The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the Second Annual Emerging Markets Case Competition, April 1-2, 2016. Through two rounds of presentations and Q&A, the team from the Smith School emerged victorious capturing the event’s $2,500 first prize.
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
Conventional wisdom in strategy holds that companies need to choose between cost-cutting or revenue growth. Pursuing both strategies at the same time can result in incoherence — or getting stuck in the middle. But that conventional wisdom is challenged by a new study from the Smith School, which suggests that firms can pursue dual-focus or "ambidextrous" IT strategies successfully. Read more ...
A computer created by Google engineers knocked off one of the world's greatest human players of the Chinese game Go this week — a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence. In doing so, it made use of an approach to the computerized analysis of decision-making first developed at the Smith School (and Maryland's engineering school).
Giving Day returns to the University of Maryland on Thursday, March 3, giving all members of the Robert H. Smith School of Business community the opportunity to boost their contributions through several hourly contests held across campus. From noon until 2 p.m., the Smith faculty and staff’s donations will be eligible for an extra $3,000 prize to be awarded to the Smith School - if they can donate the most money of any on-campus unit within that timeframe.
By using advanced baseball statistics, it's possible to predict the monetary value of baseball players' future contributions — and avoid awarding massive multiyear contracts to players whose best days are behind them, according to new research from the Robert H. Smith School, at the University of Maryland. Read more ...
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to sit down with professor Joseph Bailey, a 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Challenges to business schools fall into five universal categories, leadership, execution, analytics, discipline and serving a broad set of stakeholders, Smith School professors Sunil Mithas and Henry Lucas, Jr. write in India's BW Businessworld. They share helpful actions to build great business schools in India. Read more...
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is partnering with the Office of Financial Research on a challenge for research teams to link four disparate financial datasets.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to present the Fourth Annual Smith School Business Summit on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.