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Smith Business Close-Up

Oct 19, 2009
World Class Faculty & Research

The trend of businesses going online forming more and more services is nothing new, but the number of online marketplace is increasing at a rapid pace, even in the current economic downturn. These marketplace Websites can help businesses accomplish tasks as varied as outsourcing work, recruiting employees, finding service providers and buying supplies. Although this trend has pre-bubble origins, the current recession has seen an increase in marketplace sites that power these marketplace and increased business adoption.

Sep 30, 2009
World Class Faculty & Research

In 1980, the average CEO’s compensation was about 42 times what the average worker was paid, and by 2007, CEOs received about 344 times the average worker salary. There’s a debate over whether this ballooning of executive compensation is a failure of corporate governance, evidence of abuse of power, or just a reflection of market forces -- that top CEOs must be paid top dollar, or they’ll take their (presumably irreplaceable) talents to other organizations. But how do companies arrive at these astronomical sums?

Sep 17, 2009
World Class Faculty & Research

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Smart corporations are looking for ways to incorporate sustainable operations and have a positive impact on society while carrying out their operations. This paradigm shift has some corporations re-evaluating how they do business – and is giving a competitive edge to others.

Sep 03, 2009
World Class Faculty & Research

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Business decisions should always include three considerations – legal implications, financial implications, and equally importantly, ethical implications.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Shreevardhan Lele, Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow of Decision Sciences, discusses why ethical analysis is an important part

Aug 20, 2009
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
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Monday, August 24, 2009, 4:30 a.m.

The real estate market has been in a downward spiral for the past year. Have we finally hit bottom?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Clifford Rossi, managing director of the new Center for Financial Policy, shares his insight and prognosis for the real


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.

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