Faculty in the Media
School professors continue to lend their insights on an array
of subjects, providing expertise from finance and marketing
to strategy and economics. Some recent media stories involving
Kellogg professors include the following:
Globe and Mail (Canada) "Risk; Why did Jérôme
Kerviel gamble billions for no personal gain? Scientists may
have an answer: Our hunger for risk is written into our DNA."
In this May 30 article, Assistant Professor of Finance Camelia
Kuhnen commented on her research, which involves studying
the neurological bases for economic behavior. "[E]motions
determine very high-level decisions, like your portfolio,
and investors should be aware of this fact," said Kuhnen.
"[M]oney has become what psychologists call a primary
reinforcer. The sight of a $100 bill and a platter full of
hot lasagna when you're hungry — they do the same thing
to your brain. Money is now, in an evolutionary sense, comparable
to any other sort of primitive reward, like food."
Forbes "Outsourcing — To America." Elinor
Hobbs Professor of International Business Daniel
Spulber contributed to this May 29 story about features
of the U.S. economy that are influencing some companies to
relocate operations to America. "They may take advantage
of U.S. branding, of U.S. management and technique, or U.S.
design knowledge," Spulber said.
Tribune "Critics queasy over hospital mergers."
"Time and time again, consolidation is bad for consumers,"
Dranove, the Walter J. McNerney Professor of Health Industry
Management, in this May 26 story. "If I lived on the
North Shore I would pretty much have to accept that hospital
care is going to be dictated by Evanston Northwestern,"
he noted, adding, "I sure as heck better hope that they
have my interest at heart."
Today "Study: A lack of power can impair workers'
thinking ability." This May 14 article highlights
a new study on "executive functioning" co-authored
by Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision
in Management Adam
Galinsky. The research appears in the May issue of Psychological
Science. "If employers give workers more control
over their work environment," Galinsky said, "they're
likely to find their company does better in the long run."
"Accelerated MBAs Are Gaining Ground." This
May 8 article notes that applications are up 50 percent for
the Kellogg School's one-year MBA program. Beth Flye,
director of admissions and financial aid at Kellogg, said
there is no difference in graduates' starting salaries between
one-year and two-year participants. But for 1Y graduates to
be well compensated, the accelerated program must fit the
students' career goals. "This [program] is for someone
who is more about career enhancement," than career changing,
Wall Street Journal
"New Breed of Business Gurus Rises." This
May 5 story ranked S.C. Johnson & Son Professor of International
Kotler No. 6 on the list of the world's Top 20 most influential
China Morning Post "Increasing allure of US business
schools." In this May 5 story, Kellogg Dean Dipak
C. Jain said: "Expanding abroad serves a number of
key purposes both for business schools and the regions they
enter. It obviously increases access to management education;
we essentially bring our programs to a new population of students
as opposed to forcing them to come to us."
Post " Check's in the Mail? Shop Till You Drop."
In this May 4 op-ed, Professor of Finance Jonathan
Parker expressed his view on the recent U.S. government's
economic stimulus payments.
Times (London) "Schools listen to client demands."
This May 12 article examines the relationship between
executive education enrollment and the economy's condition.
It includes a quote from Associate Dean of Executive Education
Trust of India "Boys 'not born better at maths'
than girls." Associate Professor of Finance Paola
Sapienza was quoted in this May 30 article on the gender
gap in mathematics. Her research has indicated a correlation
between environmental factors and success in math and science.
"The gap doesn't exist in countries in which men and
women have access to similar opportunities," said Sapienza,
who, along with her colleagues, studied the results of a standardized
test taken by more than 270,000 15-year-olds from 40 countries.