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Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Gad Allon co-authored "Competition in Service Industries" (with Awi Federguren). The paper was published in the January edition of Operation Research and explored a variety of issues related to electronic brokerage firms and their services.

  Brian Rogers
  Brian Rogers
  John Ward
  John Ward
  Ranjay Gulati
  Ranjay Gulati
  David Matsa
  David Matsa  All photos © Evanston Photographic Studios

A paper by Associate Professor of Marketing Alex Chernev, "Jack of All Trades or Master of One: Product Differentiation and Compensatory Reasoning in Consumer Choice," appeared in the March edition of Journal for Consumer Research.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Adam Galinsky co-authored numerous published papers throughout 2006 and early 2007. "Thinking within the box: The recreational processing style elicited by counterfactual mindsets" and "Starting low but ending high: A reversal of the anchoring effect in auctions" both appeared in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; "Power, propensity to negotiate, and moving first in competitive interactions" and "Implications of counterfactual structure for creative generation and analytical problem solving" appeared in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; "Power and perspectives not taken" appeared in Psychological Science; and "Power, optimism, and the proclivity for risk" appeared in the European Journal of Social Psychology.

The Oxford University Press recently published a book by Michael Ludwig Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Organizations Ranjay Gulati. Managing Network Resources: Alliances, Affiliations, and Other Relational Assets explores the "networks of alliances and other ties that influence [the] behavior and performance" of today's firm. Gulati's research was also recognized by The Economist Intelligence Unit for its quality and relevance.

Clinical Professor of Marketing Walter Herbst will address the World Intellectual Property Organization of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in April. He has also been asked to join the industry advisory board of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Philip Kotler, S. J. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, presented the annual Robert P. Maxon lecture at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on April 4. His talk was titled, "What is the Relation between Company Profits, Company Reputation, and Corporate Giving?" Kotler received the Telecom Italia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking for 2006. The prize was awarded at the Telecom Colloquia-Nobels in Venice, Italy, on Nov. 28. Kotler will receive the Professional Achievement Citation at the annual alumni convocation at the University of Chicago on June 20.

A paper by David Matsa, the Kellogg School's Donald P. Jacobs Scholar in Finance, will be published in the June 2007 issue of the Journal of Legal Studies. The paper, "Does Malpractice Liability Keep the Doctor Away? Evidence from Tort Reform Damage Caps," discusses the impact of malpractice liability on physician supply.

R. Mark McCareins, adjunct professor of business law, recently contributed a chapter to Food and Drug Law Settlements and Negotiations (Aspatore Books, 2006). He also received honors in 2007 in several attorney-ranking services — including Best Lawyers in America, Illinois Super Lawyers, the Leading Lawyers Network and America's Leading Lawyers for Business — in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Assistant Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Brian Rogers has published "Relating Network Structure to Diffusion Properties through Stochastic Dominance" (with M. Jackson) in The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics (Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2007). He and Jackson will publish "Meeting Strangers and Friends of Friends: How Random are Social Networks?" in the June issue of The American Economic Review.

Karl Schmedders  
Karl Schmedders (right)  

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Karl Schmedders has been awarded the Honorary Medal by the Kellogg School's partner, WHU, in Koblenz, Germany. The distinction recognizes his 10 years as a visiting professor at WHU.

Ithai Stern's paper, "Flattery Will Get You Everywhere (Especially if You Are a Male Caucasian): How Ingratiation, Boardroom Behavior, and Demographic Minority Status Affect Additional Board Appointments at U.S. Companies," will appear in an upcoming issue of the Academy of Management Journal. The paper's co-author is James Westphal.

John Ward, clinical professor of family enterprise and co-director of the Kellogg School's Center for Family Enterprise, recently published From Siblings to Cousins (Family Enterprise Publications, Atlanta), the 16th booklet in the Family Business Leadership Series.

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