Kellogg in the News


How Wells Fargo’s Fake Accounts Scandal Got So Bad – 09/15/16
Article by Professor Maryam Kouchaki says that the recent Wells Fargo scandal offers important lessons for how companies can avoid creating a culture vulnerable to corruption. Her research is cited.


Ban the Box, Responsibility Culture, Text Message Thrillers – 09/14/16
Radio Show Top of Mind with Julie Rose discusses fostering a culture of responsibility with Professor Ned Smith and talks about when something goes wrong at work, what if there was a method of management that actually rewarded people for taking responsibility when things go south.

Crain’s Chicago Business

Here's what happened when my health plan went belly up – 09/13/16
Article discusses the predicament that policyholders face after Land of Lincoln’s bankruptcy, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the dynamics of health insurance markets.


Social Science Researchers Explore 'Unethical Amnesia' – 09/07/16
Article discusses Professor Maryam Kouchakis research on “unethical amnesia” – how people often forget about bad things they have done, which limits their ability to learn from their past actions.

The New York Times

Driscoll’s Aims to Hook the Berry-Buying Shopper​ – 09/07/16
Article reports on a new marketing campaign launched by Driscoll’s, the family-owned berry juggernaut, and quotes Professor Tim Calkins on how it will take real investment and time to make berry lovers care about the family-owned distinction that the company has.


In Politics As In Business, Leaders Must Think Long Term And Big Picture – 09/06/16
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin examines how companies and countries both need to adopt all-encompassing, holistic approaches to leading a team into the future.

Poets & Quants

The Newest MBA Courses At Leading Business Schools​ – 09/05/16
Article reports on a Poets & Quants survey of new offerings at top b-schools that found nearly 150 courses, both core and elective, offered for the first time this fall. Kellogg’s 11 new courses are listed among them.


Wall Street’s Next Frontier Is Hacking Into Emotions of Traders – 09/01/16
Article examines how Wall Street is embracing the idea of emotional trading surveillance tactics and highlights Professor Brian Uzzi’s research on emotions of traders, which revealed that having too much or too little emotion made for poor trades.

Crain’s Chicago Business

It's not just Mylan. Time to spread some blame in the EpiPen debacle – 08/31/16
Article by Professor Craig Garthwaite discusses how regulators must concentrate their efforts on establishing―and maintaining―robust competitive generic drug markets.

Poets & Quants

Meet The Stereotype-Defying MBA Students In The Class of 2018 – 08/31/16
In this annual series, P&Q highlights 40 leading Full-Time MBA programs, who each share up to 12 first-year students who epitomize their program’s goals and spirit. The article mentions Kellogg’s strong percentage of female students as well as strong GMAT scores. In the first series, P&Q features a Q&A from Kellogg JD-MBA student Justin Rosenthal.


What Aged Leaders Can Learn From Japanese Emperor Akihito’s Desire To Step Down – 08/27/16
Through outlining Japanese Emperor Akihito’s succession, article by Professor Nicholas Pearce explains to leaders in all types of organizations — from nonprofits to closely held businesses to family foundations and even religious institutions — how to gracefully handle the delicate matter of intergenerational succession.

Fast Company

6 Things You're Doing That You'll Seriously Regret In 10 Years​ – 08/25/16
Article discusses six things that one shouldn’t do in order to avoid regret in the future and quotes Professor Neal Roese’s research on the downside to neglecting friendship - while lost friendships are often considered unimportant compared to romantic partners, their loss can be just as painful and regrettable.

Chicago Tribune

Hacking tech's inclusion pledge: It's more than a numbers game – 08/24/16
Article by Professor Nicholas Pearce explains how if a desire for American innovation and economic growth is the real driving force motivating companies to sign on to the tech pledge, using the number of women and people of color as a way to keep score is a cosmetic and insufficient metric for sustainable progress.

Harvard Business Review

Putting a Price on People Problems at Work – 08/23/16
Article co-authored by Professor Leigh Thompson says that people problems are often times at the center of certain tough issues that come up at work, and while these problems can seem tedious or frustrating, the true costs of this class of problems is much more troubling.


Is U.S. Competitiveness Slipping?​​​ – 08/22/16
Article written by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin discusses how the U.S. slid from first to third according to the IMD World Competitiveness Center’s ranking released earlier this year.


Walmart And The Marriage Won't Be Easy​​ – 08/22/16
Article written by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney discusses the reasoning behind Walmart’s decision in its $3.3 billion acquisition of and whether this will help the company to defend its turf and even gain share in the e-commerce battle.

The Street

Is Medicare Advantage as Good as Traditional Medicine? – 08/22/16
Article reports on a new Stanford study showing data that may indicate that the Advantage plan provides less care. Professor Joel Shalowitz is quoted, saying that the data actually shows that the Advantage plan is more efficient - cheaper, but also better care.

USA Today

Will the celebrity factor matter for Clinton or Trump?​​​ – 08/22/16
Article discusses the value of celebrity endorsements in the upcoming election and quotes Professor Craig Garthwaite’s research that looked at how Winfrey was responsible for moving around 1 million votes to Obama in his quest for the Democratic nomination.

Chicago Tribune

We know we can't be Michael Phelps, so why do we care what brand he wears?​ – 08/19/16
Article discusses the return on investment when brands endorse celebrities. Professor Craig Garthwaite says that if there was a way to end the endorsement arms race, companies might gladly scale back.

Sports Illustrated

How the pain of finishing fourth at the Olympics can forever change an athlete – 08/18/16
Article reports that those who win bronze medals are happier than those that win silver, particularly in the Olympic games. Professor Victoria Medvec’s 1995 study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology is cited, explaining that with silver, gold was possible, but with bronze, it’s better than not medaling at all.

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