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Kellogg School professors offer their expertise on a variety of topics, from finance and marketing to strategy and economics. Recent news coverage of Kellogg professors includes:

Tim Calkins  
Sunil Chopra  
Robert Livingston  
Paola Sapienza  

BusinessWeek: "MBA 2.0: Business schools can remain vital in the years ahead — if they reinvent themselves as intellectual hubs that tackle big problems." In a May 11 essay, Kellogg Dean Dipak C. Jain wrote about the future of business education and how collaboration is one of the keys to success: "If business schools want to transform themselves into knowledge hubs, they must rethink their value proposition in light of today's global challenges … To leap beyond the traditional, schools must attract those who share a vision for the big role that leadership can play in improving both the bottom line and the planet."

Reuters (also in Reuters China): "Detroit disaster an anomaly for U.S. manufacturing." In a June 6 article, Sunil Chopra, senior associate dean and IBM Distinguished Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems, commented on how the U.S. industrial landscape provides a reassuring portrait of the nation's manufacturers and reveals what's in store for the trimmed-down U.S. carmakers. "There is a lot of dynamism in U.S. manufacturing," said Chopra. "One can look at the mistakes of GM and Chrysler — or you can look at the companies that have done it well." 

Financial Times: "Non-profit: Charities seek support in the schoolroom." Stephen Burnett, associate dean of executive education and professor of strategic management, on May 27 discussed the Kellogg School's short courses on social sector management for nonprofit leaders. "These are for the organization that says we need to do better at fundraising, or we need to do better at marketing or we need our board to work more seamlessly together," he said. Liz Livingston Howard, associate director of the Center for Nonprofit Management, added that nonprofit leaders are particularly eager to improve fundraising and marketing skills in light of the downturn. "People recognize this is not a great fundraising environment but they can't afford not to look at new strategies," she said.

New York Times: "Antitrust Laws a Hurdle to Health Care Overhaul." A May 26 article on antitrust laws cites a new study by Leemore S. Dafny, assistant professor of Management & Strategy, which finds that a growing number of geographic markets are dominated by a handful of insurance companies, and that the decline in competition may contribute to higher prices.

The Economist: "Expats at work: Living abroad gives you a creative edge." A May 14 report profiles a study co-authored by Adam Galinsky, the Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management, on how living abroad impacts creativity. The study appears in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Associated Press: "'Babyface' look can help black CEOs, study says." A May 8 article profiles "The Teddy Bear Effect: Does Babyfaceness Benefit Black CEOs?" The study was co-authored by Robert Livingston, professor of management and organizations, and Kellogg doctoral student Nicholas Pearce.

Bloomberg: "Obama, Bush Run Up Nation's Public Trust Deficit." Amity Shlaes' May 21 column highlights the Financial Trust Index, which was co-developed by Paola Sapienza, associate professor of finance and Zell Center faculty fellow.

Time: "Why the Office Oddball Is Good for Business." A March 31 article profiles research on "socially distinct newcomers," co-authored by Katherine W. Phillips, associate professor of management and organizations.

Shanghai Daily: "Kellogg alumni gather to celebrate centenary." A March 27 article profiles the Kellogg School's Centennial conference in Shanghai.

ABC News: Nightline (also appeared on World News Now and America This Morning): "The Breakfast Wars." The March 17 program reports that price is one reason why the recession has hit Starbucks so severely, forcing it to close hundreds of stores and lay off thousands of workers. "In this environment, certainly it's tough to get people to spring for the $4 latte," said Timothy Calkins, a clinical professor of marketing.

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