Samantha Darnell

Samantha Darnell
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    3116 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Political polarization, reputation, non-market strategy, anti-corporate activism

Overview

Samantha is a 5th year PhD candidate in Management. Her research explores non-market strategy, or how companies interact with and are affected by their social and political stakeholders.  Specifically, her dissertation focuses on the impact of political polarization on firm reputation and performance. Other research focuses on how firms strategically manage their corporate political activity as well as the effects of anti-corporate activism.

Prior to joining Wharton, Samantha worked as a Management research assistant at The University of Texas at Austin and in supply chain and procurement for The H-E-B Grocery Company. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in the Business Honors Program, Supply Chain Management, and Spanish Literature.

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  • MGMT1010 - Intro To Management

    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.

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