Matthew LaPalme

Matthew LaPalme
  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3029 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Links: CV

Teaching

Current Courses

  • WH 101 - Business And You

    WH 101 is the first step of the Leadership Journey at Wharton. The course is designed to fuel students' unique interests in academic, research, and professional pursuits; to raise awareness of the complexity of business; and to increase understanding of the interrelatedness of business disciplines. Students will also acquire greater awareness of their strengths and leadership potential as members of the Wharton community and as future professionals. Students will come to appreciate that leadership is an act and best developed through study, feedback from trusted colleagues and peers, and stretch experiences that stimulate growth and development. Students will also begin to hone skills essential to the pursuit of personal, academic, and professional goals: thinking creatively, analyzing problems, applying what you have learned, and reflecting on learnings. A case-analysis project will engage students with the community through helping local agencies examine business challenges that they face. This course is for Wharton students only.

    WH 101221 ( Syllabus )

    WH 101231 ( Syllabus )

Past Courses

  • WH 101 - BUSINESS AND YOU

    WH 101 is the first step of the Leadership Journey at Wharton. The course is designed to fuel students' unique interests in academic, research, and professional pursuits; to raise awareness of the complexity of business; and to increase understanding of the interrelatedness of business disciplines. Students will also acquire greater awareness of their strengths and leadership potential as members of the Wharton community and as future professionals. Students will come to appreciate that leadership is an act and best developed through study, feedback from trusted colleagues and peers, and stretch experiences that stimulate growth and development. Students will also begin to hone skills essential to the pursuit of personal, academic, and professional goals: thinking creatively, analyzing problems, applying what you have learned, and reflecting on learnings. A case-analysis project will engage students with the community through helping local agencies examine business challenges that they face. This course is for Wharton students only.

Knowledge@Wharton

Why a California Law Could Impact the Future of the Gig Economy

Experts say a new law expected to go into effect in California could transform a number of industries that reduce costs by relying on independent contractors.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/09/20
How Trendsetters Shaped India’s Massive Sanitation Campaign

Five years ago, India took on the audacious target of eliminating open defecation by October 2019. A study by Penn researchers explores the role of change agents in trying to reach that goal.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/09/20
The GM Strike: What Are the Mounting Costs?

Striking GM workers are seeking to win back concessions the UAW made to the automaker during the Great Recession. But it will be tough for the two sides to come together, experts said.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/09/19