With the New Year under way, its a great time to resolve to get your portfolio in shape. Students at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business have been closely following the markets as they manage the $2 million Mayer Fund and the Lemma Senbet Fund, run by select groups of MBA and undergraduate
January 11, 2011: MEDIA ALERT
UMD Marketing Expert Says Verizon’s Success with iPhone Will Depend on Performance
P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science and Chair, Department of Marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, reacts to Verizon Wireless’ announcement today that they will now carry Apple’s iPhone. He says the carrier’s success will depend on its network performance.
Gary Swart ’83, CEO of oDesk, made the cover of Inc. magazine in November. Swart and oDesk were featured as part of the magazine’s story on the “demand economy” and entrepreneurs who are providing services and goods to various niche markets.
The Smith School’s marketing department combines leading scholars who have had profound influence on the discipline with young scholars showing great promise and potential for impact. Two faculty members recently received major awards.
Smith alumnus Bob Johnson, Chief Service Officer of Sprint Nextel and pioneer of the wireless industry, helped his company turn around its customer satisfaction ratings by focusing on solving customers' issues on the very first phone call, according to a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal.
About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.