Wharton Stories: Management

Andrea Contigiani, GrW’19, does research on experimentation in early-stage ventures. Knowledge@Wharton sat down with him to talk about what implications his research has on the “lean startup” methods.

Wharton PhD Candidate Explores the Downside of the Lean Startup

Management professor Mary-Hunter McDonnell examines corporate strategies and responses to increased public scrutiny.

How Companies Engage with Social Activism

Prof. Michael Platt and the new Wharton Neuroscience Initiative are exploring evolutionary brain science and using high-tech tools to unlock the secrets of human psychology — and marketing.

Why This Professor Believes Neuroscience Is the Future of Business

Prof. Nancy Rothbard and doctoral candidate Julianna Pillemer discuss their research collaboration on potential conflicts between workplace friendships and organizational goals.

Managing the Dark Side of Workplace Friendships

Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed talks about the conversation that led him to become a business professor and how he brings both research and rap into the classroom.

Prof. Samir Nurmohamed on Teaching at Wharton and the Best Advice He Received During His Education

How Assistant Professor of Management Samir Nurmohamed’s research on motivation and storytelling applies to everything from insect-based foods to motivating call center workers to teaching Wharton students.

Lessons From Prof. Samir Nurmohamed’s Research on Motivation, Underdogs, and Storytelling

Assistant Professor of Management Stephanie Creary brings her research on diversity and inclusion into her MBA and undergraduate classes.

How Prof. Stephanie Creary Works Towards Inclusion in Research, Teaching, and Wharton Culture

“As an academic, you’re an entrepreneur of ideas. I’m constantly developing new ideas, putting them out there, and seeing how the market reacts. Do I get people interested? Do I affect people’s lives?”

Prof. Nancy Rothbard on the Interactions of Work and Life and Her New Role as Management Chair

“Because Wharton is very welcome to the idea of students taking courses and collaborating with professors outside of their core department, I have been able to make great relationships with professors and students across both of those disciplines.”

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Attracted This CDC Researcher to Wharton’s PhD Program

“I realized how fascinating the job of a researcher is. I was 21 then — I changed most of my plans and invested the following years to get into a PhD program, and I am more convinced every day that was the right thing to do.”

Why This PhD Candidate Changed His Plans from Consulting to Academic Research