Kellogg in the News

The Huffington Post

Can Executive Compensation Push Firms to Harm the Environment? – 01/28/16
Article by Professor Dylan Minor reports that high executive compensation can increase the odds of a firm breaking environmental law and causing environmental harm by 40-60 percent.


Expert Q&A: The road ahead for U.S. hospitals – 01/27/16
Q&A with Professor Leemore Dafny about the biggest challenges facing the U.S. hospital industry today and the business model changes happening as a result.

Chicago Tonight

Chicago's Crisis-Management Challenges – 01/25/16
Professor James Shein speaks about the next steps for leaders during fiscal crisis and political stalemate. Shein said, "People who do turnarounds for a living in crisis management, they have to show courage, decisiveness, credibility, communication. If they've lost the credibility, it's almost impossible to do the other things. That's part of what we're seeing in this crisis."

The Wall Street Journal

As Competition for Franchisees Heats Up, so Do Incentives – 01/25/16
Quotes Lecturer Burton Cohen, who said, “The big franchisers tend to grow with existing franchisees, and by virtue of their popularity and success, are less likely to need to offer incentives to new franchisees.”


Merger Mania: Will Consolidation Stifle Innovation? – 01/21/16
Article is written by Professor Harold Sirkin, who says that success in innovation depends on “how the talent and resources are organized and deployed.


How To Spot A Toxic Worker – 01/19/16
Article talks about Professor Dylan Minor’s research on toxic workers and the negative impact they bring to the workplace.

The Wall Street Journal

How to Improve Cybersecurity? Just Eliminate the Human Factor – 01/18/16
Article quotes Professor Moran Cerf on how human-IT interactions worsened as technology progressed. “To this day, the weak link in all of the interactions between [humans and IT] systems is the human who is making a mistake,” he said.

Chicago Tribune

Super Bowl advertisers tease viewers before the game even starts – 01/17/16
Article quotes Professor Tim Calkins on Super Bowl ads and how now the trend is to put together an entire integrated marketing campaign around the advertising.


Big decisions wait for United CEO to recover – 01/16/16
Article quotes Professor Harry Kraemer, who said that the CEO’s “ability to delegate, to make sure everybody knows what needs to get done, is a little more difficult because he wasn't in the job very long.”

Poets & Quants

Is This The Harvard of 2020? – 01/16/16
Article features advice from Rohan Rajiv, a second year MBA at Kellogg, who outlined the process he went through after being admitted.


What's Holding Back Women in Corporate America – 01/15/16
Article by Professor Paola Sapienza references her research on gender and competitiveness. Most women avoid competing against others even if the rewards are big and they are the most qualified candidates to win, research findings say.

The Huffington Post

The Case for Taxing Securities Transactions – 01/15/16
Article by Professor Philip Kotler says that one way for the Federal Government to raise more tax money and do some good in the process is to place a financial transaction tax on the purchase and sale of securities.


Emanuel's Winter of Discontent Chills $3 Billion Bond Plan – 01/14/16
Article quotes Professor Donald Haider on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his leadership thus far, in the midst of the Mayor being under siege from a federal investigation into the misconduct of his police department.

Chicago Tribune

Weekend funeral for closing of The Alley a sign of the times – 01/13/16
Article quotes Professor Tim Calkins on how storefront operations like The Alley are becoming increasingly more expensive to maintain and can be hurt by their niche offerings.


What You Need to Know About Making Money in 2016 – 01/12/16
Article quotes Professor Brian Uzzi, who said that 2016 will bring new business models aiming to address the challenges of meshing human and machine learning. He calls this category of business model "thought partnerships."


How to Prevent Your New Business From Becoming a Complete Failure – 01/11/16
Article by Professor Linda Darragh argues that the decision to keep pressing ahead or shelve an idea for a new business should be an iterative process of testing and gathering feedback, using metrics to gauge the viability of an idea and the appeal of a solution to customers.


The Real Reason Good Managers Are So Rare – 01/09/16
Article by Dean Sally Blount examines how leaders react to the demands that come with having power. Great leaders become more focused on others and the organization as a whole, rather than more self-focused.


The Secret Behind Donald Trump's Savvy Brand Building – 01/06/16
Article by Professors Tim Calkins and Julie Hennessy points out five branding principles that Donald Trump’s campaign has leveraged successfully.

Harvard Business Review

How More Accessible Information Is Forcing B2B Sales to Adapt – 01/06/16
Article by Professor Emeritus Andris Zoltners explains how information technology and digital channels have allowed buyers to take over many steps of buying that salespeople once cherished as their source of value.


After Chipotle Outbreaks, Will 'Food With Integrity' Still Resonate? – 01/05/16
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said, “The difficult thing for Chipotle is that, it's not that there was one incident. There have been a number of different incidents. And the problem with that is that it creates an overall perception, and it raises questions about safety." Coverage on this topic also appeared in Chicago Tribune.