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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Heterogeneous Processor Pipeline for a Product Cipher Application

    Processing data received as a stream is a task commonly performed by modern embedded devices, in a wide range of applications such as multimedia (encoding/decoding/ playing media), networking (switching and routing), digital security, scientific data processing, etc. Such processing normally tends to be calculation intensive and therefore requiring significant processing...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Improving the Throughput of the AES Algorithm with Multicore Processors

    AES, Advanced Encryption Standard, can be considered the most widely used modern symmetric key encryption standard. To encrypt/decrypt a file using the AES algorithm, the file must undergo a set of complex computational steps. Therefore a software implementation of AES algorithm would be slow and consume large amount of time...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Accelerating String Matching for Bio-computing Applications on Multi-core CPUs

    Huge amount of data in the form of strings are being handled in bio-computing applications and searching algorithms are quite frequently used in them. Many methods utilizing on both software and hardware are being proposed to accelerate processing of such data. The typical hardware-based acceleration techniques either require special hardware...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    String Matching With Multicore CPUs: Performing Better With the Aho-Corasick Algorithm

    Multiple string matching is known as locating all the occurrences of a given number of patterns in an arbitrary string. It is used in bio-computing applications where the algorithms are commonly used for retrieval of information such as sequence analysis and gene/protein identification. Extremely large amount of data in the...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Secrecy and Performance Analysis of Symmetric Key Encryption Algorithms

    There is less focus on secrecy of ciphers as a security measurement, thus in this research, Shannon's theories on secrecy of ciphers are used in-order to calculate the average secrecy of each cipher. Depending on the secrecy level and performance of the algorithm, suitable algorithm for encryption can be selected....

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Falling Prices, Foreclosures And Fear: What's Next For The Housing Market?

    The U.S. housing market has been wobbly for several years, but it has shown some signs of perking up in recent months. The latest reports, however, indicate a setback, with median home prices dropping slightly and sales well below the already depressed levels of 2009. Yet a combination of low...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Marketing Crash Course: It's Not All Bad News When Consumers Collide With Wrong Information

    Although previous research asserts that consumers struggle to disregard faulty information, Simonsohn's findings in this report show that they can make corrections when given time and authoritative new information. The report notes: "In the context of studying people's ability to ignore information, for example, lab studies have not allowed subjects...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    From CEO To Senate: Why Some Executives Make Better Politicians Than Others

    Growing numbers of top business executives appear to be running for political office. Among others, former CEOs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina recently won California primaries for governor and senator, respectively, while promising to use leadership skills and financial acumen honed at private corporations to solve thorny public problems. But...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    When Do Exaggerations And Misstatements Cross The Line?

    Today, ethics are ever-present in the workplace, but not in exactly the right way. Sure, managers and academics alike now have a relationship with ethics and social responsibility. Yet, ethics is not yet an integral part of corporate strategy ? and it should be. Professor Mel? and Guill?n call for...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    BP's Slippery Slope: The Dangerous Disconnect Between Rhetoric And Reality At A Time Of Crisis

    BP's flawed handling of the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is creating an identity crisis for the company. The gap between its stated commitment to environmental responsibility and its slow and stumbling reaction to the oil spill disaster exposes its top management as tone deaf and seemingly indifferent...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Investor Relations, Firm Visibility, And Investor Following

    The authors of this paper examine the key actions and outcomes of Investor Relations (IR) programs. Through interviews with IR professionals, we learn that attracting institutional investors in a common goal of IR strategies, with direct access to management, rather than increased disclosure, seen as a key driver of the...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    New Media Pose New Challenges To Print, Sales Strategies, And Security

    New media are continually redefining how we work, play, and process information. The latest round of potentially disruptive technologies, along with novel sales strategies and the unrelenting growth of online social networking, is reshaping the way we will view textbooks, smartphones, and core attitudes on privacy and security. The risks...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Introduction: Fingerprints Of The Invisible Hand

    After a long season of back-breaking labor seeding, feeding, and growing a crop, a farmer would never say, "Time to harvest - let's take it easy." If anything, the farmer would get up even earlier and go to bed even later to make sure that every last grain was harvested....

