Research

Understanding the “why” and “how” of enterprise and markets.

The center’s research seeks to answer questions such as why businesses are successful, why one economy struggles as another thrives, and why we need to be good corporate citizens. The center strives to understand and explain how enterprise and markets create value, thereby enabling upward mobility, progress and broadly shared prosperity.

By drawing on academic excellence across the University of Maryland and around the world, the center conducts interdisciplinary research to drive enterprise and innovation. The center works with faculty and students in the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland College Park Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland College Park Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland College Park Department of History, and other schools and departments within the University of Maryland, and in partnership with a team of affiliated researchers.

Our cutting-edge research spans four key areas:

  1. Business & Society: Insights into the interface of business with society and economic institutions.
  2. Finance & Regulation: Impact of policy and regulation on business practices and unintended consequences of government intervention (e.g. Dodd-Frank Act; Health Care mandates)
  3. Talent & Leadership: Causes and consequences of human enterprise and implications at individual, team, organizational and economy levels.
  4. Technology & Innovation: Causes and consequences of technology and innovation in terms of socio-economic progress and market-based solutions for social grand challenges.

To learn more about the fantastic work being done by our research team, visit our digital publication, Snider Focus.

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