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Center for Applied Research

In alignment with the greater mission of the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, the Center for Applied Research champions values-centered leadership and social responsibility in an effort to bridge the gap between business theory and business practice.

We support the Graziadio School's long-standing emphasis on education that has direct application and relevance for working professionals and their organizations. Through research initiatives and awards, we celebrate both insight and impact. 

Mission-Focused Work

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We foster research that makes an impact on the business community and the world at large. Our thought leaders uphold a University-wide mission to develop business success that is compatible with social responsibility.


Research Awards

The Graziadio School provides a number of academic research funding awards to support outstanding faculty who conduct relevant, values-centered research in alignment with our school's mission.

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Graziadio Business Review

Explore our peer-reviewed journal of business articles and news addressing better business practice, organizational dynamics, and growth. In step with our academic programs, GBR stays on the pulse of business with up-to-the-minute insights that are global in orientation and entrepreneurial in spirit.

Contact Us

Center for Applied Research

Mark W.S. Chun, PhD, Director

(310) 568-5553