Sunil Wattal’s vision for research excellence at the Fox School and beyond
The Fox School’s status as a leader in research is driven by the work of talented faculty, students and alumni. The Office of Research and Doctoral Programs supports the Fox School and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management by encouraging, facilitating and promoting the work of its diverse network of scholars. The Office […]
Smart urban planning, driven by data
“When we have all data online, it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces.” Robert Cailliau, Co-Founder, World Wide Web Cities are growing at an uncontrollable rate. 68% of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030. Given this fast and unstoppable […]
Shaping business academics for a rapidly evolving world
During the 2019-2020 academic year, Sunil Wattal was named the new managing director of PhD programs. He shared with the On The Verge editorial team his relationship with research, the value of pursuing a PhD and his vision for the future of the program. 1. What are your primary research interests? As a Management Information […]
“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is today.” This ancient Chinese proverb applies to ideas as well as habits. A seed planted today can spark change; a seed planted decades ago can disrupt an entire industry. Faculty experts from the Fox School demonstrate the impact that […]
Sunil Wattal | November 3, 2015| The Times of India
Uber in top gear, catching up fast with its rival Ola Will Uber unseat Ola as India’s largest taxi-booking service? Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, weighs in.
Sunil Wattal | November 3, 2015| Economic Times
US-based Uber in top gear, catching up fast with its rival Ola Economic Times, India’s premier financial daily publication, tapped Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, for a story pertaining to Ola’s bid to usurp Uber as India’s largest taxi-booking service.
Sunil Wattal | November 3, 2015| Business Insider India
Uber fast emerging the winner against Ola in the cab aggregator biz in India Will Uber unseat Ola as India’s largest taxi-booking service? The companies have different focuses, says Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, who makes a case for both having a place in the Indian ride-sharing marketplace.
Brad Greenwood | Sunil Wattal | November 1, 2015| Daily Orange, N.Y.
SA letter to push for Uber to come to Syracuse The student association at New York’s Syracuse University is drafting a letter to be shared with the New York State Assembly and New York Senate requesting a law change that would legalize ride-sharing services like Uber. In the Daily Orange, the daily student newspaper at […]
Brad Greenwood | Sunil Wattal | October 19, 2015| Atlanta Journal-Constitution
With Uber or Lyft doing the driving, restaurateurs say more customers opt for that extra drink Research by Management Information Systems Associate Professor Dr. Sunil Wattal and Assistant Professor Dr. Brad Greenwood into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX reducing the rates of drunken-driving related deaths has been featured in Atlanta’s top daily newspaper. The […]
Sunil Wattal | September 20, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer
A Villanova inventor learns the ways of crowd-funding With more projects competing for attention and money, crowdfunding isn’t as easy as it once used to be, says Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Fox, in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article. Wattal is also featured in a piece that accompanied the article, […]
Sunil Wattal | Brad Greenwood | September 4, 2015 | Fox 5 New York
Study suggests Uber reduces DWI deaths Management Information Systems professor Dr. Sunil Wattal appeared on an evening news broadcast, via Skype, to discuss his latest research (co-authored by Dr. Brad Greenwood) into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX contributing to reduced rates of drunken-driving related deaths. Their research also was featured in the Sept. 8 […]
Brad Greenwood | Sunil Wattal | August 25, 2015 | Entrepreneur
Researchers Find Uber Use Leads to a Decrease in DUI Deaths Management Information Systems professors Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal continue to receive media attention for their research into the potentiality of ride-sharing service UberX contributing to reduced rates of drunken-driving related deaths. In addition to Newsweek, other notable mentions and interviews include: […]
Brad Greenwood | Sunil Wattal | July 31, 2015 – August 7, 2015 | Multiple Press Outlets
Brad Greenwood and Sunil Wattal’s research has press coverageDr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal of the Management Information Systems Department have had their working paper, titled “Show Me the Way to Go Home: An Empirical Investigation of Ride Sharing and Alcohol Related Motor Vehicle Homicide,” discussed in multiple press outlets. The research has been […]
Brad Greenwood | Sunil Wattal | August 1, 2015 | Associated Press
Fiat cybersecurity issues could spread, NHTSA chief says According to recent research by Management Information Systems professors Dr. Brad Greenwood and Dr. Sunil Wattal, new transportation services like UberX could reduce the rates of drunken-driving related deaths. Their research findings were published in multiple media outlets, like the Washington Post, after being picked up and […]
Sunil Wattal | May 18, 2015 | The Philly Voice
Crowded marketplace? A number of sites cater to crowdfunding, which helps raise money for various causes, and is monetarily supporting one injured Philadelphia man’s physical therapy. Dr. Sunil Wattal, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, summed up the practice: “Fundraising has changed in the sense that now you not only need to be able to […]