Peter Cappelli, DPhil

Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

Research Interests:

Human-resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management


About Peter:

Recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 20 international thinkers, Peter has expertise in industrial relations and labor economics. Previously, he was a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. An international speaker and advisor, Peter recently led discussions on unemployment and workforce skills at the Davos Annual Meeting of the 2012 World Economic Forum.

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Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs

Check out Peter Cappelli’s book from Wharton Digital Press.

The Wharton Approach

Prof. Peter Cappelli talks about “The Wharton Approach”


Executive Education Programs Taught:

ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking Program

Academic Director


An educational partnership between Wharton and the American Bankers Association, this three-year program will arm you with the necessary leadership skill training to effectively recognize and handle high-level management issues.

Becoming a Leader of Leaders: Pathways for Success


Ensure your competence as a leader and examine the timeliness of your strategic vision. You will learn from the decision-making processes of great leaders and discuss challenges with a network of global peers.

CEO Academy®


Developed through a partnership between Wharton Executive Education and the CEO Academy®, this program provides CEOs with an unparalleled opportunity to connect with peers in a dynamic setting and enhance their leadership and strategic decision-making skills.

HR Management and Analytics: Unlock the Value of Human Capital — ONLINE


This two-month online certificate program delves into topics that will help you to become a more strategic HR partner by gaining a holistic understanding of how HR management and data analytics intersect.

Leadership and Management Certificate Program — ONLINE


This four-course online certificate program will help leaders across the organization reach new levels of success. Both individuals and larger teams can access cutting-edge management concepts from nine world-class Wharton faculty. With flexible start dates, each fully online course runs 4–6 weeks in duration.

Leading People in Organizations — Middle East


This program combines different educational approaches to provide an in-depth view of your current leadership strengths and challenges. Ample time with faculty assures that you will acquire and fine-tune new tools and approaches, and become part of a learning community of highly experienced executives that can continue throughout your career.

TMI/Wharton Associate Fellow Program in Talent Management

Academic Director


Strengthen negotiation and decision-making skills and become a strategic partner linking human resources and business strategy.

TMI/Wharton Global Fellow Program in Talent Management

Academic Director


Gain a deeper understanding of the organizational challenges HR leaders face. Acquire the skills needed to become a more effective HR leader.