Maryland Smith Research

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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November 3, 2022
What Today’s Retailers Can Learn from the H.H.Gregg Bankruptcy
Location, location, location. It’s the #1 rule in real estate and very important in the retail landscape we’ve been dealing with since 2010, when the retail apocalypse began. H.H. Gregg’s story is a cautionary tale that can teach us much about how stores can survive if they are in a mall that…
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October 18, 2022
Public Firms Are Not Shortsighted and Respond More to Investment Opportunities Than Do Private Firms
Many analysts of financial markets are concerned that financial markets provide managers with economically harmful incentives.
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October 6, 2022
Why In-store Pickup Isn’t As Seamless As It Seems for Retailers
Buying online and picking up in-store has provided consumers with a new way to shop hassle-free. For retailers, it’s created new operational challenges toward fulfillment scheduling.
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September 28, 2022
Under Sanction or Not: Female Doctors Face Bias in Online Reviews
Many people use online reviews when looking for a doctor, and since the pandemic began it’s become an even more popular way to find medical care. Margrét Bjarnadóttir and her co-authors have examined the link between online patient reviews and quality of care.
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September 22, 2022
Design AI Poses a Threat to Human Designers’ Jobs
Technology has been replacing people on the job for years, and many displaced workers have done what they had to do - find other employment. Artificial Intelligence is the latest threat to human labor.
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September 15, 2022
The Venture Capital Landscape Is Changing, and Perhaps Not for the Better
Startup companies have traditionally looked for the most experienced venture capitalists they could find to get their businesses off the ground and support their growth. That’s not always the case anymore, according to a study by Smith's Rich Mathews and co-author Naveen Khanna.
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