Kellogg in the News

The Wall Street Journal

Companies Rethink Sales Rewards – 11/08/16
Article discusses how companies are looking closer at employee incentives in the wake of the Wells Fargo scandal​ and quotes Professor Daniel Barron.

Chicago Tribune

Baez, Schwarber help companies bask in Cubs World Series glow​ – 11/07/16
Article reports on Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez working with Macy’s and discusses the impact of retailers trying to make their brands more relevant with these partnerships, quoting Professor Alexander Chernev.

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?

Forbes

Finding The Pipeline--Where Women Leaders Begin​ – 10/31/16
Q&A with Professor Ellen Taaffe shares personal experience on climbing the corporate leadership ladder and obtaining board positions.

Upside

Analytics Meets Decision Making: What Does Automation Mean for the Future of Data Scientists? – 10/31/16
Article by Professor Joel Shapiro says that using automated analytics is difficult when trying to solve unique, complex, and context-specific business issues. Analytics is a managerial problem because it can be used to inform action and help solve the identified nuanced business problems. To be successful with analytics, it is critical that leaders are comfortable with data analytics and that data scientists are comfortable with the business context.

Chicago Tribune

Fly the 'W' for Cubs business strategy – 10/25/16
Article reports on the Chicago Cubs’ recent entry into the World Series and how a case study by Professor James Shein analyzing the team's fortunes is underway.

The Wall Street Journal

You’re Fired! Cartoons Struggle to Find Work In Advertising​ – 10/21/16
Article reports on how cartoon characters are getting cut out of advertising work, and quotes Professor Tim Calkins: “If you want to give a brand a personality today, you don’t need a cartoon character to do that.”

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.

Fortune

What Trump Got Wrong About Leadership During the Final Debate – 10/20/16
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer examines the recent presidential debates through the lens of values-based leadership, highlighting three qualities that make the best leaders.

Harvard Business Review

Managers Are Wasting Time and Money on People Problems​ – 10/20/16
Article includes an animated video that illustrates the key points of Professor Leigh Thompson’s research, accompanying her HBR e-book “Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits.”

Chicago Tribune

When trouble hits, company reputations can suffer​ – 10/19/16
Article discusses McDonald’s recent trouble with their clown mascot, and quotes Professor Kent Grayson on how to mitigate the reputational damage.

Forbes

When It Comes To Tech Skills, We're Not As Good As We Think – 10/19/16
Article by Adjunct Professor Harold Sirkin discusses how technology helps us “stay connected” while we’re away from the office, but research shows it is occupying too much time when workers are in-office.

Fortune

This Is the Biggest Mistake Women Make When Negotiating​ – 10/17/16
Article offers tips for how women should negotiate, and quotes Professor Victoria Medvec on the misperception that women don’t ask for things as well as men.

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.

Economist

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.

Bloomberg

Retiring Bankers and Safe Assets – 10/13/16
Article cites research by Professors Daniel Barron, George Georgiadis and Jeroen Swinkels regarding performance incentives, and how they found that "if the agent is risk-neutral and protected by limited liability, then a linear contract implements any effort level at maximum profit."

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.

Forbes

Why You Might Be Irrelevant At Work And Not Even Know It – 10/11/16
Article discusses the issue of being irrelevant to the decision-making process at work and not even knowing it, quoting Professor Brian Uzzi: “You can’t assume that people will notice the time and effort you put in” on collaborative projects. So, make your input known.