Recent News and Media Releases

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. & PHILADELPHIA– June 21, 2012 — Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Social Strategy1, the preeminent social media monitoring and analytics firm, officially announce the inaugural Social Media Leadership Awards, presented with support from Ernst & Young. MORE

Philadelphia, PA, April 4, 2012 — International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, who rarely gives interviews, sat down with Knowledge@Wharton, the Wharton School’s online journal of research and analysis, for an in-depth discussion of the European recession. Knowledge@Wharton met with Lagarde in her Washington, D.C. office in collaboration with ParisTech Review. In the interview Lagarde notes that IMF reforms will shift 6% of current quotas to dynamic emerging and developing countries, "Clearly, the BRICs will be among the recipients of these additional quotas," which cover voting power and financial contributions. The article delves into Lagarde's delicate task of restructuring the IMF so that fast-growing emerging economies have a voice in the institution that is commensurate with their increasing economic clout, without alienating other member countries. MORE

Banking industry’s first video-enhanced eBook caps year-long scenario planning exercise by banking executives and academics; presents new growth strategies for the next 10 years.

February 28, 2012, New York, NY and Philadephia, PA — Despite an uncertain global economy and a continually shifting regulatory environment, the top teams at the world’s leading banks are starting to plot paths toward growth. With no proven economic model to point to, bankers are attempting to understand the many possible futures they could confront over the next decade. In the industry’s first-ever interactive eBook published by Ernst & Young and Knowledge@Wharton, “Global Banking 2020: Foresight & Insights,” banking leaders explore a spectrum of potential scenarios – including some extreme possibilities – that could develop in the coming decade, along with strategies to help global banks thrive.  MORE

Inaugural ‘Innovation 2021′ event to focus on high-impact solutions for the MENA Region

Abu Dhabi, February 21, 2012: Aspiring innovators, entrepreneurs and trailblazers will have the opportunity to implement their ideas on a global scale with the launch today of the Innovation Tournament 2021.

The Tournament will be hosted by Arabic Knowledge@Wharton, the MENA edition of the online research and business analysis journal published by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) which is the largest higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates MORE