Kellogg World Alumni Magazine Winter 2009

Research & Honors

  Alice Tybout
  Keith Murnighan
  Robert McDonald
  James Conley

Alice Tybout, the Harold T. Martin Professor of Marketing, and Michelle Roehm (PhD 1997) published the article "Let the Response Fit the Scandal" in the December 2009 issue of the Harvard Business Review. In the article, Tybout and Roehm offer "a four-step framework that allows executives to craft just-right, just-in-time responses to scandals."

Also publishing in the Harvard Business Review is Leigh Thompson, the J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations. Thompson's article "Envy at Work," co-authored by Tanya Menon of the University of Chicago, appears in the April issue and explores the "downward spiral" that can be provoked by envy of a co-worker. Thompson also published a chapter on metacognition in teams and organizations in the volume Social Metacognition (Psychology Press).

Dipak Jain, the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and former Kellogg School dean, was awarded an honorary doctorate in economics by IPADE in Mexico on Jan. 30.

Robert McDonald, the Erwin P. Nemmers Professor of Finance, and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, associate professor of finance, have been named to the board of directors of the American Finance Association.

S.C. Johnson & Son Professor of International Marketing Philip Kotler's book Up and Out of Poverty: The Social Marketing Solution, co-authored by Nancy R. Lee, was named among the best books of 2009 by

Associate Professor of Marketing Derek Rucker co-authored the paper "Doubting One's Doubt: A Formula for Confidence?" in the March issue of The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The paper examines how consumers can doubt their own doubts, which can have the ironic effect of making them more confident.

Associate Professor of Marketing Alexander Chernev co-authored the paper "The Impact of Product Line Extensions and Consumer Goals on the Formation of Price Image," which appeared in the February issue of the Journal of Marketing Research.

J. Keith Murnighan, the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Risk Management, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree in July from the London Business School in recognition of his "distinguished contributions to the field of management and organization studies." Murnighan is the co-author of numerous recent papers, including:

  • "Bad Drives Psychological Evaluations but Good Propels Behavior: Responses to Honesty and Deception," co-authored by Adam Galinsky, the Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor of Ethics and Decision in Management, and C.S. Wang, published in Psychological Science;
  • "Do Groups Lie More Than Individuals? Honesty and Deception as a Function of Strategic Self-interest," co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations and postdoctoral research fellow Taya Cohen and PhD students Brian Gunia and Sun Young Kim-Jun, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology;
  • and "What's in a Name? Subliminally Activating Trusting Behavior," co-authored by PhD student Li Huang and published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

Murnighan is also the co-editor of the book Social Psychology and Organizations, which will be published in August by Routlege Academic.

James Conley, a clinical professor of technology, delivered a keynote speech Dec. 3 at a Kellogg School-WHU winter event in Hamburg, Germany. Conley shared his insights on the sustained competitive advantage that firms can achieve by leveraging the power of intangibles such as intellectual property. Also in December, Conley was the invited plenary speaker at the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization's International Convention on Intellectual Property and Competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, which took place in Rome. Conley delivered a presentation on differentiation strategies and the role intellectual property plays in building brands.

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