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Knowledge @Wharton: April 24, 2017

Host Dan Loney is joined by Maureen Chiquet (Former CEO; Author of “Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms”, Fashion House Chanel), David Bissell (President, CEO, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative), Olivier Chatain (Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris), Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland), Pinar Yildirim (Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Monday, April 24, 2017 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 on SiriusXM 132

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Knowledge @Wharton: April 24, 2017 10:00

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Olivier Chatain, Joao Gomes

Knowledge @Wharton: April 24, 2017 10:30

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: Maureen Chiquet

Knowledge @Wharton: April 24, 2017 11:00

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Jennifer Golbeck, Pinar Yildirim

Knowledge @Wharton: April 24, 2017 11:30

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: David Bissell

Featured Guests

Olivier Chatain

Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Policy Department; Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation at the Wharton School, HEC Paris


Olivier Chatain’s main research focus is the formal and value-based foundations of strategy with specific applications to buyer-supplier relationships and markets for strategic resources. His latest publication “How Do Strategic Factor Markets Respond to Rivalry in the Product Market?”, forthcoming at Strategic Management Journal , examines how rivalry in the product market shapes competitive interactions and supply in the market for strategic resources. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review , Management Science and the Strategic Management Journal.

Prior to joining HEC Paris, Olivier served on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

At HEC Paris, Olivier teaches competitive strategy to MBA, MSc and PhD students. Olivier serves as an editorial review board member of the Strategic Management Journal and Strategy Science and is also a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School. His dissertation received the AOM’s Business Policy and Strategy division Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Olivier holds a diploma from ESSEC, an MSc from the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne, an MSc and a PhD from INSEAD.

Twitter – @HECParis | @OChatain

Mack Institute – https://mackinstitute.wharton.upenn.edu/about/faculty-fellows-management/#1497456553813-04b7718f-d6f9
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Joao Gomes

Professor of Finance, The Wharton School


Joao F. Gomes is the Howard Butcher III, Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an expert in the areas of macroeconomics and financial markets and has taught several courses on these subjects to undergraduate, MBA and doctoral students.

Professor Gomes first joined the Wharton School in 1997 where he was previously the James Campbell Jr. Associate Professor of Finance. Most recently he was a Visiting Professor of Finance at the London Business School. In addition, Professor Gomes has visited several other universities and research centers, including the University of British Columbia in Canada, the New University of Lisbon in Portugal, and the US Federal Reserve System. He has also served as an economic advisor to the Ministry of Industry of Portugal.

His recent research covers the impact of financial markets and various macroeconomic policies on corporate investment and financing decisions of firms. He has also examined the role of financial leverage in determining the cost of capital, the causes of performance variation across asset classes, and the quantitative importance of financial market imperfections on corporate decisions and economic cycles.

Professor Gomes’ research has been presented and discussed at major academic conferences and seminar series around the world and is published in the top academic journals in both economics and finance. He has won several awards including the Smith Breeden Prize for Best Asset Pricing Paper published in the Journal of Finance, with a study on the links between leverage and returns, and was nominated for the Brattle Prize for Best Corporate Finance Paper in the same journal, with earlier work on the performance of conglomerates.

Professor Gomes earned his bachelors degree from the New University of Lisbon in 1991. He earned a Masters, and later a Doctorate, in Economics from the University of Rochester.

Twitter – @ProfJoaoGomes ?
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Maureen Chiquet

Former CEO; Author of “Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership and Success on Our Own Terms”, Fashion House Chanel


Maureen Chiquet began her career in marketing at L’Oreal Paris in 1985. She has worked at The Gap, helped launch Old Navy, and was president of Banana Republic before becoming COO and President of US operations of Chanel in 2003. In 2007 she became its first Global CEO, where she oversaw the business and brand’s world-wide expansion. She left Chanel in 2016 to focus on writing, speaking, and developing new leadership initiatives. She is a Trustee to the Yale Corporation and fellow of Yale University, where she graduated in 1985.

Book – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J16UVJI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
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Jennifer Golbeck

Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland


Dr. Jen Golbeck is a world leader in social media research and science communication.She began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web a decade ago, and is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. Her research has influenced industry, government and the military. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics, discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland.

Twitter – @jengolbeck | @UofMaryland

Book – https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Social-Media-Investigation-Hands/dp/0128016566/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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Pinar Yildirim

Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School


Pinar Yildirim joined the Wharton School as an Assistant Professor of Marketing after completing her PhD in 2012. Pinar’s research can be categorized into three main streams: monetization of media platforms, politics in marketing, and advertising. She focuses on analytical modeling and in particular is interested in game theoretic models. Parallel to these interests, her current research focuses on two-sided networks, including innovation platforms, data markets, and social networks. Related to her interests of ‘political economy’ she is also conducting research on how beliefs about the role of government can be shaped. Professor Yildirim’s research appeared in top management and marketing journals including Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, and Journal of Marketing, and received various grants. Yildirim has industrial experience in consumer electronics and automotive sectors, at firms such as Fiat S.P.A and Renault S.A. She also conducted research in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline and PNC Bank, and currently she is conducting research in collaboration with the American Red Cross (with Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative grant) and Social Bicycles. Professor Yildirim earned her Ph.D. in Marketing & Business Economics from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She is teaching Marketing Research at the Wharton School and is a frequent contributor for Knowledge@Wharton and contributor for Google Think Insights
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David Bissell

President, CEO, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative


David Bissell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kauai Island Utility Cooperative. Bissell joined the co-op in 2006 from the Midwest, earning his master’s in business administration at Indiana University. He was manager of financial forecasting for the Ohio-based Cinergy Corp. and worked as a tax and audit manager at an Indiana utility cooperative as well.

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