Susan Taylor

Smith School Study Shows Timing Key Factor in Technology Adoption

New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests there might be a right and a wrong time to introduce a new technology to guarantee the best reception. A study of a program that provided Nextel BlackBerry 7510 wireless handheld devices to all of the schools full-time MBA students found notable differences between first- and second-year MBA students use and acceptance of their handheld devices, with the first-year students expressing significantly higher levels of acceptance and commitment.

Smith Community Discusses Powerful Strategies for Women

Reaching across the academic community, Smith′s Graduate Women in Business club (GWIB) gathered more than 50 Smith alumni, current and prospective students, faculty, and administrators to discuss ways women can achieve influence in the workplace. In honor of Women′s History Month, the event was held on March 6 and included a networking session followed by a panel discussion about strategies on how women earn respect and gain power in the workplace.

Faculty Kudos

Edwin A. Locke, professor emeritus of management and organization, has won the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society. He received the award at APS 18th Annual Convention, May 25-28, 2006. Locke is the most published organizational psychologist in the history of the field. His pioneering research focused on work motivation and job satisfaction, and he is well-known for his publications on goal-setting theory.

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