Smith Research

The Cost Of Keeping Up With Consumers
Production and Operations Management
Consumers don’t like when products they want are unavailable, and neither do retailers. Independent sellers need to fulfill orders on time and manage inventory effectively.
Jun 14, 2019
Making Information Technology Sustainable
Production and Operations Management
Companies should push to implement green IT initiatives that promote environmental sustainability — not just for the good of the planet, but also for the financial reward.
Jun 10, 2019
Identifying High Influencers in Social Networks
Marketing Science
Those with high levels of influence on social media networks are prime targets of marketing practitioners and researchers. But what, exactly, defines a strong influencer?
Jun 06, 2019
When Noncompete Agreements Hurt Everyone
Organization Science
What happens when these contracts are enforceable and used en masse? New Maryland Smith research finds that negative consequences are in store for all workers.
May 28, 2019
Why It's Time To Rethink Goal Setting
Journal of Applied Psychology
Conventional career advice has centered on setting SMART goals, but new research recommends a different approach: conceptualizing motivational intention.
May 14, 2019
The Win-Win of Buyer Intermediated Finance
Management Science
Small suppliers often resort to payday-like loans with very high interest rates, increasing overall costs in the supply chain and reducing efficiency. But it doesn't have to be this way.
May 06, 2019
How Social Media Does (and Doesn’t) Motivate You
Information Systems Research
On social media, it can seem like everyone is meeting their fitness goals. It should be excellent motivation for your exercise goals. Right?
Apr 29, 2019
The Science of Open Secrets at Work
Academy of Management Journal
Every workplace has its open secrets. Multiple people may witness the same bad behavior from the same source, but nobody speaks up. Maryland Smith research explains why.
Apr 10, 2019

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