New York Times
When Should Charities Throw In Together? – 11/04/16
Sometimes, merging individual charitable organizations can have a greater impact on the people served if they start with a focus on the mission. However, the process of merging may not be so simple--challenges with organizational pride and change in leadership can create hurdles. But ultimately, strong mergers can create even stronger societal impacts, according to a study co-authored by Professor Don Haider.
Finance & Management
Seeking Out A New Route – 11/01/16
Article reports on five behavioral processes that can leave businesspeople in a state of inactivity, drawing on perspective from Professor Leigh Thompson. How should business problems be solved when a familiar solution no longer works?
Crain’s Chicago Business
Nonprofits missing the boat by not merging – 10/20/16
Article reports on findings in the new Metropolitan Chicago Nonprofit Merger Research Project, based on research from Professor Emeritus Don Haider and Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management. The study revealed a trend toward proactive rather than reactive mergers, and predicted that human-services nonprofits will merge or otherwise collaborate, due to the expansion of Medicaid and the ascent of managed care.
Strategy and Business
Management Is All in the Timing – 10/17/16
Article by Dean Sally Blount discusses her research, which explores how the most successful leaders are highly aware of their colleagues’ pace and sense of urgency — and continually adapt to them.
Admissions: Screen test – 10/14/16
Article discusses the rise of video essays in the MBA admissions process and quotes Melissa Rapp, Director of FT MBA and MSMS Admissions at Kellogg, on the importance of the video essay for Kellogg’s admissions process.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Can Motorola capitalize on Samsung's woes? – 10/12/16
rticle reports on Samsung’s recent discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 after some replacement phones issued as part of a recall exhibited the same alarming tendency, and quotes Professor Tim Calkins on how customers loyal to Samsung will now be more likely to consider other brands, a relatively rare occurrence.
The Wall Street Journal
‘Culture Fit’ May Be the Key to Your Next Job – 10/12/16
Article discusses how companies are using quirky interviewing techniques to see whether job candidates would mesh with colleagues from day one, and quotes Professor Lauren Rivera and her research on how people use culture fit as an excuse to weed out candidates who are too different from their ranks.