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Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations Kristin Behfar helped School District 65 (Evanston/Skokie, Ill.) develop a performance evaluation system for principals and administrators and conducted a 360-degree Leadership Assessment in the district. For this work, Professor Behfar received an outstanding community partner award.

Associate Professor of Marketing Alexander Chernev has published "Feature Complementarity and Assortment in Choice" in the Journal of Consumer Research (March 2005, pp. 748-759) and "Goal Orientation and Consumer Preference for the Status Quo" in the Journal of Consumer Research (December 2004, pp. 557-565).

IBM Distinguished Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice Daniel Diermeier has been appointed co-director of a newly founded Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (with Julio Ottino, dean of the McCormick School of Engineering). Professor Diermeier also has been appointed a research fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a member of the management board to the director of the FBI.

Michael Ludwig Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Organizations Ranjay Gulati has two publications forthcoming: "Stacking the Deck: The Effect of Upper Echelon Affiliations for Entrepreneurial Firms" (with Monica Higgins) in the Strategic Management Journal and "Shrinking Core-Expanding Periphery: The Relational Architecture of High Performing Organizations" (with D. Kletter) in California Management Review.

Marketing Department faculty members Dean Dipak C. Jain, the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Marketing; Philip Kotler, the SC Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing; James Anderson, the William L. Ford Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Wholesale Distribution; and Greg Carpenter, the James B. Farley/Booz*Allen & Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy; presented the two-day seminars "Kellogg Comes to Holland" and "Kellogg comes to Switzerland" in May. Hundreds of managers attended each of these successful events.

Victoria Husted Medvec, the Adeline Barry Davee Associate Professor of Management and Organizations and Director of the Center for Executive Women, has accepted the position of associate vice president for research at Northwestern University. In this role, Professor Medvec will support research programs in humanities, social sciences, business, communications, journalism, law and music and assist in developing new interdisciplinary programs. She will remain on the Kellogg School faculty.

Glen Vasel Associate Professor of Finance Mitchell Petersen has published "Does Function Follow Organizational Form? Evidence From the Lending Practices of Large and Small Banks" in the Journal of Financial Economics (May 2005). In the paper, Professor Petersen and co-authors Allen N. Berger, Nathan H. Miller, Raghuram G. Rajan and Jeremy Stein examine the relative role of small and large banks in providing capital for small and private firms.

Thomas R. Prince, professor of accounting information and management and professor of health industry management, has published "Enhancing Efficiency and Quality of Ambulatory Care Through Telehealth Technology" in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management (Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 214-221). In addition, Professor Prince continues to play a leadership role in the Kellogg School's successful executive education programming directed at members of the American Dental Association. Five programs currently exist, with another in development (see p. 34).

Steven Rogers, the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship, has received two honors: He was named the L.G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year by students in the school's full-time and part-time programs and Professor of the Year by students who attend the Kellogg School's joint-degree program with the Schulich School of Management at York University in Toronto.

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations Brian Uzzi's article, "The Sources and Consequences of Embeddedness for the Economic Performance of Organizations: The Network Effect," published in the American Sociological Review in 1996, was the publication's most highly cited article during the 1990s.

John Ward has published a booklet called, "The Family Constitution: Agreements to Secure and Perpetuate Your Family and Your Business" (Family Enterprise Publishers) with Daniela Montemerlo of Boconni University in Milan. The booklet explores best practices for developing the values, policies and regulations of business-owning families. It also examines the content of family agreements and the process of forging them in large extended shareholding families.

Andris Zoltners, professor of marketing and founder and co-chairman of ZS Associates, was inducted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, presented by the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Hall of Fame is celebrating its 20th anniversary as one of the most prestigious awards honoring Chicago-area entrepreneurs.

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