The New Yorker
The Trump Era Corporate Boycott – 01/09/17
This article discusses the new challenges companies face today in the Trump political climate. Numerous companies including Pepsi and New Balance have fallen victim to boycotts due to comments that have made about Trump and politics. The article noted that company boycotts have occurred throughout history, however, the boycotts taking place now because of Trump comments are not driven by things relevant to the companies' business practices. The article highlights the work of Professor Brayden King who studied high-profile boycotts between 1990 and 2005 and found that, amongst other findings, "a company's stock price fell, on average, every day that the boycott was in the news."
Trump’s Deals May Unintentionally Damage the US Economy – 12/21/16
Article by Professor Scott Baker discusses his research and highlights a potential cost of political gamesmanship: an increase in political risk and economic policy uncertainty. When companies are uncertain of how they will be treated under government policy — whether because they fear being singled out or because of pressure on a particular industry (such as manufacturing and keeping jobs in the U.S.)— that can undermine a company’s business strategies.
Tech Hires Jump at Kellogg, 2016 MBA Employment Report Reveals – 12/20/16
Article interviews Liza Kirkpatrick, director of Kellogg’s CMC, regarding Kellogg’s recent employment outcomes report, which highlights a surge of graduates heading off toward technology firms—22 percent of the class, up from 15 percent last year.
Poets & Quants
Newest MBA Boys’ Club Isn’t What You Think – 12/20/16
Article talks about gender equality and gender equity clubs/organizations in MBA programs across the nation, citing Kellogg among other top schools for having enrolled a more than 40% women in their Two-Year Full-Time MBA Program.
A hands-on management style is reforming Buenos Aires schools – 12/18/16
Article discusses the hands-on management style of Esteban Bullrich, Argentina's education minister, who credits Kellogg for his ability to share and achieve goals at all levels of an organization, even a national network of schools. Quotes Matt Merrick, Associate Dean of MBA Operations, on Kellogg’s collaborative culture.
Drinking beer is saving lives in Russia – 12/15/16
Article highlights recent research by Professor Lorenz Kueng, who found that the decades-old government restrictions inadvertently taught some consumers to permanently prefer light alcohol over hard alcohol. This change, along with subsequent changes in the alcohol market following the collapse of the Soviet Union, increased male life expectancy today and is projected to continue to do so in the future.