50 Top Graziadio in the News hits in 2009


The Graziadio School was in the news throughout 2009; from national publications including the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek to local ones such as OC Metro and Ventura County Star, as well as industry trades like GSC Review and online outlets such as Forbes.com and BizDeans Talk. In addition to articles about the school and its programs, journalists tapped professors for their expertise on issues spanning real estate losses to unemployment and Super Bowl advertising. A sampling of the year’s “Graziadio in the News” follows.

November 20, 2009
Los Angeles Times
On news of California’s climb to 12 percent unemployment, economist David Smith says there’s still some pain and layoffs to come.

November 1, 2009
Global Supply Chain Review
E2B (Education-to-Business) program director Doreen Shanahan wrote a primer on how businesses can benefit from graduate student consulting.

November 2, 2009
The Pepperdine Executive MBA was ranked one of six best business schools in America for women students.

October 29, 2009
Marketplace – NPR
Pepperdine economist David Smith offers his description of Gross Domestic Product .

October 23, 2009
In an article for professionals in HR, Professors Charles Leo and Jeffrey Schieberl offer recommendations pertaining to recruiting, training, management development, and leadership when successfully planning for a post-recession economic recovery.

October 19, 2009
Entrepreneurship program professor Larry Cox contributed to an article stepping small business owners through the do’s and don’ts of developing a budget.

October 19, 2009
Financial Times
The Executive MBA ranked third internationally as top school for women students and placed in the top 72 globally, moving up two positions.

October 5, 2009
Leadership Excellence
The Graziadio School placed at #17 on the Best in Leadership Development list.

September 30, 2009
“Those people that are more involved with their work and have more autonomy to do their work tend to be happier than those that don’t,” says Charles Kerns, a professor of applied behavioral science at the Graziadio School of Business and Management.

September 25, 2009
The Wall Street Journal
The WSJ.com’s Venture Capital Dispatch cited Forbes’ article on Pepperdine finance professor John Paglia.

September 24, 2009
Speaking to Forbes, private capital researcher John Paglia discussed how his research revealed a gulf between venture capitalists’ expected and actual returns on investment.

September 24, 2009
Business owners routinely under-estimate the cost of their capital, finance professor John Paglia told the online private equity forum.

September 24, 2009
San Jose Mercury News
Finance professor and private capital researcher John Paglia said he was startled by one finding in its recent survey of financiers.

September 24, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Energy markets expert Joe Hahn was quoted in on the prospects of a period of new crude oil exploration in California and the U.S.

September 23, 2009
VC Experts
Private capital research John Paglia said expected venture capital returns across all stages of investment were relatively constant.

September 16, 2009
Private capital researcher John Paglia, senior wrote in an article that high expectations and requirements could very well make it hard for private capital providers to strike deals in the short- and long-term.

September 16, 2009
The Wall Street Journal
Pepperdine MBAs praised faculty for their accessibility outside the classroom, which they say translates into meaningful relationships with professors.

September 13, 2009
Dean Linda Livingstone was invited by CNN’s “Lou Dodds Toight” to weigh in on the controversy surrounding a bank executive and a $12 million Malibu Colony beachfront home.

September 10, 2009
Professor and Pepperdine real estate operations director Dennis Torres said that the housing crash and low interest rates have combined to create a once-in-a-generation opportunity for buyers.

September 9, 2009
Los Angeles Business Journal
The Pepperdine MBA program ranked third in Los Angeles County.

September 3, 2009
Crystal and Chip Reibel said they applied what they learned at Pepperdine’s entrepreneurial program to create a business: Beyond the Olive.

August 17, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Professor Dennis Torres sees extended family members increasingly dwelling under the same roof.

August 16, 2009
The New York Times
The New York Times featured results from the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project’s report on private lending and investment.

August 4, 2009
Professor Dennis Torres said low interest rates, home prices, and government incentives make this the ideal time to purchase a primary home—as long as the buyer has a stable job and intends to stay put for a while.

July 30, 2009
Wall Street Journal
The first report in the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project reveals that venture capital firms are still optimistic about fund-raising.

July 29, 2009
Investment Dealers’ Digest
Pepperdine private capital survey shows that almost 50-percent of the PE funds polled have less than three years remaining on their investment time horizon.

July 13, 2009
Los Angeles Business Journal
In an op-ed, labor economist David Smith argues that blossoming business sectors such as green energy are the answer to unemployment, not federal dollars.

July 10, 2009
Ventura County Star
Finance professor Augus Harjoto offers perspective on bank profitability in light of legal against Banco BuenaVentura.

June 18, 2009
FEMBA student Crystal Reibel starts her own business after being laid off and Professor Larry Cox comments on cutting-edge changes to entrepreneurship curriculum.

June 2, 2009
Wall Street Journal
Larry Cox finds trade-off when moving brick-n-mortar small businesses online.

May 27, 2009
Realtor Magazine
In an op-ed, Dennis Torres warns of crippling inflation in the future real estate market.

May 18, 2009
Los Angeles Times
Pepperdine’s entrepreneur program will focus on creativity.

May 8, 2009
Ventura County Star
Finance professor Len Rushfield urges moving past bank stress tests.

May 8, 2009
E2B project advances Shelly Automotive and Dave McMahon warns against being reactive in this economy.

May 1, 2009
Jamaica Gleaner
Pepperdine MBAs learn to “do business” in Jamaica.

April 29, 2009
La Opinion
Finance professor Len Rushfield finds the stimulus plan’s effectiveness is too soon to measure.

April 20, 2009
New York Times
Labor economist David Smith finds that Screen Actors Guild gains little with new contract.

April 7, 2009
Professor Ed Rockey was interviewed about the stress seminar he will present to cancer survivors at The Wellness Community in Westlake Village.

April 3, 2009
BizDean Talk
In an op-ed, Dean Livingstone looks at putting the heart back into business.

March 9, 2009
Los Angeles Business Journal
In an op-ed, David Smith warns of an economic cost to the Employee Free Choice Act.

March 4, 2009
Black Enterprise Magazine
Finance professor Ed Fredericks encourages consumers save to help the economy.

March 2, 2009
Ventura County Star
Finance professor Augus Harjoto explains peer-to-peer lending

February 25, 2009
Dean Livingstone profiled among a showcase of women b-school deans.

February 20, 2009
Linnea McCord finds civil action fast route for government in Stanford fraud case

February 17, 2009
QS Top Exec Ed
Ron Ford, Associate Dean of Executive Programs, encourages companies to invest in talent through education in a tough economy.

February 15, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Pepperdine professor and real estate operations director Dennis Torres sees benefit in families renting in a tough economy.

February 7, 2009
New York Times
David Smith addresses the prospect of merging rival actors unions.

February 5, 2009
Ventura County Star
Finance professor Len Rushfield does not believe TARP encourages lending.

February 4, 2009
Investors Business Daily
Gwen Whitfield predicts more U.S. exporters to bring manufacturing back stateside in a recession.

February 4, 2009
Ventura County Star
Marketing professor John Nolan finds Denny’s Super Bowl free meal campaign was a smart move.

January 28, 2009
Ventura County Star
Dennis Torres predicts additional slump in housing before market stabilizes.

January 25, 2009
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Dennis Torres foresees home values gains beginning around 2015

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