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 Noncompete Clauses Can Backfire
Firms worried about knowledge leakage should be careful what they wish for when they lobby lawmakers to boost enforceability of loyalty agreements.
Nov 15, 2017
Drawing the Line on Workplace Oversharing
New Smith School research reveals that sharing personal information is not always in an employee’s best interest.
Nov 09, 2017
Beware of Unethical Business With a Smile
Companies can be friendly and slimy at the same time. Some firms even use great service as a cover for failure to protect consumer interests.
Nov 01, 2017
Bringing Men to the Gender Inequality Table
If male employees don't feel like gender parity is a topic they should speak on or be involved with, how will change ever be effected?
Sep 19, 2017
Network to Unleash Your Creativity
Speaking up with new ideas becomes less risky when employees feel connected to robust social and professional support systems.
Aug 28, 2017
Breaking the Spiral of Workplace Abuse
Targets of intimidation, humiliation and verbal attacks can flip the script on a bad boss, shifting the balance of power in their favor.
Aug 31, 2017
Starting Your Day with Rude-Colored Glasses
Workers who witness incivility in the morning often suffer from tainted perceptions of social interactions for the rest of the day.
Aug 23, 2017
Guarding Against Turnover Contagion
Organizations want strong leaders. But when they exit, loyal employees often follow them out the door. New research shows how to halt the exodus.
Aug 31, 2017
When the New Boss Has Big Shoes to Fill
Words of wisdom for new managers: First win over your team, then roll out your changes with a keen understanding of your predecessor.
Sep 08, 2017
Reducing Rule-Breaking in the Workplace
When employees cut corners at work, it might not be mischief or lack of a moral compass. Smith School research suggests it might be monotony.
Aug 04, 2017

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