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 Do You Build a Company? It Depends on Where You’re From
A popular video game reveals a clear connection between how much hierarchy founders create in their startups and where they hail from.
Sep 12, 2019
Why Winners Learn To Share Power
Some startups bet everything on a single visionary founder. But organizations with stable shared leadership are more likely to grow and emerge as industry anchors.
Sep 05, 2019
Second Chances After a Fall from Power
Followers sometimes continue to believe in a leader even after loss of status. New Maryland Smith research explores why.
Jul 23, 2019
Bad Bosses Make Themselves Feel Bad Too
Call it karma. Abusive leaders cause suffering not only for their employees, but also for themselves.
Jun 27, 2019
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

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