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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...

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.

Nov 11, 2016
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Launched this fall, the University of Maryland Research Data Center (UMDRDC) is the newest facility of the national Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (FSRDC) network. A Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Nov. 18, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s College Park campus.

Nov 07, 2016
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Rajshree Agarwal, director of the school’s Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, won two best paper prizes at the annual gathering in September. Then she cheered from the audience when one of the papers, co-authored with a pair of her graduate students, earned additional recognition as the best conference submission led by PhD candidates.

Nov 01, 2016
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Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business placed No. 1 in the world for "faculty quality" in The Economist's 2016 full-time MBA rankings, marking the third consecutive year atop the category. Prior to the current run, the school finished No. 2 for faculty quality in 2013. Overall, the Smith School finished No. 47 globally and No. 32 in the United States in the latest rankings, released Oct. 13.

Sep 08, 2016
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LEGO sales growth fell in the first-half of 2016. But the toymaker says it initiated the slowdown to expand its plant capacity and workforce in time to compete for holiday shoppers with Mattel, which LEGO recently surpassed in global sales. Smith School professor Oliver Schlake says one reason for LEGO's success has been the company's ability to connect with diverse audiences who do not outgrow the "toy." ...

Sep 06, 2016
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Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, knows that being an entrepreneur isn’t just about starting a new company. The founding director of the Ed Snider Center, she looks at enterprise in a holistic way, inspiring the next generation to be creative and critical thinkers.

Sep 01, 2016
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome six new full-time faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Aug 31, 2016
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On Women’s Equality Day last week at the White House, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, General Motors and other big U.S. companies signed an “Equal Pay Pledge” to close the gender pay gap for their employees. But methods of measuring success include many unintended consequences. The most efficient approach, based on the current standard of "equal pay for equal work," is sometimes counterintuitive, new Smith School research shows....

Aug 31, 2016
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Borrowing a newspaper from a neighbor might have been the extent of social media as recently as 20 years ago, Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta says. But today, a proliferation of consumer and business-connecting apps, from Facebook to Periscope and Snapchat, represents a digital age that has changed innovation in four fundamental ways. The first is 360-degree innovation....

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