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

A Hands-off Approach To Creativity
How does leadership — and leadership style — affect the origin of creativity in work environments? New Smith School research takes a closer look.
Feb 12, 2018
Why Mood Matters in the Workplace
Emotions and moods play into an organization’s overall climate, and that climate affects big-picture organizational relationship-building, productivity, creativity and reliability performance.
Feb 05, 2018
Who Are Your Social Network Contacts?
They could determine how innovative you are at work. The network of your “alters” — the people you turn to for problem-solving advice — can also help you become more creative, according to new research.
Jan 23, 2018
Practical Tips for Tackling the Daily Grind
The Smith School's Trevor Foulk evaluates six intervention methods that aim to combat the ongoing effects of the daily grind.
Jan 17, 2018
Decoding Hotel Management Structure
Does it make good economic sense for hotel owners to hold the deeds and manage operations at their properties? Professor Hui Liao believes it does.
Jan 04, 2018
Why the Budgeting Process Matters
Numbers, like sales goals, drive action in organizations. But it's the goal-setting process that actually motivates individuals to hit those numbers.
Jan 03, 2018
The Benefits of Onboarding Rookies
New Smith School research finds that many growing firms benefit from hiring rookies who are new to the top management level.
Dec 14, 2017
More May Not Always Be Merrier
When two venture capital firms get together and collaborate, they can accomplish much more than either going solo. But when you throw more partners into the mix, something else also happens.
Dec 04, 2017
How Gender Affects Work Outcomes
Retaining talent means understanding the work outcomes that are important to individuals across the professional pipeline.
Nov 28, 2017
Why Men Avoid Gender Parity Initiatives
According to new Smith School research, achieving gender parity in the workplace depends on men getting off the sidelines and getting involved.
Nov 27, 2017

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