Bennet A. Zelner (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2001) studies the strategies that firms use to manage the diverse political, social, and economic institutions they encounter when doing business abroad. Much of his research focuses on infrastructure industries recently subject to market-oriented reform—such as privatization, deregulation, and liberalization—and the challenges that such environments pose for private investors.
Logistics, Business & Public Policy
Predatory pricing practices in the airline industry, hub and spoke systems, interstate highway system.
Hugh Turner is a Senior Lecturer/Tyser Teaching Fellow at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has served as Academic Director for the Smith School’s Freshman Fellows Program since 2007. He teaches multiple sections of the Smith School’s prestigious Freshman Fellows as well as core and elective courses in supply chain management and technology to Smith School students. He has served as Academic Coordinator for the Smith School’s Freshman Fellows Program since 2007.
Professor Sampson currently teaches managerial economics and business strategy in the part-time and full-time MBA core. Her research focuses on strategic alliances and the organization of corporate R&D. Her recent studies examine alliance structure and partner selection in the telecommunications equipment industry, legal contracting for alliances and optimal organization for innovation.
Professor Charles E. Olson is Visiting Associate Professor and Director of the Honors Program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. From 1986 - 2000 he was president of Zinder Companies, Inc., a public utility consulting firm. Prior to joining Zinder Companies, Inc., Olson was president of Olson & Co., Inc. from 1980 - 1986. Dr. Olson was assistant and then associate professor of business at the University of Maryland from 1968 - 76. His Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Professor Peter Morici is a recognized expert on economic policy and international economics. Prior to joining the university, he served as director of the Office of Economics at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is the author of 18 books and monographs and has published widely in leading public policy and business journals including the Harvard Business Review and Foreign Policy. Morici has lectured and offered executive programs at more than 100 institutions including Columbia University, the Harvard Business School and Oxford University.
Research Interests: Competition, competition policy, deregulation, and microeconomic reform.
Curt Grimm is Professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. From 1995-2003 Professor Grimm served as Logistics, Business and Public Policy department chair. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley, with primary focus on industrial organization.
Research Interests: Logistics systems, inventory management, intermodal transportation.