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Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
Fall/Winter 2018-2019

Collaboration, Conflict & Negotiation at Kellogg

Kellogg has long been the global leader in supporting the research and teaching mission of the international conflict management community.
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   DRRC is now recruiting a Post Doctoral Fellow starting in August of 2019 

The Management and Organizations (MORS) Department of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position within the Dispute Resolution and Research Center (DRRC). The primary criterion for acceptance is research excellence relevant to conflict or cooperation, broadly defined. The position is slated to start in August or September of 2019 and last for approximately two years. Salary is competitive, and the position will have access to research funding, including for independent projects.

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2018 DRRC Research Sponsorships

The Dispute Resolution Research Center sponsored awards at this year's International Academy of Conflict Management (IACM) conference in Philadelphia, PA.  The 2018 IACM best article or book chapter (for 2016) identified the winner as: Carton, A. M., & Tewfik, B. A. (2016). Perspective—A New Look at Conflict Management in Work Groups. Organization Science, 27(5), 1125-1141. doi:10.1287/orsc.2016.1085.  A second article was acknowledged as an “Honorable Mention” or “Runner-Up” and that piece is:  Druckman, D., & Wagner, L. M. (2016). Justice and Negotiation. Annual Review of Psychology, 67(1), 387-413. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-122414-033308

The Dispute Resolution Research Center also sponsored the Conflict Management Division awards at the Academy of Management (AOM) in Chicago, IL.  The winner of the "Best Student Paper" award is Siyu Yu for her paper, All For One or Free-For-All? How, Why, and When Resource Scarcity Impacts Team Power Dynamics and Performance. The winner of the "Best Empirical or Theoretical Paper" award is Emma Levine for her paper, I'm Just Being Honest": Ethical Justifications Enable Interpersonal Harm.              


Cynthia Wang is the Executive Director of DRRC and Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations

Cynthia Wang is the Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) and Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations beginning this summer. She holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University and a MS and PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Cynthia’s research interests are in the area of culture and diversity, ethical decision-making and negotiations. She is published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science and Psychological Science. She has taught classes in negotiations, organizational behavior, group decision-making and cross-cultural communications at the undergraduate, MBA and executive levels. She has received several research and teaching awards, including best paper awards at the Academy of Management. She has also served as the program chair and a board representative for the International Association for Conflict Management.


DRRC is Now Distributing Conflict Related Kellogg Cases!

Dry Goods -  Dry Goods follows the challenges of taking an idea to prototype to production. Students will learn about the process of hiring a contract manufacturing partner to produce a new packaged good for a startup.

Hemisphere Development LLC: Betting on Brownfield-  This case involves the decisions and processes surrounding the potential acquisition and redevelopment of an automotive plant. Students will learn about creatively structuring and financing unique transactions, the importance of baseline analysis in dealing with contaminated properties, the different types of constituents in public-private transactions, and the benefits of specialized expertise in deal-making.

Motorola's Droid 2: The Product Manager's Dilemma -  This case concerns a last-minute request for a design change on a product currently in production, which not only threatens to delay its launch, causing significant financial implications, but could potentially create deep fissures in a hitherto highly effective team. Students will be able to experience the dynamics of cross-functional teams in product management, practice running effective meetings, manage various personalities and points of view, understand the importance of setting goals and expectations, and build relationships and influence, even when one does not have direct authority.

Kirat Housing Development - This case involves the impact of bribery, or the suggestion of bribery, on a negotiation. Students will be able to identify and quantify the personal and corporate risk of bribery, examine how bribery affects choices, understand the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and evaluate exit options, such as whistleblowing, and their risks.


Welcome to Jillian Jordan - DRRC Post-Doctoral Fellow for 2018

Jillian received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University in 2018.  Her research investigates the origins of human morality, exploring the power of the drive to be seen positively by others.  Her work integrates methods from psychology. behavioral economics, and evolutionary game theory.  We look forward to following Jillian's research through her time at Kellogg.

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