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.
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
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.
Can you catch bad health habits from your peers? How about from your subordinates or even your boss? Yes, according to new work from the Smith School. To answer the question, Maj. Vickee Wolcott, who completed a Ph.D. in August, took advantage of a unique aspect of military life. Soldiers are re-assigned to new units every few years, plunging them into new social worlds, and new health cultures. Those new cultures influenced soldiers' weight, their drinking and their smoking, Wolcott found. Read more...
After a three-year test run, President Barack Obama signed an executive order August 19th, 2015 making the Presidential Innovation Fellows a permanent part of the federal government.
The program brings people with proven experience and creative mindsets to government for one-year terms of service, spurring innovation on old problems with an injection of new thinking.
Are today's colleges going the way of Blockbuster after the rise of Netflix and streaming video? Things might not be quite so dire. But Smith School professor Henry C. Lucas, Jr. argues in a new book that college leaders need to act more quickly than they have so far if don't want to be swept aside by emerging technologies. Read more...
A team of students from the Smith School’s Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program won the first prize award of $2,500 at the American Public Health Association’s 2015 Codeathon in Chicago.
Join the Robert H. Smith School of Business on December 20, 2015 as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates at the commencement ceremony.
The ceremony will take place in the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus. Tickets for the Smith ceremony are not required.