

What does this mean?

It means that many sellers will have unrealistic expectations about the process and time involved to sell their business. Sellers need to understand it takes about 7-10 months, depending on deal size, to close a transaction. That means even sellers who sign an engagement now won’t be closing their deals until late summer or fall of 2019. We can’t predict where the market will be at that point, but the more advance planning sellers do, the better off they’ll be.

It also means that sellers may not be informed about their true business value. Selling a business for what you think it’s worth versus selling your business for market value may be very different. It’s important to price a business right the first time. Working with a business broker will help business owners determine the right valuation or their company which is critical to closing a deal.

It also means that business owners’ timing may not be the best to monetize your sale for the most profit. Knowledgeable advisors understand what the ebbs and flows of the market and advise their clients on the best time to go to market.

Dating back to the earliest Market Pulse surveys, beginning in 2012, business advisors and brokers consistently report that approximately 49-50% of their engagements closed in a successful transition while half were terminated. This closing ratio is approximately twice the accepted industry standard of anywhere from 18% to 30%, depending on deal size. (Higher value businesses are more likely to sell.)

Beyond a successful closing rate, advisors are generating sale prices at or near expectations. In Q3 2018, Main Street sellers (deals under $2 million) received 89% of the asking price while lower middle market sellers (deals under $50 million) earned 99% of the pre-set benchmark.

If business owners looking to sell their business next year are pondering their New Year’s resolution – a one good would be to work with a business broker to start exit planning early.

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Graziadio Business School to Celebrate Fall 2018 Commencement https://www.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/12/graziadio-business-school-celebrate-fall-2018-commencement/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/university/2018/12/graziadio-business-school-celebrate-fall-2018-commencement The ceremony will take place at Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus on December 8. Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:30:00 PST Vincent J. MonteparteThe Pepperdine Graziadio Business School fall 2018 commencement ceremony will take place at Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus on Saturday, December 8, at 10:30 AM.

The event will honor Vincent J. Monteparte (MBA ’01) as the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. Nicholas N. Brown will serve as the student speaker, and Gary L. Toebben will deliver the commencement address to graduates.

Monteparte is a venture partner at Sway Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in technology companies. He is a seasoned investor and entrepreneur, having both founded and invested in software and technology companies throughout his career. He has also managed various strategy, technology, and go-to-market teams and is knowledgeable in all facets of growing a business from a start-up into a mature organization. 

Along with investing, Monteparte’s expertise includes business operations, customer service licensing, client implementations, and software information. Prior to his current work with Sway Ventures, he founded Miro Technologies, a computer systems design service. He served as the company’s president and chief executive officer from 2002 until 2012, when it was acquired by the Boeing Company. During his tenure, he was responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of the company’s operational performance from its headquarters in La Jolla, California, and offices in the United Kingdom and Middle East. He was also listed as a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s 2010 Most Admired CEO award for his role in making Miro Technologies a good corporate citizen.

Nicholas N. BrownMonteparte also worked with Spirent Communications plc and AvTech Solutions Inc. and has led major consulting projects for various aerospace and defense firms. He received his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1987 and his master of business administration degree from the Graziadio Business School in 2001.

Brown found his passion for leadership as a cadet in the United States Air Force Officer Training School. His path to Pepperdine University started with 12 years of active duty in the Air Force, where he served as an intercontinental ballistic missile crew commander with 7,200 hours on the Minuteman III weapon system. As a graduate and an instructor of the Air Force Weapons School, he has more than 6,000 hours of training for the Air Force focused on leadership, problem solving, and instruction. After active duty, Brown and a fellow officer started a leadership training and coaching business focused on teaching the importance of approachable, respectful, credible, and humble leadership. Brown continues to serve as a major in the Air Force Reserve with the goal to help people find their strengths, purpose, and best selves.

Toebben served as the president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce from 2006 until 2018. His career in chambers of commerce spanned four states and more than four decades, and he has been recognized for his leadership in each of the communities he served.

Gary L. ToebbenHe began his chamber career in 1975 at the North Platte, Nebraska, Chamber of Commerce. He then became president of the Lawrence, Kansas Chamber of Commerce from 1981 to 1999, and later served as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce before moving to Los Angeles in 2006.

