Best of 2021
Kellogg faculty published a wide variety of insightful research and analysis in 2021. Here's a look at some of this past year's top stories.
The answer depends on whether people are thinking about protecting themselves or their community.
Jiaqian Wang and Angela Y. Lee
January 4, 2021
Tips from an expert negotiator on how to ask without fear.
August 19, 2021
A new study finds that much of the revenue from football and basketball, which have a high proportion of Black athletes, gets funneled to predominantly white teams.
Craig Garthwaite, Jordan Keener, Matthew J. Notowidigdo and Nicole Ozminkowski
February 4, 2021
Turns out, there’s a “special sauce” that can help you get there. But expertise can also come with a curse.
Jan A. Van Mieghem, Brian Uzzi, Luis Rayo, Lu Liu, Jillian Chown, Dashun Wang, Matthew D. Rocklage, Derek D. Rucker, Loran Nordgren and Steven Franconeri
October 25, 2021
“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”
Todd A. Gormley, Vishal K. Gupta, David A. Matsa, Sandra Mortal and Lukai Yang
May 3, 2021
A professor and executive coach unpacks this seemingly elusive trait.
February 27, 2021
A comprehensive new study finds that investors reward some—but not all—efforts.
George Serafeim and Aaron Yoon
August 2, 2021
There’s no single solution or easy answer. But you can use this framework to audit your efforts and figure out your next move.
Jan A. Van Mieghem and Robert Boute
June 18, 2021
Places with high levels of trust are worse at social distancing.
Georgy Egorov, Ruben Enikolopov and Maria Petrova
August 12, 2021
The common (and mistaken) belief that we generate our best ideas early can actually squash creativity.
Brian Lucas and Loran Nordgren
April 1, 2021
To start, recognize that entire teams—and not just individuals—require clear feedback.
Stephen Dale King
November 1, 2021
Companies spend vast sums on commercials, but it’s been difficult to gauge their effectiveness. A new study offers a more reliable method—and some bad news for many brands.
Bradley Shapiro, Günter Hitsch and Anna Tuchman
March 1, 2021
All too often, these programs are ineffective and short-lived. But they don’t have to be.
Evelyn R. Carter, Ivuoma Ngozi Onyeador and Neil A. Lewis
January 4, 2021
From innovation challenges to sales competitions, contests offer a powerful way to incentivize teams and individuals.
Jeffrey Ely, George Georgiadis, Sina Khorasani and Luis Rayo
June 1, 2021
It’s no longer a niche investment strategy—and it has the potential to deliver strong returns.
Ravi Jagannathan, David Chen, Brian Bruce and Lloyd Kurtz
February 17, 2021