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The Graziadio Business Report Releases Third 2010 Issue Online
The third issue of the 2010 Graziadio Business Report, which publishes four times annually, has hit the Web and can be read, shared and commented on at http://gbr.pepperdine.edu.
As a scholarly online journal, the Graziadio Business Report (GBR) delivers relevant information and analysis for business, government, and non-profit managers. This edition touches on topics ranging from spirituality and servanthood in management, to an exploration of why only one percent of U.S. companies export to other countries.
The GBR Blog produces posts and videos from Graziadio School faculty and other thought leaders on how business managers can benefit from their research. Recent posts include an insight from Robert Hoyk into how easy it is to fall into unethical patterns of behaviors and a look at the misconceptions about real option valuation from Warren J. Hahn. Sign up for the GBR Blog RSS feed in a reader or by e-mail.
Highlights of this issue include video interviews with corporate development executive David M. Bowman, who talks about "Servanthood Leadership," and with Graziadio MBA alum and green technology entrepreneur Susanna Kass, who discusses sustainability in "Green Technology." Executive Vice Presidents and manager of City National Bank's specialty banking division also sat down for an interview about the future of financial management.
Mark Chun, editor-in-chief of the GBR, contributes an editorial titled, "Systems Thinking," in which he highlights what businesses need to do to stay afloat and even ahead of the curve.
Also in this issue, Graziadio business instructor Michael Rainey explores how the location of a negotiation can impact the outcome of that discussion; applied behavioral science instructor Charles P. Leo and practitioner faculty Jeffrey Schieberl co-authored "Economic Recovery Gaining Traction: Implications for the Human Resource Management Function;" adjunct professor of international business Robert A. Coscarello authored "The Spoiled American: Why Do Only One Percent of all U.S. Companies Export to Another Country?"; and Boston University professor Stephen A. Leybourne authored "Improvisation as a Way of Dealing with Ambiguity and Complexity."
The new issue also includes "Book Corner," in which various reviewers assess five new business books such as Be the Hero, by Noah Blumenthal, and The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder.
The Graziadio Business Report is a publication of the Graziadio School of Business and Management of Pepperdine University. For more information or to subscribe, visit the Web site or contact the GBR staff at email@example.com.