Australian School of Business and the Wharton School to Launch Knowledge@Australian School of Business

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Sydney, Australia, August 10, 2009 — The Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales is partnering with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to launch a new web-based business journal in early 2010.

The site, to be called Knowledge@Australian School of Business, will analyse breaking business news, economic trends, business research and government policy in Australia and Asia. Text-based articles, video interviews and audio podcasts will be among the features used to make information both relevant and accessible to a general business audience.

Knowledge@Australian School of Business will be part of the award-winning Knowledge@Wharton Network, an online portal for capturing and disseminating business knowledge that is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. The Network has a global audience of more than 1.3 million subscribers; Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Indian editions; and a soon-to-be launched Arabic edition.

“We are very excited to be partnering with The Wharton School and joining the Knowledge@Wharton Network,” stated Alec Cameron, Dean of the Australian School of Business. “High impact research and engagement with business and the community are central to the future success of the Australian School of Business. I believe this collaboration will increase the impact of our research by building deeper connections with business.” In addition, the site “will promote a new generation of thought leaders and increase the global visibility of our academics and their research,” Dean Cameron said. “It also has the potential to increase our engagement with alumni and business partners by providing highly credible educational content and life-long learning.”

“We are pleased to join the Australian School of Business in the launch of Knowledge@Australian School of Business,” said Wharton Dean Thomas S. Robertson. “The growth of the Knowledge@Wharton Network is of great importance to us in our ongoing efforts to share and disseminate new business knowledge and insights worldwide. We look forward to partnering with the Australian School of Business as we move forward with this exciting venture.”

Mukul Pandya, executive director and editor in chief of the Knowledge@Wharton network, noted that “with the addition of Knowledge@Australian School of Business, our Network now spans five continents, offering timely, insightful and free business knowledge to new audiences in Australia and Asia. We are glad to celebrate our tenth anniversary by entering into this promising new venture.”

About the Wharton School and Knowledge@Wharton
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The school has more than 4,700 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 12,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 85,000 graduates.

Knowledge@Wharton is a free biweekly online resource that captures knowledge generated at the Wharton School and beyond through such channels as research papers, conferences, speakers, books, and interviews with faculty and other business experts on current business topics. The Knowledge@Wharton network — which includes Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Indian editions — has more than 1.3 million subscribers worldwide.

About the Australian School of Business
The Australian School of Business is Australia’s leading business school and a centre of excellence for business education and research in the Asia Pacific region. The School’s purpose is to create and disseminate business knowledge for the benefit of individuals, organisations and society. The Australian School of Business develops business, research and community leaders with the capability to succeed globally.

The Australian School of Business resulted from the merger of two of Australia’s most prestigious business education institutions, the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and UNSW Faculty of Commerce and Economics. As one entity, the Australian School of Business harnesses the power and prestige of both institutions to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate business education programs, postgraduate research programs, and executive education.

The School has more than 5,000 undergraduate, 6,000 postgraduate coursework, 300 postgraduate research and more than 2,000 annual participants in AGSM Executive Programs.