January 31, 2013

Wharton’s Contributions to the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos

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world economic forumAt this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland (January 23-27, 2013), Wharton faculty members shared innovative ideas on confronting global challenges.  Below are highlights from the event, including videos, an in-depth report, and media coverage:

  • Wharton Professor of Operations and Information Management Howard Kunreuther spoke with Daniel Kahneman, author of the book Thinking, Fast and Slow:

  • Wharton Professor of Management Michael Useem and Professor of Operations and Information Management Howard Kunreuther took part in a panel session on improving decision-making and evaluation processes:

  • Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center contributed to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report, which was developed from a survey of over 1,000 experts and industry leaders. Download a copy of the report (PDF) here.
  • In a blog post, Karen Campbell, Research Fellow at Wharton’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, explains how entrepreneurship can inform risk management strategies.
  • Wharton’s contributions at Davos also garnered significant media coverage:
    • Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/4/13:  Featuring Wharton Professors Katherine Klein, Peter Cappelli, Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjann, and Michael Useem
    • Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/30/13: Featuring Wharton Professors of Management Katherine Klein and Peter Cappelli
    • Knowledge@Wharton, 1/30/13: Featuring Wharton Professor of Management Michael Useem
    • CCTV (China), 1/26/13: Video featuring Wharton Professor of Management Mauro Guillen
    • Weather Channel, 1/25/13:  Video featuring Wharton Professor of Operations and Information Management Howard Kunreuther
    • Bloomberg News, 1/23/13: Featuring Erwann Michel-Kerjan, managing director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
    • Bloomberg News, 1/23/13: Featuring Wharton Professor of Management Michael Useem
    • Fortune, 1/23/13: Global Risks 2013 report
    • USA Today, 1/23/13:  Featuring Wharton Professor of Management Peter Cappelli
    • Insurance & Technology, 1/16/13:  Featuring Erwann Michel-Kerjan, managing director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center
    • Institutional Investor, 1/8/13:  Featuring Wharton Professor of Operations and Information Management Howard Kunreuther
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