To Brag or Not to Brag: Social Impact Research from Professor Deb Small

If you do a good deed but no one knows about it, does your contribution even matter? Does public sharing (or bragging, or #humblebragging) make your generous activities seem more self-serving than selfless?  In a series of studies, Wharton marketing and psychology professor Deborah Small examined myths and perceptions aroundRead More

Knowledge for Social Impact: Spring 2015 Undergraduate Course Announced

This spring, Katherine J. Klein, Vice Dean for Social Impact and Professor of Management, will once again offer her undergraduate, cross-disciplinary class:  Knowledge for Social Impact — Analyzing Current Issues and Approaches [MGMT 241-001, previously MGMT 199-021], on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. Course Overview Recent technological changes – Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter,Read More

Faculty Impact Story: Professor Ian “Mac” MacMillan

Known for his “tough love approach” to educating would-be social entrepreneurs, Wharton professor Ian McMillan — or Mac, as he is commonly known on campus — is dedicated to training the next generation of scholars and change-makers. And thanks to the recently published “Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook” (co-authored with Dr. James Thompson), andRead More

Student Perspective: Giving More Than Just Time

Already known for organizing popular social and cultural events on campus, The Wharton Graduate Association felt it could be doing more — so the student organization launched a day-long community event inspired by a top firm’s commitment to employee volunteerism. Trisha Chhaya, WG’14, reflects on The Wharton School’s first student-run Impact Day. HowRead More

Knowledge for Social Impact: New Undergraduate Course Announced

Next semester, Wharton will debut a new undergraduate social impact course taught by Katherine J. Klein, Vice Dean for Social Impact and Professor of Management. Introducing:  Knowledge for Social Impact — Analyzing Current Issues and Approaches [MGMT 199-021], scheduled for Thursdays 3–6 p.m., during Spring 2014. Course Overview Recent technological changes – Google,Read More

Adam Grant: “Wharton Means Business”

Wharton stands for more than just finance, says Professor Adam Grant, highlighting students’ passionate interest in entrepreneurship, social impact, and new technology. In a response to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, he argues that Wharton’s “image” hasn’t kept up with reality. “The focus on tech and entrepreneurship isn’t new. WhartonRead More

Wharton Management Professor honored as “Faculty Pioneer”

Wharton Professor Mauro F. Guillén was honored this week with the 2013 Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, for conceptualizing and designing curriculum that examines the role of the corporation in society. Guillén, along with a professor from Spain’s ESADE Business School, is commended for his demonstrated leadership and risk-taking inRead More