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Smith Business Close-Up

Sep 17, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

August 30, 2012 & September 2, 2012

The summer of 2012 saw record droughts in much of United States, particularly the Midwest, impacting the growing season for the nation’s farmers. With entire crops lost, many of the effects are yet to be seen on the grocery shelves.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Jie Zhang talks about what consumers can expect and how retailers and marketers might react.

Sep 17, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

September 13, 2012 & September 16, 2012

This year’s presidential election may very well come down to the economy and stock market performance between now and Election Day. Is there any way to forecast outcomes, and what will the election results mean for the economy and markets going forward?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, David Kass talks about the presidential race and the economy.

Aug 05, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 5, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Digital intelligence, the ability to understand and make use of the power of information technology to one’s advantage, is becoming a critical skill for survival and success in today’s economy. Information technology (IT) can make or break any type of organization – large or small. Most companies are just beginning to figure out how to integrate IT, and they’re hiring CEOs and top executives based on ability to navigate the digital future facing their industries.

Jul 08, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, July 5, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 8, 2012, 7:30 a.m. 

As Generation Y enters the workforce, they are stirring things up and challenging the corporate culture. What power do these changemakers really have and how can you harness it?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Melissa Carrier talks about the emergence of internal changemakers in organizations.

Jun 24, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 24, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Companies must make an early move to either adopt a new business model, or morph the existing model to take advantage of disruptive innovation – or suffer the same death of one-time industry leaders Kodak, Blockbuster and Borders.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Henry Lucas talks how and why innovative technology can threaten the survival of many companies today.

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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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