Research

Our faculty members are attuned to a marketplace that values innovation, entrepreneurialism, analytical thinking and hard work. Their teaching and research equip our students with the wisdom of business scholarship rooted in the experiential lessons of the marketplace.

Find out more about the latest research by browsing current working papers online at Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Research Articles

September 17, 2021
Here’s the Best Way To Build a Startup Team
Finding the right team is critical for a startup’s success and most aren’t taking the right approach, finds new Maryland Smith research. With the right strategy – a mix that has founders both liking each other due to shared values and experiences, and having the proper complementary skills and…
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September 2, 2021
Pitfalls of the TikTok Resume Trend
Lately, it seems the place to be for job seekers is TikTok, where users are posting video resumes – and racking up impressive page views – as they look to set themselves apart in increasingly competitive candidate pools. On the popular video app, a one-minute video can draw hundreds of comments and…
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August 30, 2021
The ‘Still-Weird’ Market for Meme Stocks
Before COVID-19 disrupted business at brick-and-mortar stores, GameStop already was struggling. A shift was under way. Gamers were downloading games directly to their consoles instead of purchasing, in-store, new and used video game software and hardware.
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August 18, 2021
Academia, a Promised Land?

Editor’s note: For women with a science or engineering PhD, is academia a more equitable haven, compared to industry? Is it a place where gender gaps narrow in pay and promotions?

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July 28, 2021
How Pioneering Startups in the Mobile Money Industry Defied All Odds
It’s a tale as old as time – David vs Goliath. And this classic underdog story illustrates pioneers of the global mobile money industry as well, according to new research from Maryland Smith.
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July 14, 2021
Can Getting Emotional At Work Increase Innovation?

Companies are always looking for ways to get teams to innovate more and find creative answers to problems.

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July 1, 2021
Why Empathy is a Back-to-the-Office Cure

While there is no single playbook for successfully bringing employees back to the office after pandemic restrictions have waned, Maryland Smith’s J. Gerald Suarez says there’s a crucial element that leaders can use to ease the transition: empathy.

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June 10, 2021
Dispersed Teams Succeed Fast But Fail Slow. And That’s A Problem.

For more than a year, many of us have been working remotely as part of a dispersed team. But how efficient are those teams? New research from Maryland Smith’s David M.

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June 8, 2021
5 Tips For Adapting Better in a Crisis

As the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, organizations should spend some time contemplating how they can prepare for the next crisis, says Maryland Smith's Oliver Schlake .

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May 26, 2021
Summer Reading List 2021
Maryland Smith’s 18th Annual Recommended Reading for Business Leaders
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