The Wharton School announced earlier this month that Knowledge@Wharton, the online business analysis and research journal of the Wharton School, will soon make available a version focused on India. The special version, which will be published in English, will produce articles on such topics as business process outsourcing, family business and R&D for management leaders interested in learning more about one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The announcement coincided with the Wharton School’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration, http://125th.wharton.upenn.edu/ which formally commenced at the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Mumbai, India, January 6-7.
Since its inception in 1999 Knowledge @Wharton, http://knowledge.wharton. upenn.edu, has tracked the rise of India as a global economic force through several dozen articles dedicated to topics about or related to the country. India Knowledge@Wharton, which is set for a fall 2006 launch, will provide timely news stories, interviews, research papers and podcasts uniquely created for the new version. It will be funded by donations as well as corporate sponsorships.
“The India version of Knowledge@Wharton allows us to disseminate Wharton analysis and insight about a region that is highly important to business leaders worldwide,” said Dean Patrick T. Harker. “This launch is well timed to occur during our 125th anniversary celebration since the Wharton School has a rich tradition of innovation, with Knowledge@Wharton one of the most successful innovations in our history.”
As a new member of the Knowledge@Wharton Network, the Indian version joins China Knowledge@Wharton (Mandarin), Universia Knowledge@Wharton (Spanish and Portuguese) and the original English language Knowledge@Wharton. In addition the Network includes academic partner sites at Emory and Arizona State Universities. All tolled there are over a half million subscribers in 189 countries and more than a million total page views of Knowledge@Wharton each month.
Mukul Pandya, director and editor of Knowledge@Wharton, said, “With global companies increasing investment in India and with Indian firms expanding internationally, now is the time for us to provide even more comprehensive coverage of critical of business issues related to the India; India Knowledge@Wharton will play that vital role.”