Education, Business, & Law

Why workplace ghosting is on the rise

Wharton’s Peter Cappelli discusses ghosting, or disappearing without an explanation, in the workplace, and what it says about business etiquette and the shifting balance of power between employers and employees.

Penn Today Staff

In the News

The Washington Post

Hong Kong remains vital economic asset for Beijing, despite unrest

Richard Marston of the Wharton School spoke about Hong Kong’s economic role in the world. “Hong Kong is just a very convenient construct for both China and the rest of the world,” he said. “It’s not in China’s interest nor in the rest of the world’s interest to have Hong Kong’s status changed.”


The Takeaway with John Hockenberry

SoulCycle becomes latest brand to reckon with a social media boycott

Americus Reed II of the Wharton School joined a discussion about social-media-based boycotts. “Expressing this sort of moral outrage on Twitter is a very different idea than actually canceling your membership and inconveniencing yourself,” he said.



Goldman: Huawei deadline could further escalate a ‘full-blown economic conflict’ between U.S., China

Christopher Yoo of the Law School said Huawei is considered a threat to U.S. national security because “the Chinese government is widely thought to exercise considerable influence over Huawei.”



Exclusive: Emails show this anti-tobacco crusader’s close relationship with JUUL

Neil Makhija of the Law School commented on the Iowa attorney general’s close relationship to JUUL. “I can't think of a historical precedent for a sitting attorney general advising a private corporation, let alone one under state and federal investigation,” he said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

As the Moorestown Mall struggles, residents will pay higher taxes because of its losses

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School attributed mall closures in part to the loss of key anchor stores, such as Macy’s. Others have managed to survive by rebranding as mixed-use developments, she said.