Management & Organization

Diversity in Business

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Joyce Russell to talk about the innovations in education and her new role leading the charge at the Smith School.

For U.S. Companies, China Poses New Challenges (and Opportunities)

With double-digit annual GDP growth and the world's largest population, China until recently looked like the long-term answer for U.S. companies seeking never-ending growth. With its slowdown and concurrent stock-market turmoil, China is posing fresh challenges, says Anil K. Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Growing uncertainty in China, moreover, may lead some companies to move more aggressively into India, whose economic strides were overshadowed by the Chinese growth machine — until recently. Read more...

Millennials Associate Public Service with 'Stagnant Institutions'

The proportion of federal employees under age 30 has shrunk from 9.1 percent in 2010 to 6.6 percent in 2014. How can the hiring trend shift? Smith School professor Gerald Suarez tells the Baltimore Sun that while NASA and intelligence agencies appeal to Millennials, they’re turned off by bureaucracy and stagnant institutions. Read more...

Dingman Center Set To Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. For one week every November, organizations around the world participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week with events and programs that celebrate entrepreneurship. After a successful GEW 2014, the Dingman Center is back at it, November 16–20, for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

By Foot, Bike or Donkey

Economists point to rural Africa, India, China and Eastern Europe as the next big frontiers for multinational corporations. But to be successful in rural developing markets, companies need to customize their approach to the local market in all aspects of their business strategies.

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