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Social Sciences Research Network

Your Unfair Boss Might Just Be Overworked
Think your boss is a jerk because he or she treated you unfairly? New Maryland Smith research reveals that having too much to do can affect a manager's ability to be fair.
Jul 19, 2018
Channeling the Chinese Power of Moqi at Work
Western-based managers who feel out of sync with their teams might need a new word in their vocabulary. Maryland Smith professor Hui Liao examines the Chinese construct of moqi.
Jun 27, 2018
Understanding Industry Incubation
Who needs products? Many startups thrive below ground, according to research from the Smith School's Rajshree Agarwal.
May 14, 2018
When Traditionalism Helps Innovation
New research from Smith School professor Debra L. Shapiro finds that innovation teams benefit when they include traditionalists and mavericks.
May 10, 2018
The Value of Opposing Viewpoints
Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies. And sometimes, having disagreement among teams is actually ideal for dealing with complex problems.
Apr 30, 2018
Transformational Leadership Artistry
Scholars point to transformational leadership as being one of the more useful leadership skills, and two Smith School researchers reveal why.
Apr 18, 2018
When Life Interrupts Your Daily Checklist
Some people fail to plan. Others plan the wrong way for the modern workplace. New Smith School research identifies the planning technique that might be better suited for fast-paced environments.
Apr 09, 2018
Promoting Voice on Your Action Team
Encouraging a speak-up culture is a tricky task for leaders. New Smith School research reveals what they should and shouldn't do to create effective action teams.
Mar 26, 2018
A Century of Organizational Psychology
The Smith School's Gilad Chen reviewed 100 years of research in the field of industrial and organizational psychology, highlighting the progress made and the challenges ahead.
Mar 15, 2018
Breaking Down the Effects of Speaking Up
Encouraging team members to voice their constructive opinions and concerns about work-related issues leads to performance and safety gains, according to new Smith School research.
Feb 13, 2018