Harvard Business Review
What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Advocate for You – 06/15/18
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce discusses strategies for someone to succeed in the workplace, even if their boss won’t advocate for them. He suggests that a worker have a conversation with their boss outlining their expectations for excellence, then begin to look for other advocates and build their own professional network.
The Wall Street Journal
Why Companies Have the Urge to Merge – 06/15/18
Article discusses the reasons why companies might consider vertical mergers and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite, who says that one large motivation is to address “growing uncertainty related to the future of conventional business models."
The New York Times
Court Rules in Antitrust Case – 06/12/18
Article discusses the possible outcomes of the Justice Department’s case against the proposed merging of AT&T and Time Warner, which argues that it would limit competition and raise costs. Professor Mark McCareins says that the Justice Department may have difficulty in building a case, since the proposed deal is a vertical merger, which doesn’t fit the horizontal-merger analytical framework. Professor McCareins also wrote an op-ed on this topic for The Hill.
The Fight for Female MBAs – 06/08/18
Article discusses how business schools are now offering more fellowships and incentives to draw more women to B-Schools. Quotes Professor Ellen Taaffe, who said getting more women to come to business school is a way to build the pipeline to effect change longer term. Taaffe added that this is not a women’s issue, but rather it’s a human issue.
Encyclopedia Britannica's New Chrome Extension – 06/08/18
Article discusses Encyclopedia Britannica’s new Chrome extension, which provides information from their site at the top of the results page in order to give people an additional source, rather than them taking the first result at face value. The article quotes Professor Brian Uzzi, who says that many people won’t use the plugin because they don’t think they need a second source, believing Google to be just as accurate.
Crain’s Chicago Business
UIC, John Marshall Law School on track to merge – 06/08/18
Article examines how higher education merger proposals may become more common, quoting Dean Sally Blount: “"Based on what I know about the economics of what it takes to run colleges and universities, there is no way that (nearly half of four-institutions) are operating at scale and have sustainable business models.”
The Biggest Mistake You’re Making When Hiring – 06/05/18
Article discusses the difficulty of separating the notions of hiring for cultural fit and hiring because you enjoy the same activities. Article cited research from Professor Lauren Rivera, who found that in many cases, employers hired in a manner more closely resembling the choice of friends or romantic partners.
Poets & Quants
Four Lessons from Kellogg’s Global Women’s Summit – 06/04/18
Article written by 2Y student Lauren Levine highlights the Kellogg Global Women’s Summit, which was a day-and-a-half event for hundreds of alumnae, students and business leaders to convene and have genuine dialogue about the obstacles women face in business. The article mentions four key takeaways from the summit.