Business collection

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Overview

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1927, with a gift from Joanna Wharton Lippincott, daughter of Joseph Wharton, the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School was created to support the research and scholarly needs of the business school.

Located in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Lippincott Library maintains a continually evolving collection of materials with access to data, journals, books, news, analyst reports, market research, and more.

Collection description

The Lippincott Library collection includes materials related to Wharton's research and pedagogical concentrations.  These include:

  • Accounting
  • Business economics and public policy
  • Finance
  • Health care management
  • Legal studies and business ethics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations, Information and Decisions
  • Real Estate
  • Statistics

Materials are available in print and digital formats.  Digital or electronic format is preferred in order to provide broader access to materials. 

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Doing research

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Services

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Acquisition funds

Charles R. Anderson Endowment Fund  |  Joel and Sanford Ehrenkranz Book Fund  |  Edward Giera and Kimberly Hirschman Fund  |  Elizabeth Kelsey Memorial Fund  |  Lawrence A. Medansky Memorial Book Fund  |  Simon Nelson Patten Fund  |  Mark and Aimee Rosenbaum Library Fund