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Smith Business Close-Up

Jan 28, 2013
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:30 a.m.

The global financial crisis has prompted some policymakers around the world to tighten economic controls, restricting currency and capital, capping interest rates, and imposing import/export licenses. Governments should be use caution when manipulating the free flow of currency and goods – history shows it can lead to an uptick in black market violence.

Dec 17, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 17, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

E-commerce and online sales have revolutionized holiday shopping. First there was the rise of Cyber Monday, but now the growth of mobile and tablet-based commerce makes it easier than ever to shop from anywhere at any time. Social media has accelerated this process, with consumers sharing shopping tips with friends and retailers offering special deals.

Dec 09, 2012
Top News

The Department of Marketing at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business recently helped unite top academics and practitionersINFORMSBall worldwide to bolster the marketing profession.

Dec 02, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:30 a.m. 

Many startups base their businesses on changing their customers’ behavior – which can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be so hard. The trick is understanding how customers make decisions and how to influence those decisions.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, the Smith School’s Rebecca Ratner talks about her experience working with entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley’s behavioral economics summit for startups, StartupOnomics, and the takeaways

Nov 15, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, November 18, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Organizations are often in a race to increase productivity – a good thing in the business world. But too much service productivity can actually cut into a company’s revenue, according to new research from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, the Smith School’s Roland Rust talks about his new research that finds lower productivity can often lead to a better bottom line.

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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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