2013-07-05
In a new book titled, Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism, journalist Elizabeth Becker traces the history of tourism and points to the challenges facing the fast-growing industry, which currently contributes $6.5 trillion to the world's economy. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Becker discusses the role that both individuals and countries must play as the tourism industry undergoes significant change.
2013-08-07
Bloomberg LP chairman Peter Grauer believes good leadership is all about contradictions. During a speech at the recent Wharton Leadership Conference, he noted that the best leaders are able to adopt different personas and styles based on what is called for in a given situation. Good leaders, he added, also know that the next big opportunity or great hire could come from anywhere, and they conduct themselves accordingly.
2013-03-28
To Jody Foster, disruptive people in any type of organization - from a big corporation to a major health center - can poison the atmosphere for everyone with whom they interact.
2013-11-18
The issue of raising the minimum wage has been attracting increased attention and debate - but is it the best way to boost the economy and help low-income workers make enough to support their families?
2013-10-10
Has a decline in loyalty to one’s company, common today among lower-level employees, now spread to the upper ranks as well?
2013-04-03
The office holiday party; the company softball league; the baby shower for the woman who sits three cubicles down the hall; happy hour with your co-workers: These are all part of the social rhythms and obligations of the modern workplace - some company sponsored, others initiated by employees - ostensibly meant to help us form and maintain close relationships with our colleagues.
2014-08-14
New Wharton research has good news for companies facing a disruptive innovation in their industry: Disrupters and incumbents sometimes end up as collaborators, rather than one displacing the other.
2013-03-14
Most travel brands use Facebook and Twitter but growing numbers are using Google+ to engage with users in a compelling way. Could this be down to the growing recognition that the boundaries between social and search are becoming increasingly seamless? Pamela Whitby reports
2013-08-26
Just this past week, August 21, 2013, a young German woman died in Hawaii from a shark attack. There has been some backlash as to why the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has not released a statement of sympathy for the victim. Does this start to ring aloud with the theme song of 'Jaws'?
2014-05-20
How do you coalesce, integrate and present the essence of your tourism destination?
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