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Wharton On New Media: New Media Pose New Challenges To Print, Sales Strategies, And Security

    New media are continually redefining how we work, play, and process information. The latest round of potentially disruptive technologies, along with novel sales strategies and the unrelenting growth of online social networking, is reshaping the way we will view textbooks, smartphones, and core attitudes on privacy and security. The risks...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    To Avoid Being Blindsided, Develop Your Peripheral Vision

    Your competitor launches a product that knocks yours off the shelf - and you didn't see it coming. Another slashes prices, and yet another expands into another industry and achieves outstanding growth - again, seemingly without warning. There is no way to predict the future. But some organizations are able...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Don't Look Far For Your Next Best Opportunity

    In the January issue of Wharton@Work, executive coach Deb Giffen provided a three-step approach to proactive career management. Here, she speaks with the academic co-directors of Wharton's Advanced Management Program Peter Cappelli and Tom Gerrity about making a functional move - for you and your organization. Giffen begins, "If you've...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Good Leaders Show Up: Why Presence Matters

    Many leaders aren't making the connection between their own actions and the expectations they have for their team. Learn to lead with your values and give more of your most critical resource: your time. During the Treasury bond scandal that nearly brought down Salomon Brothers, Warren Buffett, as the largest...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Improving Strategic Outcomes With Toyota's Example

    A singular focus on one strategy means you're not paying attention to other key areas. Develop support mechanisms for your strategy that help you continually scan the horizon. Stay focused, but be aware of and able to respond to any peripheral fallout. "Our goal is to be number one in...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Low Cost Doesn't Mean It Won't Cost You: What You Need To Know About New Media Marketing

    Because marketing opportunities in new media are relatively inexpensive, many organizations are tempted to try them without first understanding potential hazards. Approach these options with both a strategy grounded in knowledge of this new marketing terrain and the metrics that can gauge the effectiveness of your efforts. A recent BusinessWeek...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Wharton On Corporate Ethics

    The global financial meltdown has placed business behavior under the microscope, resulting in no shortage of guilty parties charged with responsibility for the fiasco. But which groups deserve more of the blame, and how did their behavior lead directly a global economic downturn? What lessons can we learn from these...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Corporations And Ethics: Lessons From The Front Lines Of The Financial Meltdown

    The global financial meltdown has placed business behavior under the microscope, resulting in no shortage of guilty parties charged with responsibility for the fiasco. But which groups deserve more of the blame, and how did their behavior lead directly a global economic downturn? What lessons can we learn from these...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Wharton on... Change Management

    Effecting change management successfully is one of the most important and most difficult competencies for organizations to develop. While the lion's share of change management efforts fail - or quickly fade away after some initial success - the programs eat up huge amounts of resources. How can organizations wring positive...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Wharton On Change Management

    Effecting change management successfully is one of the most important and most difficult competencies for organizations to develop. While the lion's share of change management efforts fail - or quickly fade away after some initial success - the programs eat up huge amounts of resources. How can organizations wring positive...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Institutional Investor Preferences For Corporate Governance Mechanisms

    This paper examines institutional investors' preferences for corporate governance mechanisms. While the authors find little evidence of an association between total institutional ownership and governance mechanisms, they use revealed preferences to identify a small group of "Governancesensitive" institutions that exhibit persistent associations between their ownership levels and firms' governance mechanisms....

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Four Tools For Achieving Spectacular Growth

    Opportunities for growth abound, and every organization wants to position itself to take advantage. But the failure rate of growth strategies is high. How can you determine which opportunities hold the most promise, and how do you balance the need to judiciously choose an opportunity with the need to beat...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Commodity Market Capital Flow And Asset Return Predictability

    The paper establishes several new findings on the relation between capital flow in commodity markets and asset returns. Capital flowing into commodity markets, as measured by high open-interest growth, predicts high commodity returns and low bond returns. Open-interest growth is a more powerful and robust predictor of commodity returns than...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The New M&A: Managing Acquisitions As Alliances

    With growing frequency, cross-border mergers and acquisitions are making the news, offering plentiful examples of success (?lker and Godiva) and failure (Daimler and Chrysler). What many of the successes have in common, say Wharton professor Harbir Singh and his research colleague, Wharton Fellow Prashant Kale, in a recent study, are...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Better Results Start With A Reality Check

