Maryland Smith Research

March 30, 2023
Analytics Are Key to Ending Gender Pay Inequity
Organizations often use the inexpensive and expedient approach of raising the salaries of the most underpaid women to bring about women’s pay parity with men. University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Associate Professor Margrét Bjarnadóttir says there are two reasons why this doesn…
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January 31, 2023
The Simple Act That Can Make You a Better Leader at Work and Happier at Home
Being a leader is about more than a title; it’s a mindset. And it fluctuates – people may feel more “leader-like” on some days than others. Feeling capable and confident can make leaders more successful for their organizations, so helping them feel the part every day is critical.
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January 24, 2023
Retailers Can Gain From Reducing Food Waste
Even as the price of food continues to tick up and people are spending more on groceries, nearly 40% of food in the United States is being wasted – mostly by shoppers who never consume what they bought and by retailers who don’t manage to sell it.
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January 19, 2023
How Companies Can Capitalize on Free Outside Knowledge
New enterprise software investments can lead to big benefits for firms by enabling business process innovations, but implementation is notoriously difficult. Having IT professionals with the right combination of both technical and business process knowledge is critical to a quick and successful…
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January 10, 2023
Why Outsourcing Sales Could Be the Key to Surviving a Hit to Demand
How do companies fare when demand for their products suddenly drops off? It’s a question many industries could face this year, as inflation continues in a tight labor market. Looking at a past demand shock has some answers, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School…
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January 5, 2023
When the Award Goes to … Someone Else
In new research in the Academy of Management Journal, Hui Liao and her co-authors look at how the experience of almost winning impacts the performance of nominees, specifically their collaboration with others.
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December 2, 2022
Study Helps Retailers Figure Out What Consumers Want Next
Retailers are constantly trying to figure out not just how to sell their current inventory, but also what to offer to consumers for the next season. Thanks to new research from a University of Maryland marketing professor, predicting what consumers want could get easier.
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December 1, 2022
Knowing “Who Likes You” Changes the Online Dating Game
Dating is not immune to inflation. The cost of eating out, going for a drink, taking in a show, not to mention paying for the gas to drive to meet or pick up your date have all gone up significantly.
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November 17, 2022
What Soccer Teams Can Teach Managers About Hiring Top Talent

Soccer fans are gearing up for the start of the month-long 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament, set to kick off in Qatar on Nov. 20, in the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world.

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November 10, 2022
How COVID-19 Showed the Cost of Doing Business Globally
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, multinational companies didn’t have to think twice about increasingly moving toward firm globalization. But the crisis amplified the vulnerabilities of doing business across borders. And now, new research from Maryland Smith is contextualizing the numbers to show the…
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