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

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.
Read the article : How Pioneering Startups in the Mobile Money Industry Defied All Odds
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.

Read the article : Can Getting Emotional At Work Increase Innovation?
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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June 10, 2021
Dispersed Teams Succeed Fast But Fail Slow. And That’s A Problem.

For more than a year, many of us have been working remotely as part of a dispersed team. But how efficient are those teams? New research from Maryland Smith’s David M.

Read the article : Dispersed Teams Succeed Fast But Fail Slow. And That’s A Problem.
June 8, 2021
5 Tips For Adapting Better in a Crisis

As the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, organizations should spend some time contemplating how they can prepare for the next crisis, says Maryland Smith's Oliver Schlake .

Read the article : 5 Tips For Adapting Better in a Crisis
May 26, 2021
Summer Reading List 2021
Maryland Smith’s 18th Annual Recommended Reading for Business Leaders
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May 19, 2021
Fragmenting Audience: The Feel-Good Hit of the Film Industry?
Small-budget movies like 'Parasite' and 'Nomadland' are gaining recognition as streaming services continue to ramp up content. They're signs of the times that production funding across the industry is changing.  
Read the article : Fragmenting Audience: The Feel-Good Hit of the Film Industry?
May 13, 2021
Want To Change Behaviors At Your Organization? Use Peer Pressure.
When organizations want to make lasting changes, they should use peer pressure, finds new research.
Read the article : Want To Change Behaviors At Your Organization? Use Peer Pressure.
May 13, 2021
How To Keep Teams From Crumbling in Times of Disruption
When a team experiences any big disruption, having an environment where people feel welcome to speak up can help everyone to process shocks and to recover, finds new research.
Read the article : How To Keep Teams From Crumbling in Times of Disruption
May 11, 2021
Are Your Co-Workers Out To Get You Because You’re Paranoid?
A lot of people feel paranoid at work, especially those without power. And organizations should take note because that paranoia can turn into aggressive behaviors, finds new research.
Read the article : Are Your Co-Workers Out To Get You Because You’re Paranoid?
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