During his tenure at the L.A. Area Chamber, Toebben ensured the organization championed projects contributing to the economic prosperity of Los Angeles’ businesses and its citizens’ quality of life. In his last two years, he helped lead the charge on four local ballot initiatives to generate $150 billion in investments for transportation, services, and housing for the homeless and improved facilities for the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District. Toebben also championed the LAX Master Plan approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2012. At the state level, Toebben and the L.A. Area Chamber co-sponsored Proposition 11 in 2008, which created the California Citizens Redistricting Commission for state legislative districts and Proposition 28 in 2012, which reformed term limits for state legislators. 

Toebben holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and education from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

To learn more about the ceremony, visit the Graziadio Business School commencement website. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Pepperdine University Livestream website.

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AEG and Pepperdine University Unveil Classroom and Educational Programming at STAPLES Center https://www.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/10/aeg-and-pepperdine-university-unveil-classroom-and-educational-programming/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/university/2018/10/aeg-and-pepperdine-university-unveil-classroom-and-educational-programming The AEG and Pepperdine communities gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a branded classroom at STAPLES Center. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:15:00 PDT Esteemed members of the AEG and Pepperdine University communities gathered at the STAPLES Center on October 18, 2018, to celebrate the grand opening of a branded classroom part of an innovative partnership designed to meet the demand for graduate and undergraduate level educational offerings in the sports and entertainment industries.

The first-of-its-kind classroom, located within the iconic sports and entertainment venue, will provide Pepperdine students enrolled in sports- and entertainment-focused programs the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through a series of courses and events, including an AEG "best-in-class" speaker series, as they are exposed to the inner workings of one of the world's most successful arenas. The 1,310-square-foot space, which has already been used as a location for class sessions, guest lectures, and alumni events, is slated to begin hosting regular academic programming in 2019.

“Pepperdine is proud to grow its presence in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles and to offer world-class educational programs in sports and entertainment management,” said Andrew K. Benton, president of Pepperdine University. “As the exclusive education partner of STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE, and the LA Kings, we look forward to providing our sports and entertainment students with a premier educational experience that will uniquely prepare them to shape the future of their industries.”

This fall the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School launched an MBA concentration in entertainment, media, and sports management, complementing the University’s popular undergraduate sport administration major and the LLM in entertainment, media, and sports law at the Pepperdine School of Law.

Whitney Williams (’07), a JD candidate at the School of Law, shared with attendees the valuable experience she gained as a global partnerships intern during her senior year at Seaver College. Since the beginning of the partnership, Pepperdine has placed 16 students at internships within AEG’s community affairs, social media, global partnerships, business intelligence, and legal teams, offering students unrivaled experience in the arenas of sports and entertainment.

“Pepperdine University is a world-class partner, and we’re proud to unveil the Pepperdine University classroom inside STAPLES Center,” said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG. “The classroom is a first-of-its-kind initiative for AEG. As we continue to grow our relationship, we also look forward to cultivating the next generation of sports and entertainment executives through this unique program we’ve created for students in partnership with Pepperdine.”

Lee Zeidman, president of STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater, and L.A. LIVE, said, “The partnership with Pepperdine University highlights one of the many ways STAPLES Center is leading in venue innovation. We’re proud to work alongside Pepperdine to create a classroom and offer a unique learning experience to future sports and entertainment executives in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and at the city’s center of sports and entertainment.”

The classroom was designed by the Pepperdine University Department of Design and Construction and Integrated Marketing Communications in partnership with global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm HOK, constructed by Environmental Contracting Corporation, and features leading-edge technology by Toshiba. The multi-use space features seating for up to 30 students in an academic setting and has a capacity of 50 for events.

Learn more about the innovative AEG and Pepperdine partnership.

 
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Global Brand Leader Silvio Pietro Angora to Share Industry Insights https://www.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/10/global-brand-leader-silvio-pietro-angora-share-industry-insights/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/university/2018/10/global-brand-leader-silvio-pietro-angora-share-industry-insights The CEO will explore the future of design and engineering within a changing global economy. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:15:00 PDT Silvio Pietro AngoriSilvio Pietro Angori, chief executive officer and managing director of Italian car design company Pininfarina SpA, will explore “When Style and Engineering Meet the Future: The Turn-around of an Iconic Design” at Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu on Monday, October 15, at 6 PM.

