Activists force companies out of comfort zone amid consumer shift – 03/20/14
Article covers how activists, not government, are pushing for change, and that companies are required to take positions on issues. Professor Daniel Diermeier commented, “The things companies have to worry about are much broader than ever before. We now have higher expectations about what companies are responsible for. In the olden days they would have said: ‘I’m selling beer, I’m not going to get involved in gay rights’. But the expectations that companies get involved in social justice and policy issues are now much higher.”
Cheating Pays—But Imagine Your Future Self – 03/17/14
Article covers Professor Loran Nordgren’s research of people’s living-in-the-moment mentality and if it might prove effective for deterring him from pursuing a bad decision.
Patent Data Missing in Troll Debate – 03/12/14
Article discusses the apparent rise in lawsuits by patent trolls and quotes Professor Daniel Spulber who is currently conducting research on the topic.
Northwestern University startup a finalist in cancer treatments competition – 03/04/14
Orpheden Therapeutics, a NW backed student startup, is among 10 finalists in the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, a competition aimed at mining previously unused medical patents. The team is comprised of six students from Northwestern School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine and Kellogg. The CEO of the startup is John Kuelper, who is both a student in the law school and at Kellogg.
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: A view from Europe on corporate accountability – 03/04/14
Article is by Caroline Kaeb from the 2014 Kellogg School of Management/Aspen Institute Business and Society Leadership Summit and she discuss the difficulty corporations face when operating across many countries while trying to uphold corporate social responsibility.