Kellogg in the News

The Korea Times

Trade maneuvers and Korean advantage – 02/22/17
The Trump administration's expressed intentions on international commerce, immigration and other matters have caused uncertainty among traditional U.S. trading partners. While this posturing may benefit the U.S. in trade negotiations with most nations, Professor James Conley explains that Korea is unlike most nations. Korea, its technology firms, its universities and its independent inventors have an intangible advantage that is not well understood. Now may be a good time to take stock of the related assets.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Executive Inaction – 02/21/17
Article explains how executives fail to support corporate social responsibility (CSR) more from a lack of moral motivation than from ignorance of the facts. “Investing in CSR in my view requires first a recognition that business and societal issues may often not be aligned, and then still making a conscious decision to invest in societal issues—out of responsibility, not simply sound business,” says Klaus Weber.

U.S. News and World Reports

Choose a Medical Career to Suit Your Personality – 02/21/17
For doctors with a big-picture mindset and an interest in addressing major problems in the health care system, an administrative role in either government or an advocacy organization could be ideal, experts say. "There's definitely roles for physicians who want to be more politically active and want to make a difference in government," says Dr. Joel Shalowitz.


Tennessee Hints at Chaos If Republicans Leave Obamacare in Limbo – 02/16/17
Article explains how at least 40,000 people in the Knoxville area may have no health plans to pick from in the ACA’s markets after insurer Humana Inc. opted to pull out from all 11 states where it still sell plans in 2018, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how if insurers make the decision that the markets aren’t a good business opportunity, that’ll undermine the system.


Blockchain, Burning Man And The Future Of Governance: A Conversation With John Clippinger – 02/16/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott features commentary on his conversation with John Clippinger, who discussed with him how humans organize—from contract law to Burning Man—and how technologies like blockchain enable new approaches to business and government.


Why Ginni Rometty's Email to Trump Came Too Late – 02/16/17
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer discusses how any executive who is approached to serve on a political advisory panel or even to accept a Cabinet position should weigh that decision using values-based leadership, with the key value in the Ginni Rometty email case being balance.

The New York Times

Exit the Dragon: Why China Should Stop Supporting Venezuela – 02/15/17
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez discusses China’s relationship with Venezuela, explaining that China should stop supporting Venezuela because of debt issues, denied market access and lucrative infrastructure and development project lockouts.

Poets & Quants

Study: Data Science Curricula Continues To Surge – 02/15/17
Article examines big data and data science courses continues its growth in popularity in the nation’s business schools, quoting Professor Florian Zettelmeyer on how business schools are dropping the ball if they aren’t providing some sort of business analytics and big data coursework.

Harvard Business Review

Want to Be More Productive? Sit Next to Someone Who Is – 02/14/17
Article by Professor Dylan Minor discusses his research, which suggests that who an employee sits next to affects how they perform — and grouping the right types of coworkers together can improve productivity and work quality.


Five Ways Boycotts Have Been Transformed In The Trump Era – 02/13/17
Article discusses how the aims and methods of boycotts have changed in unprecedented ways lately, quoting Professor Brayden King on how the Trump-inspired boycotts haven't had a financial impact; but boycotts almost never do. Brayden was also quoted on this topic in The Washington Post and Fortune.

Chicago Tribune

Commentary: Presidential talk (and tweets) can carry a steep price – 02/10/17
Article by Professor Sandeep Baliga and Professor Timothy Feddersen discuss how companies should be cautious about creating ill will with the president, using the Nordstrom’s decision to pull Ivanka Trump brands as a way to determine if these companies should stay in president's good graces, or try to avoid his attention entirely by not selling Trump brands.

Crain's Chicago Business

Here's how craft breweries goose demand – 02/10/17
Article examines how craft beer companies use scarcity marketing to boost the implied value of their product, quoting Professor Kelly Goldsmith on how "as consumers, we feel like we have the right to have access to whatever we want, and when you threaten that, that threat is scarier because our expectations for access have changed.”


Trump’s presidency might make advertisers think twice about making political statements – 02/08/17
Article examines how the nation is even more divided along political lines under President Donald Trump after his executive order banning Muslim immigration, quoting Professor Derek Rucker who explains that as a result, advertisers will back off from making political statements.

Pacific Standard Magazine

Dehumanizing Muslims Isn’t Just Wrong: It Makes Us Less Safe – 02/07/17
Security experts warn that Trump's antagonistic views regarding Muslims might incite radicalization and violence. The research cited in the article was conducted by Bruneau and Nour Kteily of Northwestern University. “We observed high levels of prejudice and dehumanization” toward both minority groups, the researchers write. Those who viewed Muslims in particularly animalistic terms were more likely to see them as a threat, and support such policies as “restricting their entry into the United States.”

CBC News

Trump boycotts leave companies caught in the crossfire – 02/03/17
Despite the fact that the new administration has only been in power for nearly two weeks, there has been no shortage of controversy. Consumers have been active in boycotting companies, policies, and using the power of their wallet to show their reluctance to comply the new administration's policies. Brayden King, Chair at the Kellogg School of Management, spoke about the recent controversy regarding Uber and the new administration. "It created an opportunity for activists to make some noise," King said. "Uber was the opportunity, not the target itself."

Chicago Tribune

Northwestern channels 'Shark Tank' in new Kellogg student competition – 02/03/17
Article recaps the Kellogg Venture Challenge Shark Tank, which featured quick pitches from eight Kellogg student startups in front of four judges. Startups Re-Bucha, Tiltas and eRetirements were the top winners.

Poets & Quants

The Founder: The New Story Of The Old America – 02/03/17
Article by Professor Moran Cerf discusses the latest release of the film, “The Founder,” and how as long as greed (money/time) is part of the system within-which we work, individuals will get away with things. As a result, the question professors in business schools must now ask themselves is: what lesson should we teach our students in such a world? If the examples of success involve bending the rules first and asking for forgiveness later, can we expect our students to behave differently?

Harvard Business Review

Leading People Too Smart to Be Led – 02/02/17
Article by Professor Wolcott discusses six different ways for leaders to lead a wildly creative, highly effective organization.


Contest For Biz Students Is All About Umbilical Cords – 02/02/17
Article explains that at the Kellogg Biotech and Healthcare Competition, MBA students came up with plans to get moms and dads to use an antiseptic on the cord stump to ward off infection, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on the ideas and solutions generated from the competition.

The New England Journal of Medicine

Success and Failure in the Insurance Exchanges – 02/01/17
The article about the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under the Trump administration is co-authored by Professor Craig Garthwaite.

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