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

When Noncompete Agreements Hurt Everyone
What happens when these contracts are enforceable and used en masse? New Maryland Smith research finds that negative consequences are in store for all workers.
May 28, 2019
Why It's Time To Rethink Goal Setting
Conventional career advice has centered on setting SMART goals, but new research recommends a different approach: conceptualizing motivational intention.
May 14, 2019
The Win-Win of Buyer Intermediated Finance
Small suppliers often resort to payday-like loans with very high interest rates, increasing overall costs in the supply chain and reducing efficiency. But it doesn't have to be this way.
May 06, 2019
The Science of Open Secrets at Work
Every workplace has its open secrets. Multiple people may witness the same bad behavior from the same source, but nobody speaks up. Maryland Smith research explains why.
Apr 10, 2019
Why Your Boss Can't Hear You
Front-line workers resent managers who ignore their input, but Maryland Smith research puts the blame elsewhere. And it might not be what you think.
Apr 09, 2019
An Intervention for Low-Energy Leaders
As it turns out, adding a simple writing exercise to the typical morning routine can energize leaders and make them more effective throughout the day.
Apr 04, 2019
Why Real Individualists Work Together
People love stories about determined entrepreneurs who work alone until they achieve success. But an isolationist mindset tends to backfire in the real world.
Mar 28, 2019
The Evolution Of Applied Psychology
To mark its 100th anniversary in 2017, Maryland Smith's Gilad Chen explored the evolution of the research featured in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Mar 05, 2019
A Key To More Innovation
Maryland Smith’s Brent Goldfarb shows that federal funding affects both the rate and direction of inventive activity, partly by investing in areas that private corporations eschew.
Feb 11, 2019
Why Income Inequality Is the Wrong Question
Alternative perspective shifts the focus from wealth distribution to wealth creation and upward mobility for the masses.
Feb 06, 2019

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