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USD business school receives $100,000 grant

The University San Diego School of Business Administration has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Foundation for Enterprise Development for research on private employee-owned firms.

The first project will investigate how the composition and scope of employee ownership changes over a private firm’s evolution and the factors influencing those changes.

The second project looks at how private employee ownership firms can benefit from SEC Rule 144a in order to raise capital using private placements. The work on both projects will be completed over a 17-month period.

USD School of Business faculty member Shreesh Deshpande will lead a research team that also includes faculty members Helder Sebastiao (School of Business Administration) and Frank Partnoy (School of Law). The results of the research will include a database of privately held firms in San Diego, a published peer-reviewed journal article and illustrative case studies for use in classroom instruction.

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