Take Two Advil and ... What Ills Can the Pfizer-Wyeth Merger Cure?
When the giant pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced on January 26 that it was acquiring Wyeth for $68 billion, analysts started questioning what benefits the deal would bring and for whom. Pfizer executives suggest the acquisition makes strategic sense by expanding the company into a range of new areas, and by helping make up for an expected loss of more than $12 billion in annual revenues once its Lipitor patent expires in 2011. But Wyeth also brings some liabilities -- notably, continuing l
Warning: Big Financial Firms May Be Riskier Than They Appear
Large financial institutions have failed with much higher frequency than is generally perceived, says Andrew Kuritzkes, a partner at Oliver Wyman and head of the management consulting firm's public policy practice in North America. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Kuritzkes suggests some new guidelines that would greatly improve the financial system's ability to absorb the inevitable, if individually unpredictable, shocks of big failures.Author(s):
Civil Litigation I
Complete self-directed course includes Multimedia, Examples, Projects, Lessons. Civil Litigation I will introduce the topics of parties to a civil suit, jurisdiction, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, informal and formal discovery, legal documents such as the complaint, answer, and motions, and the jury selection process. Understanding the civil law process is important to paralegals, and individuals who want to learn more about their rights when bringing or defending a lawsuit.
Jeremy Siegel: 'The Market Will Stage Another Recovery'
Now that it's clear the recession will not turn into a depression, stocks are poised for a recovery, says Wharton finance professor Jeremy J. Siegel. In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, he said last week's market decline in response to rising commodity prices -- especially for energy -- and fear of the ever-growing federal deficit was no more than a short-term setback.
PARC's Teresa Lunt: 'Figuring Out What Is Valuable for You to Know Right Now'
Teresa Lunt, who directs the computing science laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center, is involved in a wide range of activities, including ubiquitous computing, security and privacy, and ethnography for organizational environments and technology design. During a talk with Knowledge@Wharton at the recent Future of Publishing Conference in New York, she discussed a few of her current projects -- such as research into workplace efficiencies, a study on mobile advertising and the creation of a
Falling Prices, Foreclosures and Fear: What's Next for the Housing Market?
The U.S. housing market has been wobbly for several years, but it has shown some signs of perking up in recent months. The latest reports, however, indicate a setback, with median home prices dropping slightly and sales well below the already depressed levels of 2009. Yet a combination of low mortgage rates and apparent home-price bargains should still be drawing some buyers into the market. Knowledge@Wharton spoke with Wharton real estate professor Susan M. Wachter about the housing market's sl
25 Oct 2010: Debt and Deficit: Long-term Fiscal Issues
A leading voice for fiscal discipline, U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is currently serving his third term in the Senate and is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. Previously, he served his state as governor (1989-1993) and U.S. representative (1981-1989). Gregg is a national leader on fiscal policy, a well-known budget expert and a respected voice on health care, economic and financial regulatory issues. He played a major role as a chief negotiator of the Emergency Economic Stab
The course, electromagnetism 1, introduces basic and intermediate topics on classical electric and magnetic theories. The topics will include electrostatics, magnetostatics, electric current theory and the discussions on electric and magnetic properties of material in static or slowly varying fields.
Modelo integral de actuación en Atención Temprana (2008)
Los contenidos teóricos y prácticos de este curso buscan facilitar al alumno un fundamento sólido en conceptos y conocimientos sobre cómo se organiza y desarrolla la intervención en Atención Temprana, sobre el niño, su familia y su entorno, desde la perspectiva de un modelo integral de actuación. Permite comprender y valorar las necesidades de colaboración de distintos agentes y profesionales en esta materia y aporta un acercamiento a una realidad (la del niño de 0 a 6 años con necesi
Limnología Regional (2008)
Este curso de Limnología Regional tiene como objetivo fundamental el conocimiento de las condiciones y procesos que determinan la estructura y funcionamiento de los ecosistemas acuáticos de las zonas áridas y semiáridas. Los ecosistemas acuáticos cuyo estudio se aborda van desde los lóticos (ríos y arroyos temporales) hasta los leníticos (lagos y lagunas) abarcando así mismo el estudio de las zonas húmedas, fuentes, etc. La particularidad de las condiciones climáticas donde se locali
Strategies for Successful Internet Business
ine the characteristics of the Internet, and discuss the Internet as a catalyst for a business paradigm shift
The Science of interaction between humans and computers
Professor Stephen Payne from the University of Bath, will discuss how his research combines an understanding of the human mind with the design of interactive systems.
Tapping the uptapped: a winning strategy for emerging markets
Innovation is often a key driver to a company’s success. Take Siemens, for example, which has a reputation for being innovative – and successful.
But the correlation doesn’t stop there, according to Ursula Boehm, Vice President, Operations (International Business) at Siemens.
Training and Human Resources Development
Acquire the information and experience you need to identify your organization's training and development needs and master the processes necessary to develop, implement and evaluate effective training programs. You will gain an understanding of your role and responsibilities as a trainer, as well as the practical hands- on knowledge needed to implement a successful program through lectures, classroom discussions, and developing and presenting an actual training session in class. This course is ex
Revival in housing will happen sooner than expected, says Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders
The U.S. real estate market is set for a rebound in 2011 as home prices sit at their most affordable levels in many places across the country, says Market Strategist Liz Ann Sonders of Charles Schwab. But the recovery will not be even across the U.S.
Macbeth-Sleep Walking Scene
From the 1979 version of Macbeth, this is a clip of the sleep walking scene of the movie. This shows an excellent performance of the Shakespearean play. This clip can be used for scene analysis, character analysis, or reflection.
Learning Objects 2: Standards, Metadata, Repositories, and LCMS
This book is the second in a four-volume series. It builds upon the first volume by taking an extended and in-depth look at theorists' and practitioners' efforts to consolidate current knowledge and praxis. This consolidation centers around conceptual and technological issues related to standards, metadata, repositories, and the concept of the LCMS (Learning Content Management System). Part I contains six chapters that focus upon LO concepts vis-à-vis architecture. A discussion of syntax, seman
Rochester Castle J940480 ROCHESTER CASTLE, Kent. Aerial reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell showing the castle as it might have appeared in the fifteenth century.
ROCHESTER CASTLE, Kent. Aerial reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell showing the castle as it might have appeared in the fifteenth century.
Students' performance and satisfaction with Web vs. paper-based practice quizzes and lecture notes
The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred and twenty two undergraduate students used either a web site or printed documents to answer 18 mathematics questions during a tutored session. A revised