Socially-conscious media platform SHFT.com and Ford Motor Co. honors “10 innovators changing our world” in a series of web shorts titled THE BIG SHFT. Pepperdine management professor Michael Crooke, one of those 10 innovators, shares his passion for companies that successfully embed ethical values into the DNA of the organization and vocation to instill the same principles in his students.
The former Patagonia CEO is founding director of SEER, the full-time MBA certificate program at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School that teaches socially, ethically and environmentally responsible business strategy.
“The BIG SHFT” series will be available on SHFT.com, the Huffington Post, AOL, and on U.S. Virgin Airlines in-flight entertainment.
Example: Recruiting and training for nurses tops $2.4 million per hospital annually
Findings from the 2012 Healthcare Talent Management Survey from Dr. Kevin Groves, Associate Professor of Theory and Management, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and principal of Talent Management Consulting, reveals that hospital management shows that the cost to hire new workers in management roles far exceeds the cost to retain existing staff.
The 2012 Healthcare Talent Management Survey found that hospitals that do not encourage staff and leadership development spend more time and money looking for and training new employees and executives. More specifically, Dr. Groves research shows most hospitals spend about $2.45 million a year more to replace nurses who have left and train those replacements. The cost equals about four times as much spent to seek and hire new executives when compared to hospitals which nurture leadership from among their staffs. Continue reading
The Certificate in Socially, Environmentally and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy has received a prestigious academic award whose past recipients include Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, Michigan’s Ross School of Business and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
The MBA certificate program at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management has been selected as a finalist of the Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula, earning one of three grand prizes awarded annually. The Page Prize honors outstanding efforts to expose business students to state-of-the-art environmental sustainability knowledge and recognizes SEER for the high caliber of its learning objectives and syllabi. Continue reading
Linda A. Livingstone, dean and professor of management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, has been elected vice chair-chair elect of the AACSB Board of Directors by the membership of AACSB International. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the premier accreditation body for institutions offering undergraduate, master’s and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.
“Having served as a member of AACSB’s Board since the 2009-2010 academic year and on its Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality, I am deeply honored to be selected by my peers to continue to contribute in this strategic leadership role,” said Dean Livingstone. “As a dean and in my role on the AACSB Board, I am committed to helping us all advance the highest standards for management education worldwide.” Continue reading
The Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project has released three new pieces of research.
Now available for download are findings from a January survey of 2,713 privately-held businesses. They include the latest quarterly access to capital and demand for capital indices for businesses in two categories: those with revenues less than $5 million and those with revenues between $5 -$100 million. Researchers Dr. John Paglia and Dr. Craig Everett also provide a 2013 small business economic forecast and examine the impact of the flu on these business owners. Continue reading