Faculty & Research

Dec 16, 2014
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Tata Group acquisitions such as Jaguar Land Rover may have American consumers taking notice of the Indian company as a global force for the first time, but the company has been a subject of an in-depth study on how to transform large corporations by Sunil Mithas, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. His new book, “Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars,” documents the leadership strategies and management interventions that drove Tata’s growth following the liberalization of the Indian economy...

Dec 15, 2014
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Using a database of 130,000 Yelp reviews of restaurants in Washington, DC, two professors and a graduate student at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have identified a method that allows software to “read” the content of those reviews—and predict which restaurants will close.

Dec 12, 2014
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Commitment shy shoppers carefully evaluate products before making a purchase, but something different happens when the same people think about renting.

Dec 10, 2014
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As fitness apps on phones get more sophisticated, must Fitbit fade? For insight, the magazine tapped Ritu Agarwal, the Dean’s Chair of Information Systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Dec 08, 2014
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Despite calls from some quarters to reduce inspections of medium-sized trucks — those larger than standard pickups but smaller than big freight haulers — award-winning research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows that such oversight is highly cost effective. For every dollar spent on safety programs, including inspections, nearly $9 is saved in prevented property damage, injuries and fatalities.