Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:21:06 +0000Copyright: © 2013 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:44:07 +0000Barack Obama led a committed and mostly scandal-free White House, but he could have forged consensus on key issues with more persuasive communication, say experts.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:00:08 +0000“Gut feel” plays a surprisingly important role in decision making by early-stage angel investors, according to new research by Wharton’s Laura Huang.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:39:24 +0000The refusal of leading fashion designers to craft outfits for Melania and Ivanka Trump is about taking a stance and bowing to a public outcry, say experts.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:03:37 +0000As the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland, a new report warns of the greatest challenges global leaders will face over the next decade.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:02 +0000Recent Wharton research suggests that redefining who is eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit in the U.S. may make it more effective.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:41:57 +0000The New York Times' Josh Katz discusses his compendium of colloquialisms and why people from various regions speak differently.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:14:14 +0000Customer reviews affect the business of online marketplaces in surprising ways, Wharton research finds.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:20:16 +0000Consumers spend 25% of their time on mobile devices, yet, advertisers spend just 12% of their dollars there. That's about to change.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:06:09 +0000Our transportation system underlies all of modern life, from moving us to our jobs to bringing yesterday's Amazon order to our door. But there is a mounting cost to this convenience.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:30:38 +0000Author David Hoffeld says science can help sales people sell in the way their customers’ brains are wired.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:17:18 +0000Experts from Wharton and Stanford discuss the impact that the impeachment of South Korean president Park Geun-hye will have on businesses there.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:46:41 +0000Can business executives -- such as those chosen for Trump's cabinet -- run government better, or are the differences too great?
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:15:01 +0000Experts discuss Canada's latest steps to combat global warming.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:22:50 +0000Wharton’s Benjamin Keys and Columbia’s Christopher Mayer offer a roadmap for the privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:43:49 +0000Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s Patrick Harker discuss what lies ahead as the Trump administration assumes office this month.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:47:30 +0000Repealing and replacing Obamacare is at the top of the Republican agenda, but doing so will be a complicated process, experts say.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 19:47:35 +0000Jay Clayton, Donald Trump's nominee to head the SEC, co-authored this 2015 opinion piece on why a collective response is needed to combat cyber threats.
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:25:42 +0000Drug ads increase the number of prescriptions for medications, Wharton research finds, but that doesn't necessarily translate into health benefits.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 17:00:55 +0000Companies that mix for-profit and philanthropic capital sources for positive social impact need leaders who can push in more than one direction, according to social entrepreneur Derek Handley.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:46:35 +0000Companies such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple and others have made big Hollywood studios, TV networks and other traditional media outlets rethink how they approach the idea of success.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:00:58 +0000Toymaker Lego is expanding its business into online video gaming, in addition to its other non-brick diversifications.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016 19:19:38 +0000That CD you bought on Amazon may look and sound exactly like the real thing. But thanks to a growing number of counterfeiters, there’s a fair chance your disc could be a fake.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:12:54 +0000Kat Taylor, co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, discusses how the triple bottom line company enhances economic sustainability in low-income communities
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:15:04 +0000Many professionals plug away for years with only moderate career success. A lack of emotional intelligence may be stifling advancement.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:02:23 +0000The private sector will likely need to fill any gaps in federal funding for research in areas such as climate change and earth science, experts say.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:06:21 +0000Recent Wharton research examines a new approach to assigning patients to doctors in the ER.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 19:29:44 +0000Both domestically and internationally, Donald Trump’s looming interlocking business and presidential interests are more substantial than any other U.S. president in history.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:32:13 +0000A recent Wharton report examines what can be done to improve coverage and minimize risks.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 18:09:09 +0000In 'Moneyball' author Michael Lewis showed how data analytics up-ended professional baseball. His new book reveals where the concepts originated.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 20:54:01 +0000Pixar went from a scrappy startup to a proven leader in the entertainment industry. In a new book, former CFO Lawrence Levy recounts building the company and taking it public.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:30:43 +0000The move by Portland, Ore., to tax companies for “outrageous CEO pay” comes with the best of intentions but could become counterproductive, say experts.
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.