Management & Organization

University of Maryland Ranks No. 16 in the World for Business, Economics Faculty and Research

College Park, Md. – November 11, 2009 – The University of Maryland was recognized as No. 16 in the world for the strength of its faculty and quality of research in business and economics in the 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released Nov. 4. The rankings are compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The University of Maryland also ranked No. 17 in the broader field of social sciences, which includes business and economics.

Smith School Welcomes New Faculty Members

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members for fall 2009.

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Carolyn Levine, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • James Staihar- Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan

Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

  • Karen Gold, Tyser Teaching Fellow of statistics, UCLA
  • Canan Savaskan-Ebert, visiting assistant professor; PhD, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France


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.

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.

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

In his upcoming book to be released later this month, GETTING CHINA AND INDIA RIGHT: Strategies for Leveraging the World’s Fastest Growing Economies For Global Advantage, Smith School Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy & Organization Anil K. Gupta tells the stories of the global companies that have gotten it right, and in doing so, outlines a strategy for success.

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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