Here’s What Killed Atari And How Today’s Platforms Can Avoid The Same Fate

In the 1980s, Atari ruled the video game universe. Game developers flocked to the pioneering platform, churning out new titles. But most games developed for Atari were not Pac-Man-level quality, and that ultimately led to the platform’s demise. New research from Maryland Smith pinpoints the best strategies for today’s platforms to curate lots of high-quality content and avoid Atari’s fate.

Huang Receives Award at International Conference on Information Systems

Peng Huang, associate professor in the Decisions, Operations and Information Technologies Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, received the Best Conference Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Information Systems for his research paper, “Does One Size Fit All? Theorizing Governance Configurations for Digital Innovation.” His was selected out of more than 1,200 submissions.

Huang Receives Information Systems Early Career Award

Maryland Smith professor Peng Huang received the Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award from the INFORMS Information Systems Society during the group's annual meeting Nov. 4-7 in Phoenix. The award recognizes individuals on a path toward making outstanding intellectural contributions to the information systems discipline. 

Smith School Welcomes New Faculty

The Smith School is honored to welcome the following new faculty this fall. Department of Management and Organization Rajshree Agarwal, Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

How To Guard Against Cyber Attacks

Can centralized IT decision-making protect an organization from cybersecurity breaches?

Neutralizing Speedy New Entry Threats

Incumbent IT firms could respond with higher investment in research and development, but most don’t.

The Value of Outside-In Perspectives at IT Firms

Input from independent board members helps companies stay ahead of new entry threats in the fast-paced world of technology, Maryland Smith research shows.

Planting Seeds for Organic Growth

Companies are coming up with ways to tap crowds online for innovative ideas, product support and better ways to connect with their customers. And there is a right way to do it.

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