    When a barrel of oil reached a record $145 in July 2008, oil companies were going "wild and crazy," says John Percival, Wharton adjunct professor of finance. "It was halcyon days for them. But not long after those record prices were reached, they dropped. And no one seemed more surprised...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Aggressive Responses To Downward Pricing Pressure

    When McDonald's launched a line of gourmet coffee drinks last year, the media dubbed the move a "Coffee war" with Starbucks. But reaching into each other's customer base wasn't new to either company. "When Starbucks began offering breakfast sandwiches and bakery products at attractive prices, they expanded into McDonald's territory,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Competing Manufacturers In A Retail Supply Chain: On Contractual Form And Coordination

    It is common for a retailer to sell products from competing manufacturers. How then should the firms manage their contract negotiations? The supply chain coordination literature focuses either on a single manufacturer selling to a single retailer or one manufacturer selling too many (Possibly competing) retailers. The authors find that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Holding On To your Place At The Top: Maintaining Competitive Advantage

    When Progressive Insurance began providing quotes for its competitors' policies to potential customers, many in the industry scoffed. The move seemed counterintuitive for a company driven to improve its market share. Why provide information that could send policy buyers elsewhere? Wharton Professor of Management Nicolaj Sigglekow explains, "While Progressive's move...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Executive Learning Solutions For Organizations In The Financial Services Industry

    Wharton's design process is focused and expedited by a reality-based grasp of how the industry works. Programs customized for your organization that tie your specific business needs to the learning objectives that will produce measurable impact. The turmoil in today's financial markets underscores the need for knowledgeable, innovative leaders in...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Executive Learning Solutions For Organizations In The Pharmaceutical Industry

    Global competition, changing regulation, and scientific breakthroughs underscore the need for knowledgeable, innovative leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Wharton Executive Education designs custom leadership development programs allowing pharmaceutical executives to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace. Wharton faculty have worked with pharmaceutical firms to develop the strategic organizational capabilities...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reactive Or Proactive? Fast-track Your Career By Taking Charge Today

    2009 found most executives consumed by workplace demands. Fewer people with fewer resources faced increasingly complex challenges. And the prospects for that scenario to play itself out again in the coming year are strong. But 2010 can and should be different, says executive coach Deb Giffen. "Taking just a small...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Wharton's Perspective On The Aerospace And Defense Industry

    Although a majority of the leading defense companies are enjoying record growth and profitability, the changing nature of warfare is having a transformative impact on the industry. As governments deploy fewer arsenals of traditional weapons, they are moving toward highly evolved, integrated systems that promote rapid deployment and extreme precision....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Common Strategy Mistake That Holds Growth Hostage

    Wharton Professor of Marketing George Day recently studied a group of companies that succeeded in the past decade where so many others have failed. Day and co-author Christine Moorman set their sights not on favorite stock-picks or those on the top of most profitable corporation lists. Instead, they focused on...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Executive Learning Solutions For Individuals In The Pharmaceutical Industry

    Wharton offers a full portfolio of executive development programs that are specifically targeted to pharmaceutical industry professionals. These programs attract key executives from around the world, providing participants with a global view and a highly energized, dynamic learning experience. Honing the leadership capability of senior executives and accelerating the development...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Warning: Emails Can Constrict Your Power To Lead

    Ultimately, leadership is about influence, Janet Greco tells participants in Leading and Managing People. The co-academic director of the program continues, "To get anything done, you first need to convince those around you that it needs doing. No matter what your position or where you are in your organization, being...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Marion C. Blakey, President And CEO Of The Aerospace Industries Association

    The domestic aerospace industry spans many sectors critical to America's technological prowess - from advanced jet fighters that provide unchallenged air superiority to passenger airliners, which are a big plus for the nation's foreign trade account. But these sectors - and others - are beginning to feel the rise of...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    An Interview With Steve Hogan, Vice President, Electronic Attack And Information Operations Business

    The Northrop Grumman Corporation tapped Steve Hogan in October to lead its Electronic Attack and Information Operations Business, an area of growing importance to U.S. attack and defense missions. Electronics systems can help U.S. jet fighters break through radar-jamming systems, for example, or deflect efforts to crack crucial electronic networks....

