Research

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
How Social Media Does (and Doesn’t) Motivate You
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
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
Why Your Boss Can't Hear You
Front-line workers resent managers who ignore their input, but Maryland Smith research puts the blame elsewhere. And it might not be what you think.
Apr 09, 2019
The Pros and Cons of Open Source
New Maryland Smith research presents an economic model to study how software licensing attributes affect a software maker’s decisions, along with insights for policymakers.
Apr 09, 2019
An Intervention for Low-Energy Leaders
As it turns out, adding a simple writing exercise to the typical morning routine can energize leaders and make them more effective throughout the day.
Apr 04, 2019
Why Real Individualists Work Together
People love stories about determined entrepreneurs who work alone until they achieve success. But an isolationist mindset tends to backfire in the real world.
Mar 28, 2019
The Evolution Of Applied Psychology
To mark its 100th anniversary in 2017, Maryland Smith's Gilad Chen explored the evolution of the research featured in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Mar 05, 2019

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