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.
2013-11-18
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?
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.
2014-10-17
There was a time when negotiating a job offer was like picking fruit off a tree – the benefits and perks were in season and ripe for harvest. The drive was to attract talent with anything that might work to intrigue and hook the candidate (and his spouse). Times were high, and that benefit slice of the full compensation pie was significant and ever tasty.
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'?
2014-10-09
New research by Wharton’s Alex Edmans shows that high levels of employee satisfaction benefit shareholders, especially in countries that have flexible labor policies.
2014-05-20
How do you coalesce, integrate and present the essence of your tourism destination?
2013-10-21
As a conference speaker and hospitality industry trainer, I have often experienced the anxiety of flying into a foreign country with a different language for the first time. Although I (regrettably) have not yet managed to learn any languages beyond my American English, I cannot once remember flying into an airport that I could not easily find my way around.
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