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Heterogeneous Processor Pipeline for a Product Cipher Application

    Processing data received as a stream is a task commonly performed by modern embedded devices, in a wide range of applications such as multimedia (encoding/decoding/ playing media), networking (switching and routing), digital security, scientific data processing, etc. Such processing normally tends to be calculation intensive and therefore requiring significant processing...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Improving the Throughput of the AES Algorithm with Multicore Processors

    AES, Advanced Encryption Standard, can be considered the most widely used modern symmetric key encryption standard. To encrypt/decrypt a file using the AES algorithm, the file must undergo a set of complex computational steps. Therefore a software implementation of AES algorithm would be slow and consume large amount of time...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Accelerating String Matching for Bio-computing Applications on Multi-core CPUs

    Huge amount of data in the form of strings are being handled in bio-computing applications and searching algorithms are quite frequently used in them. Many methods utilizing on both software and hardware are being proposed to accelerate processing of such data. The typical hardware-based acceleration techniques either require special hardware...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    String Matching With Multicore CPUs: Performing Better With the Aho-Corasick Algorithm

    Multiple string matching is known as locating all the occurrences of a given number of patterns in an arbitrary string. It is used in bio-computing applications where the algorithms are commonly used for retrieval of information such as sequence analysis and gene/protein identification. Extremely large amount of data in the...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Wharton On Managing Your Career: The Work/Life Balance

    Whether it's deciding which parent continues to work after a child is born, figuring out the jigsaw puzzle of job demands and out-of-work commitments, or simply finding time to take a vacation, work/life balance is a critical equation that all employees need to solve. While these issues have been given...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    New Investments Are Flowing Into The Aerospace Sector

    China's dream to build a domestic commercial aerospace industry is beginning to take flight, but it's unlikely to challenge the Airbus-Boeing duopoly for large jets any time soon. Still, China has taken some major strides in the past few months. The ARJ21- 700, short for Advanced Regional Jet for the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The New M&A: Managing Acquisitions As Alliances

    With growing frequency, cross-border mergers and acquisitions are making the news, offering plentiful examples of success (?lker and Godiva) and failure (Daimler and Chrysler). What many of the successes have in common, say Wharton professor Harbir Singh and his research colleague, Wharton Fellow Prashant Kale, in a recent study, are...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Holding On To your Place At The Top: Maintaining Competitive Advantage

    When Progressive Insurance began providing quotes for its competitors' policies to potential customers, many in the industry scoffed. The move seemed counterintuitive for a company driven to improve its market share. Why provide information that could send policy buyers elsewhere? Wharton Professor of Management Nicolaj Sigglekow explains, "While Progressive's move...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    New Media Pose New Challenges To Print, Sales Strategies, And Security

    New media are continually redefining how we work, play, and process information. The latest round of potentially disruptive technologies, along with novel sales strategies and the unrelenting growth of online social networking, is reshaping the way we will view textbooks, smartphones, and core attitudes on privacy and security. The risks...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Pay For What You Get: Putting Performance-Based Contracting To The Test

    Suppose you are a hedge fund manager, and you have a $100 million hedged position, but you can't trade for 15 seconds because your Internet router goes down. How much could it cost you? That question is posed by Morris A. Cohen, professor of operations and information management at Wharton....

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    The New Consensus Security Audit Guidelines: Expert Matt Brown On How Implementation Will Work - Consensus Audit Guidelines For Security Take

    The Wharton Aerospace & Defense Report recently published an article about the growingnumber of attacks against Defense Department and defense contractor computer networks, andthe feeble response over the past decade to defend against such attacks. The attackers' goal is not to debilitate military networks, security experts say, but rather to...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Renewable-Energy Ventures Scramble For Renewed Financing

    The worldwide hunger for energy, combined with the environmental threat from carbon-based energy sources, is creating an interesting - and finally profitable - intersection where investors and innovators could link up, particularly as energy prices headed into the stratosphere. With energy prices settling down, and the global financial crisis crippling...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Marketing Crash Course: It's Not All Bad News When Consumers Collide With Wrong Information

