Management & Organization

University of Maryland Business Professor Honored with Prestigious Fellowship

College Park, Md. – August 26, 2009 — University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced Ken G. Smith, Dean’s Chaired Professor of Business Strategy, was elected as a fellow of the Strategic Management Society. He is among only 44 fellows in the history of the society and the first Smith School faculty member to receive the honor.

Academy of Management Recognizes Top Smith Entrepreneurship Research

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was recognized for top entrepreneurship research at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, August 7-11. The Smith School’s department of management and organization and Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship co-hosted a reception in Chicago during the conference to celebrate the faculty and PhD student research achievements. The following were honored:

Smith Business Close-Up: Reforming Health Care

Thursday, August 6, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, August 10, 2009, 4:30 a.m.

Health care reform is a hot issue in Washington and primary to reforms is figuring out how to cut costs. But what is the best way to contain costs and still provide quality care?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Kislaya Prasad discusses the controversies of health care reform and how to approach cost cutting.

Starting a venture? Who you know can help!

Broadcast Dates: 
Thursday, July 23, 2009, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, July 26, 2009, 7:30 a.m. 
Monday, July 27, 2009, 4:30 a.m.

Entrepreneurs begin their ventures lacking a lot of things—employees, funding, customers, technology. A large part of their success relies on their ability to get these things, and that depends in large part on the entrepreneur’s ability to network with people and organizations that can provide them with everything from further connections to equipment to good advice.

Professor Anil Gupta’s New Book Helps Business Leaders Get China and India Right

Many global companies have entered China and India, but only a few have gotten it right. Frequently they miss growth opportunities while focusing on offshoring and cost reduction. They tap the wealthy urban market but don’t know how to profit from the masses in second and third tier cities. And few have a clear plan for addressing competition from players from within China and India such as Lenovo, Chery Automobile, Haier, Infosys and Tata.

Perfect the Business, Not the Business Plan

Broadcast Dates: Feb. 5, 2009, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 8, 2009, 7:30 a.m.; Feb. 9, 2009, 4:30 a.m.


Big news for entrepreneurs: Don’t waste your time on a business plan.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Upwith the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dr. Brent Goldfarbtalks about his new research that finds the way a business plan is written has no bearing on whether a company receives funding.


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