Tom Yan began the program in 2015. His research interests include power, leadership and personality.
Management & Organization
Insiya Hussain began the program in Fall 2014. Her research focuses on the issues individuals face when they seek to exercise personal agency and engage in self-expression at work. To that end, she explores themes such as employee voice, identity, and work meaningfulness. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Insiya worked for several years, including stints as an investment banking Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan in New York and a project manager in the technology industry.
Shuye Lu began the program in Fall 2014. His research includes leadership and teams, creativity, and social network.
Alex Ning Li began the program in Fall 2012. His research interests include teams, leadership, voice, and multilevel phenomena in organizations. Alex's work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Heejung Byun began the program in Fall 2012. Heejung's research interest grounds on sociological approach to study inter-organizational networks. For example, in a recent working paper, he looked at the pattern of transactions in inter-organizational network and how it may be influenced by a social movement. His research interest extends to strategic management, particularly, industry evolution. Currently, he is working with Professor Rajshree Agarwal on a project that applies relational perspectives in industry evolution.
In a much-discussed piece in The New York Times, which drew on interviews with more than 100 people, Amazon comes off as a rough place to work. Emails from bosses arrive after midnight, followed by texts demanding answers. Employees are encouraged "to rip into colleagues' ideas with feedback that can be blunt to the point of painful." Smith School professors Debra L. Shapiro and Subrahmaniam Tangirala weigh in on some of the issues raised. Read more...
Google set the business world abuzz Monday by announcing a reorganization: Google's founders will now head a new entity called Alphabet, a holding company whose holdings include — Google. Does this "relegate" Internet search to "subsidiary status" at the company, as one report put it? Not really, except in the most literal and technical sense. "What they did is absolutely and totally logical," says Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta. Read more...
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome nine new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Professor Debra Shapiro from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business started a one-year term as president of the Academy of Management during the professional association’s annual meeting Aug. 7-11, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Vice Dean Joyce Russell to talk about the Smith School’s pledge and why it is critical to attract more women to business.