Management & Organization

New Research Finds Bias in Hollywood’s Parental Guidance Ratings for Movies

College Park, Md. – March 1, 2010 – New research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and Yale University School of Management finds films from well-known producers and directors receive more lenient parental guidance ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America than those produced by independent distributors or unknown producers and directors, an advantage that can lead to wider distribution and higher revenues at the box office.

Smith Business Close-Up: Bias in the Hollywood Ratings Game

Thurs, Feb. 25, 2010, 7:30 p.m.    Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, 7:30 a.m.    Monday, March 1, 2010, 4:30 a.m. 

Bias in the Hollywood Ratings Game

   

It’s Hollywood awards season. With the glow just wearing off from the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards quickly approaching, the year’s top films are vying for top honors. Aside from how well they do in the awards, how well films do at the box office depends in part on what parental guidance rating they carry.

University of Maryland President Appoints Business School Associate Dean Gerald Suarez to Professor of the Practice

College Park, Md. – Nov. 23, 2009 – The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced that university President C.D. Mote has appointed J. Gerald Suarez, associate dean of external strategy, to Professor of the Practice in Systems Thinking and Design.

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

Finance

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.

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