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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:13:21 +0000Word-of-mouth testimonials from consumers in cohesive communities drive online sales higher, Wharton research shows.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:33:48 +0000Hopes have receded for a steady recovery of South Africa’s fragile economy with the downgrade earlier this month of the country’s credit rating to junk status.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:06:57 +0000Nearly everyone has unconscious biases when interacting, notes a new book. But learning how to shift filters can boost effectiveness in dealing with others.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:35:48 +0000Even middle-class Americans are now tapping payday lenders because they cannot make ends meet. A new book explains why.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:28:48 +0000This week’s referendum in Turkey has implications not only for how the country will be governed, but also for its economy, its efforts to join the European Union and its future role in the Middle East.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:23:52 +0000Forget growth at any cost. Small changes to lift comparable-store performance could work magic to boost profitability in retail, a new study finds.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:11:13 +0000United’s forcible eviction of a passenger brings into focus the deeper, underlying problems that airlines face.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:34:55 +0000There is wide agreement that U.S. tax codes need modernizing. A collection of articles by top tax experts offers a starting point for thinking about reforms.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:37:38 +0000Companies with non-contractual business models have a tough time predicting future customer activity, and subsequently using it as a measure of firm value. New Wharton research aims to determine what data can help.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:02:12 +0000Millennials are poised to take over the C-suite from baby boomers. But what kind of leaders will they be? A new report debunks some stereotypes.
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:26:42 +0000New Wharton research takes a closer look at the role of emotion in male-dominated organizations, finding that the most fulfilling workplaces are both compassionate and convivial.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:50:41 +0000Bullying is on the rise in the workplace, affecting productivity and morale. There are constructive ways to deal with it, according to a new book.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 20:48:07 +0000The much-awaited meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping got off to a warm start last week -- although several tough questions remain unanswered.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 20:37:53 +0000A recent spate of Chapter 11 filings shows that chain retailers have too many stores and don’t understand their customers, while online channels are growing, say experts.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:40:01 +0000An overlooked health crisis among working-class, middle-age whites in the U.S. has led to a sharp spike in mortality rates not seen in other groups or other rich countries. Why?
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:30:36 +0000The power of networking should not be underestimated, whether it is to find a better job or counter Russian hackers, says Anne-Marie Slaughter in her new book.
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:32:35 +0000Company news affects how its stock reacts. But market reaction also influences corporate decision-making, Wharton research finds.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:59:04 +0000With many baby-boomers closing in on the age at which they are required to take disbursements from their retirement accounts, more financial education is needed, says Wharton’s Olivia Mitchell.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:13:29 +0000President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that unwinds the environmental policies of his predecessor – but some experts say the move was more flash than substance.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:31:29 +0000The growing conflict surrounding what internet service providers can do with customer data could take years to resolve.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:24:44 +0000Now that the GOP is in charge of Congress and the White House, the future of financial regulation -- particularly, the Dodd-Frank Act -- is unclear.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:47:01 +0000Sarah Hurwitz, former speechwriter for Michelle Obama, shares stories from her years in the White House and offers tips for how we all can become stronger storytellers.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:29:58 +0000Financial literacy is important for everyone, but especially for women because they earn less and live longer, experts say.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:52:40 +0000Would a traffic tax solve congestion problems in cities? Not necessarily, according to recent Wharton research.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:43:04 +0000The FBI has arrested a man who is accused of sending investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy, a threatening tweet along with a strobe light which triggered a seizure.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:44:37 +0000The Trump's administration's plan to restrict travel from six majority Muslim countries has once again been stalled by the court system -- where will it go from here?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:24:17 +0000Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court confirmation should be postponed until the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election is completed, say experts.