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Apr 28, 2016
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Does China’s first quarter GDP growth of 6.7 percent signal that the country is solidly on course for growth between 6.5 and 7 percent per year by 2020 — a key benchmark to its recently adopted five-year plan? “Let’s be cautious,” says Smith School management professor Anil K. Gupta. During a recent CCTV America interview, he gives two caveats. ...

Apr 26, 2016
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Professor Jim Sanders at the Robert H. Smith School of Business recently conducted an action research project in Belarus, which was developed through the Smith School’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Apr 19, 2016
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Smith School experts say the $1.65 billion takeover of event management specialist Cvent by a private equity firm reflects a long-range plan — unpalatable for public shareholders — to expand a tech company that's taken a wild ride since its 1999 beginning. The sale, announced Monday, launches a new phase for the McLean, Va.-based company. Read more...

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Apr 19, 2016
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Cadillac has just opened a state-of-the-art $1.3 billion plant outside of Shanghai. But is this precisely the worst time to be opening new luxury car factories in China, which has been hit by an economic slowdown? Not necessarily, says the Smith School's Anil K. Gupta. Read more ...

Apr 05, 2016
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The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) at the Robert H.

Feb 29, 2016
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Giving Day returns to the University of Maryland on Thursday, March 3, giving all members of the Robert H. Smith School of Business community the opportunity to boost their contributions through several hourly contests held across campus. From noon until 2 p.m., the Smith faculty and staff’s donations will be eligible for an extra $3,000 prize to be awarded to the Smith School - if they can donate the most money of any on-campus unit within that timeframe.

Feb 19, 2016
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Professor Anil K. Gupta at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will join Ratan Tata plus leaders from Google, Airbnb and NextEV in mentoring India tech startups through KStart, an initiative of Bangalore-based VC firm Kalaari Capital.

Feb 17, 2016
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Amazon does it. So do Jimmy John's and many other companies. They require new employees to sign noncompete clauses, a practice now being pushed on low-income workers, limiting their freedom in the labor market. In a recent set of projects, Smith School professor Evan Starr has surveyed some 11,500 U.S. workers about their experiences with noncompetes....

Feb 17, 2016
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Tesla's fourth-quarter loss nearly tripled, to $320.4 million, but many investors remained besotted with the cutting-edge electric car company. Its stock has risen 16 percent since the Feb. 10 earnings announcement. Still, Tesla is burning through cash quickly, and the Smith School's Brent Goldfarb sees a tough road ahead for the Silicon Valley darling....

Feb 10, 2016
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Etsy continues to test the compatibility of a commitment to social responsibility with the demands of Wall Street. Last week, the online shopping site for vintage and handmade goods became the first publicly traded company to be recertified as a "B Corporation" — a designation attesting that a company helps disadvantaged citizens, treats employees well, and is environmentally responsible. But does this put it on a collision...

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