How a New Life Cycle Variable Reveals the Big Picture

Analysis of product life cycles has been underutilized by the likes of research economists and financial analysts in examining firm investment policies.

How a Company’s Tweets Impact Its Stock Prices — Temporarily and Permanently

New research from Maryland Smith’s P.K. Kannan shows how a firm’s social media posts have big impacts on its stock price, both temporarily and permanently.

A New Solution for Air Traffic Congestion

Airport congestion and bottlenecks have long been a thorn in the sides of travelers and the airline industry alike. But new research from Maryland Smith has a solution that might just be ready for takeoff.

How Your Coworkers’ Morals Can Help You Do the Right Thing.

Highly moral people might always “do the right thing” when it comes to speaking up about wrongdoings and problems in the workplace. But even people who lack that moral compass become more likely to speak up when they see other employees displaying moral messages at work, finds new research from Maryland Smith’s Debra L. Shapiro.

A New Way to Read Between the Lines of Investing

When it comes to investing, predicting stock return volatility is the name of the game. Traditional methods rely on stochastic models, but more recent models have turned to text-mining techniques. Now, research from Maryland Smith is taking those new methods even further.

How U.S. Immigration Policies Stifle Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Visa policies in the United States are holding immigrants back from starting new ventures and restricting their employment choices early in their careers, as well as shaping their entrepreneurship later, finds new research from Maryland Smith’s Rajshree Agarwal, director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets.

How Japan’s Early Industrialization Set the Standard for Organizational Growth

There’s no single path to organizational growth, but research from Maryland Smith is showing how today’s organizations can achieve their goals by looking at Japan’s early industrialization and how firms grew by adding new products.

Do This Before You Hang Out With Friends To Have More Fun.

We know goal-setting meetings can help teams be more productive in the workplace, and, according to research from Maryland Smith’s Rebecca Ratner, they can also help you get the most out of activities in your personal life.

Overconfident Investors Are Creating Momentum. Here’s How To Capitalize On It.

Every investor is chasing the answer to one question: When should I buy stocks and when should I sell them? It’s the elusive formula for timing the market. Now new research from Maryland Smith’s Albert S. “Pete” Kyle shows how markets gain momentum and how investors can make better decisions based on it. “Investors want to buy the stock that’s going to go up, and they want to sell the stock that’s going to go down,” says Kyle, the Charles E. Smith Professor of Finance.

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 capabilities – startups can foster better team dynamics and have more success raising funds, being productive, and earning profits.

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