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Edward (Ned) Smith

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Associate Professor of Sociology (Weinberg College, courtesy)

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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