B-School Bulletin: Partisanship At The Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justices become more ideological when casting a swing vote, a new study finds. Stanford photo

News from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

“In her dissenting opinion on a landmark 2018 Supreme Court case with major consequences for organized labor, Justice Elena Kagan pulled no punches.

“The Court’s conservative-leaning faction — composed of Justices Alito, Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, and Gorsuch — had overruled a long-held precedent ‘for no exceptional or special reason, but because it never liked the decision,’ she argued. ‘It has overruled [the precedent case] because it wanted to.’

“Reading that opinion, Jörg Spenkuch, an associate professor of managerial economics and decision sciences at Kellogg, thought that it might hold the answer to a long-standing puzzle about the Court.”

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How Companies Benefit From Corporate Social Responsibility

News from Northwestern Kellogg

“Corporate social responsibility has been a buzzword for a while. And it’s not hard to see how communities stand to benefit when firms are serious about CSR — be it by participating in a clean water campaign or having a large philanthropic presence.

“But what about the firms themselves? How does doing good affect their bottom line? Here, Kellogg faculty share research and perspectives on how companies can also benefit from engaging in socially responsible activities.”

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How These Leading CEOs Are Tackling Gender Inequality

News from INSEAD

“Gender inequality in the workplace is an enduring problem. Many organisations are trying to find new ways to open doors to women’s advancement. But women often continue to feel that they don’t belong in male-dominated sectors or management ranks, which limits their willingness to walk through those doors. This is often driven by harmful social norms and stereotypes that are deeply ingrained.

“Recent research by INSEAD Professors Maria Guadalupe and Lucia Del Carpio shows that if organisations can address this perception head on when communicating about job posts, they can change this willingness. This can have a transformative impact on the potential of women in realms they previously might not have even attempted to enter.”

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Harvard Business School Raises Nearly $1.4 Billion

News from Harvard Business School

“Harvard Business School raised close to $1.4 billion in the University’s recently concluded capital campaign, surpassing the school’s original goal by nearly $400 million, according to Business School Spokesperson James E. Aisner ’68.

“The University-wide fundraising effort, which began in 2013 and ended in June, brought in a grand total of $9.6 billion for Harvard, a record high for U.S. higher education fundraising.

“The campaign — the Business School’s second-ever — brought in $225 million designated for financial aid and $346 million for faculty and research.  The inaugural campaign, which concluded in 2006, raised $600 million, at that time a record for business schools. ”

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The Kelley Physician MBA Program gives physicians the advanced business knowledge, management tools and leadership skills to be health care change agents while driving innovation and transforming their careers. Photo courtesy of IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI

Kelley School Physician MBA Program Has Been Transforming Health Care Since 2013

News from Indiana University Kelley School of Business

“For the fifth consecutive year, a 2018 Gallup poll shows that Americans worry more about health care than any other issue. That’s why the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has been training physicians nationwide to assume leadership roles — so they can address health care availability and affordability.

“The Kelley School launched the Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program in 2013, and its graduates are making a difference in health care systems across the country as they reduce patient wait times and the cost of care — all while improving access to care, quality of care and patient outcomes.”

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