Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:45:11 +0000Copyright: © 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:45:11 +0000President-elect Donald Trump recently has given conflicting signals on how he will deal with China on trade, security and diplomacy.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:59:13 +0000What’s making Americans so anxious? Author Ruth Whippman says it’s the notion that happiness must be pursued above all else.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:56:56 +0000In a recent book, management consultant Dan Roam explains why doodles and drawings are the among the best ways to convey information.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:54:37 +0000New research from Wharton’s Barbara Kahn finds that the way products are displayed affects a shopper’s perception of choice – and, in turn, can impact what and how much they buy.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:15:13 +0000In the wake of rising right-wing populism in Europe, Italians voted against big government and reforms. The fallout could ripple across the continent.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:47:26 +0000Half of all jobs could be lost in the next 25 years due to technology and globalization, according to WorkingNation.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:40:41 +0000In response to a class-action lawsuit resulting from its fraudulent accounts scandal, Wells Fargo has petitioned a Federal District Court to force the bank's customers into arbitration.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:11:52 +0000As the Trump Administration prepares to alter regulation of the financial sector, some big threats loom, experts say.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:24:49 +0000Space exploration is a complex, highly technical and increasingly expensive endeavor. What’s enabling more private firms to jump into the fray?
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:05:58 +0000Physicians are learning to create deeper relationships with patients to improve health outcomes, says Cleveland Clinic neurologist Adrienne Boissy.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:33:11 +0000The key to successful digital transformation of companies in the long run is the self-transformation of the business leader.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:15:17 +0000Implementing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan initially means higher costs, but ultimately it lowers wholesale electricity prices, according to new Wharton research.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:09:47 +0000Anxious Americans are voting with their checkbooks as they fear the effect that the incoming Trump administration will have on their favorite causes.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:34:57 +0000Why do some groups struggle more at becoming small business owners? In most cases, it's a lack of mentoring, not money.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:01:39 +0000Recent Wharton research looks at how lower interest rates impacted homeowners -- with some surprising results.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:08:51 +0000The holiday season has become synonymous with major sales -- but retailers could be taking a savvier approach.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:08:57 +0000Google, Facebook and Twitter have vowed to fight fake news, hate speech and abuse amid a backlash over how such content may have influenced the U.S. presidential election.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:30:15 +0000Middle America came out for Donald Trump. Why? They played by the rules and yet were left behind economically.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:29:04 +0000Despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, the U.S. must avoid positions that could trigger trade wars with China or upset the military balance in Asia, say experts.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:31:56 +0000President-elect Trump’s bark will likely prove worse than his bite, says a Penn ethicist, who expects reality to taper his more extreme positions.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 21:37:00 +0000Frank Ahrens was a reporter for The Washington Post before joining Hyundai as head of communications and experiencing culture shock upon moving to Seoul.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:00:17 +0000Donald Trump’s plans to invest in infrastructure could stimulate the U.S. economy and create jobs, but tax cuts could smother long-term growth, says Wharton’s Kent Smetters.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:27:56 +0000Penn's Kermit Roosevelt and Georgetown's Nan Hunter discuss the future of the Supreme Court.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:16:11 +0000Many LGBT individuals and other minorities in the U.S. have expressed concern about what a Trump administration, along with a conservative congress, will mean for their rights in the workplace and elsewhere. Penn law professor Tobias Barrington Wolff discusses what's at stake.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:24:43 +0000Donald Trump will have to recalibrate his positions on trade deals, China and globalization as he transitions from campaigning to governing, says Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett.
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:50:08 +0000The Trump brand once stood for luxury but it’s now about populism. How will Trump recast his brand's image?
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:00:08 +0000Becoming a one-stop shop seems logical because firms can keep all of a client’s business. But it actually erodes value, Wharton research shows.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 21:12:58 +0000Consult with Parliament before acting on Brexit, a court tells British Prime Minister Theresa May. Experts delve into the implications.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:17:19 +0000The U.S. stock market rebounded a day after the election -- a quick reversal that erased an overnight 800-point plunge in the Dow futures after a surprise Donald Trump win.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 17:20:15 +0000Donald Trump’s stunning victory begs the question: Where does the country go from here?
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 20:20:23 +0000Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executive Raj SivaKumar to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics for travel agencies and the hotel industry.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:42:05 +0000The U.S. recognizes how important college is -- for individuals and for society. Yet, by failing to provide a sustainable way to pay for it, we have painted ourselves into a corner.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:15:28 +0000Research by Wharton’s Gideon Nave takes a closer look at how hormones impact our choices.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 20:52:48 +0000NFL ratings are down for good reasons. They could bounce back -- perhaps using new distribution mediums, say experts.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:04:37 +0000Twitter is experiencing increasing popularity among users and financial woes at the same time. What’s ahead for the social media platform?
