Wharton Stories: Faculty

“Organizations can achieve long-lasting competitive advantage by leveraging the way they manage people,” said Prof. John Paul MacDuffie, who teaches Managing the Enterprise.

What Wharton Prof. John Paul MacDuffie Wants Students to Know about Human Capital and Competitive Advantage

San Francisco students can catch up with Wharton Prof. Gad Allon by running with him along the bay during his 6:00am “moving office hours.”

From Strategy Class to Jogging Office Hours: Why this Operations Professor Enjoys Teaching EMBA Students

Wharton Prof. Adam Grant and Dean Erika James share five ways executives can rethink their assumptions about what it means to be a good business leader.

The Key to Becoming a Better Leader? Question Your Assumptions

“Students create an amazingly tight-knit community over two years. Orientation jumpstarts that process of getting to know classmates,” says Wharton Management Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow.

How Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow Helps Learning Teams Bond During Orientation

Erika H. James, former dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, succeeds Geoffrey Garrett today.

Introducing Wharton’s New Dean

Through two elective courses, an elaborate simulation, two books, and a Global Business Week in Finland and Sweden, Marketing Prof. Peter Fader offers EMBA students many opportunities to learn how customer centricity can drive profits.

What this Wharton Professor Wants Students to Know About Customer Centricity

As gender differences in negotiation strategies narrow, Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli advises women to rely on data to combat bias and persuasion to maintain strong business relationships.

Wharton Prof. Peter Cappelli on the Best Negotiations Strategies for Women Now

Prof. Kent Smetters, faculty director of Penn Wharton Budget Model and a popular professor, shares financial advice for EMBA students.

Why This Business Economics Professor Says Self Sponsorship in Wharton’s EMBA Program Is a Sound Investment

“It’s exciting to teach EMBA students because they immediately try to apply the tools I teach them when they go back to work.”

Prof. Nicolaj Siggelkow Emphasizes Practical Application of Classroom Knowledge

Though the keynotes and fireside chats were long-planned, speakers seized the moment and took on the timeliest issues and headlines in business, geopolitics, and economics. Here is a snapshot of some of the key takeaways and perspectives from the Forum.

4 Sessions From The Wharton Global Forum in Sydney You Need to Know About