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Peter Cappelli

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the Wharton School and director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and since 2007, is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore.

Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the United States and their implications. Cappelli writes a monthly column on workforce issues for Human Resource Executive Online and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. His recent books include Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies (with Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, and Neng Liang); Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It; The India Way: How India’s Business Leaders Are Revolutionizing Management (with Harbir Singh, Jitendra Singh, and Michael Useem), and Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order (with Bill Novelli).

Cappelli has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley.

Courses by the author

Wharton Executive Education

Wharton Online: Managing Social and Human Capital 


Wharton Center for Human Resources

In the Workplace: Wharton Business Radio

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