Management & Organization

Decoding Hotel Management Structure
Does it make good economic sense for hotel owners to hold the deeds and manage operations at their properties? Professor Hui Liao believes it does.
Jan 04, 2018
Why the Budgeting Process Matters
Numbers, like sales goals, drive action in organizations. But it's the goal-setting process that actually motivates individuals to hit those numbers.
Jan 03, 2018
The Benefits of Onboarding Rookies
New Smith School research finds that many growing firms benefit from hiring rookies who are new to the top management level.
Dec 14, 2017
More May Not Always Be Merrier
When two venture capital firms get together and collaborate, they can accomplish much more than either going solo. But when you throw more partners into the mix, something else also happens.
Dec 04, 2017
How Gender Affects Work Outcomes
Retaining talent means understanding the work outcomes that are important to individuals across the professional pipeline.
Nov 28, 2017
Why Men Avoid Gender Parity Initiatives
According to new Smith School research, achieving gender parity in the workplace depends on men getting off the sidelines and getting involved.
Nov 27, 2017
The Trouble with Referrals from on High
Hiring managers invite harsh moral judgments when they give jobs to friends referred by high-powered individuals within their organizations.
Nov 22, 2017
Warding Off the Dark Side of Creativity
Creative employees are great at justifying deviant behavior. Smith School professor Hui Liao identifies a boundary condition that keeps them in line.
Nov 20, 2017
How Noncompete Clauses Can Backfire
Firms worried about knowledge leakage should be careful what they wish for when they lobby lawmakers to boost enforceability of loyalty agreements.
Nov 15, 2017
Drawing the Line on Workplace Oversharing
New Smith School research reveals that sharing personal information is not always in an employee’s best interest.
Nov 09, 2017


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