Research

Our faculty members are attuned to a marketplace that values innovation, entrepreneurialism, analytical thinking and hard work. Their teaching and research equip our students with the wisdom of business scholarship rooted in the experiential lessons of the marketplace.

Find out more about the latest research by browsing current working papers online at Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Research Articles

October 21, 2021
The Way Forward

From the earliest weeks of the pandemic, Maryland Smith’s Nicole Coomber was noticing a worrying trend.

Read the article : The Way Forward
October 15, 2021
After the ‘Great Resignation,’ How To Have a Great Negotiation

In August alone, 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs, the most since the Labor Department began tracking these stats 20 years ago. They join the 16 million Americans who had handed in their resignations over the previous four months, another record.

Read the article : After the ‘Great Resignation,’ How To Have a Great Negotiation
October 12, 2021
How Japan’s Early Industrialization Set the Standard for Organizational Growth
There’s no single path to organizational growth, but research from Maryland Smith is showing how today’s organizations can achieve their goals by looking at Japan’s early industrialization and how firms grew by adding new products.
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September 17, 2021
Here’s the Best Way To Build a Startup Team
Finding the right team is critical for a startup’s success and most aren’t taking the right approach, finds new Maryland Smith research. With the right strategy – a mix that has founders both liking each other due to shared values and experiences, and having the proper complementary skills and…
Read the article : Here’s the Best Way To Build a Startup Team
September 2, 2021
Pitfalls of the TikTok Resume Trend
Lately, it seems the place to be for job seekers is TikTok, where users are posting video resumes – and racking up impressive page views – as they look to set themselves apart in increasingly competitive candidate pools. On the popular video app, a one-minute video can draw hundreds of comments and…
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August 30, 2021
The ‘Still-Weird’ Market for Meme Stocks
Before COVID-19 disrupted business at brick-and-mortar stores, GameStop already was struggling. A shift was under way. Gamers were downloading games directly to their consoles instead of purchasing, in-store, new and used video game software and hardware.
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August 18, 2021
Academia, a Promised Land?

Editor’s note: For women with a science or engineering PhD, is academia a more equitable haven, compared to industry? Is it a place where gender gaps narrow in pay and promotions?

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July 28, 2021
How Pioneering Startups in the Mobile Money Industry Defied All Odds
It’s a tale as old as time – David vs Goliath. And this classic underdog story illustrates pioneers of the global mobile money industry as well, according to new research from Maryland Smith.
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July 14, 2021
Can Getting Emotional At Work Increase Innovation?

Companies are always looking for ways to get teams to innovate more and find creative answers to problems.

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July 1, 2021
Why Empathy is a Back-to-the-Office Cure

While there is no single playbook for successfully bringing employees back to the office after pandemic restrictions have waned, Maryland Smith’s J. Gerald Suarez says there’s a crucial element that leaders can use to ease the transition: empathy.

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