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Jan 19, 2017
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World Economic Forum in Davos, SwitzerlandSeveral world leaders opted out of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. Xi Jinping didn't. He became China's first leader to speak at the gathering that's designed to shape global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. Also participating: Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta. He contributed to a "future of retail" panel and...

Jan 18, 2017
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All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by Feb. 24, 2017, and awards will be presented in May.

Jan 09, 2017
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Forbes 30 Under 30 has selected two rising stars from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business for its newest class, announced on Jan. 3, 2017. Hungry Harvest cofounder and “Shark Tank” dealmaker Evan Lutz, a 2014 Smith School graduate, appears on the social entrepreneurs list, and Starwood Capital Group vice president Akshay Goyal, a 2010 Smith School graduate, made the cut in the finance category.

Jan 05, 2017
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Go ahead. Ignore your email. If you reflexively check your work email before you’re even out of bed in the morning, and just before you close your eyes to sleep, and at nonstop intervals in between, this story is for you. In France, workers are being given the “right to disconnect” outside of working hours, thanks to a new law that went into effect on January 1. The French government has said that the intervention...

Dec 22, 2016
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Students in the Smith Online MBA Program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business compete in a “zero to market” three-week entrepreneurship exercise, culminating in a “two-hour challenge.”

Dec 21, 2016
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On Dec. 21, 2016, over 800 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with PhD, MS, MBA, and BS degrees. The commencement ceremony was held at the Xfinity Center on the university’s College Park campus.

You can watch the entire ceremony online.

Dec 20, 2016
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It's nearly New Year.It's almost a new year, and across the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, some prognosticating has begun. We asked a group of professors to look ahead at the trends and developments we might see in the next 12 months. They turned their focus to the stock market, tax policy, Amazon, McDonald's, finance, real estate, Obamacare and more. Here's what they said....

Dec 15, 2016
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How well could your organization handle a surprise vacancy in the C-suite? Perhaps not very well at all. A recent global survey from the ManpowerGroup found that 87 percent of organizations "have not identified future leaders to fill critical roles." Why? It's partly because Millennials largely are not interested in working in conventional management structures, says the multinational HR consulting firm. But...

Dec 08, 2016
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www.hatchimals.comWhy do we want the things we can't have? In the toy market, especially in the holiday season, it's sometimes because demand just takes off like a flying reindeer, surprising Santa, and toy makers and everyone in between. We're referring, of course, to the Hatchimal, the small, furry, motorized creature that pecks its way out of its colorful plastic egg and sings "Happy Birthday." Store shelves and...

Nov 22, 2016
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has helped power UMD to sustaining high placements in the 2017 “Best Schools for Entrepreneurship” rankings by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship Magazine.

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