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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 | 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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July 15, 2014 | In the News | FoxBusiness.com

Prof. Stephen Hoch on FoxBusiness.com

Prof. Emeritus of Marketing Stephen Hoch explains how consumer habits have changed since the Great Recession.

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July 14, 2014 | In the News | NBC's Today Show Online

Prof. Nancy Rothbard on NBC’s Today Show Online

Prof. of Management Nancy Rothbard comments on women being penalized for initiating negotiations due to gender role stereotypes.

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July 14, 2014 | Feature Stories | The Pennsylvania Gazette

The Accidental Oscar Nominee

MBA student Patrick Burns never saw the Oscars before being a nominee.

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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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NIIT Technologies’ Lalit Dhingra on Innovations in Air Travel

Led by IT and R&D, many changes are taking place in the air travel industry, says NIIT Technologies' Lalit Dhingra....

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It’s Not Just the Experts: Crowds Can Pick a Winner, Too

New Wharton research on the prowess of the crowd in selecting successful arts projects finds the first evidence that crowdfunding is just as adept as traditional funding models at picking a winner. ...

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It’s Worth What!? Pressure-Testing Companies with Sky-High Valuations

Sky-high valuations for start-ups have become commonplace. But are these companies really worth it? Entrepreneur Derek Lidow offers a four-step test to find out. ...

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India’s Union Budget Builds Slowly Toward Reform

The first budget of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration was expected to usher in a new era of reform -- but it was surprisingly devoid of sweeping changes. Has Modi’s government made a misstep or are these the first steps toward ...

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Can Companies Adapt to Changes in the IPO Environment?

Initial public offerings, once the Holy Grail for growing companies, are less popular as investors show more interest in alternate capital sources....

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