Ever wonder why the new releases of the most-hyped movies and video games always seem to be met with glowing reviews from critics? According to new research from Maryland Smith management professor David M. Waguespack, it’s not a coincidence.
David M. Waguespack
The Center for Global Business (CGB) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business announced the winner of its first annual data grant competition — David M. Waguespack, associate professor of management and organization at Maryland Smith.
When it comes to building a company, it matters where you are from. According to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, there is a clear connection between how much hierarchy founders create in their startups and where they hail from. Founders from countries with corrupt governments and fewer freedoms for citizens give their employees much less autonomy.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Perhaps a band of superheroes is exactly what the Academy Awards ceremony needs.
Hollywood’s biggest and most glamorous event was left last month without a host. Hours after announcing he would host this year’s event, comedian Kevin Hart abruptly quit, as outrage grew over homophobic tweets he’d posted years earlier.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – That Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” shattered box-office records in its opening weekend is itself pretty impressive. But what’s even more impressive is how it’s helping to shatter the industry’s notion of a summer blockbuster season.
College Park, Md. – March 1, 2010 – New research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Yale University School of Management finds films from well-known producers and directors receive more lenient parental guidance ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America than those produced by independent distributors or unknown producers and directors, an advantage that can lead to wider distribution and higher revenues at the box office. Researchers also found films from directors with a history of producing “R”-rated features consistently receive more restrictive ratings.
New Smith research might alter your perspective on the next movie review you read online. Film critics sometimes react not just to the film itself, but also to one another, says Associate Professor of Management Dave Waguespack and Smith PhD Daniel Olson. When this happens, it can alter the critics’ rating of the film and content of the review.
Research by David Waguespack
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. David Waguespack talks about his new research that delves into the Motion Picture Association of America’s parental guidance system.
Dr. David M. Waguespack is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Dr. Waguespack received his PhD in Political Science, focusing on environmental politics and science and technology policy. Prior to arriving at Maryland he was a project manager at the University of California Los Angeles, and an adjunct political science professor at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Waguespack 's research focuses on non-market influences, such as social networks and political institutions, on innovation and venture performance.