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:49:05 +0000Former CNN White House Correspondent Frank Sesno discusses his new book, which covers the role of the media and how questions can illuminate the truth.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:39:24 +0000During a recent event organized by the Authors@Wharton speakers series, five new authors shared insights from their recent business books.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:15:46 +0000Europe is in a state of flux, clouded by uncertainties over elections, the Brexit process and lukewarm U.S. ties with Germany, say experts.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:33:22 +0000New Wharton research looks at how thousands of NASA employees with vastly different roles were able to rally around the common goal of a lunar landing in the 1960s.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:20:47 +0000China has made big gains in health care -- 95% of its population now has catastrophic coverage. But it faces big environmental and demographic challenges.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:22:18 +0000In just 30 years, China is nearly the world’s largest economy. A new Wharton book looks at how they did it -- through the eyes of the nation's top CEOs.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:27:05 +0000Lack of access to clean drinking water is linked to 80% of global illness. Philip Wilson is tackling the issue with his company, Ecofiltro.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:17:40 +0000James Dinan, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner, discusses his organizations newest strategies to engage stadium-goers in the digital age.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:32:11 +0000Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller and Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel discuss possible solutions to the growing problem of income inequality.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:15:23 +0000New research from Wharton senior fellow Shawndra Hill looks at how “second screening” impacts consumers' responses to TV ads.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:19:53 +0000Neurosurgeon Teddy Totimeh, a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, seeks to build a private acute care center in Ghana to improve his country’s state of critical care.
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 21:10:48 +0000The bill Republicans have introduced to replace the Affordable Care Act will likely erode coverage and not lower costs, experts say.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:01:33 +0000Ex-Citi executive Sallie Krawcheck talks about how women can compete at work on their own terms in her new book.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:56:35 +0000Research shows that there are certain kinds of people who can forecast correctly most of the time. What traits do they share?
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:09:51 +0000The decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs has the potential to impact many seemingly unrelated aspects of society and everyday life, experts say.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 21:57:36 +0000Business leaders could get more from their teams with empowerment and trust-building, notes author Christopher I. Maxwell in his new book.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 20:26:50 +0000Recent Wharton research examines whether companies should be allowed to profit from past decisions that have proven to be detrimental.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:36:31 +0000The best option for Uber may be to settle Google’s charges of data theft, given what's at stake in the race for driverless technology, say experts.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:56:11 +0000Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka talks about artificial intelligence, "Zero Distance" to the customer and keeping innovation alive.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:32:47 +0000Experts discuss the plans President Trump outlined for the country during his first address to a joint session of Congress.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:57:48 +0000Kenya has a housing shortfall of some 200,000 units a year. Okomboli Ong’ong’a, an Eisenhower fellow, is creating a business model to help plug the gap.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:26:16 +0000In an industry dogfight, businesses should act more like cats and forge their own path for long-term growth, according to a new book.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:47:53 +0000New Wharton research suggests a new way to hold states more accountable for taking on excessive debt while avoiding bankruptcy.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:44:39 +0000Food halls, craft beers and farm-to-table cuisine are among newest food trends. A new book examines how technology is helping restaurateurs keep up while staying profitable.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:02:49 +0000Former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt’s confirmation as the new head of the U.S. EPA has revived concerns over how he may steer environmental regulation in the wrong direction.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:56:28 +0000The border adjustment tax proposed by Republicans would have “significant” impacts throughout the economy, according to two Penn experts.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:59 +0000According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, Federal Housing Administration mortgage delinquencies spiked in the fourth quarter for the first time since 2006. How will this impact FHA loans and the U.S. housing market?
