X Marks the Knot – 07/09/16
Article discusses the merits of designing voting systems from an economic point of view and references Professor Mark Satterthwaite’s research, which showed that every common electoral system – even those in which voters can rank their preferences – is distorted by tactical voting.
China's New Worry: Outsourcing – 07/07/16
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin discusses Chinese officials’ new concern: outsourcing. Officials are encouraging companies in the southern and eastern parts of China, where wages and other production costs are highest, to move their production facilities inland, where costs are lower, rather than outsourcing to countries such as Vietnam.
Do We Really Want Democracy – 07/05/16
Article by Professor Phil Kotler says that Democracy requires free speech, free press, free assembly and the rule of law and notes his forthcoming book: Democracy in Decline, Rebuilding the Future.
Key to Success: Leading business school work to diversify student bodies – 06/30/16
Article quotes Chief Diversity Officer Anise Wiley-Little on Kellogg’s efforts to serve as a model for inclusive leadership. “Through their groundbreaking work, our faculty are furthering the conversation about the significance of diversity and inclusion within organizations and teams,” she said.
Poets & Quants
The B-School Impact Investing Uprising – 06/27/16
Article discusses the increasing focus on impact investing at top business schools, noting relevant Kellogg courses such as Early Stage Impact Investing and Micro-Finance and the Role of Financial Institutions in Development.
Can Cadillac be cool again? – 06/27/16
Article discusses GM and Cadillac’s rebranding. Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who says that if GM wants to be a global player, it needs to have a stronger emphasis on luxury cars.
Harvard Business Review
To Develop Cultural Dexterity, Seek it Out – 06/24/16
Article by Associate Dean for Leadership Development Bernard Banks discusses the cultural dexterity lessons learned from his military career and why similar dexterity is important for global organizations.
Do assassinations change opinions? – 06/20/16
This audio story, which features Professor Benjamin Jones, discusses how the recent Brexit campaign briefly paused after the assassination of British lawmaker Jo Cox and looks back at other examples where assassinations changed the course of history.