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Smith Business Close-Up: BP's Corporate Social Responsibility

Dec 01, 2013
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The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the biggest corporate disaster’s of all time. The energy giant – the fourth largest company in the world – has been grappling with the fallout of April’s deadly explosion and oil spill, which has had serious impact on U.S. Gulf Coast industries and the environment.

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 what responsibility BP has as a company in the oil spill.

Dr. Lele teaches MBA courses at the Smith School on game theory, statistics and on the social responsibility of managers. Earlier (2003-06), he served as the Academic Director of the MBA program at the Smith School. He has received numerous honors for his teaching and curriculum development

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.

Where to watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and Monday at 4:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:

 WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore 
 WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis 
 WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury 
 WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick 
 WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown 
 WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

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.