Kellogg World Winter 2010

Faculty in the Media

Kellogg School professors offer their expertise on a variety of topics, from finance and marketing to strategy and economics. Recent media stories involving Kellogg faculty include:

  Derek Rucker
  Paola Sapienza

Financial Times: “It Pays to Think Before You Click.” This July 21 article on e-mail mishaps featured Brian Uzzi, the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, who commented on individuals’ tendency to get “a little lax” when responding to large quantities of e-mail.

Wall Street Journal: “The Power Trip.” Research by Adam Galinsky, the Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management, was featured in an Aug. 14 article on the relationship between power and empathy.

Wall Street Journal: “Americans Remain Wary of Stock Market.” This July 20 article highlighted the Financial Trust Index, co-authored by Paola Sapienza, professor of finance and Zell Center faculty fellow.

New York Times: “In Price War, New Kindle Sells for $139.” On July 29, Eric T. Anderson, the Hartmarx Professor of Marketing, commented on Amazon’s decision to slash the price of the Kindle at an unusually fast rate.

Globe and Mail (Canada): “Charting a Course to a Seat on the Board.” In this Sept. 8 article, Ithai Stern, assistant professor of management and organizations, identified seven types of ingratiation that top executives use to increase boardroom prospects.

Advertising Age: “A Quick Fix for Faulty Surveys.” On July 27, Derek Rucker, associate professor of marketing, and David Gal, assistant professor of marketing, addressed the importance of accounting for consumer bias in surveys. 

NPR (Morning Edition): “Stimulus Stirs Debate Over Rural Broadband Access.” Shane Greenstein, the Elinor and H. Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management & Strategy, discussed rural broadband access on Oct. 19.

The Marker (Israel): “Thank You for Calling.” In an Aug. 16 interview, Gad Allon, associate professor of managerial economics and decision sciences, addressed call centers and the impact of wait times for companies and customers.

Washington Post: “On Leadership.” On Aug. 31, Kellogg School Dean Sally Blount discussed the role of leaders in organizations: “A primary job of leaders in these organizations is to provide a sense of purpose, a narrative for what that organization stands for and how it contributes to making the world a better place. Their job is to help give organizational members something to believe in when they come to work each day.” Blount also discussed her leadership role at Kellogg in a Sept. 14 interview with WirtschaftsWoche (Germany).

CNN (The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer): Associate Professor of Finance Joshua Rauh discussed states’ unfunded pension liabilities in a Sept. 17 interview. Rauh’s research on municipal pensions was also featured in an Oct. 14 article, “American States’ Pension Funds: A Gold-plated Burden,” in The Economist.

Asian News International: “Trouble Estimating Calorie Counts?” This Sept. 21 article highlighted a study co-authored by Alexander Chernev, associate professor of marketing, examining people’s inability to estimate calories.

USA Today: “Can Continental, United Work Out Seamless Merger?” On Sept. 17, Thomas Lys, the Eric L. Kohler Chair in Accounting, discussed the financial and operational implications of the United-Continental integration.

Fortune: “Where Entrepreneurs Need Nerves of Steel.” This Oct. 12 article on the difficulties facing Detroit-based entrepreneurs featured insights from Steven Rogers, the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship.



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