Kellogg Faculty in the Media

Crain's Chicago Business

What Chicago experts think about Senate's health care bill – 06/22/17
Article features local experts’ opinions on the new Senate health care bill, quoting Professor Joel Shalowitz on its impact on local consumers who buy individual health insurance coverage.


How AI Machines Could Save Wall Street Brokers' Jobs – 06/22/17
Article by Professor Brian Uzzi explores the positive influence of AI in wall street jobs, particularly emphasizing Morgan Stanley’s decision to partner 16,000 financial advisors with algorithms that can help notify brokers when to reach out to clients.


Trade Punch And Counterpunch – 06/22/17
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Phil Levy explains why the United States should exert restraint in its trade policy, highlighting two potential kinds of retaliation: the “counterpunch” and the “can of worms.”

The Washington Post

Is McDonald’s made-fresh quarter pounder worth the extra minute wait? – 06/21/17
Article discusses whether or not customers will react positively to higher quality meat that takes longer to serve and highlights Professor Alexander Chernev’s belief that there needs to be a trade-off between instant gratification and quality product.

Huffington Post

Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real. – 06/20/17
Article explains how several major companies have announced a new push to remove gender stereotypes from commercials, quoting Professor Derek Rucker on many ads are now celebrating female empowerment.

Marketing Daily

Study: New Ways To Measure Consumer Engagement – 06/19/17
Article discusses a new study from Professor Bobby Calder, which explains that the more engaged people feel in an experience, the more likely they are to do it again. And perhaps more to the point, they are also more favorably disposed to marketing messages they see there.

Poets and Quants

Deans’ First Jobs: From Washing Dishes To Selling Hot Dogs – 06/19/17
Article discusses the various jobs deans from top universities held before becoming distinguished academics, including Kellogg Dean Sally Blount’s experience with consulting that motivated her to make a difference in the world.

The Washington Post

Another clash between Starbucks and a Trump voter is going viral – 06/19/17
Article explains how Starbucks has become a political lightning rod and a battleground for the culture wars, quoting Professor Derek Rucker on how coffee is a ritual for many Americans, so when the experience does not align with their personal beliefs, the discrepancy feels more personal.


Want To Make Your Team More Productive? Let Them Gossip More – 06/18/17
Article highlights the importance of social interaction in ensuring success in group settings, and urges companies to allow their employees to interact in a more social setting to enhance productivity, citing Professor Brian Uzzi’s research.


There’s actually a good reason to be grumpy in the summer – 06/18/17
Article dicusses research by Professor Maryam Kouchaki on how excessive heat hurts customer service, citing how shoppers’ data indicated a significant drop in helpfulness on behalf of the clerks during the summer months.


Former Oracle board member dogged by links to China-backed chip deal – 06/16/17
Article explains how in December, Cypress’ board amended the company’s code of ethics to ensure that if Cypress was having significant acquisition talks with a potential target, then any conflicted director would recuse themselves. Quotes Professor Thomas Lys: “Duty of loyalty issues are corrosive. They leave investors with the impression that the playing field isn’t level.” Article also published in The New York Times and Business Insider.

Crain’s Chicago Business

What does Blue Cross' parent company want from a GOP health bill? – 06/15/17
Article discusses how Chicago’s largest insurer, Health Care Service Corp., has yet to state an opinion on The American Health Care Act, which many worry will add increased instability into the health insurance market. Quotes Professor Amanda Starc: "We're currently asking insurers to make strategic decisions without knowing the rules of the game.”

The Washington Post

One of the most prestigious brands in medicine is jumping into Obamacare – 06/15/17
Article explains Cleveland Clinic and Oscar Health’s plan to sell individual insurance plans in five northeast Ohio counties, which strategically allows the hospital to involve itself in the individual market of insurance buying. Quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite on how Oscar, a start-up, will likely benefit from its partnership with a powerful brand in medicine by attracting more customers.


Why Jeff Immelt’s GE Succession Will Go Much Better Than Jack Welch’s – 06/14/17
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer explains how the succession of GE CEO Jeff Immelt sets up a quick and seamless transition as Immelt has promised, contrasting sharply with the drawn-out way GE’s iconic CEO Jack Welch chose his successor, which took more than six years—much of it in the public eye.


Inside the booming black market for bourbon – 06/14/17
Article explores how liquor stores have less access to expensive bourbon due to its increasing popularity, which has led to consumers turning to a secondary, black market for the alcohol, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on how economics provides a simple answer to what’s driving unmet demand.

Poets & Quants

The Favorite Professors Of Top MBAs – 06/14/17
Article highlights MBA students’ favorite professors, including Adjunct Lecturer Brooke Vuckovic.


How Education Must Change: Seeking Mission And Purpose In The Jobless Economy – 06/13/17
Article by Professor Robert Wolcott explores the ways in which the education system will be affected by artificial intelligence technology, and emphasizes the growing significance of questioning “what’s next?”

Huffington Post

Is Universal Basic Income Inevitable? – 06/13/17
Article by Professor Philip Kotler explores whether or not Universal Basic Income would help reduce poverty in countries as wealthy as the United States, and aims to answer the question of why poverty in the US affects 50 million citizens, and how the government can help reduce those numbers.

Huffington Post

Brand Confusion: What Do Our Political Parties Stand For? – 06/11/17
Article by Professor Philip Kotler discusses the decline in productivity of dividing political parties and defining as either democrat or republican, and points to the incongruence between what the parties stand for and what they are supposed to stand for as the main source of disappointment for Americans.


Betting Big On Infrastructure – 06/10/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin the benefit of relying more on private investors rather than The White House to raise the $2 trillion dollars needed to drastically improve the infrastructure across the nation.