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  • Becoming A Center of Influence

    With the participation of financial services firms, an ambitious cross-disciplinary research effort at Wharton is analyzing all sectors of the industry. And officials in the public policy arena have begun to take notice.

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  • Alive and Well and Working in…Milan

    Our series on alumni in different cities makes its sixth stop in Milan, home to approximately 1.7 million residents and firmly entrenched as both the business and high fashion center of Italy. While Rome draws more tourists, Milan draws most of the country’s major corporations, including multinationals like IBM, 3M, Microsoft, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard. In addition to its charm, Milan benefits from its location – close to the major cities of Europe – and also its image of efficiency. Milan, says one Wharton alumna, “is a city that works.” In the following pages we profile several Wharton alumni who live and/or work in Milan. Mindful of the city’s reputation as a place “that offers some of the best food you will ever taste,” says one alumnus, we have included our usual list of recommended restaurants and hotels. Asked to describe his strongest quality as a leader, Corrado Passera answers: “The ability to put together and motivate a team of very talented people who focus on the solutions rather than the problems, and who can address even the most serious difficulties with the attitude that they can be overcome.” That ability is serving Passera well, given the substantial restructuring that Olivetti has been undergoing since Passera’s appointment as managing director in 1992. Although traditionally an office equipment/computer manufacturing company, the $6 billion Olivetti today derives almost two thirds of its revenues from systems and services and is aggressively investing in telecommunications and multimedia. It holds a controlling stake in Omnitel Pronto Italia, an international consortium which is about to launch Italy’s second cellular phone network, and has grouped its other telecommunications and multimedia ventures into a subsidiary called Telemedia. The move to speed up entry into these areas has spawned alliances with a large number of companies, including Bell Atlantic, Airtouch, […]

  • Keeping Her Balance

    Deputy Dean Janice Bellace is not only Wharton’s top academies officer but also a leading international labor law scholar.


  • Alumni Profiles

    Angel Corcostegui, WG’80, PhD’82; Stefanie Shelley, WG’89; Peter J. Tate, W’67, WG’69

  • Class Update

    New Leadership for the Alumni Network

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