Research shows that creativity rises with ceiling height. Smith professor Oliver Schlake considered this when designing a new course that challenges participants to develop retail products for outdoor enthusiasts. Rather than staying indoors confined below a 10-foot ceiling, Schlake takes his undergraduate students into the forests around Washington, D.C., to test and refine their prototypes under the open sky.
Why do we commonly think of the family and the capitalist market as mutually exclusive domains? Many see the family as the realm of love and intimacy and the market as the realm of self-interested individuals. But in fact, the two have always been deeply inter-related.
Marketing and sales executive Andrea Brody ’87 discovered her interest in consumer behavior during a Smith School class project. To complete the assignment Brody took her sister to a shopping mall and observed her reaction to in-store advertisements.
Female managers often underestimate their value when negotiating raises and promotions, Smith School Vice Dean Joyce Russell told participants Oct. 10, 2014, during the keynote address at the National Association of Women MBAs Conference and Career Fair near Washington, D.C.