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:29:20 +0000Capital markets clearly favor Hillary Clinton for President, experts say, while a Trump win would bring volatility.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:02:29 +0000Pride is a complicated emotion. It can propel human beings to dizzying heights or tear people apart. And for some business leaders, it can be corrosive.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:44:55 +0000Ad spending patterns in the current presidential election campaign at times seem to defy logic and conventional wisdom. Experts explain why.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:18:03 +0000Health care plans with narrow networks offer lower premiums—but they also can impede access to the right doctors among other compromises.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:42:31 +0000In certain periods of history, people sense that society is running at break-neck speed. We are in such a period now, says author Darrell West.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:15:53 +0000A new book by Elaine C. Kamarck of the Brookings Institution looks at how major failures by U.S. presidents come about -- and how some may be preventable.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:03:50 +0000Emotional agility is important to well-being and relationships, including those at work. But how can you achieve it? A top psychologist offers strategies.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:27:09 +0000Beneath the Facebook-PayPal partnership lies a cleverly crafted survival strategy, experts say.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:11:22 +0000The political leanings of partners affect how women associates are paid and promoted at law firms, new research shows.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:38:38 +0000Last week’s cyberattacks that crippled popular websites exposed huge security gaps. Now, consumers must push device manufacturers and lawmakers to act, say experts.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:47:01 +0000Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executive Raj SivaKumar to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics for business success in the airline industry.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:59:48 +0000In retail, the key to finding out what sells lies less in Big Data and more in consumers' heads, says retail psychologist Vanessa Patrick.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:36:49 +0000Israel has seen a huge economic transformation -- from a land of agriculture and refugees to a high-tech superstar. Can it help neighbors join the success?
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:34:01 +0000The national debt, Social Security and Medicare, and economic growth get the short shrift in the tax plans of both U.S. presidential candidates.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:07:15 +0000The best way to handle a crisis is to avoid it. To do that, companies must invest the time in building relationships with stakeholders.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:37:12 +0000There was another woman behind the throne in FDR’s White House besides Eleanor – his personal secretary Missy LeHand, writes biographer Kathryn Smith.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:14:11 +0000Penn psychology professor Angela Duckworth’s book on grit, passion and perseverance compels a rethink on how we identify and nurture skills.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:32:44 +0000The Penn Wharton Budget Model shows that Donald Trump’s tax plan is better for the economy in the short run but Hillary Clinton’s is best in the long run.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:25:50 +0000Japan and South Korea may offer lessons for China in shaping a national brand that gradually improves its reputation for quality, notes a Chinese expert.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:55:48 +0000Target is expanding with smaller stores in urban locations, while Amazon is planning to open convenience stores. Experts explain the potential impact of those moves.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:14:11 +0000Wharton research shows how umpires adjust their calls based on what information they think they know when a play is in motion.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:41:11 +0000James Buchanan is the worst U.S. president because his actions led to the Civil War, says author and journalist Robert Strauss.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:07:07 +0000Women pay off mortgages more reliably than men do, yet find the loans harder to get and often pay more for them. This study suggests why.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:54:40 +0000Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executive Mike Nemeth to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics in the insurance industry for business success.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:44:06 +0000Focusing on strategy alone -- or leadership alone -- misses the big opportunities. Two Wharton professors offer six steps to integrate the two.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 20:34:57 +0000Marketing maven Philip Kotler shares insights on how nation branding efforts can pay off in a conversation with Wharton’s David Reibstein.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:39:25 +0000With British Prime Minister Theresa May planning to get Brexit talks underway by next March, experts weigh in on ways to mitigate the costs to the U.K. and the European Union.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:10:15 +0000Does Aetna’s exit from Obamacare mean the program is failing? Not likely and other insurers seem satisfied, says a Wharton expert.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 13:53:06 +0000Rising sea levels and other climate change effects pose significant threats to the U.S. real estate market.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:59:50 +0000Channeling anger constructively can yield the passion to help you overcome obstacles, says former Human Rights Campaign head Joe Solmonese in his new book.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:38:09 +0000You may think politics has reached “peak spin” recently. But spin has adapted right through to the Twitter age after its birth a century ago.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:19:46 +0000Humor, when used appropriately, can enhance status and perception of one’s competence in the office, according to Wharton research.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:53:29 +0000Why are PPPs increasingly a favored model for solving societal problems? They combine expertise and help stakeholders with branding, legitimacy and access.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:46:50 +0000A proactive regulatory regime is critical in the run-up to 2021, when the auto industry expects to have a full-fledged launch of self-driving vehicles.