Hosted by the Office of Alumni & External Engagement at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Angori will lead an engaging session on the future of design and engineering in the context of a changing global economy. In examining a world where the idea of materialistic possessions is fading away while the need for experiences is becoming increasingly important, the international business expert will discuss the challenges and opportunities for iconic companies such as Pininfarina SpA. 

For additional information about this free event, visit the Graziadio Business School event registration page on the Pepperdine website.

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The Taos Institute Recognizes Dr. Gary Mangiofico as the 2018 Honorary Associate https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/08/taos-institute-recognizes-dr-gary-mangiofico-2018-honorary-associate/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/08/taos-institute-recognizes-dr-gary-mangiofico-2018-honorary-associate The Taos Institute recognized Dr. Gary Mangiofico as 2018 Honorary Associate for his notable contributions to the field that have advanced the institutes’ overall mission. Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:30:00 PDT The Taos Institute recently recognized Dr. Gary Mangiofico, executive professor of organizational theory and management and academic director of the MS in Organization Development program, as 2018 Honorary Associate for his notable contributions to the field that have inspired and advanced the institutes’ overall mission.
 
The Taos institute is an international network of scholars and practitioners dedicated to the exploration of social constructs, emphasizing the integration of social theory and language into the professional space. Honorary Associates are selected based on an individual’s significant, stimulating and inspirational work that has played a important role in the institute’s dialogues, practices and ideals.
 
Dr. Gary Mangiofico has taught at the Graziadio School since 2003, is an award-winning scholar, and is recognized as an iconic thought leader in the field of organization development. Dr. Mangiofico was honored in 2012 by the World HRD & Development Congress at the Global HR/OD Excellence Awards in addition to receiving numerous local, state, and federal leadership awards, such as the United States Congress “Special Congressional Commendation” for “Outstanding Leadership.” Dr. Mangiofico also serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Organization Development Network. Dr. Mangiofico brings more than 20 years of experience in organization development, leading strategic development, operations management and integration, and turnaround operations solving complex challenges as a Consultant, CEO, COO, and as a general management executive for both start-ups and Fortune 50 companies. He is a former vice president for Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services, COO and senior vice president for Pathmakers, and senior vice president for Apria Healthcare Group. Mangiofico holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from Chapman University in Orange, California, and a PhD in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
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Graziadio Business School to Host Summer 2018 Commencement https://www.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/08/graziadio-business-school-host-summer-2018-commencement/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/university/2018/08/graziadio-business-school-host-summer-2018-commencement The event will take place at Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus on August 11. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:15:00 PDT The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School summer 2018 commencement ceremony will take place at Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus on Saturday, August 11, at 10:30 AM.

Margarita Lovinska - Pepperdine UniversityMargarita Lovinska will serve as the student speaker at the ceremony. The event will also honor Oscar Munoz (MBA ’86) as the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Lovinska earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with two minors—entrepreneurship and business management—at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As an undergraduate student, Lovinska developed a keen interest in applying mathematics to business settings, and she moved to Los Angeles to participate in the MS in applied analytics program at Graziadio Business School.

In addition to her studies and a web internship in the Graziadio School marketing department, Lovinska worked on several research projects with professor of decision sciences Samuel Seaman, including analyzing potential gender wage gaps in the veterinary field. She was also involved in many student organizations at Pepperdine, including the Analytics and Digital Innovation Club and the Graziadio Entertainment Society. While serving on the board of the Pepperdine Net Impact chapter, Lovinska was a co-director of Impact Week, a new event focusing on environmental sustainability, racial diversity, and equality. 

Oscar Munoz - Pepperdine UniversityMunoz joined United Airlines, Inc. as chief executive officer in September 2015, having previously served as a member of its board of directors since the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines in 2010. 

Under his leadership, United Airlines has achieved strong financial and operational success, with its stock rising by 20 percent during his first two and a half years at the helm. In 2017 the airline grew faster than the industry as a whole while also delivering record operational performance, including the highest percentage of on-time departures for any major US airline. 

