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Oct 17, 2011
World Class Faculty & Research

The ways we consume information have expanded drastically in the past decade – with digital formats of everything from movies to newspapers widely available, as well as special devises like the Apple iPad and Kindle reader to view them. But these new formats haven’t yet entirely replaced the old.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, P.K. Kannan talks about his research that explores under what conditions consumers would buy both traditional and digital formats of content

Sep 29, 2011
World Class Faculty & Research

The ways we consume information have expanded drastically in the past decade – with digital formats of everything from movies to newspapers widely available, as well as special devises like the Apple iPad and Kindle reader to view them. But these new formats haven’t yet entirely replaced the old.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, P.K. Kannan talks about his research that explores under what conditions consumers would buy both traditional and digital formats of content

Sep 15, 2011
World Class Faculty & Research

It seems everyone is using Facebook – including a sizable number of businesses built around the platform. It’s an entirely new industry – dubbed the “App Economy,” and for the first time, professors at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have been able to quantify the economic impact of jobs created by this new industry.

Aug 18, 2011
Top News

Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. You probably use social media – or at least you’ve heard of the major platforms. But how does social media fit into your business?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, William Rand, assistant professor of marketing, talks about social media at a business tool.

Aug 04, 2011
Top News

As the old saying goes, variety is spice of life. It turns out, it’s also the key to keeping yourself motivated to meet your goals when you haven’t yet made much progress. The catch: if you are almost at your goal, less variety is more motivating.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, PhD candidate Jordan Etkin talks about her research that finds variety has a huge impact on motivation.

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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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