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Edward (Ned) Smith

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations (2013-2021); Associate Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)

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Yoga Classes? On-Site Childcare? Firms Just Outside the Fortune 500 Work Hard to Attract Talent.

To compete with their prestigious peers, these organizations invest more in employees, research shows.

Researchers: Tanya Y. Tian, Brayden King and Edward (Ned) Smith

December 1, 2023


Take 5: Learn to Love Networking (or at Least Tolerate It)

First, you got to nail the basics.

Researchers: Ellen Taaffe, Craig Wortmann, Edward (Ned) Smith, Leigh Thompson, Brian Uzzi and and coauthors

July 29, 2022


Why Are Some People More Reluctant to Network Than Others?

The key seems to be how people perceive their own success and professional value.

Researchers: Jiyin Cao and Edward (Ned) Smith

October 1, 2021


Take 5: The Upside of Failure

A look at the surprising benefits of striking out, and how to make the most of your mistakes.

Researchers: Dashun Wang, Benjamin F. Jones, Yang Wang, Craig Wortmann, Edward (Ned) Smith, Col. Brian Halloran and Eric T. Anderson

February 10, 2020


Take 5: How to Empower Employees to Be More Creative

Creativity is a potent engine for business. Nurture it without letting office divas run the show.

Researchers: Maryam Kouchaki, Leigh Thompson, William Ocasio, Edward (Ned) Smith and Loran Nordgren

August 3, 2017


What Does It Take to Foster a “Culture of Responsibility” like the U.S. Army’s?

An inside look at why soldiers line up to take the blame.

Researchers: Edward (Ned) Smith and Col. Brian Halloran

August 3, 2016

Appointing a Female CEO? Beware of Media Attention

Investors are skittish when new CEOs get lots of press, but only when those leaders are women.

Researchers: Kevin Gaughan, Edward (Ned) Smith and Jason Pierce

June 7, 2016


Companies, Choose Your Name Wisely

The right name can signal that you are a safe bet.

Researchers: Edward (Ned) Smith and Heewon Chae

September 8, 2015

See How the Right Diversity of Skills Can Help Your Team

Mix and match NBA lineups with this infographic.

Researchers: Edward (Ned) Smith and Yuan Hou

February 2, 2015


Podcast: Mining NBA Data for Leadership Lessons

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey and Kellogg School faculty talk data analytics and team composition.

Researchers: J. Keith Murnighan and Edward (Ned) Smith

February 2, 2015


How Diverse Should Your Team Be?

NBA data point to a sweet spot in balancing diversity and similarity of skills.

Researchers: Edward (Ned) Smith and Yuan Hou

February 2, 2015


Too Much Good Press?

A Saudi homeware company’s great reputation might just be hampering its growth.

Researchers: Edward (Ned) Smith

September 2, 2014

Status and the Social Network

Social status determines how individuals approach opportunity under job threat.

Researchers: Edward (Ned) Smith, Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson

March 3, 2014