During his tenure, United Airlines has garnered accolades for its focus on developing its management and culture, earning one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards in 2018 as one of the best places to work. Munoz came to United Airlines from the CSX Corporation, where he served as president and chief operating officer from 2012 to 2015. Previously, he held executive positions at the Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, and AT&T. 

In 2016 Fortune magazine named Munoz among the top 20 CEOs in its Businessperson of the Year list. Munoz has also been recognized personally by Hispanic Business magazine, which twice placed him on its 100 Most Influential Hispanics list.

He currently serves on the Washington, DC-based Business Council and Business Roundtable, the Partnership for New York City, the Economic Club of Chicago, and on the board of directors of World Business Chicago. He is also a member of the University of Southern California’s board of trustees and a former advisory board member for Vanderbilt University’s Parents & Family Association. During the devastating series of storms in the United States in 2017, Munoz coordinated United Airlines’ unprecedented response, raising and matching millions of dollars in relief funds as well as operating dozens of humanitarian flights that delivered vital goods and supplies to impacted communities in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. 

Munoz holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. In 1986 he earned his master of business administration degree from Graziadio Business School.

For additional information about the commencement ceremony, visit the Graziadio Business School website.

For those unable to attend, the ceremony will also be broadcast live on the Pepperdine University Livestream website.

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Entrepreneur Derek Folk to Share Business Advice with Students and Alumni https://www.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/07/entrepreneur-derek-folk-share-business-advice-students-and-alumni/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/university/2018/07/entrepreneur-derek-folk-share-business-advice-students-and-alumni Folk will share entrepreneurial insights about starting a business and launching a career. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:45:00 PDT Derek Folk, president of Williams Tax & Financial Group Inc. and student at Graziadio Business School’s PKE MBA program, will present “Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur” at the Pepperdine University Calabasas campus on Saturday, July 14, from 10 AM to noon.

Folk will share entrepreneurial insights with Pepperdine students and alumni interested in starting their own businesses or climbing their way up to a C-level career.

Attendees will explore:

  • Business structures
  • Resource alignment
  • Measurements of success
  • Continuous innovation and creativity
  • Integration of technology into business
  • Where entrepreneurs should focus their efforts
  • Critical functions that are needed but unaffordable

Williams Tax & Financial Group Inc. provides tax, accounting, and business management solutions to business owners, athletes, entertainers, and other high-net worth clients. Folk helps guide and shape the firm's branding, business development, and operations strategies. He has been able to combine his entrepreneurial and corporate experiences to help develop new areas of business for his family's 60-year-old financial management firm. He spent the earlier part of his career working for consumer products companies, including The Walt Disney Company, Petersen Publishing, and Thomas Kinkade, where he honed his skills in the areas of product development, sourcing, and operations. Folk serves on several advisory boards and boards of directors for various organizations.

For additional information about this free event, and to register to attend, visit the Graziadio Business School page on the Engage website.

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Dr. Nelson Granados Comments on VR: Facebook's Oculus & AEG Presents https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/06/dr-nelson-granados-comments-vr-facebooks-oculus-aeg-presents/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/06/dr-nelson-granados-comments-vr-facebooks-oculus-aeg-presents Dr. Nelson Granados comments on VR: Facebook's Oculus and AEG Presents Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:45:00 PDT Dr. Nelson Granados, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Director of the Center for Applied Research and Co-Director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Culture, recently shared an article on Forbes discussing Facebook’s Oculus reaching a Virtual Reality milestone with its recent launch of Oculus Venues - a live social events experience available for Oculus GO and Gear VR. In partnership with AEG Presents, the inaugural event was a Vance Joy concert on May 30th. Oculus Venues adds a new important social aspect to the VR experience, social-sharing mode, that allows viewers to virtually attend events with friends or connect with new people. Oculus Venues features a diverse lineup of social events including sports, movie screenings and comedy.
 
