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July 25, 2014 | Feature Stories

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA Students Bond During Orientation Week

Ammi Tan describes her Executive MBA orientation experiences, including building mechanical arms with fellow students.

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July 21, 2014 | Press Releases

Will Video Kill the Classroom Star?

New research by Christian Terwiesch, Andrew M. Heller Professor and Co-director of the Mack Institute, and Karl Ulrich, CIBC Endowed Professor and Vice Dean of Innovation at the Wharton School, examines the emergence of the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) and its impact on business schools.

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July 17, 2014 | In the News | The Street

Prof. Jack Guttentag in The Street

Prof. Emeritus of Finance Jack Guttentag explains how a reverse mortgage can provide a monthly income before turning to social security.

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July 17, 2014 | In the News | NPR

Profs. Ethan Mollick and Deborah Small on NPR

Asst. Prof. of Management Ethan Mollick and Assoc. Prof. of Marketing Deborah Small comment on what motivates people to support peculiar crowdfunding campaigns.

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July 17, 2014 | In the News | The New York Times

Prof. David Zaring in the New York Times

Assoc. Prof. of Legal Studies and Business Ethics David Zaring examines how world bank regulators’ plan to supervise global banks.

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July 16, 2014 | In the News | Bloomberg Businessweek

Profs. Karl Ulrich and Christian Terwiesch in Bloomberg Businessweek

Profs. of Operations and Information Management Karl Ulrich and Christian Terwiesch are highlighted for their report on the impact of MOOCs on business schools.

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July 16, 2014 | In the News | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Peter Cappelli in the Wall Street Journal

Prof. of Management Peter Cappelli discusses why employers’ expectations for new hires have shifted since the 1980s.

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A New Approach to Fighting Child Malnutrition in India

Indian Impact, a new non-profit, is trying to address the problem of child malnutrition in India by providing a platform for easy involvement, while also creating long-term impact. ...

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MasterCard’s Ajay Banga: Why ‘Yes, If’ Is More Powerful Than Saying No

Speaking at the Wharton Leadership Conference, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga talked about the company’s competitive strategy, including its aim to move more of the world’s purchases from cash to digital....

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Are Some Emerging Markets Setting Themselves Up for a Fall?

Emerging markets are “lining themselves up for more problems,” says former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson in this second half of a two-part interview. He also weighs the different approaches bank regulators take in the U.S. versus Europe....

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How Two Court Rulings Will Test Obamacare

Conflicting U.S. appeals court rulings could curb participation in Affordable Care Act programs for up to two years by adding high levels of uncertainty, says Wharton's Scott Harrington....

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Nadella’s Challenge Is to ‘Reinvent Productivity’ — and Microsoft

As it tries to refocus on productivity and building strong beachheads in mobile and the cloud, Microsoft is at a critical fork in the road that could have implications for the entire tech industry, Wharton experts say....

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Will Consumers Be Sold on an eBay-Sotheby’s Collaboration?

For a second time, Sotheby’s -- the prestigious auction house -- is forming an alliance with eBay to make its fine art, antiques and other high-end goods accessible to the public. Will consumers buy the idea?...

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Myanmar: Has the ‘Frontier’ Economy’s Time Finally Arrived?

Japanese businesses have begun investing heavily in Myanmar, but with some degree of caution as the fledgling democracy tries its hand at economic reforms. ...

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