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Our Research

Graziadio Business School Applied Research

Center for Applied Research

At the Pepperdine Graziadio School, our research is mission-aligned and market-focused. In our commitment to delivering a relevant, practice-ready education, we engage our academic community in the pursuit of insights that deepen our understanding of contemporary business and grow ideas for sustainable, ethics-driven successes.

Private Capital Markets Project 

Private Capital Markets project at Pepperdine Graziadio

What is the true cost of capital?

Led by Associate Professor of Finance John Paglia and guided by lead researcher Craig R. Everett, PhD, the Private Capital Research project advances better understanding of the true cost of private capital across market types and the investment expectations of privately-held business owners.

Values-Centered Research

Values-Centered Research at Pepperdine Graziadio

An Academic Expression of Our Values

Corporate social performance, leadership ethics, and sustainability are just a few of the areas to which our faculty dedicates time, experience, and scholarship. Fully aligned with the Pepperdine University mission and the hallmark values of the Graziadio School, this research produces actionable results that serve to enrich the educational experience of our community and promote better business practices.