Brian Ervin Hathaway

Brian Ervin Hathaway
  • Doctoral Student

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2050 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


Past Courses


    We all spend much of our lives in organizations. Most of us are born in organizations, educated in organizations, and work in organizations. Organizations emerge because individuals can't (or don't want to) accomplish their goals alone. Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve their goals together. Managers in an organization determine where their organization is going and how it gets there. More formally, managers formulate strategies and implement those strategies. This course provides a framework for understanding the opportunities and challenges involved in formulating and implementing strategies by taking a "system" view of organizations,which means that we examine multiple aspects of how managers address their environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, and how managerial decisions made in these various domains interrelate. The course will help you to understand and analyze how managers can formulate and implement strategies effectively. It will be particularly valuable if you are interested in management consulting, investment analysis, or entrepreneurship - but it will help you to better understand and be a more effective contributor to any organizations you join, whether they are large, established firms or startups. This course must be taken for a grade.


Want to Foster Prosperity? Focus on Market-creating Innovations

How did China cut extreme poverty from 66% in 1990 to under 2% today? By using the right kind of innovation. And companies can replicate the approach, says author Clayton M. Christensen.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/14
How Climate Change Is Killing Coffee

Experts explain how worldwide coffee production is threatened by climate change and what the industry is doing about it.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/14
How the Sharing Economy Is Transforming the Short-term Rental Industry

The world of short-term rentals -- such as Airbnb -- is barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how rapidly grand change is coming to the real estate and hotel businesses via the sharing economy.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/02/14