Wharton Stories: Research

It takes a village and a variety of skills to succeed in the doctoral world. Here are a few of the many resources Wharton Doctoral Programs offers to help.

7 Resources to Help PhD Students Succeed on Their Doctoral Journey

Katherine Klein (Wharton Social Impact Vice Dean), Shoshana Schwartz (Wharton doctoral student), and Sandi M. Hunt (Wharton Social Impact Senior Director) tackle the deceptively simple question, “What makes companies good employers for women?”, in a way that has not been done before.

New Wharton Research Defines What Makes Companies Good Employers for Women

Forthcoming gender lens investing report by Wharton Social Impact’s Sandi Hunt and Sherryl Kuhlman and gender lens investing expert and alumna Suzanne Biegel, W’84, shows key findings on the current state of the field.

7 Takeaways from Project Sage 2.0, the Global Scan of Gender Lens Private Equity, VC, and Private Debt Funds

Andrea Contigiani, GrW’19, does research on experimentation in early-stage ventures. Knowledge@Wharton sat down with him to talk about what implications his research has on the “lean startup” methods.

Wharton PhD Candidate Explores the Downside of the Lean Startup

The award-winning WRDS platform continues to expand its offerings, deepening researcher engagement and expanding resources for students and instructors around the world.

Wharton Research Data Services Makes Big Data Digestible

Last semester, four undergraduate Wharton Social Impact Initiative Fellows dove into WIRED, a first-of-its-kind impact investing database.

Social Impact Fellows Examine the Ins and Outs of Impact Investing

After founding her own birth control startup, Natasha Doherty, W’18, joined medical professionals and top academics for a review of leading research in women’s sexual and reproductive health.

A Social Entrepreneur’s Inside Look at the Contraceptive Technology Conference

Pursuing a joint degree in marketing and psychology, doctoral student Arthur Lee has also plugged in to a “rare network” that bridges neuroscience and business through Wharton’s Neuroscience Initiative.

How This Doctoral Student Is Exploring the Nexus Between Business and Brain Science

Management professor Mary-Hunter McDonnell examines corporate strategies and responses to increased public scrutiny.

How Companies Engage with Social Activism

Prof. Michael Platt and the new Wharton Neuroscience Initiative are exploring evolutionary brain science and using high-tech tools to unlock the secrets of human psychology — and marketing.

Why This Professor Believes Neuroscience Is the Future of Business