Maryland Smith Research

March 15, 2022
Why Companies are Leaving Money on the Table
Imagine a world where your deliveries are always on time and your food is never cold. Restaurants are able to coordinate when to cook orders and apps are able to efficiently assign drivers multiple orders or even ask customers picking up an order if they would be willing to drop off an order with…
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February 16, 2022
Gender, Competitiveness and How We Advocate for Others
In the workplace, success sometimes comes down to how competitive you are. And sometimes it comes down to how competitive the people are who are advocating on your behalf.
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February 15, 2022
With a Legal Expert in Leadership, Firms Are Less Likely to Overstate Earnings
Firms are more likely to face accounting-related lawsuits for overstating their earnings or assets than for understating them because it’s easier to demonstrate investor harm with overstatements. So erring on the conservative side can reduce a firm’s legal costs.
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February 7, 2022
People Analytics for an Equitable Workplace
“People analytics” – traceable to 1911’s The Principles of Scientific Management, which sought to apply engineering methods to managing people – has exploded with advances in computer power, statistical methods and artificial intelligence (AI).
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December 20, 2021
Do COVID Lockdowns Really Work?
As the world struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19, many countries grapple with the possibility of imposing more lockdown measures, like those widely used in the spring of 2020. But how well do lockdowns work at keeping people home? New research from Maryland Smith’s Yogesh Joshi finds they…
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December 15, 2021
New Marketing Technologies Usher In Data-Driven Growth
In a new Journal of Marketing special issue, “New Technologies in Marketing,” Maryland Smith’s Michel Wedel co-authors an editorial that outlines how academics can support marketers to deliver data-driven growth.
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December 9, 2021
What Happens When You Feel Important at Work – and Then You Don’t.
Even the most powerful manager sometimes cleans up dishes in the breakroom, and even the least powerful employees in organizations sometimes get to make important decisions. These examples indicate that power is a dynamic state – we often feel both powerful and powerless at work on any given day.…
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December 7, 2021
Can You Bank Happiness?
Can you revel in happy moments now, to soak them in and store them up to help you through future sadness? New research from Maryland Smith’s Ali Faraji-Rad finds that many people actively try to bank their happiness so they can draw on it later to cope with a sad event.
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December 3, 2021
How Internet Buzz Predicts Stock Returns
It’s clear that internet buzz and news affect stock prices – just look at the wild rides of 2021’s meme stocks like GameStop and AMC for proof. New research from Maryland Smith’s Prabhudev Konana creates a new methodology to translate just how news and internet discussions impact stock prices and…
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December 2, 2021
When Helping Hurts the Helpers and How to Avoid It.
Helping a co-worker seems like it would always be, well, helpful, right? That’s not always how it may be received, finds new research from Maryland Smith’s Jennifer Carson Marr. She says it depends on who is offering to help and what kind of help they are offering.
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