The NRA boycotts are already working; and here’s why – 02/28/18
Article quotes Professor Brayden King about the impact of boycotts on companies with ties to the NRA. King said very few boycotts actually ever result in significant change in consumer behavior, but if the boycotts grab the attention of the media and threaten the reputation of the company, then they are more likely to be successful.
Why Technology is the Bright Future for Business Schools – 02/28/18
Article highlights the increasingly closer relationships between business schools and tech firms. Article notes that Kellogg has a record 25 percent of its MBAs accept positions in the technology industry in 2017.
New York Times
The Power of Religion – 02/28/18
Article cites Professor Dean Karlan’s research on whether religious faith leads to healthy behaviors. Karlan said the findings were cautiously positive for the power of religion. Karlan’s research was also covered in The Economist.
Crain’s Chicago Business
What the NRA’s business partners should do – 02/27/18
Article by Professor Tim Calkins discusses the question of whether businesses should cut ties with the NRA. Calkins said in the article that by maintaining a partnership with the NRA, a company appears to be taking the side of the NRA, which is important to consumers’ perceptions.
How brain science founds its way into business school – 02/27/18
Article highlights how courses on improving productivity, influencing decision-making, and handling stress have found their ways into business schools. Quotes Professor Adam Waytz, who said an ethics course at Kellogg teaches students how neuroscience can influence people or persuade people.
The Wall Street Journal
Apple’s China Lesson: Think Different, But Not Too Different – 02/26/18
Article quotes Professor Tim Calkins about Apple’s recent concessions to the Chinese government, including shifting customer iCloud data to Chinese mainland servers. Calkins said in the article that Apple is far from the only company to make concessions to China, but its choices are vexing considering the brand tests convention.
Everything is Booming Except for Wages – 02/23/18
Article discusses how even though the economy is booming, inflation has led to negligible increases in wages. The article cites Professor Efraim Benmelech’s research, which states that increased concentration in labor markets and a decrease in the number of employers competing for workers had led to wage suppression.
Professor Robert Wolcott was featured in two radio broadcasts, discussing the different emerging philosophies regarding who controls our data, as well as the future of automation in jobs.