    Although previous research asserts that consumers struggle to disregard faulty information, Simonsohn's findings in this report show that they can make corrections when given time and authoritative new information. The report notes: "In the context of studying people's ability to ignore information, for example, lab studies have not allowed subjects...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    BP's Slippery Slope: The Dangerous Disconnect Between Rhetoric And Reality At A Time Of Crisis

    BP's flawed handling of the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico is creating an identity crisis for the company. The gap between its stated commitment to environmental responsibility and its slow and stumbling reaction to the oil spill disaster exposes its top management as tone deaf and seemingly indifferent...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    From CEO To Senate: Why Some Executives Make Better Politicians Than Others

    Growing numbers of top business executives appear to be running for political office. Among others, former CEOs Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina recently won California primaries for governor and senator, respectively, while promising to use leadership skills and financial acumen honed at private corporations to solve thorny public problems. But...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Wharton On Senior Leadership: Strategic Management

    When it comes to strategy, should companies focus on increasing market share, improving shareholder value, diversification, or some other goal? And how should the strategy be executed? Mergers and acquisitions are one option, but they are fraught with risks that could outweigh the rewards. Even when they pursue the latest...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    To Avoid Being Blindsided, Develop Your Peripheral Vision

    Your competitor launches a product that knocks yours off the shelf - and you didn't see it coming. Another slashes prices, and yet another expands into another industry and achieves outstanding growth - again, seemingly without warning. There is no way to predict the future. But some organizations are able...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    When Do Exaggerations And Misstatements Cross The Line?

    Today, ethics are ever-present in the workplace, but not in exactly the right way. Sure, managers and academics alike now have a relationship with ethics and social responsibility. Yet, ethics is not yet an integral part of corporate strategy ? and it should be. Professor Mel? and Guill?n call for...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Introduction: Fingerprints Of The Invisible Hand

    After a long season of back-breaking labor seeding, feeding, and growing a crop, a farmer would never say, "Time to harvest - let's take it easy." If anything, the farmer would get up even earlier and go to bed even later to make sure that every last grain was harvested....

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Don't Look Far For Your Next Best Opportunity

    In the January issue of Wharton@Work, executive coach Deb Giffen provided a three-step approach to proactive career management. Here, she speaks with the academic co-directors of Wharton's Advanced Management Program Peter Cappelli and Tom Gerrity about making a functional move - for you and your organization. Giffen begins, "If you've...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Investor Relations, Firm Visibility, And Investor Following

    The authors of this paper examine the key actions and outcomes of Investor Relations (IR) programs. Through interviews with IR professionals, we learn that attracting institutional investors in a common goal of IR strategies, with direct access to management, rather than increased disclosure, seen as a key driver of the...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Commodity Market Capital Flow And Asset Return Predictability

    The paper establishes several new findings on the relation between capital flow in commodity markets and asset returns. Capital flowing into commodity markets, as measured by high open-interest growth, predicts high commodity returns and low bond returns. Open-interest growth is a more powerful and robust predictor of commodity returns than...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Executive Learning Solutions For Organizations In The Financial Services Industry

    Wharton's design process is focused and expedited by a reality-based grasp of how the industry works. Programs customized for your organization that tie your specific business needs to the learning objectives that will produce measurable impact. The turmoil in today's financial markets underscores the need for knowledgeable, innovative leaders in...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Earning The Right To Lead

    "I learned from my time in the Army that leadership begins with the individual," says Todd Henshaw, retired U.S Army Lt. Colonel. Today's environment calls for visionary leaders who have a firm knowledge of themselves - knowledge that can translate into authentic, forward-focused action. "The origins of your leadership style...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Wharton on... Change Management

    Effecting change management successfully is one of the most important and most difficult competencies for organizations to develop. While the lion's share of change management efforts fail - or quickly fade away after some initial success - the programs eat up huge amounts of resources. How can organizations wring positive...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Better Results Start With A Reality Check

    When a barrel of oil reached a record $145 in July 2008, oil companies were going "wild and crazy," says John Percival, Wharton adjunct professor of finance. "It was halcyon days for them. But not long after those record prices were reached, they dropped. And no one seemed more surprised...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Driving Change That Works

    A highly successful international firm that prided itself on a strong commitment to its employees began trimming its staff at the first signs of the downturn. One senior manager convened a meeting to discuss, at length, their strategy if cash went to zero. The organization extended its payout to vendors...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    A Test Of Leadership: Keeping Your Head In Stressful Times

