Faculty & Research

Mar 02, 2015
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Alex Triantis, dean at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, interviewed Anil Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, on Feb. 24, 2015, in a lunchtime discussion with MBA students. The topic was “Asia’s Rise...

Feb 25, 2015
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When you’re at work, there are two types of people you compete with: People with similar responsibilities at your own company and rivals with similar duties at other companies. How do those different flavors of competition shape behavior? According to new research from Smith professor Christine M. Beckman, being outperformed by the people in your own company is more...

Feb 25, 2015
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Most greenbacks are not green or even visible. Only about 10 percent of the U.S. supply exist as paper or coin. The rest move inside computers as binary code. Still, physical currency is important for a healthy economy. Kristen Fanarakis from the Smith School's Center for Financial Policy explains the life cycle of cash in digital...

Feb 24, 2015
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has appointed Christine Beckman as the first academic director of the Center for Social Value Creation.

Feb 23, 2015
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The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will partner with Columbia, Md.-based Vheda Health to develop health IT solutions for chronic illnesses, thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program.

Feb 23, 2015
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Radian Group Inc., has appointed Smith finance professor Cliff Rossi as senior vice president and chief economist. In this position, Rossi will be responsible for research, forecasts, quantitative analysis and financial modeling of mortgage insurance portfolio and the housing and mortgage markets of one of the nation's largest private mortgage insurers...

Feb 18, 2015
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Conversations about soaring executive salaries often get emotional, especially in organizations that pay minimum wage to front-line workers. Yet, if the goal is to motivate performance, new research from Smith Professor Hui Liao shows that rank-and-file employees care more about the pay divide between them and middle managers....

Feb 10, 2015
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Websites like Epinions.com and apps like Yelp have made ours a glorious era for the amateur reviewer. This might seem like nothing but good news for companies that make excellent products. But the dynamics of word-of-mouth, including online opinions, are much more complicated than that, according to new research from Yogesh Joshi, an associate professor at the Smith...

Feb 06, 2015
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Psychologists have long known that you can make a consumer product more desirable by making it appear rare. But how does scarcity, or the appearance of scarcity, affect choice when several consumer products are presented at once? Smith Professor Rebecca Ratner tackles the question in a new paper....

Feb 04, 2015
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By Joyce E.A. Russell

Have you ever worked someplace where one day you just didn’t want to go into the office? You just didn’t feel the “fun” in it anymore? Some folks will tell you this is much more commonplace than you might think. Others will say, “Who cares, since when is work supposed to be fun?” But given that we spend so much time at work, shouldn’t we at least find some...

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