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:01:52 +0000Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executives Raj SivaKumar and Mike Nemeth to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics for business success.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:19:25 +0000A new app, called Voter, promises to bring clarity to the task of choosing the best political candidate for you, based on the issues and your own beliefs.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:26:24 +0000The largest data breach in history -- affecting 500 million Yahoo accounts -- could trigger an industry-wide overhaul of user authentication procedures.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:09:00 +0000Insider trading by politically connected bankers spiked just before the massive bailouts of October 2008, research by Wharton professor Daniel Taylor shows.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:44:15 +0000Pets are more like people than you think. They suffer from emotional and mental issues too, says renowned vet Nicholas Dodman.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:00:12 +0000Wells Fargo chairman and CEO John Stumpf’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee raised new questions about banking culture and incentives, but offered little clarity on what went wrong.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 21:19:21 +0000In business and life, people take all sorts of risks. But they must be balanced with prudence. Aureus CEO Karen Firestone explains how.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:52:22 +0000New Wharton research examines how political and economic turmoil in a country can impact how microfinance organizations are funded.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:49:43 +0000Bullish long-term sector trends make Latin America, India and Africa attractive to PE firms, but they are cautiously eyeing investments due to current upheavals in certain areas.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:09:31 +0000Veteran VC firm Venrock has backed some of the most successful tech companies in Silicon Valley, including Intel and Apple. Here’s how it invests.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:03:56 +0000Venezuela is plagued by political instability and economic hardships made worse by cheap oil. The time is ripe for widespread reforms – but there are no quick and easy solutions.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:08:49 +0000Honeybees are facing both natural and manmade threats that are killing them by the millions. What is the impact on agriculture, commercial bee keepers and consumers?
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:26:41 +0000Do you have brilliant idea -- or a small task -- you keep putting off? Author Phyllis Korkki explains that you're not alone and what you can do about it.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 17:04:30 +0000Wells Fargo’s latest revelations on errant practices could reverberate across the financial services industry.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:38:16 +0000As corporations increasingly recognize the potential ravages of climate change, some are creating new business models. One company, DSM -- formerly Dutch State Mines -- has entirely abandoned coal mining for more environmentally friendly pursuits.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:21:23 +0000Private equity remains bullish about China and Southeast Asia as firms spot opportunities in the shift to consumer-driven markets due to a growing middle class.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:04:05 +0000The European Commission’s tax ruling on Ireland and Apple could unnerve investors and ultimately impact Ireland’s growth.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:17:35 +0000Water scarcity is a growing global problem and climate change is making it more challenging. Author Judith Schwartz offers some unexpected solutions.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:24:11 +0000Being aware of the gender lens – practicing gender capitalism -- can quash investment bias, create opportunities and boost returns, according to a Bank of America expert.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:29:31 +0000Chris Kutarna, co-author of 'Age of Discovery,' explains what we can learn from the time of Johannes Gutenberg, Nicolaus Copernicus and Michelangelo to navigate today's challenges.
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:13:34 +0000Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen allergy-treatment device, has raised outrage over out-sized price increases. Experts at Wharton and Penn Medicine explain the causes and the impact.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:28:01 +0000Most firms consider social media a must in today’s highly networked world. But new Wharton research shows it’s not simply being on social that matters – it’s how you use it.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:25:59 +0000Steve Klasko, president of Thomas Jefferson University and CEO of the Jefferson System, says the health care industry needs be transformed and millennial consumers will lead the way.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:33:28 +0000Unless eurozone leaders reverse economic policies – or take measures such as creating two or more separate euro currency zones -- the region faces more economic stagnation and widening political divisions, says Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:09:36 +0000Tech startup Zodiac was co-founded by Wharton professor Peter Fader and CEO Artem Mariychin to help companies find – and serve -- their most valuable customers.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:45:21 +0000McDonald’s is jumping on the health-conscious bandwagon by using antibiotic-free chicken, removing preservatives and artificial colors, among other changes. Will it revive stagnant sales growth?
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:15:30 +0000Behind the circus atmosphere of this year's election stand two competing sets of economic proposals that would have very different impacts.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 14:22:14 +0000Some of your favorite foods -- sushi, extra virgin olive oil, Kobe beef, Parmesan cheese -- may not be what you think they are. Larry Olmsted explains in his new book.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:16:39 +0000A new book by Andrea LaFountain, CEO of Mind Field Solutions, looks at the science of patient behavior to provide better health outcomes and cut health care costs.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:22:34 +0000Last Friday, China reported a slowing economy in July, raising new questions about the country’s policy directions and pace of growth.
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:58:59 +0000Opinions are sharply divided over the wisdom of Wal-Mart’s move to buy Jet.com in an effort to expand the retail giant’s online footprint.