College Park, Md. – February 8, 2011 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a 2011-2012 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland.
Management & Organization
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, 4:30 a.m.
Leading Complex Organizations
With so many public and private-sector organizations becoming increasingly large and complex, what can senior leaders do to align their people around the organizations’ goals?
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Hugh Courtney discusses leadership in increasingly complex organizations.
Workshop on Leading Organizational Change: An Integrated, Multi-Level Prespective
How do you build teams that are highly adaptive and best draw upon the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members in ways that achieve superior performance? Recent research turns traditional notions of leadership on its head.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Professor Paul Tesluk shares how your organization can gain competitive advantage by cultivating shared leadership in your teams.
Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, described coaching his young son’s softball team to a rapt audience in Frank Auditorium. Grimm knew that only two of the children could reliably catch the ball. So he put those boys at first and second base, and then instructed their teammates to only throw the ball to first and second. It proved to be a winning strategy, because his son’s team took the championship that year. Grimm asked his audience to assess his competitive strategy: was it good, bad or ugly?
Join Us for Dr. Grimm’s Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture on Oct. 7, 2010
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
The charitable has definitely felt the effects of the financial crisis and continued recession, experiencing decreases in giving for the first time in decades. With tighter budgets to work with, nonprofit organizations need to more strategic that ever when allocating funds.
Thursday, July 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 18, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, July 19, 4:30 a.m.
With a wave of newly minted graduates joining the work force in a very tight job market, those hunting for a new position or jockeying to advance in their current organization may think they have no room for negotiation. But in the Washington-Baltimore region, you may have more bargaining chips than you realized.
College Park, Md. – March 12, 2010 – Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a 2010-2011 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland. Grimm is one of five faculty members recognized campus-wide in the prestigious program, which honors tenured faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as educators and notable achievements in their respective fields. Each scholar will present a lecture during the school year, and the award carries an honorarium to support professional activities.
Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, March 15, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
Toyota: On the
Toyota, the automaker once revered for safety, has been reeling after recalling more than 8 million vehicles for mechanical issues that could pose safety threats. With congressional hearing, public apologies, and a roller coaster market response, can Toyota recover or will it be lapped by its competitors?