Education, Business, & Law

How the U.S. Capitol attack is changing corporate values

The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was a “watershed moment” for businesses, forcing many to reconsider their civic responsibilities alongside their corporate values, says Wharton management professor Michael Useem.

From Knowledge@Wharton

The influence and importance of language

Labels for what happened Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol were very different from those used to describe the Black Lives Matter movement or the 2020 election results. How much weight do individual words actually have? It depends on the context.

Michele W. Berger

Which companies are winning in China?

In “Winning in China: 8 Stories of Success and Failure in the World’s Largest Economy,” Wharton’s Lele Sang and Karl Ulrich explore the successes and failures of several well-known companies as businesses look to reap profits from China’s 1.4 billion consumers.

From Knowledge@Wharton

In the News

Philadelphia Inquirer

Amazon and other employers must pay workers for time in security screenings, Pa. Supreme Court says

Sophia Lee of the Law School said a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on paying employees for time spent going through mandatory security screenings could have broader implications. “In the era of COVID, one could imagine that it might also include things like temperature checks and rapid tests,” she said.


Al Jazeera

Robinhood and the rise of teenage stock investors

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School spoke about the rise, and potential pitfalls, of stock-trading apps. “You’re seeing a medium that was really primarily used for entertainment being used for something else,” she said. “There could be a mixing of entertainment and learning mindsets that could pull younger investors toward less diagnostic information.”


The Wall Street Journal

Wharton is the first elite MBA program to enroll more women than men

Women make up the majority of Wharton’s incoming class of MBA students this fall, a first for any of the M7 programs. “COVID has just wreaked havoc on women in the workplace, and business schools serve as such an important pipeline for that talent pool,” said Dean Erika James.


CBS News

Court order dashes hopes of teenage immigrant DACA applicants

PIK Professor Roberto Gonzales weighed in on the effects of a recent court ruling that barred the U.S. from approving DACA requests. "For these youngsters, these teenagers who are aging into eligibility in a really critical developmental period of their lives and not being able to get DACA, it's really detrimental to their future trajectories," he said. "It curves, if not cuts off, possibilities for them."



Wharton’s incoming MBA class is more than 50% women for the first time in school history

More than half of the Wharton School’s incoming MBA class are women, a record high for both the school and the country’s other top business programs. “As a female leader, I understand firsthand the significant impact that experiencing meaningful gender representation can have on women as they chart their careers,” said Dean Erika James.