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Kellogg Faculty in the Media

Bloomberg Business

In Social Media Marketing, the Burger King Has It His Way – 10/01/15
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said, “Burger King has really found a way to get attention by doing the unexpected and somewhat irreverent. They’re generating an enormous amount of publicity at a very modest cost.”


Connected Cars Rev Up For A Revolution – 10/01/15
Article reports that Professor Robert Wolcott spoke at the Frankfurt International Motor Show about “a new industrial revolution” whose impact would be “on a par with that of the railroads in the 19th century.”


The Debate Over Drug Pricing – 10/01/15
Professor Craig Garthwaite was a guest on The Diane Rehm Show, where he discussed why drugs cost what they do and what can be done to lower prices for consumers.


Inspiring The Corporate Entrepreneur – 09/29/15
Article by Professors Carter Cast and David Schonthal argues that seeking out entrepreneurs is better than training people to be "intrapreneurial" in a company's status quo, and gives three examples of how corporate entrepreneurship can be encouraged.


Insurance CEOs again called before lawmakers – 09/29/15
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that pledges from insurers don’t mean much. “It’s competition that we want to ensure that savings are passed through if they are realized,” she said.


VW And GM Prove It: Some Executives Should Go to Jail – 09/28/15
Article by Professor Tim Calkins argues that the fines imposed on companies that cut corners like Volkswagen and GM are not enough. Executives should know that if they do the wrong thing they may be held personally responsible and face jail time.


When It Comes To Health Insurance Mergers, Bigger Is Not Going To Be Better – 09/28/15
Quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who said that the 1999 merger between Aetna and Prudential “resulted in reduced payments to providers and no evidence that those cost savings were passed on to consumers.”


What Anne-Marie Slaughter misses about why women still aren’t reaching the top – 09/28/15
Quotes Dean Sally Blount, who said that women are up to 50 percent less likely than their male peers to enter competitive fields after graduating. Blount also identifies the three pivot points in a woman’s career.

Harvard Business Review

The Risks of Health Insurance Company Mergers – 09/24/15
Article by Professor Leemore Dafny argues that health insurance company mergers could result in higher premiums without improvements in quality. Professor Dafny also discussed this topic in The Wall Street Journal and on CNBC.

Washington Post

Why are working class kids less likely to get elite jobs? They study too hard at college – 09/23/15
Article features a Q&A with Professor Lauren Rivera about her book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. The book examines how inequality is produced by subtle social patterns of education and informal skills as well as big political and economic forces.


What Cuba’s new wave of entrepreneurs need to know – 09/19/15
Article by Professor Russell Walker highlights the importance of importation and access to capital for many Cuban entrepreneurs.

New York Times

After the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh Shows He Has a Head for Business – 09/19/15
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said, “You can’t plan over the long run to rely on the connection back to the band to sustain the venue. You’ve got to create a new, distinct brand that’s going to stand for its own thing.”

Chicago Tribune

Toxic workers a drain on the bottom line, but you can spot them, study says – 09/18/15
Article reports on research by Professor Dylan Minor that found that while a superstar employee who performs in the top 1 percent saves a company about $5,300 annually, replacing a toxic worker with an average one saves about $12,800.

Chicago Tribune

Peet’s Coffee enters all-day breakfast competition – 09/18/15
Quotes Professor Ned Smith on the topic of Peet’s Coffee launching all-day breakfast options throughout Chicago and planning to expand through other markets.


The Candidates' Brands: What Are 'Consumers' Thinking So Far? – 09/18/15
Article written by Professor Julie Hennessy discusses how consumers are currently thinking about the “brands” of presidential candidates.

The Washington Post

Americans see Muslims as less than human. No wonder Ahmed was arrested – 09/18/15
Article written by Professor Nour Kteily discusses his research showing that Muslims are the most readily dehumanized group, associated with less sympathy and more aggression.

Harvard Business Review

How to Spot Hidden Opportunities for Sales Growth – 09/17/15
Article written by Professor Andris Zoltners gives examples of companies that found areas of sales growth by looking at differences in performance, sales activity, and market potential across different pieces of their business.

The Wall Street Journal

Let’s Bring Higher Education Out of the Middle Ages – 09/17/15
Article written by Professor Cesare Mainardi discusses three ways for universities to become more collaborative and better prepare graduates to lead.

Chicago Tribune

Motorola Solutions moving headquarters, 800 jobs to Chicago – 09/15/15
In light of Motorola's headquarters move from Schaumburg to Chicago, Professor Willemien Kets discusses the continuing trend of companies moving their HQs near young millennial talent.

Fast Company

In Defense of the Middleman – 09/15/15
This article cites research by Professor Daniel Spulber about the contributions of middlemen to GDP. A decade later, middlemen are more prevalent than ever, despite predictions of their extinction.

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