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).

Social Sciences Research Network

How Noncompete Agreements Stifle Workers
Maryland Smith’s Evan Starr has extensively studied noncompetes, with the same conclusion: the agreements hurt workers.
Dec 03, 2020
Show Your Work: A Plea For Better Research Methods
A new paper says management researchers should show more data and use a simple graphical tool.
Dec 03, 2020
Leadership Lessons from Japan’s Cotton Spinning Industry
When it comes to a company’s success, is it better to have one strong leader at the top or several leaders sharing responsibilities? The early Japanese cotton spinning industry might have the answer.
Nov 10, 2020
Why Critics Don’t Pan Blockbusters… At Least Not Right Away
New research finds media outlets delay negative reviews of movies and video games.
Sep 18, 2020
How to Feel Like You Belong No Matter Where You’re Working
New Research Offers Strategies for Inclusion in a Multinational Organization
Aug 20, 2020
Feeling Normal in a Pandemic? Study Has Good News
New research shows that our human sense of normalcy is capable of bouncing back a lot faster than we might think.
Jul 22, 2020
History’s Top Innovators: Genius or Luck?
In the early automobile industry, what separated the greats, like Henry Ford, was quite a bit of luck,
Jun 17, 2020
The Problem Plaguing Academic Research
In most cases, when scholars turn to research, what they actually get is the testimony of an author’s interpretation of that evidence – and that’s a big issue, says new research.
Jun 10, 2020
How To Make Rule-Followers Think Outside the Box
With the right person in charge, finds new research, it’s possible to be the type of employee companies want: ethical and creative.
Jun 03, 2020
The Work Habits of Highly Effective Teams
New research detects a common thread among high-functioning teams – members who understand how colleagues see things.
May 20, 2020

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