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.
Management & Organization
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.
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, 7:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, 4:30 a.m.
Nonprofit organizations share a common goal of making a difference in the world, but many could more successfully meet that goal – a “mission impact” – by applying leading edge business strategies to improve operations.
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.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
Developing Managers with Stretch Assignments
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.
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
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.
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:
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.