Archive for the ‘WEP Research in the News’ Category

Inc.: Study: Going Public Zaps a Start-up’s Innovation

October 30, 2013
That long-awaited IPO could stifle your innovation.

So says Wharton prof David Hsu. Read on for what to do about it. MORE

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Newsweek: Bad Samaritans

October 30, 2013
Wharton prof Ethan Mollick explains why crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are not, in fact, hotbeds for fraud: “If a project is potentially fraudulent, somebody with the expertise eventually notices it and starts a discussion.” MORE

Forbes: Houston, We Have a Market: Privatizing Space Launches Pays Off Big

October 30, 2013
Wharton prof Laura Huang tells Forbes why privatizing space is paying off: MORE

Fast Company: You (Yes, You) Can Help Shape The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship

July 11, 2013

Wharton Entrepreneurship Academic Director Professor Ian MacMillan and Wharton Societal Wealth Program Director Jim Thompson are asking for your feedback to expand their free e-book, The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook. MORE

Barrons: U.S.Economy: It’s all in the Family

May 16, 2012

Barrons reports on a 2008 study conducted by Wharton Entrepreneurship Academic Director Professor Raffi Amit on family-controlled businesses. MORE

BNET.com: Wharton Societal Wealth Program featured in “Launching a Risky Project?”

December 23, 2010

In “Launching a Risky Project? Learn from Entrepreneurs in Africa”, Professor Ian MacMillan and Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson “identified seven strategies for launching successful projects in risky environments” that are applicable to ventures based both in the United States and abroad. MORE

Harvard Business Review: Prof. Ian MacMillan & Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson on “A New Approach to Green Tech Opportunities”

October 11, 2010

Prof. Ian MacMillan and Societal Wealth Program Director James Thompson, (with M. Gruber) discuss how existing technologies can be used to tackle environmental challenges. http://goo.gl/FGe3

Inc.: Wharton Entrepreneurship Environment Stronger with WEP

August 12, 2010

MBA Career Management’s Rebecca Hollander is quoted in an INC article focused on how growth firms can recruit students at top schools like Wharton. Rebecca explains that the entrepreneurial environment at Wharton is strong and that the Wharton Entrepreneurial Internship is offered as an example of how Wharton encourages such relationships. MORE

WSJ: Wharton Global Family Alliance Research Highlighted

October 21, 2009

The Wall Street Journal highlights Wharton Global Family Alliance single family office research of last year in an article about proposed SFO regulation. MORE

NYT: WEP’s Wharton Societal Wealth Program and Simulation Game Featured

October 1, 2009

A New York Times article on recent trends promoting entrepreneurship among US youths mentions “Johnny Money,” a simulation game developed with the help of WEP’s Wharton Societal Wealth Program. Co-Director Professor Ian MacMillan is also quoted. MORE

mb.com: Wharton and IESE Business School Study Featured

September 30, 2009

Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation article “Values in family-owned business” featured a ground-breaking study of Single Family Offices conducted by Raphael Amit and Todd Milay, from Wharton, and Heinrich Leichtenstein and M. Julia Prats of IESE Business School. MORE

Economist: WEP Prof. Raffi Amit’s research is cited as “influential”

January 22, 2009

 Co-authored research by WEP co-director Raffi Amit on the role of founders in family firms is cited as “influential.” MORE