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.

The Cost Of Keeping Up With Consumers

Consumers don’t like when products they want are unavailable, and neither do retailers. Independent sellers need to fulfill orders on time and manage inventory effectively.

How Uber and Lyft Could Find Profit

Apps like Uber might never be profitable. But their best chance is to actually share more with riders and drivers – and keep less for themselves per transaction.

Why Less Is More For Rideshare Apps

Ride-hailing services that want to grow revenue should share more with drivers and charge passengers less, a working paper from Maryland Smith shows.

Art of the Supply Chain Deal

A bargaining model developed at Maryland Smith helps buyers and sellers find balance in complex negotiations.

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