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  • Is It Time for Your ‘Careercation’?

    Knowledge@Wharton
    Knowledge@Wharton
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Burned out from the experience of starting and running two entrepreneurial ventures, David Niu set out on a journey to recharge.
  • And the Nobel Prize in Economics Goes to: Jean Tirole, the Giant Tamer

    Knowledge@Wharton » Topics » Finance
    Knowledge@Wharton
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    French economist Jean Tirole’s ideas will help curb the abuses of monopoly and oligopoly without stifling the benefits large firms can bring.
  • Palestinian Industrialist Munib al-Masri: Why Peace Is Possible

    Knowledge@Wharton » Topics » Leadership
    Knowledge@Wharton
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Munib al-Masri, the top industrialist in Palestine, accounts for a third of the Palestinian economy. Today, his mission is peace.
  • How Concerns about Status Affect New Product Adoption

    Knowledge@Wharton » Topics » Marketing
    Knowledge@Wharton
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    A new study finds that people of “middle status” are the most likely to adopt status-enhancing products.
  • Hospital Advertising: Good Business, or Time to Pull the Plug?

    Knowledge@Wharton » Health Economics
    Knowledge@Wharton
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    Free-commerce advocates say that hospitals should be able to advertise just like any other business, while others argue that the proliferation of health care advertising raises serious ethical issues that need to be addressed.
 
 
 
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  • Contempt, Crazy Hours and the Economics of Quitting Your Job

    Knowledge@Wharton
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    Many pundits believe that a rising “quit rate” will herald a more robust job market. But leaving a job voluntarily is about more than economics.
  • The Critical Steps to Integrating Work and Life

    Knowledge@Wharton
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    What do Michelle Obama, Bruce Springsteen and Sheryl Sandberg have in common? They have developed the skills to integrate their life and work successfully, according to Wharton's Stew Friedman.
  • Why Child Care Is the Economy’s ‘Invisible’ Driver

    Knowledge@Wharton
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Child care -- or the lack of affordable care options -- is a multi-layered economic issue that has wide-ranging repercussions for the U.S. and globally. But even as costs continue to go up, few concrete solutions are in sight.
  • Can a Robot Be Your Boss?

    Knowledge@Wharton
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Artificial intelligence and people analytics are allowing more and more of management tasks to become automated — but can they adapt to the all-too-human needs of employees?
  • A Bias for Bonuses: What It Means for Your Paycheck

    Knowledge@Wharton
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Firms are increasingly handing out performance-based bonuses instead of pay raises — and it’s an indicator that employers, not employees, hold all the cards in the job market.
 
 
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