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Smith School In the News: 2014

Apr 02, 2014
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The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention. Below are some highlights.

April 2014

Baltimore Sun - April 1 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about NCAA reform in wake of NLRB-Northwestern University football players' ruling. Read. Also published by Orange County Register, others.

March 2014

Baltimore Sun – March 31 – 'Judges announced for Cupid's Cup Business Competition' organized by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Read. Republished by Findlaw.com, others.

Washington Post – March 30 – Elana Fine writes 'Teaching entrepreneurship: Yes we can' for Capital Business. Read.

Capital News Service – March 28 – Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance, comments on tax repatriation in ‘Md. companies have billions in assets overseas.’ Read.

Fox News.com – March 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, overviews the U.S. economy. Read. Republished by Australia Business Spectator, others.

iStockAnalyst – March 26 – Site posts commentary by Joseph Bailey, research associate professor of technology, management and policy, on the IRS designating Bitcoin as taxable property. Read.

Washington Times – March 26 – Gerard Hoberg, associate professor of finance, comments on Candy Crush IPO. Read. Republished by Hispanic News.

Bloomberg Businessweek – March 25 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Crimea spat pushes Russian energy toward China.' Read. Related Morici column published by San Francisco Chronicle, others . Related interview on Saskatchewan's News Talk 980. Listen.

CEOWorld Magazine – March 26 – The Smith School ranks fourth globally among ‘Top 25 Business Schools Based on Academic Excellence & Business Research.’ Read.

Mobile Commerce Daily – March 26 – Hank Lucas, professor of information systems, comments on Amazon’s mobile and ecommerce strategy. Read.

Poets & Quants - March 25 - The Smith School's No. 6 global ranking for faculty research is highlighted. Read

WJLA ABC-7 –March 23 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman and Peter Morici, professor of international business, discuss current economic issues on Washington Business Report. Watch.

New York Times - March 23 - Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, comments on General Motors' social media strategy. Read . Republished/posted by The Globe and Mail, the Economic Times, Omaha World Herald, others. Related coverage by Inc. Magazine and Just Auto News.

Baltimore Sun – March 23 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on economic impact of an FBI headquarters move to Beltsville.  Read
 
Washington Post - March 23 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes Capital Business op-ed, "Locking up your opportunities." Read
 
Washington Post – March 21 – Ken White, associate dean of MBA and MS programs, comments in Capital Business report on business schools creating or expanding graduate degree programs at outposts around the Washington region. Read.
 

Reuters (via NBC News.com) – March 21 – Myeong-Gu Seo, associate professor of management and organization, and his study "Being emotional during decision making, good or bad?" are referenced in 'Why adviser as therapist is good for investors.' Read. Also published by MSN Money, others.

National Mortgage News – March 21 – Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice, is quoted on how ‘risk management can spawn new risks.' Read.

Fox News.com – March 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about wages and economic growth. Read. Also published by the Statesman Journal, others.

Akron Beacon Journal – March 21 – Center for Financial Policy Executive-in-Residence Bill Longbrake's “America’s Crumbling Social System: Potential Solutions Involving Religious and Nonprofit Leadership and Organizations" is announced as part of a College of Wooster lecture series. Read.

The Atlantic – March 20 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, and his assessment on the student debt level is referenced in 'Looking for Debt in all the Wrong places.' Read.

WILS Radio (Lansing, Mich.) – March 19 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, discusses General Motors brand damage. Listen. Related commentary posted by Bloomberg News, others.

Mainstreet.com – March 18 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing and computer science, gives credit card security advice. Read.

MIT Sloan Management Review – March 18 – Research by Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, is profiled in 'Should Your Business be Less Productive?' Read.

Caroline County Times Record – March 17 – Smith finance senior Megan O’Donnell receives UMD's Choptank Transport Business Scholarship. Read.

UPI - March 16 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in report on lawmaker debate on extending unemployment benefits. Read.

Washington Post – March 14 – Smith MBA Tom Jepsen is profiled in 'Acting in Business with a Conscience' Spring 2014 Guide to Graduate Education. Read.

Bloomberg.com  – March 14 – Site posts, distributes commentary on General Motors recall probe from Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing , and David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance. Read ... Also posted/distributed by CNBC, Reuters, others.  

CNN – Mar. 13 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes on ‘curbing Russian aggression with energy independence.’ Read … Related column at Epoch Times .

U.S. News and World Report - March 11 - Smith MBA student Nate Curtis and Associate Dean for MBA and MS Programs Ken White comment on specialized business master's degrees -- including through Smith. Read

Bloomberg – March 10 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on the effects of economic gains on unemployment.  Read  … Related comments in The Gulf Today (United Arab Emirates), Today (Singapore)…  Related op-ed at  Orange County Register,  FinFacts (Ireland), others. 

