Maryland Smith Research

June 12, 2024
Center for Global Business Survey of U.S. Business Executives Assesses AI Impact and Regulation Sentiments
As AI matures, U.S. businesses grapple with evolving regulations. Kislaya Prasad's study at the University of Maryland reveals concerns over job displacement, strong support for regulations, and focus on generative AI for customer experience and operational efficiency.
Read the article : Center for Global Business Survey of U.S. Business Executives Assesses AI Impact and Regulation Sentiments
June 12, 2024
AI Research Briefs
Finance professor Agustin Hurtado’s AI research highlights racial disparities in mortgage lending, while Information Systems researchers study AI chatbots' impact on mental health counseling. Marketing professor Michel Wedel explores predicting decisions via eye-tracking, and accounting professor…
Read the article : AI Research Briefs
June 11, 2024
The Secret to Accomplishing Big Goals
A study co-authored by Aneesh Rai, assistant professor of management and organization at the Smith School, suggests breaking large career goals into smaller tasks boosts long-term commitment and performance.
Read the article : The Secret to Accomplishing Big Goals
May 29, 2024
Study Examines Gender Disparity in Science Research Funding
Women now hold 55% of U.S. life-science doctorates, up from 32-38% in the mid-1980s. However, junior women face funding and tenure disparities compared to men and senior women, hindering the full benefits of gender diversity in science.
Read the article : Study Examines Gender Disparity in Science Research Funding
May 9, 2024
Supply Chain Mapping, Not Climate Prediction, is Key to Mitigating Risk for Corporate Boards
The Financial Times recently tapped a UMD research team led by Smith’s Sandor Boyson to describe supply chain mapping as critical to corporate boards for mitigating climate risk.
Read the article : Supply Chain Mapping, Not Climate Prediction, is Key to Mitigating Risk for Corporate Boards
March 28, 2024
Chinese University Patent Bubbles Evident and Problematic, Including to National Innovation Strategy, Study Shows
Chinese universities are booming in terms of patent activity, but a study reveals a troubling issue: 'patent bubbles.' Waverly Ding's research exposes this trend, questioning China's innovation strategy. Explore the implications of this trend for China's innovation landscape.
Read the article : Chinese University Patent Bubbles Evident and Problematic, Including to National Innovation Strategy, Study Shows
February 14, 2024
Viewer Discretion Advised: How Gender Enters the Picture When Audiences Rate Movies
Professor David Waguespack warns against relying solely on average ratings when choosing a movie, particularly if it stars a woman. In groundbreaking research, he reveals how gender affects movie ratings, shedding light on biases in audience perceptions and their impact on box office revenues.
Read the article : Viewer Discretion Advised: How Gender Enters the Picture When Audiences Rate Movies
January 30, 2024
Groundbreaking AI Technology Uses People’s Eye Movements to Predict Their Decisions
Professor Michel Wedel and team introduce RETINA, an AI-driven eye-tracking innovation predicting decisions from eye movements in seconds. Detailed in 'Predicting Consumer Choice From Raw Eye‑Movement Data,' the technology offers insights for marketing and beyond.
Read the article : Groundbreaking AI Technology Uses People’s Eye Movements to Predict Their Decisions
January 25, 2024
How Mafia Crackdowns Drive Competition and Innovation in Local Economies
The Italian Mafia is synonymous with organized crime and some of the country’s most powerful groups wield fearsome power across the world. Their strongholds start at the municipal level. Pablo Slutzky, a finance assistant professor at the Smith School of Business, studies how the mafia’s presence…
Read the article : How Mafia Crackdowns Drive Competition and Innovation in Local Economies
January 23, 2024
When Firms Internalize Political Stigma
The Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 stigmatized local employers by creating the impression that strongly anti-diversity attitudes put on display by white supremacists were widespread in the community. Employers sought to counteract this “stigma by association” by dramatically…
Read the article : When Firms Internalize Political Stigma
Back to Top