This book gallery contains monograph publications by Pepperdine University faculty members or staff on the subject of business. Each entry contains a link through which the user may access or purchase the publication.
The Wisdom of Ants: 10 Commandments of Trust
Linnea Bernard McCord
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex… It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.
Beyond Inclusion: Worklife Interconnectedness, Energy, and Resilience in Organizations
Jeri-Elayne Goosby Smith and Josie Bell Lindsay
After infusing equity into organizational processes, conducting diversity training, and ensuring fair hiring practices, today's leaders have hit a brick wall. While they have diversified organizations, they realize that more needs to be done to make their organizations truly inclusive. Beyond Inclusion adopts a holistic and systems view of the organization and presents a robust model of how individuals and leaders experience inclusion in the workplace. Borrowing the African concept of Ubuntu, which assumes the connectedness and interdependence within a social system, the authors frame and make concrete the thoughts and actions that result in inclusive organizations. After presenting an actionable model of organizational inclusion based upon rigorous research with thousands of individual contributors and leaders in several countries including the U.S., the authors discuss concrete strategies and leadership actions that create, nurture, and sustain workplace inclusion. Leaders will learn specific behaviors that energize themselves and their employees, resulting in more inclusive teams, departments, and organizational cultures.
Effective Leadership in the Family Business
Craig E. Aronoff and Otis W. Baskin
Identifying and developing leaders in a family business can be more difficult than traditional business. Here Aronoff and Baskin discuss the different styles of leadership and what style might work with what family member including the Directing Leader, the Coaching Leader, the Counseling Leader and the Delegating Leader.
Strategic Thinking: Today’s Business Imperative
Irene M. Duhaime, J. L. Stimpert, and Julie A. Chesley
There are many strategy books available in the marketplace for today’s student or business professional; most of them view strategy from the 10,000 foot level, while Strategic Thinking looks at this important business topic through a different lens. Written from the perspective of a manager, this book builds on theories of managerial and organizational cognition that have had a powerful influence on many business fields over the last two decades. As other books on business policy and strategy cover a broad range of topics, models, frameworks, and theories, the unique feature of this book is that it covers all this, but also focuses on how managers of business firms understand their business environments, assess and marshal their firms’ resources, and strive for advantage in the competitive marketplace. It examines the economic, structural, and managerial explanations for firm performance.
Money Music 101: Essential Finance Skills for Musicians, Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs
This is not another finance book that promises you to get rich quick. Instead, it offers a systematic approach to learn some essential finance skills and to promote good money habits. The book is geared towards musicians and artists but it is also full of vital information for a typical young adult entering the work force or about to head for college. If you are considering a career as a self-employed creative entrepreneur or in case you just wish to brush up on your basic financial literacy skills, you will find extremely good value in this book. The author is an investment advisor and a former musician. He can relate to the world of finance from an artist’s perspective and is therefore uniquely qualified to teach personal finance in a way that makes sense to someone who has little or no experience with money matters. The book is full of fun and thought-provoking examples showing you how to keep your financial house in order. Ultimately, you will learn the financial strategies that will set you apart from those who live from paycheck to paycheck.
Management Reset: Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness
Edward E. Lawler, Christopher G. Worley, and David Creelman
Provocative new management principles and practices that create effective organizations for shareholders and societyManagement experts Lawler and Worley have developed a set of management principles that enable organizations to be both successful and responsible. Existing command & control and high-involvement management styles depend too much on stable conditions and focus too narrowly on economic outcomes. They convincingly argue that we need to "reset" our approach to management to one that fits today's demanding business environment. Starting with a change in how success is measured and a more realistic view of risk, Lawler and Worley take us through how strategy, governance, organization structure and talent should be managed. The result is an organization that can reliable produce financial, social, and ecological results.Includes illustrative lessons from Microsoft, Cisco, Netflix, DaVita, Starbucks, Nokia, and the U.S. Secret ServiceOffers clear prescripti
The Corporate University Handbook: Designing, Managing, and Growing a Successful Program
Motorola. Sun Microsystems. Charles Schwab. Toyota. These global business leaders have bred excellence through innovative executive and management development organizations that go well beyond traditional job training. Known as corporate universities, these entities are essentially strategic partners of their sponsoring companies. Often working in conjunction with traditional educational institutions, they boast cream-of-the-crop faculty from the academic and business communities. Once the province of only the largest corporations, corporate universities are fast becoming the standard at smaller companies as well. This comprehensive handbook is a valuable resource for companies of all sizes who are considering (or already developing) enhanced professional learning programs. Featuring contributions from experts at ten different corporate universities, academic institutions, and consulting firms, the book addresses the three major components of corporate university success: organization, content, and processes. From structural and financial models to the role of technology, from curriculum development to evaluation approaches and measuring ROI, here is a wealth of information on this major development in professional education.