Simon and Midge Palley Professor
Professor of Management
Vice Dean and Director, Wharton Undergraduate Division
Research Interests: innovation diffusion, learning in interorganizational networks, technological and organizational evolution
MGMT265 - Culture of Technology
Academics, students and practitioners alike are fascinated by the culture of tech sector--its people, practices, and organization. In this course we explore this sector using a combination of academic research papers and practitioner involvement. Each class session will be devoted to discussion of a single research article, during which we will be joined via Telepresence technology by a Wharton alum from the tech sector whose expertise is relevant to the paper topic. Therefore, the learning objectives of this half-credit course are to: 1)Understand the managerial, organizational, and regional institutions that characterize the tech sector, with particular emphasis on the case of Silicon Valley 2)Bridge research and practice by critical analysis of academic research in conjunction with practitioner input 3) Forge connections with tech sector practitioners, particularly with our west coast alumni base. Registration is by application only; Penn In Touch requests will not be processed. Enrollment is limited. Students should contact the professor if they are interested.