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.


What We Can Learn from the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Recall

The controversy surrounding Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Sleeper shines a light on the need to balance corporate growth with safety -- and also where regulators went wrong.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/04/23
Why Oil Markets Are Changing

Summertime gasoline price increases are normal, but today's oil markets are undergoing fundamental change, according to experts.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/04/23
China’s Blockchain Dominance: Can the U.S. Catch Up?

By all accounts, China is leading the world in the use and development of blockchain technology. What will it take for the U.S. to compete?

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/04/23