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Feb 05, 2016
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Yahoo announced last week that it would be laying off 15 percent of its 11,000-person workforce, as the company seeks a profitable way forward. By the end of the cuts, the company will employ 42 percent fewer people than it did in 2012. But you'll never hear CEO Marissa Mayer use the word "layoff." The New York Times reports that Mayer forbids her managers to use the word, prodding them to say instead that Yahoo is "remixing"...

Feb 03, 2016
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How does one tactfully communicate in the workplace with a grieving colleague? "The mistake most people make is ignoring it as if it didn’t occur," Joyce E. A. Russell, the Smith School's Senior Associate Dean, tells Mashable. "We are afraid we are going to say the wrong thing or set them off into this tailspin of crying." Read more......

Jan 06, 2016
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American car companies sold more vehicles in 2015 than ever before, with sales boosted by low gas prices and a recovering economy — a remarkable turnaround from the recession years. But at the same time, GM is placing a bet on the industry's next phase: It has announced an investment of $500 million in Lyft, the No. 2 car-hailing service (after Uber). This is the first time a car company has directly invested in either Lyft...

Dec 13, 2015
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If China hopes to close in on Silicon Valley as an innovation hub, the emerging economy will need to improve its reputation for intellectual property protection, Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta says. He outlined the main issues during a recent Asia Society conference. Read more...

Nov 30, 2015
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With double-digit annual GDP growth and the world's largest population, China until recently looked like the long-term answer for U.S. companies seeking never-ending growth. With its slowdown and concurrent stock-market turmoil, China is posing fresh challenges, says Anil K. Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Growing uncertainty in China, moreover, may lead some companies to move more aggressively into India, whose...

Nov 20, 2015
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The proportion of federal employees under age 30 has shrunk from 9.1 percent in 2010 to 6.6 percent in 2014. How can the hiring trend shift? Smith School professor Gerald Suarez tells the Baltimore Sun that while NASA and intelligence agencies appeal to Millennials, they’re turned off by bureaucracy and stagnant institutions....

Nov 05, 2015
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Joyce Russell to talk about the innovations in education and her new role leading the charge at the Smith School.

Oct 30, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will be hosting the 2015 Entrée’preneurship Conference at the Universities at Shady Grove on Nov. 16, 2015.

Oct 26, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. For one week every November, organizations around the world participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week with events and programs that celebrate entrepreneurship. After a successful GEW 2014, the Dingman Center is back at it, November 16–20, for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

Oct 23, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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A team of MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business developed and presented a health care management solution to capture the fourth annual Cognizant Business Consulting Case Competition.

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