    Calmness can be a competitive advantage. "In the current turbulent times, clients, suppliers, employees, and investors are going to be pretty anxious," says Charles Dwyer, academic director of Leading and Managing People and academic co-director of Building Relationships That Work. "People are feeling dysfunctional stress, anxiety, and tension. You have...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Executive Learning Solutions For Organizations In The Pharmaceutical Industry

    Global competition, changing regulation, and scientific breakthroughs underscore the need for knowledgeable, innovative leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. Wharton Executive Education designs custom leadership development programs allowing pharmaceutical executives to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace. Wharton faculty have worked with pharmaceutical firms to develop the strategic organizational capabilities...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Good Leaders Show Up: Why Presence Matters

    Many leaders aren't making the connection between their own actions and the expectations they have for their team. Learn to lead with your values and give more of your most critical resource: your time. During the Treasury bond scandal that nearly brought down Salomon Brothers, Warren Buffett, as the largest...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reactive Or Proactive? Fast-track Your Career By Taking Charge Today

    2009 found most executives consumed by workplace demands. Fewer people with fewer resources faced increasingly complex challenges. And the prospects for that scenario to play itself out again in the coming year are strong. But 2010 can and should be different, says executive coach Deb Giffen. "Taking just a small...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Touching The Void: Critical Lessons For Leaders

    In a study by Wharton Professor of Management Robert House, the effectiveness of top-level managers was measured under both stable and uncertain market conditions. House and his colleagues examined a possible link between performance of the individual and that of the organization. They concluded that managerial impact is greatest during...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Strategies To Think Your Way Out Of A Downturn

    As U.S. gas prices accelerated above $4 per gallon this summer, sales of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and large trucks hit a brick wall. By June, sales of SUVs had fallen 34 percent and full-size pickups declined 25 percent from the prior year, according to Ward's Automotive Reports. In this...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Wharton's Perspective On The Aerospace And Defense Industry

    Although a majority of the leading defense companies are enjoying record growth and profitability, the changing nature of warfare is having a transformative impact on the industry. As governments deploy fewer arsenals of traditional weapons, they are moving toward highly evolved, integrated systems that promote rapid deployment and extreme precision....

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Gaining Global Perspective: A Fundamental Of 21st Century Leadership

    The economic slowdown has not hurt the market for cross border mergers and acquisitions, which have become a mainstay of the global economy. Their number and value have continued to rise as companies strategically pursue M&As, increasing their ability to operate in international markets. Leveraging such opportunities while managing the...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Wharton on... Going Green: Renewable-Energy Ventures Scramble For Renewed Financing

    The worldwide hunger for energy, combined with the environmental threat from carbon-based energy sources, is creating an interesting - and finally profitable - intersection where investors and innovators could link up, particularly as energy prices headed into the stratosphere. With energy prices settling down, and the global financial crisis crippling...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Wharton On Marketing: The Brand, The Message, And The Medium

    Whether it's through an online social network, the pulpit of a 2,000- member megachurch, or a 5-second "Adlet" on MTV, opportunities for brand communication have grown exponentially over time and are only limited by the imaginations of the marketing executives in charge of disseminating them. But are these newer methods...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Aggressive Responses To Downward Pricing Pressure

    When McDonald's launched a line of gourmet coffee drinks last year, the media dubbed the move a "Coffee war" with Starbucks. But reaching into each other's customer base wasn't new to either company. "When Starbucks began offering breakfast sandwiches and bakery products at attractive prices, they expanded into McDonald's territory,...

    Provided By University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Negotiating From A Position Of Confidence

    "Where else will you make money in this turbulent environment if not through negotiation?" asks Richard Shell, author of Bargaining for Advantage and The Art of Woo [Winning Others Over]. "Whether you're purchasing, selling, or pursuing strategic alliances, you cannot help but increase the tangible benefits to your company if...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    To Change Others, Change Yourself

    "You can become anything you want to be. ""This is the most important idea in the history of the world,"" Chuck Dwyer, academic co-director of Wharton's Building Relationships That Work program, tells a group of managers during a session on ""self-design."" ""We now know on the basis of good neurological...

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