Tata Group acquisitions such as Jaguar Land Rover may have American consumers taking notice of the Indian company as a global force for the first time, but the company has been a subject of an in-depth study on how to transform large corporations by Sunil Mithas, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. His new book, “Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars,” documents the leadership strategies and management interventions that drove Tata’s growth following the liberalization of the Indian economy in the early 1990’s. Such peers as GE, Siemens and IBM have struggled to grow in comparison. Mithas, who recently discussed his Tata-based study in an “Innovation Engine” podcast, says his work gives “a framework for organizations to rediscover their potential and charge ahead using the levers of business excellence and innovation.”
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
This session explores how leading organizations are integrating growing volumes of increasingly complex structured and unstructured data to create big data ecosystems and provide actionable advice for deploying a comprehensive big data strategy.
Smith professors Anand Anandalingam, Ritu Agarwal, Anil Gupta, and Joseph Bailey helped welcome leading information technology researchers from around the world to the 25th anniversary session of the prestigious International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Washington, D.C., December 12-15, 2004 at The Grand Hyatt Washington.
College Park, MD December 2, 2004 The University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business is seeking nominations for the schools 2005 Smith Leadership and Excellence Awards. The awards, which pay tribute to business leaders and organizations that have made a significant and positive impact in the mid-Atlantic region, will be presented in three categories: Business Excellence, Leaders for the Digital Economy and Leadership Excellence.
Dr. Louiqa Raschid, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is part of a team of researchers awarded a $2-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for data management research for the life sciences. Rashid's research objective is to develop new data modeling and data integration tools that will make scientists and biologists more effective and efficient as they navigate through vast amounts of Web-accessible information.
Even Nobel Prize winners sometimes struggle with the tools of the digital economy. I'm not quite prepared for the actual technology here, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. joked, after having some trouble with the Frank Auditoriums projection system. Nash, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, spoke to a packed auditorium and three overflow rooms on October 14, 2004, at the University Alumni Associations Alumni College event, held in Van Munching Hall, home of the Smith School of Business.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new PhD candidates in fall 2004, bringing the total number of students in the doctoral program to 115. This years students come to Smith from the United States as well as India, Turkey, China, Canada, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, and Taiwan.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business doctoral program may not make headlines each month, but it does each May, marking the end of another rigorous academic cycle. By the end of August, the school will graduate nine students for the 2003-2004 academic year. To give a sense of the global nature of the positions being accepted by these graduates, below is some information, including their dissertation titles, on four of the doctoral candidates: