Thought Leadership

At Wharton, we believe that knowledge is the muscle of business. Our 225+ faculty, as well as 20 research centers and initiatives, are the brain trust that powers this engine. Wharton thought leadership crosses multiple disciplines and is available to you in a variety of ways — academic research, books, interviews, and more. Immerse yourself in Wharton knowledge, and gain valuable business insight that can help you achieve your goals within your own organization today.

Active or Passive Investing: Should It be Either/Or?


Active or Passive Investing: Should It Be Either/Or?

Active versus passive investment strategies have been pitted against each other since 1975. There’s actually a role for both, says Wharton Finance Professor Craig MacKinlay. Read more »

Here Today Gone Tomorrow


Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Why Workplace Ghosting is on the Rise

Ghosting prospective employees is common practice: schedule and hold interviews, indicate interest, and then abruptly stop communication. Today, employees are increasingly doing the ghosting. Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli explains the phenomenon, and how a tight labor market is driving it. Read more »

Three Neuroscience Tips to Accelerate Top-Line Sales Growth

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Three Neuroscience Tips to Accelerate Top-Line Sales Growth

Creating different brand experiences for every customer is time consuming, expensive, and ineffective. Follow three action steps to build universal brand messages and grow revenue. Read more »

A Humans Guide To Machine Intelligence


A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence: How Algorithms are Shaping our Lives and How We Can Stay in Control

Artificial intelligence makes a staggering number of everyday decisions for us, from what products we buy, to where we decide to eat, to how we consume our news, and how we find a job. Learn how algorithms work, why they occasionally go rogue, what drives our trust in them, the many ramifications of algorithmic decision-making—and how we can shape the way they impact us. Read More »