Kellogg in the News

Medill Reports

Are you stuck in The Dieter’s Paradox? – 10/05/10
The article highlights a study examining the dieter’s paradox and the illusion of “negative” calories, authored by Associate Professor of Marketing Alexander Chernev. The study, “The Dieter’s Paradox,” will appear in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Consumer Psychology.

Psych Central

Being 'Colorblind' Hinders Equality – 10/05/10
The article highlights a study that finds a colorblind approach to diversity may frustrate efforts to identify and confront discrimination. The study is co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations Evan Apfelbaum.

Chicago Tribune

Chipping in helps workers cash in – 10/04/10
From the article: The critical elements of open-book management include sharing information and empowering workers to use the information to make decisions on the job…."In general, people do better when they understand the context in which they are operating," said Brenda Ellington Booth, clinical professor of management and organization at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. What's more, a culture of open communication can avert mistakes that happen when employees don't feel comfortable speaking up, Booth said. "The consequences of not having open communication can be failure," she said. "A lot of times, employees can have good solutions to problems if they know what's going on. They might be closer to an operation or closer to the customer."

New York Times

Sizing Up a Cheeseburger’s Caloric Heft – 10/03/10
The article highlights a study which examines people’s inability to estimate calories. The study is authored by Associate Professor of Marketing Alexander Chernev and appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Emanuel Mayoral Team Would Need to Explain $17 Million Bank Pay – 10/01/10
Professor of Management & Strategy Donald Haider comments on Rahm Emanuel's run for mayor of Chicago.

Los Angeles magazine

The Well Runs Dry – 10/01/10
From the article: By 2014, the amount could easily be one out of three. When so much money is required for retirees, less money is available for libraries, parks, trash pickup—perhaps police and fire services, too. The worst-case scenario would involve massive layoffs, crippling service cuts, significantly higher taxes, and debt levels running into the billions of dollars. Similar shortfalls are being faced by the State of California and in cities and states all over the country. Nobody knows what the total price tag will be—maybe $1 trillion in obligations, maybe more. “It’s going to spark a crisis that will be comparable in magnitude to, or larger than, the banking crisis,” says Joshua Rauh, an associate professor of finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Money

Seven Secrets to a Richer Retirement – 10/01/10
From the article: You probably imagine that when you're retired, you'll be pretty much like you are now -- maybe with a new fondness for early-bird specials and PBS wellness shows. But studies show that the present-day you doesn't really identify with this future person very much. In fact, "your mind creates neural patterns similar to those created when you think about a stranger," says Northwestern University researcher Hal Ersner-Hershfield. That disconnect means you're reluctant to trade rewards today for rewards tomorrow -- the biggest hurdle to saving for retirement.

The Marker (Israel)

תתחנף, אל תתרפס – 10/01/10
A profile of a study which cites seven types of ingratiation that increase boardroom prospects for top executives, co-authored by Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations Ithai Stern.

Chicago Public Media (The Morning Drive)

09/30/10
Professor of Accounting Information & Management Thomas Lys comments on large companies headquartered in Chicago.

Daily Northwestern

FBI director gives address at Kellogg – 09/30/10
The article profiles a talk by FBI Director Robert Mueller III, co-sponsored by the school’s Leadership Initiatives program and the Kellogg Veterans Association.

Psychological Science (Observer)

In Blind Pursuit of Racial Equality? – 09/30/10
The article highlights a study that finds a colorblind approach to diversity may frustrate efforts to identify and confront discrimination. The study is co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations Evan Apfelbaum.

Wall Street Journal

In Elizabeth Warren We Trust? – 09/30/10
The article notes research on the risk of medical bankruptcies among the uninsured, co-authored by Walter J. McNerney Professor of Health Industry Management David Dranove.

Xinhua News Agency (China)

U.S. Economist cautions against Obama Administration's trade sanctions on China – 09/30/10
Alvin J. Huss Professor of Management & Strategy David Besanko comments on trade sanctions on China.

Developing Leaders

Boomers Still Need Development – 09/29/10
Associate Dean of Executive Education Stephen Burnett writes about the growing need to develop the leadership talents of “baby boomers.”

Reuters

Social entrepreneur creates wellspring of support – 09/29/10
From the article: Unlike micro-lending sites such as Kiva (www.kiva.org), which mines individual donors for loans to entrepreneurs in under-developed countries, Citizen Effect focuses on completing community projects. It appeals to what Morrison called "citizen philanthropists" that are willing to take ownership of a local endeavor and raise money. They tap their personal networks, lending credibility to the cause and raising awareness through activities that include email campaigns, parties, runs, bake sales - whatever it takes to meet the goal. Brian Uzzi, a professor of leadership at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, calls Morrison a "network broker" that brings together resources for mobilization. "He's multiplying the effect of each individual through his own network," said Uzzi, noting throughout history most social causes have been driven by a handful of highly motivated people. "This website could potentially release an enormous amount of pent up entrepreneurial effort."

The Economist (Buttonwood’s notebook blog)

Trillion dollar babies – 09/28/10
The article notes research by Associate Professor of Finance Joshua Rauh on the funding status of state-sponsored pension plans.

WBAL-AM (Baltimore)

09/28/10
The broadcast references research on state pensions by Associate Professor of Finance Joshua Rauh.

Agenda Week

Looking Outside the Box for Diverse Board Members – 09/27/10
Gordon and Llura Gund Family Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship Steven Rogers comments on the lack of minority executives on corporate boards.

WERS-FM (Boston)

09/27/10
On the show "You Are Here," Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management Adam Galinsky discusses superstition and psychology.

Connecticut Network (CT-N)

09/24/10
The broadcast references research on state pensions by Associate Professor of Finance Joshua Rauh.