articles 1 to 5 of 62
A colleague asks you for feedback on a report. A LinkedIn connection requests an introduction to one of your key contacts. A recent graduate would like an informational interview. New research from Wharton management professor Adam Grant reveals that how you respond to these requests may be a decisive indicator of where you'll end up on the ladder of professional success. Grant recently spoke with Knowledge@Wharton about his findings, which are explored in his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success
. (Video with transcript)
From: April 10, 2013
The leaders of several different organizations -- including Chick-fil-A, the Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- have been in the news this year for actions or statements that appeared to go against the groups' stated missions. But is the fallout from such controversy different for nonprofits like Komen and the Salvation Army than it is for for-profit businesses like Chick-fil-A? Experts from Wharton and the University of Pennsylvania say yes, noting that the stakes are higher when consumers are spending on a donation that reflects their beliefs.
From: December 19, 2012
As a former executive at a shoe and apparel company that gave 10% of its profits to local charities, Bart Houlahan saw firsthand the benefits of incorporating social responsibility and stakeholder concerns into a firm's strategy. He also learned how difficult it is to sustain that mission as the business grows. During a recent lecture at Wharton, Houlahan talked about B Lab, a nonprofit he co-founded that helps companies combine socially responsible values and profits.
From: November 07, 2012
"Do well by doing good" is now a mantra for many leading companies. Yet C. B. Bhattacharya, Sankar Sen and Daniel Korschun, authors of Leveraging Corporate Responsibility: The Stakeholder Route to Maximizing Business and Social Value
, offer research showing that very few stakeholders -- including consumers, investors and employees -- are aware of what companies are doing to be socially and environmentally responsible. Wharton management professor Witold Henisz spoke with two of the authors, Bhattacharya and Sen, on why caring about the social and environmental concerns of your stakeholders makes good business sense. (Article with Video)
From: June 05, 2012
Companies once viewed corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs with general skepticism and even contempt. How times have changed. Today, businesses around the world, spurred by consumers as well as a rising generation of more socially conscious leaders, are making CSR a priority, embedding it into their operations and using it to attract and keep talent.
From: May 23, 2012
results at a time