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January 28, 2015 | Feature Stories

In Memoriam: E. Gerald Hurst

It is with great sadness that The Wharton School announces that emeritus faculty member Gerry Hurst passed away on January 15, 2015.

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January 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Four Finalists Compete for Rights to Commercialize University of Pennsylvania Nanotech in Third Annual “Y-Prize”

The University of Pennsylvania Y-Prize Competition has announced the four finalists who will battle for $5,000 and rights to commercialize their application of Penn nanotechnology at the third annual Y-Prize Grand Finale.

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January 22, 2015 | In the News | Fortune

Prof. Adam Cobb in Fortune

Prof. of Management Adam Cobb explains how dissent among employees can be good for a company.

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January 21, 2015 | In the News | MarketWatch

Prof. Susan Wachter in MarketWatch

Prof. of Real Estate Susan Wachter discusses why housing was not featured in President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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January 20, 2015 | In the News | Fortune

Prof. Mauro Guillen in Fortune

Prof. of Management Mauro Guillen writes an op-ed on the challenges that Europe faces in the future.

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January 20, 2015 | In the News | Nature

Erwann Michel-Kerjan in Nature

Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Managing Director of Wharton’s Risk Management Center, comments on the difficulty in tracking terrorism risk.

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January 20, 2015 | In the News | The New York Times

Prof. Kenneth Shropshire in the New York Times

Prof. of Legal Studies and Business Ethics Kenneth Shropshire comments on tactics used to increase diversity in the sports and business worlds.

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January 18, 2015 | In the News | Newsweek

Prof. Peter Cappelli in Newsweek

Prof. of Management Peter Cappelli is cited for research he co-authored that finds higher wages reduce disciplinary problems in the workplace.

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The Silver Lining in Bad Weather: Higher Productivity

The blizzard in the U.S. Northeast earlier this week didn't create as much disruption as feared. In fact, such bad weather could actually lift productivity, says one Wharton expert....

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The New Business Plan for Executives Who Want to Do Good

The Inter-American Development Bank's corporate social responsibility program is intended to generate goodwill and spur a concrete increase in a company's revenues....

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If Not 40 Hours, Then What? Defining the Modern Work Week

At the moment, there is no consensus about when to work, where to work or the number of hours one is expected to work....

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The U.S. in 2015: A Cautiously Optimistic Recovery

The black swans for the U.S. economy in 2015 are more likely to come from overseas than from within the country's borders. ...

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Next-generation IT: How to Get the Most Out of It

Cloud platforms, data analytics and mobility increasingly are helping CIOs to empower managers while lowering costs....

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To Buy or Not to Buy: How Increased TV Watching Impacts E-commerce

Does e-commerce decline on days when TV viewership surges, or do people multitask and shop while they watch? Research by Wharton’s Shawndra Hill provides some answers. ...

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Underfunded Pensions: Tackling an ‘Invisible’ Crisis

What can be done about this multi-trillion-dollar sword hanging over the American economy? ...


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