Kellogg Faculty in the Media

Associated Press

Brand Tarnished, Cardinals Likely to Avoid Economic Damage – 06/19/15

This article quotes Professor Keith Murnighan on how the Cardinals brand will fare in the face of allegations of hacking into the computer database of an opponent. Article also published in The New York Times, USA Today and the Washington Post.


The Secret To Big Data Analytics Success Comes Down To One Word – 06/19/15
Article says that agility is key to getting an enterprise to the point where it can analyze data and make autonomous decisions at massive scale in real-time. References the “Sentient Enterprise” capability maturity model for analytics that Professor Mohan Sawhney helped to develop.

Poets & Quants

The Top MBAs Name Their Favorite Business School Professors – 06/18/15
Article compiles the favorite b-school professors noted by the students in P&Q’s “Class of 2015 Best-and-Brightest MBAs.” Kellogg student Bruno Valle noted that Professor Harry Kraemer and Professor Jose Liberti left particularly strong impressions during his time at Kellogg.


How Ford CEO Alan Mullaly turned a broken company into the industry’s comeback kid – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Harry Kraemer examines the successful turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of then-CEO Alan Mulally, focusing on Mulally’s application of values-based leadership.

Wall Street Journal

Carter Cast: Reflecting Before an Exit – 06/18/15
Article written by Professor Carter Cast says that before contemplating prospectuses, entrepreneurs should step back and reflect on the emotional and psychological aspects of selling — whether through an IPO, to a private equity firm or to other third parties.


Nightly Business Report – 06/16/15
This segment, beginning at the 7-minute mark, interviews Professor Leemore Dafny on how a possible wave of consolidation in the insurance industry may impact consumers’ pockets. Read the transcript here.


These statistics illustrate the persistent class divide at Britain’s elite firms – 06/16/15
Article discusses the findings from a new UK government study which shows that class divides strongly persist in recruiting and hiring. References the similar findings from Professor Lauren Rivera’s research.


The Fight for Obamacare – 06/16/15
Professor Joel Shalowitz is interviewed about what may happen if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare later this month.


Were you judged fairly at your last job interview? – 06/15/15
This article by Professor Lauren Rivera discusses job discrimination in the 21st century. She says it usually operates through stereotypes that systemically distort how we evaluate job applicants, whether or not we believe these associations to be true.

Financial Times

'Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs' by Lauren Rivera – 06/14/15
This article reviews Professor Lauren Rivera’s book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. It talks about how top tier firms employ a double filter – first they only consider graduates from prestigious institutions, then they define talent and “fit” in a way that excludes high-performing students from less privileged backgrounds.

Media Post

Brain Research: What’s The Best Length For A Super Bowl Spot? – 06/14/15
This article quotes Professor Moran Cerf on how companies are turning to brain research to learn more about how customers are engaging with their brands and ideas.

Crain’s Chicago Business

CPS may get short-term fix, but long-term woes are enormous – 06/10/15
Quotes Professor Don Haider on the idea of recreating the Chicago School Finance Authority, which took over much of CPS' funding for more than a decade in another financial crisis when Jane Byrne was mayor and Jim Edgar the governor.

Harvard Business Review

When Sales Incentives Should Be Based on Profit, Not Revenue – 06/10/15
This article by Professor Andris Zoltners is about how the trend in demand for profitable sales growth follows the logic that a sales force can align salespeople’s effort with company profitability goals by linking incentives to profit, rather than sales metrics.

Bloomberg Business

Why Are So Many Fast Food Characters Coming Back From the Dead? – 06/09/15
This article quotes Professor Derek Rucker on how the resurgence of icons and mascots is a way for companies in the fast food industry to gain publicity and personify their brands. Also reported in the Chicago Tribune.

New York Magazine

Why Hiding Your True Self Feels So Terrible – 06/08/15
This article cites Professor Maryam Kouchaki’s research, which found that when people are nudged into recalling past experiences where their behaviors felt inauthentic, they tended to feel more immoral and impure than those who’d remembered a time they behaved authentically.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Is Blue Cross’ parent company too big, or not big enough? – 06/06/15
Professor Leemore Dafny is quoted in an article that discusses how larger insurers enjoy many advantages over smaller rivals.


Why parmesan cheese may cease to exist in America – 06/04/15
This article by Professor Nicola Persico is about differences in the EU and US of marketing parmesan cheese, and the potential consequences of broad brand name protection.


Don’t blame markets for income inequality and poverty – 06/03/15
Dean Sally Blount wrote this article on how the businesses can be a force for social good.

Chicago Tribune

Techweek100 announced for 2015, and there’s a notable change – 06/02/15
The technology conference, newly led by CEO Katy Lynch, selected 164 innovators from 100 Chicago-area companies, including 55 women. That's just over one-third, up from 13 percent in 2014, when 18 women were added to a list of 142. Dean Sally Blount, Linda Darragh and Rob Wolcott were selected as part of the group.

Chicago Tribune

Bruce Rauner’s biggest strength? He has nothing to lose – 06/02/15
Article quotes Professor J. Keith Murnighan on how people may react in negotiations situations when they have a lot of leeway and freedom to act.