Management

To Boost R&D, Close Pay Gaps
A new study shows that large pay gaps among R&D professionals at the same job level within an organization can stifle exploratory innovation — the kind that leads to U.S. patent filings.
Dec 05, 2019
Who's the Worst at Negotiating?
Financially vulnerable individuals – those without a savings safety net – stifle their own economic advancement because they negotiate less effectively.
Nov 05, 2019
How Do You Build a Company? It Depends on Where You’re From
A popular video game reveals a clear connection between how much hierarchy founders create in their startups and where they hail from.
Sep 12, 2019
Why Winners Learn To Share Power
Some startups bet everything on a single visionary founder. But organizations with stable shared leadership are more likely to grow and emerge as industry anchors.
Sep 05, 2019
Second Chances After a Fall from Power
Followers sometimes continue to believe in a leader even after loss of status. New Maryland Smith research explores why.
Jul 23, 2019
Bad Bosses Make Themselves Feel Bad Too
Call it karma. Abusive leaders cause suffering not only for their employees, but also for themselves.
Jun 27, 2019
When Noncompete Agreements Hurt Everyone
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
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
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
The Science of Open Secrets at Work
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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