Polly Kang

Polly Kang
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    526.8 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Teaching

Past Courses

  • MGMT101 - 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.

Knowledge@Wharton

Collusion over Drug Prices: Will Generic Manufacturers Pay?

A lawsuit alleging that 20 generic drug makers colluded to fix prices reveals how existing market-based, competitive mechanisms fail to protect consumers.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20
For the Win: Using Connected Strategies to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Technology is the beginning for companies looking to gain the competitive edge. In their new book, Wharton's Nicolaj Siggelkow and Christian Terwiesch explain how a “connected strategy” helps businesses create more value for themselves and their customers.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20
China Evergrande Group: Strategic Repositioning Toward a Sustainable Growth Model

Over the last 15 years, China Evergrande Group has embarked on an astonishing growth path that saw its four-person team become one of the largest and most well-known real estate developers in China. The company’s explosive growth was built on a ‘high debt, high leverage, high turnover, and low cost’ model. But those giddy days

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/05/20