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:55:41 +0000The American Enterprise Institute’s Edward Conard challenges conventional wisdom about factors that dampen U.S. economic growth.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:18:56 +0000Leading Ladies' Network, founded by Eisenhower Fellow Yawa Hansen-Quao, aims to raise a new generation of female African leaders.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:52:43 +0000Experts worry that the Republican health care proposals set forth in a recent policy brief could hurt younger people with lower incomes, among others.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:19:25 +0000The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is a noted critic of net neutrality regulations -- but there may be fewer changes coming than you think.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:04:36 +0000Today's business leaders so often are driven by metrics, yet creative ideas often lack realistic measures. So how can executives keep creativity alive?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:52:02 +0000Organic food has become more popular among consumers, and it's now easier to find in many grocery stores. But that's not good news for Whole Foods, which once had a corner on the market.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:28:33 +0000Retaining the Federal Reserve’s autonomy is a top concern as President Trump’s appointments could occupy key roles, say experts.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:04:20 +0000New Wharton research finds that abundantly happy people are perceived as innocent and unsophisticated, which makes them more vulnerable to deception.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:40:52 +0000Physicians must heed warning signals of burnout, and be more compassionate to be effective, says Ronald Epstein in a new book on mindfulness.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:30:18 +0000First Book has adopted a novel business model that is key to the nonprofit's success in distributing books and other items to kids in need.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:56:02 +0000Why does corporate America use silly buzzwords like ‘low-hanging fruit’? Author James Sudakow explains.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:07:51 +0000While President Trump appears to have softened some of his contentious stances on trade and currency levels regarding China and Japan, plenty of policy uncertainty remains.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:38:48 +0000Many people are averse to using algorithms when making decisions, preferring to rely on their instincts. New Wharton research says a simple adjustment can help them feel differently.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:01:39 +0000The Trump administration’s review of the fiduciary rule for financial advisors brings uncertainty to retirement planning, but investors could still protect themselves, says Wharton’s Kent Smetters.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:03:16 +0000Imposing taxes on products that have negative effects on health can theoretically lower consumption. But do these policies help consumers to make better choices?
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:06:24 +0000Some tweaks to the Dodd-Frank Act are in order, but Trump’s proposed changes will leave the financial system far more vulnerable, say experts.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:42:44 +0000Companies ranging from Budweiser to Airbnb took a political stand during this year’s Super Bowl through television ads. Will they alienate stakeholders?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:39:35 +0000When companies impose tidiness rules, employees will hate the space, hate the company, hate everything, says author Tim Harford.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:45:44 +0000A new book by Wharton professors Howard Kunreuther and Robert Meyer offers an innovative solution for addressing the biases that prevent people and groups from adequately preparing for disasters.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:37:37 +0000Wharton research shows that sensational tweets have staying power, aiding Donald Trump’s ascent during the Republican primary debates.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:46:35 +0000Regulations don't always evolve as quickly as technological change -- at least that's the perception. So what should policy makers and regulators do?
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 18:56:02 +0000With Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch being compared to Antonin Scalia, it’s a good time to revisit Scalia’s legacy.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:22:05 +0000President Donald Trump has promised corporations he will cut regulations by 75%. What will this mean for business and the environment?
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:56:10 +0000Though temporary, the Trump administration's immigration ban could undermine the long-term reputation of the U.S. as a reliable place to do business.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:17:05 +0000Experts say that President Trump’s move to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) paves the way for China to forge its own deals with other countries and dominate the world’s major trading regions and routes.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:43:34 +0000Experts from Wharton and elsewhere discuss the implications of Donald Trump's recent move.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 19:47:52 +0000New Wharton research reveals some surprising data about how consumers react to specific language used in recommendations and reviews, and why that language could lead some astray.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:30:37 +0000President Donald Trump last week rattled many European leaders when he described the 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization as “obsolete.” What’s ahead for U.S.-Europe relations?
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:16:27 +0000Two Penn experts discuss the latest economic developments in China and Chinese officials' reactions to what is happening in Washington.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:48:49 +0000Virtual reality, robotics and AI will spark a new appreciation for uniquely human traits like collaboration and emotional intelligence in organizations.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:59:57 +0000President Trump has signed an executive order to begin dismantling parts of Obamacare. Is it possible to keep some aspects of the health care plan but not others?
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:08:55 +0000Wharton research shows that spillover anger -- not sadness or another emotion -- leads to deception.
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.