Kellogg in the News


Here's How to Avoid a Disastrous Startup Idea – 03/05/16
Article by Professor Linda Darragh urges potential entrepreneurs to evaluate if their motivation is just to escape the corporate world or to solve a problem, challenge or desire.

Chicago Tribune

How women's dislike of competition affects gender pay gap – 03/04/16
Article cites research from Professor Paola Sapienza, who found that women's aversion to competition explains about one-tenth of the gender pay gap among high-ability professionals, not only because women opt for less-aggressive fields but because men may do better when negotiating bonuses.


West Virginia hospital deal in national spotlight – 03/04/16
If new legislation in West Virginia passes, the state could become home to massive hospital monopolies. Article quotes Professor Leemore Dafny, who says, “This legislation is a marker. It’s the start of providers digging in and trying to protect themselves from laws that are designed to protect us, the end consumer.”

Council of Nonprofits

What I've Learned About Leadership – 03/04/16
Brian Pinero shares his experience in Allstate's Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders program at Kellogg.


Get Over Your Awkwardness and Make a Smart Networking Choice – 03/03/16
Article cites networking research from Professor Keith Murnighan, who found that executives don't always make the best choices about which ties to reconnect with. They often chose people with whom they felt comfortable as opposed to those who could offer the most strategic advice.

The Atlantic

The Future of Fraud-Busting – 03/01/16
Quotes Professor Moran Cerf, who said, "The only way to prevent fraud completely is to eliminate humans from the process. They are the weakest link.”


What Apple’s Standoff With the FBI Says About Leadership – 03/01/16
Article by Professor Harry Kraemer discusses how values-based leadership includes taking time to understand the multiple perspectives surrounding any issue. In the case of Apple, it appears CEO Tim Cook is trying to determine the right actions for his company and its customers.


Why Some Super Tuesday Voters Trust Donald Trump – 03/01/16
Article by Professor Kent Grayson discusses how trust is multifaceted and can be broken down into honesty, benevolence and competence. For many voters, the candidate they choose will depend on how much weight the voter places on each dimension of trust.


Outlet center growth signals malls aren't dead – 02/29/16
Article cites a study by Professor Lakshman Krishnamurthi, who found that outlet centers can be a means of attracting new customers to brands, and that customers will trade up to the full-price products once they have a more sizable disposable income.

Harvard Business Review

The Two Big Ways Power Transforms a Person – 02/26/16
Article cites research by Professor Derek Rucker, who found that the tendency to behave unethically is power-induced. It may stem from the fact that power lowers inhibitions and produces a higher-than-average self-focus.

Health Affairs Blog

The Business of Healthcare: MBA Programs that Best Prepare Students to Tackle a Challenging Industry – 02/24/16
Article by Professors Leemore Dafny and Christopher Ody reports on their research that found no evidence of greater product innovation in more concentrated insurance markets.

Health Affairs Blog

New Health Care Symposium: No Evidence That Insurance Market Consolidation Leads To Greater Innovation – 02/24/16
Article by Professors Leemore Dafny and Christopher Ody reports on their research that found no evidence of greater product innovation in more concentrated insurance markets.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Leaders Get Free Management Training at Northwestern U – 02/18/16
Article profiles the Allstate Foundation’s Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program, which includes nine months of in-person instruction at Kellogg, one-on-one executive coaching, and $5,000 in discretionary money for complementary professional development purposes.


Brick-And-Mortar Crumbling? Don’t Believe It – 02/18/16
Article written by Professor Harold Sirkin asserts that brick-and-mortar stores are not guaranteed to die. Ultimately, success will be determined by the customer experience and which format can deliver on that service.

Huffington Post

Happy to Help: Research Shows How Caregiver Happiness Is Critical as More Children Affected by Autism – 02/16/16
Article co-written by Professor Aparna Labroo reports on her research, which found that people who are feeling happy think more abstractly and connect better with others.

The Wall Street Journal

New Drug Ads Tout Serious Conditions, Costly Treatments – 02/16/16
Quotes Professor Tim Calkins, who said, “Direct-to-patient marketing really grew up promoting drugs that had very broad patient populations. Now that is all shifting and we’re seeing ads run for very specialized products.”

Chicago Tribune

Moral symbols can ward off evil bosses, study says – 02/15/16
Article features research from Professor Maryam Kouchaki about how moral symbols can keep employees from getting pulled into an employer's dishonest business practices and can even discourage the employees' superiors from engaging in nefarious acts.

Harvard Business Review

Help Your Salespeople Spend Time on the Right Things – 02/15/16
Article co-written by Professor Emertius Andris Zoltners poses six questions that can help companies trace the probable cause of any sales effort misallocation back to the sales force decisions and programs that can bring about improvement.

The State Journal-Register

Independent physicians are a rare breed in Springfield, nation – 02/13/16
Quotes Professor Joel Shalowitz, who said, "It’s becoming increasingly impossible to be independent. Young physicians are not interested in going out alone anymore.”

Financial Times

Practitioners and professors must unite – 02/12/16
Video interview features Dean Sally Blount, who says that in order to keep up with the rapid changes in the business world, business schools must combine the work of practitioners and professors to create relevant teaching.