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Economics

What Google Is Teaching Economists About Unemployment Insurance

Search data can tell policymakers whether extending unemployment benefits delays job-seeking.

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Strategy

Why Do Trainees Get Stuck with So Much Grunt Work?

There must be faster ways to get them up to speed. Yet grueling apprenticeships persist in medicine, law, and the trades.

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Organizations

Customers Can Be Jerks. Here’s Why Some Employees Retaliate.

But take heart, companies can curb that instinct for revenge.

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Innovation

Sure, Industry Outsiders Can Bring Fresh Ideas. But Are They Better Entrepreneurs?

New insights from a definitive study on what successful startup founders have in common.

Cutting-edge thought leadership for executives

Optimize your marketing channels’ impact by joining one of Kellogg’s Executive Education classes in Marketing & Sales.

Organizations

Organizational Change Is Often a Tough Sell, but Encouraging Peer Interactions Can Help

A study of teachers offers lessons on how to get employees on board with reforms.

Organizations

Are Women More Ethical at the Negotiating Table? It’s Complicated.

Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.

Innovation

Why Family Businesses Sometimes Make Decisions That Seem Bad for the Family

Even non-family firms can benefit when they think beyond their immediate self-interest.

Entrepreneurship

4 Qualities Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur

A serial investor explains why you need more than just a cool idea.

Marketing

Take 5: How to Build Customer Relationships That Last

Getting—and keeping—customer’s attention can be tough. Kellogg faculty offer tips.

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Social Impact

Does It Pay Off to Invest in Companies That Engage in Sustainable Practices?

New research helps to quantify the value of “ESG” initiatives.

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Economics

How Closely Do Our Beliefs About Social Mobility Match Reality?

The answer differs between Americans and Europeans, and between liberals and conservatives.

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Innovation

How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied.

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Organizations

Are You Willing to Stretch the Truth While Negotiating?

It may depend on your gender and who you are representing.

An entrepreneur enters an established company.
Innovation

Buying a Company for Its Talent? Beware of Hidden Legal Risks.

Acquiring another firm’s trade secrets—even unintentionally—could prove costly.

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Marketing

How to Empower Customers to Tell Your Company’s Story

Their “experience with your product carries more weight than any marketing message you can come up with.”

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Social Impact

How Peer Pressure Can Lead Teens to Underachieve—Even in Schools Where It’s “Cool to Be Smart”

New research offers lessons for administrators hoping to improve student performance.

Strategy

The Blockchain Revolution Has Reached a Crossroads. What’s Next?

Bitcoin and its ilk need to become more efficient without losing their trademark decentralization.

Marketing

Government Got You Worried? It May Be Affecting Your Shopping Habits.

When we yearn for responsible lawmakers we tend to forgo pleasurable purchases in favor of more useful products.

Politics & Elections

Take 5: Election Rules and Campaign Tactics That Sway Voters

A look at whether celebrity endorsements matter, why the top spot on a ballot is coveted, and more election research from Kellogg faculty.

Operations

A Counterintuitive Way to Keep Shelves Stocked and Prices Down

New research suggests how to improve supply-chain efficiency and avoid “inventory runs.”

Policy

Supreme Court Justices Become Less Impartial and More Ideological When Casting the Swing Vote

A new study suggests that justices may treat cases differently when given a chance to shape policy.

Innovation

Buying a Company for Its Talent? Beware of Hidden Legal Risks.

Acquiring another firm’s trade secrets—even unintentionally—could prove costly.

Careers

4 Key Steps to Preparing for a Business Presentation

Don’t let a lack of prep work sabotage your great ideas.

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Innovation

Everyone Wants Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs. What Drives Drug Companies to Pursue Them?

A new study suggests that firms are at their most innovative after a financial windfall.

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Entrepreneurship

Podcast: Why It’s Crucial for Startups to Define Their Identity Early

Plus, dispelling a pervasive myth about successful entrepreneurs.

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Careers

Podcast: Our Most Popular Advice on Advancing Your Career

Here’s how to connect with headhunters, deliver with data, and ensure you don’t plateau professionally.

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Careers

Podcast: How to Be a Great Mentor

Plus, some valuable career advice that applies to just about everyone.

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Careers

Podcast: Our Most Popular Advice on Improving Relationships with Colleagues

Coworkers can make us crazy. Here’s how to handle tough situations.

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Entrepreneurship

How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.

How will automation affect jobs and cities?
Careers

How Will Automation Affect Different U.S. Cities?

Jobs in small cities will likely be hit hardest. Check how your community and profession will fare.

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Careers

You’ve Climbed the Corporate Ladder. What’s Next?

How to create a meaningful “second act” for your career.

Entrepreneurship

Three Questions All Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves

Running your own business isn’t for everyone. Here is how to tell if it is right for you.

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Careers

Podcast: Our Most Popular Advice on Advancing Your Career

Here’s how to connect with headhunters, deliver with data, and ensure you don’t plateau professionally.

Marketing

How to Empower Customers to Tell Your Company’s Story

Their “experience with your product carries more weight than any marketing message you can come up with.”

Politics & Elections

Take 5: Election Rules and Campaign Tactics That Sway Voters

A look at whether celebrity endorsements matter, why the top spot on a ballot is coveted, and more election research from Kellogg faculty.

Operations

A Counterintuitive Way to Keep Shelves Stocked and Prices Down

New research suggests how to improve supply-chain efficiency and avoid “inventory runs.”

Social Impact

How Peer Pressure Can Lead Teens to Underachieve—Even in Schools Where It’s “Cool to Be Smart”

New research offers lessons for administrators hoping to improve student performance.

Marketing

Government Got You Worried? It May Be Affecting Your Shopping Habits.

When we yearn for responsible lawmakers we tend to forgo pleasurable purchases in favor of more useful products.

Strategy

The Blockchain Revolution Has Reached a Crossroads. What’s Next?

Bitcoin and its ilk need to become more efficient without losing their trademark decentralization.

Marketing

How Marketing Leaders Can Thrive Amidst “Tectonic” Shifts in Expectations

Four experts discuss CMOs’ unique opportunity to drive growth and collaboration across their companies.

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Policy

Supreme Court Justices Become Less Impartial and More Ideological When Casting the Swing Vote

A new study suggests that justices may treat cases differently when given a chance to shape policy.

Careers

Podcast: How to Be a Great Mentor

Plus, some valuable career advice that applies to just about everyone.

Innovation

How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied.

Marketing

A New Way to Persuade Kids to Drink More Water and Less Soda

Getting children to make healthy choices is tricky—and the wrong message can backfire.

Innovation

Buying a Company for Its Talent? Beware of Hidden Legal Risks.

Acquiring another firm’s trade secrets—even unintentionally—could prove costly.

Careers

Take 5: Tips for Widening—and Improving—Your Candidate Pool

Common biases can cause companies to overlook a wealth of top talent.

Innovation

Everyone Wants Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs. What Drives Drug Companies to Pursue Them?

A new study suggests that firms are at their most innovative after a financial windfall.

Careers

4 Key Steps to Preparing for a Business Presentation

Don’t let a lack of prep work sabotage your great ideas.

Healthcare

Video: How Open Lines of Communication Can Improve Healthcare Outcomes

Training physicians to be better communicators builds trust with patients and their loved ones.

Operations

Here’s a Better Way to Schedule Surgeries

A new tool could drive savings of 20 percent while still keeping surgeons happy.

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Politics & Elections

Why Economic Crises Trigger Political Turnover in Some Countries but Not Others

The fallout can hinge on how much a country’s people trust each other.