Smith Business Close-Up
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of
Business and Maryland Public Television.
The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management,
and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of
the school’s community of business leaders.
System Reforms – Executive Pay
In the wake of the financial crisis of last fall, the Obama Administration
appointed “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg to work with the Department of the
Treasury to sort out the way top executives at firms are compensated and what
reforms should be made. Just last week, Feinberg came out with a plan to
drastically slash compensation at seven companies bailed out by the federal
government. But is focusing on reforming executive compensation barking up the