Smith Researchers Address Liver Transplant Geographic Inequities

The recent overhaul of the federal policy on allocating deceased donor livers has not significantly improved geographical inequities and has led to a greater loss in viable organs, according to findings from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Analytics Are Key to Ending Gender Pay Inequity

Organizations often use the inexpensive and expedient approach of raising the salaries of the most underpaid women to bring about women’s pay parity with men. University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Associate Professor Margrét Bjarnadóttir says there are two reasons why this doesn’t work, “inequity isn’t usually equally spread throughout the whole organization and typically there’s a lack of well-paid women.

The Simple Act That Can Make You a Better Leader at Work and Happier at Home

Being a leader is about more than a title; it’s a mindset. And it fluctuates – people may feel more “leader-like” on some days than others. Feeling capable and confident can make leaders more successful for their organizations, so helping them feel the part every day is critical.

Retailers Can Gain From Reducing Food Waste

Even as the price of food continues to tick up and people are spending more on groceries, nearly 40% of food in the United States is being wasted – mostly by shoppers who never consume what they bought and by retailers who don’t manage to sell it.

How Companies Can Capitalize on Free Outside Knowledge

New enterprise software investments can lead to big benefits for firms by enabling business process innovations, but implementation is notoriously difficult. Having IT professionals with the right combination of both technical and business process knowledge is critical to a quick and successful adoption.

Why Outsourcing Sales Could Be the Key to Surviving a Hit to Demand

How do companies fare when demand for their products suddenly drops off? It’s a question many industries could face this year, as inflation continues in a tight labor market. Looking at a past demand shock has some answers, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

When the Award Goes to … Someone Else

In new research in the Academy of Management Journal, Hui Liao and her co-authors look at how the experience of almost winning impacts the performance of nominees, specifically their collaboration with others.

Study Helps Retailers Figure Out What Consumers Want Next

Retailers are constantly trying to figure out not just how to sell their current inventory, but also what to offer to consumers for the next season. Thanks to new research from a University of Maryland marketing professor, predicting what consumers want could get easier.

Knowing “Who Likes You” Changes the Online Dating Game

Dating is not immune to inflation. The cost of eating out, going for a drink, taking in a show, not to mention paying for the gas to drive to meet or pick up your date have all gone up significantly.

What Soccer Teams Can Teach Managers About Hiring Top Talent

Soccer fans are gearing up for the start of the month-long 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament, set to kick off in Qatar on Nov. 20, in the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world. Players will represent their home country, many taking a break from their positions with some of the world’s top soccer leagues. Others are hoping their skills on the field will attract the attention of top clubs who may be looking to pick up new players after the tournament.

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