Empathy is an emerging buzzword in business and academia, but Kellogg has practiced it for decades. We develop leaders with empathy, and we produce a significant amount of related social science research, not only in more natural areas like management, organizational behavior and marketing, but also in less obvious areas like accounting, game theory, economics and finance. This pervasiveness of researchers focused on topics directly or indirectly related to empathy shows how much this is part of Kellogg culture.
Kellogg’s focus on empathy is based on science and rigorous and critical thinking. We focus on empathy as a way to understand the intangible elements that make a process, an institution or an equilibrium more effective.
The goal of the Kabiller Science of Empathy Prize is to celebrate Kellogg’s strengths in and rigorous approach to empathy, while stimulating new research. The prize has been made possible by the generosity of David G. Kabiller ’85, ’87 MBA.