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

Six Alternatives to Digital Islands
Trade wars historically hinge on the flow of goods across borders. But Maryland Smith professor Anil K Gupta says the flow of data across borders may soon matter more.
Sep 06, 2018
Early Auto Racing And Firm Survival
What do the early days of auto racing near the turn of the 20th century have to do with determining firm survival? It all comes down to how society shapes market reputation.
Aug 28, 2018
Pitching Novel Ideas to the Boss
Have an amazing idea that could have a big impact for your organization? Now it’s up to you to really sell it to your boss. Maryland Smith professors explain how to make that happen.
Aug 14, 2018
Transform from the Bottom Up
How best should companies seek to evolve? Continuous organizational change is likely to have its roots at lower “work unit” levels and wind its way upward.
Jul 19, 2018
Trapped But Not Lost With Limited Mobility
Nobody likes to feel trapped. But employees benefit in some ways when two factors combine to pin them in place, making it harder for them to exit their organizations with valuable knowledge.
Jul 19, 2018
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

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