Kellogg World Alumni Magazine Winter 2009

Research & Honors

"Assortment Size and Option Attractiveness in Consumer Choice among Retailers," co-authored by Associate Professor of Marketing Alexander Chernev, was published in the June issue of the Journal of Marketing Research.

Clinical Professor of Technology James Conley has been nominated to serve another term on the U.S. Department of Commerce's advisory board for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

David Dranove, the Walter J. McNerney Professor of Health Industry Management, was a presenter on healthcare reform at an Illinois Democratic Party 10th District town hall meeting in September.

Janice C. Eberly, the John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Finance, co-authored the paper "Capital Reallocation and Growth," which was published in the May issue of the American Economic Review.

Associate Professor of Finance Andrea Eisfeldt's co-authored paper, "Managerial Incentives, Capital Reallocation, and the Business Cycle," received the second place Jensen Prize from the Journal of Financial Economics.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations Hal Ersner-Hershfield's co-authored paper, "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: Individual Differences in Future Self-continuity Account for Saving," was published in Judgment and Decision Making.

Assistant Professor of Finance Yael Hochberg and Associate Professor of Finance Annette Vissing-Jorgensen's paper, "Informational Hold-up and Performance Persistence in Venture Capital," won the 2009 European Financial Association Argentum Prize for Best Symposium Paper on Private Equity and Funds of Private Equity.

Mark Jeffery, senior lecturer of technology industry management, contributed the chapter "Return on Investment Analysis" to the forthcoming Handbook of Technology Management (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

  Philip Kotler
Philip Kotler

Philip Kotler, the S.C. Johnson & Son Professor of International Marketing, received his 17th honorary degree on Sept. 19, from University American College in Skopje, Macedonia. Kotler also conducted master classes in Skopje, Warsaw, Kiev, Odessa, Sofia, Zagreb, Belgrade, Budapest, Bahrain and Cairo. 

Ehud Kalai, the James J. O'Connor Professor of Decision and Game Sciences, and Robert Weber, the Frederic E. Nemmers Professor of Decision Sciences, co-authored "Information Independence and Common Knowledge" with Olivier Gossner. The article was published in the economic theory journal Econometrica.

  Ehud Kalai
Ehud Kalai

Kalai also presented his paper "Engineering Cooperation" (co-authored by his son Adam Kalai) at the Stanford Theory Seminar in May and at the Oxford-Man Institute in September. The paper was also presented in June at the keynote lecture at the 10th International Meeting of the Association for Public Economic Theory in Galway, Ireland.

Assistant Professor of Finance David Matsa's paper, "Growing Out of Trouble? Legal Liability and Corporate Responses to Adversity," received the CRA International Award for the Best Corporate Finance Paper at the 2009 Western Finance Association meeting.

Professor of Finance Jonathan Parker is serving as a special adviser on financial stability to the U.S. Treasury.

  Paola Sapienza
Paola Sapienza

Professor of Finance Paola Sapienza has co-authored numerous papers recently, including "Gender Differences in Financial Risk Aversion and Career Choices are Affected by Testosterone" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; "Is Mistrust Self-Fulfilling?" in Economic Letters; and "Cultural Biases in Economic Exchange?" in The Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences Karl Schmedders received the "Best Teacher Award" from the Kellogg/WHU-11 Executive MBA graduating class.

Kraft Foods Chair in Marketing Brian Sternthal and Richard M. Clewett Research Professor Derek Rucker co-authored the book Advertising Strategy (Copley Custom Textbooks, 2009).

  Brain Uzzi
Brain Uzzi

Brian Uzzi, the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, and a team of researchers from various universities have been awarded a $10 million, 10-year research grant from Army Research Labs to create a center on network sciences that will focus on the study of social networks.

Also, Uzzi's co-authored paper, "How Social Networks Affect the Price of Billable Hours," was spotlighted Sept. 2 by Harvard Business Publishing.

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