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Minding Data

The scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica is the most recent in a troubling trend of information security mishaps in which data belonging to millions of users is hacked, leaked or leveraged irresponsibly.

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The Savvy team member Mi Xiong presents to the panel of judges for the spring 2018 data dive. (Purdue University photo/Mark Simons)

Diving for Solutions

Cisco got a new view of some of the company’s recurring revenue streams and ideas for optimizing its return thanks to teams of Purdue students who competed in analyzing a large data set from the company.

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We, Too

In the wake of the #MeToo social media movement, which exposed the prevalence of sexual assault and gender discrimination in the workplace, a recent conference at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management served as a call to action among companies in the United States, says Ellen Ernst Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Kossek is a leading researcher on work-life balance and achieving gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. She was the organizer of a three-day conference at Purdue called “Breaking Bias: Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Conference,” the theme of which was “Bridging the Research to Practice Gap.”

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David Ricks

Leading Lilly

When Dave Ricks (BSIM ’90) took the helm of Eli Lilly and Co. as chairman and CEO in 2017, he became the third Krannert alumnus to lead a Fortune 150 company, joining Sam Allen (BSIM ’75), chairman and CEO at Deere & Co, and Greg Hayes, president and CEO of United Technologies Corp.

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In the news

Krannert’s John McConnell recognized by University College Dublin with honorary doctorate
Krannert Professor John J. McConnell was among seven outstanding leaders across various fields of academia whose career achievements were recognized by University College Dublin (UCD) with honorary doctorates at its recent conferring ceremonies. McConnell, a leading financial economist, is renowned for his stellar leadership in the finance discipline. He is the Burton D. Morgan Distinguished Chair of Private Enterprise (in Finance) at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, where he has spent much of his career and won numerous teaching awards.

Study by Krannert prof Susan Lu shows cardiac surgeons’ online ratings prove reliable
Looking for a high-caliber surgeon may be easier than previously thought. Critics of online rating platforms have stated that online physicians’ ratings are nothing more than a popularity contest, based on the interpersonal encounter a patient has with their doctor, rather than on the doctor’s attentiveness to current best practices. Even though the system has been met with skepticism, a new study suggests that the time-honored word-of-mouth method for finding quality health care may hold up after all.

Krannert's Ellen Ernst Kossek honored as Academy of Management Fellow
Ellen Ernst Kossek, the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence at Purdue University, has been elected as a Fellow by the Academy of Management (AOM) for her “significant contributions to the science and practice of management.” Kossek is among a cohort of nine new Fellows selected by the organization, which has nearly 20,000 members in more than 120 countries. They were honored at a celebration dinner during the AOM’s 78th annual meeting on Aug. 10-14 in Chicago, Illinois.


Management Faculty Coffee, Wednesday, March 28 at Weiler Lounge
Management Faculty Coffee March 2018

Chatter, Thursday, March 22 at 308 on State
Chatter March 2018

Contact the Management Department:

Management Department Head:
Ananth Iyer
Assistant Department Head:
Meara Habashi
Assistant to the Department Head:
Angie Gutterman

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