Small businesses optimistic heading into 2014 – 01/14/14
Reports on the rising optimism of small business owners. Professor Lloyd Shefsky says that might be more about being an entrepreneur than an overall change in the economy, and that small business owners are overly optimistic people.
Statistics That Hurt – 01/13/14
Reprinted Kellogg Insight article about Professor Jörg Spenkuch’s research into whether race may still be a factor that causes wage gaps.
Workers Get Ready for 2014 – 01/01/14
In the nationally syndicated “I Just Work Here” column, the author writes about 2014 preparations and quotes Professor Adam Waytz.
Instant Replay, Instant Bias – 01/01/14
Article discusses research by Zach Burns that finds, when determining whether an error or act of aggression was intentional, viewing video footage of the events in slow motion will bias the judging party to believe the act was intentional.
Management experts knock Obama – 12/31/13
Reports on President Obama’s end of the year address, particularly his remarks on the technical difficulties with rolling out the Affordable Care Act. Professor Daniel Diermeier commented on the president’s management skills saying, “No one asked you to write code or be a technical expert, but the expectation is you can set up a process.”
Honesty should be the only policy – 12/31/13
Reports on honesty in the workplace and quotes Professor Nicholas Pearce, who states, “There is a prevailing cultural sentiment that lying is OK - the fact that everyone is doing it and that it's necessary to get ahead.”
The New York Times
Reborn, Dell Aims Message at Businesses – 12/30/13
Reports on Dell’s business-to-business brand campaign that it is launching. The article quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who suggested the campaign was also directed at Dell’s own employees.
Poets & Quants
Business School Dean of the Year – 12/27/13
Reports Roger Martin, dean of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, as the Dean of the Year. The article cites Kellogg’s Dean Sally Blount putting Martin in the company of such transformational leaders as Donald Jacobs, who had put Kellogg on the map years earlier. The article also ran in Fortune.