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Private Capital Research Project

Advancing ongoing research to understand the true cost of private capital across market types and the investment expectations of privately-held business owners. Led by Associate Professor of Finance John Paglia.

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STUDY: Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

PRESS RELEASES Nearly 40 Percent of Small Businesses That Pursued Bank Loans Were Successful, According to New Index from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Results from the latest Pepperdine Private Capital … Continue reading  more


Professor Darren Good Receives Ascendant Scholar Award

Western Academy of Management recognizes professor as on track to be a leader in his research fields. Continue reading  more


Women – A Force in the Los Angeles Workforce

Pepperdine economist encourages policymakers create a clear path to upper levels of the workforce for Los Angeles working women. Continue reading  more


Brokers Are Optimistic About Increased Merger and Acquisition Activity in 2014

In new research, individual, first-time buyers seeking to “buy a Job” by owning a small business dominated market at end of 2013. Continue reading  more


2014 Faculty Perspective on Private Capital Market Trends

2014 will be a good year to sell a growing business, predicts small business capital expert Dr. Craig Everett. Continue reading  more


2014 Faculty Perspective on the Workplace and Wellness

In 2014 business must move beyond squeezing more output out of their existing workforce, say workplace health and wellness expert. Continue reading  more


2014 Faculty Perspective on the Success of Wall Street Analysts

Is it skill or plain luck? Professor wants investors to understand the decision making process that analysts use. Continue reading  more


2014 Faculty Perspective on the Federal Reserve

Professor Davide Accomazzo predicts that the days of economic and monetary volatility are about to return. Continue reading  more


Tompkins Wins Pepperdine Waves of Innovation Grant

Professor is is one of six awardees in University-wide initiative to find innovative ideas to re-think Pepperdine. Continue reading  more


Want a Small Business Loan? Understand the Private Capital Markets

Points that small businesses should understand when navigating the private capital market. Continue reading  more