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Dr. John Paglia to Rejoin the Pepperdine Graziadio Leadership Team as Sr. Associate Dean, Academic Affairs https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/05/dr-john-paglia-rejoin-pepperdine-graziadio-leadership-team-sr-associate-dean/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/05/dr-john-paglia-rejoin-pepperdine-graziadio-leadership-team-sr-associate-dean Professor of Finance, Dr. John K. Paglia, will rejoin the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Leadership Team as senior associate dean, Academic Affairs. Mon, 21 May 2018 09:00:00 PDT Professor of finance, Dr. John K. Paglia, will rejoin the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School leadership team as senior associate dean, Academic Affairs. In this role, he will have oversight for faculty and lead a myriad of responsibilities including developing plans and organizational measures, executing on the ASPIRE 2025 Strategic Plan, and oversight of department chairs, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Center for Applied Research, e-Learning, and the academic affairs staff.
 
Over John’s almost 18-year career at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business school, he has served in various roles including founding director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project; co-chair of the Vision 2020 Strategic Planning Task Force; director of accreditation; department chair for accounting and finance; associate dean for fully employed programs and director of Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship.
 
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Kwangjin (KJ) Lee Joins Pepperdine Graziadio as Assistant Professor of Accounting https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/05/kwangjin-kj-lee-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-assistant-professor-accounting/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/05/kwangjin-kj-lee-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-assistant-professor-accounting Kwangjin (KJ) Lee Joins Pepperdine Graziadio as Assistant Professor of Accounting Fri, 18 May 2018 18:45:00 PDT KJ will join the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School as an assistant professor of accounting. KJ is currently completing his PhD in accounting from Michigan State University. He also holds an MA in economics and management plus a diploma in economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in business administration from Seoul National University in South Korea. KJ served in the military for the 8th US Army in Korea and is the recipient for two Army Achievement Medals and was an honorably discharged veteran. KJ's primary research interests include disclosure, information intermediaries, international accounting, and non-financial information.]]> Graziadio School of Business and Management News Jennifer Franczak Joins Pepperdine Graziadio as Assistant Professor of Organization Theory and Management https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/05/jennifer-franczak-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-assistant-professor-organization-theory/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/05/jennifer-franczak-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-assistant-professor-organization-theory Jennifer Franczak Joins Pepperdine Graziadio as Assistant Professor of Organization Theory and Management Fri, 18 May 2018 18:45:00 PDT Jennifer Franczak joins the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School as an assistant professor of organization theory and management. Jennifer is currently an assistant professor of organization theory and management at the University of New Hampshire. Jennifer received her BS in business administration and psychology from Bradley University, an MBA from Bradley University and her PhD from Southern Illinois University. Jennifer's primary areas of research interest include organizational culture, downsizing, organizational and individual trust, and employee motivation.]]> Graziadio School of Business and Management News Bobbi Thomason Joins Pepperdine Graziadio as Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/05/bobbi-thomason-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-assistant-professor-applied-behavioral/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/05/bobbi-thomason-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-assistant-professor-applied-behavioral Bobbi Thomason Joins Pepperdine Graziadio as Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science Fri, 18 May 2018 18:30:00 PDT Bobbi Thomason will join the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School as the Assistant Professor of Applied Behavioral Science. Bobbi is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD. from Standford University, her MA from Columbia University, and her Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University. Bobbi has worked in conflict management consulting, as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School, is the International Researcher for Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead and is a contributor to the Lean-In Foundation. Bobbi's research explores how individuals of traditionally under-represented social categories work and pursue their careers globally.]]> Graziadio School of Business and Management News Brian Jacobs Joins Pepperdine Graziadio as Associate Professor of Decision Sciences https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/newsroom/2018/05/brian-jacobs-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-associate-professor-decision-sciences/ https://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/bschool/2018/05/brian-jacobs-joins-pepperdine-graziadio-associate-professor-decision-sciences Brian Jacobs joins the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School as the Associate Professor of Decision Sciences. Thu, 17 May 2018 09:30:00 PDT Brian Jacobs joins the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School as the Associate Professor of Decision Sciences. Brian is currently an Associate Professor at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. 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Chris is currently a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at NEOMA Business School in France, was the Director of the Master of Science in Organization Development program at the Graziadio School, and served as the past chair for the Academy of Management's Organization Development and Change Division. Chris holds a PhD from the University of Southern California, an MS from Pepperdine University and an MS from Colorado State University. Chris's applied research and consulting practice is complemented by more than 15 years of management experience in academic, for-profit, and government organizations.
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