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.
Poets & Quants
Across Top B-Schools, MBAs Open Up – 02/22/17
Article discusses diversity and inclusion across top business schools in the U.S., citing Kellogg student Tiffany Smith on her initiative MBAsOpenUp, a coalition that brings together a group of students who are passionate about diversity and inclusion, and more specifically racial equality on a systemic level.
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.
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.”
Crain's Chicago Business
These home stagers pay to live in your house – 02/09/17
Article discusses Chicago-area franchisees for Showhomes, a Nashville-based company that stages homes for sale that often includes people who move into the house until it's sold, quoting Professor Tim Calkins on how the conventional concept of staging homes with stylish new furnishings "is popular because it's hard to get buyers excited about an empty space.”
Lessons From Ringling Bros. Demise – 02/08/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin explains two important lessons surrounding the demise of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: first, that a company's efforts to satisfy its critics can backfire, causing more harm than good, and second, that companies need to stay focused on their core business and most important customers.