Australian Financial Review – March 12 – Ken White, associate dean of MBA and MS Programs, writes about ‘Five steps to delivering the perfect speech’. Read  (Originally published by Washington Post Capital Business)

La Vanguardia - March 10 - Anil Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Management, comments in ‘U.S. leaves behind Europe and Asia in technology race’ in Spain news daily. Read  

Yahoo Finance – March 10 – Russ Wermers, professor of finance, comments on the "dueling" investing theories of Nobel Prize-winning economists Robert Shiller and Eugene Fama. Read … Related: Financial Times and Investment Week journalists interview Wermers about macro-economic markets assisting in selecting investment products (via PureResearch.com). Watch 

The Cutting Edge – March 8 – Phillip Swagel, faculty associate for Smith's Center for Financial Policy, writes about ‘worthwhile initiatives in the Obama budget.’ Read

Washington Business Journal - March 7 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes op-ed 'The Goldmine in our Backyard.' Read (behind paywall).

Wall Street Journal - March 7 - WSJ profiles Assistant Professor of Business Analytics Shawn ManKad's working paper and its formula ("RegRank") gauging how effectively federal regulators incorporate public feedback. Read  ... Related: WSJ's Risk-Compliance Journal references and links to the study...  Related blog coverage at Compliance BuildingScoop. it!, others.

IT Pro Portal – March 7 – Supply Chain Management Center Associate Director Lisa Harrington writes  about keeping up with 'a deluge of consumer demand.’ Read

Australian Financial Review – March 5 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes about 'how to remember people’s names.' Read  (Originally published in Washington Post Capital Business)

WJLA ABC 7 – March 4 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on winter's affect on the economy. Watch (2:19)

DC City Biz List – March 4 – Brazen Careerist, a company led by Dingman Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Ed Barrientos, receives $1.2 million from new investors. Read

The Glass Hammer – Mar. 4 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell is quoted in column about career implications from a reluctance to say “no.” Read

India Today – March 4 – The Smith School is cited among institutions influencing recognition of India’s Galgotia University as a “top university for excellence in academics and global partnerships.” Read

Barron’s – March 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted about tax reform (behind Paywall). Related Morici column at Statesman Journal, others.

WAMU – March 3 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, joins Kojo Nnamdi Show panel on proposed Southeast D.C. rail project. Listen 

Wall Street Journal – March 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted about Mt. Gox and bitcoin losses. Read … Originating column at Baltimore Sun, others.

Statesman Journal – Mar. 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about new Obama administration budget proposals. Read … Related Providence Journal column overviews economic policy issues.

Scranton Times-Tribune – Mar. 2 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on US Airways/American Airlines merger. Read

WJLA ABC 7 – March 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, joins Washington Business Report panel. Watch

Baltimore Sun ­– March 1 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, comments on Maryland’s health exchange. Read

February 2014

CXO Today - Feb. 28 - Wendy Moe, associate professor of marketing, is quoted about her new book “Social Media Intelligence." Read ... Related: Marketwatch posts announcement of book.

Accounting Web - Feb. 28 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted concerning his tax reform views. Read ... Related column published by FinFacts, others.

Accounting Today - Feb. 26 - Associate Professor of Accounting Michael Kimbrough's newly published study, "Are Seemingly Self-Serving Attributions in Earnings Press Releases Plausible? Empirical Evidence,” is profiled. Read

Financial Review (Australia) - Feb. 26 - Robert Sheehan, academic director of Smith's executive MBA program, writes about 'Basics for a winning (workplace) team.' Read (adapted from earlier Washington Post Career Coach column)

Dagens Næringsliv (DN) - Feb. 26 - Norwegian business news daily quotes David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, regarding economic advisor Larry Summers' stated position to stimulate the U.S. economy by increasing public investment. Read

World Industrial Reporter - Feb. 26 - Carlos Alvarenga, senior research fellow, discusses supply chain management and mitigation. Read

Fox Business Channel - Feb. 25 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in "More banks re-entering student loan market" segment. Watch

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 25 - Michael Lee, finance lecturer, writes about China's shadow banking economy. Read

Discovery News - Feb. 24 - Joseph Bailey, research associate professor and executive director of UMD's QUEST program, comments in 'Bitcoin: What is it and what's in it for me?' Read

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 24 - Hank Boyd, associate chair of the marketing department, is quoted and cited as a participating Smith instructor (with Dingman Center entrepreneurs-in-residence Harry Geller and John LaPides) for a 'Consumer Products Boot Camp' for former and current NFL players. Read ... Related coverage by NJ.com, Steelers.com, others.

WJLA ABC-7 - Feb. 23 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses start-up strategies in a Washington Business Report segment Watch

4-traders - Feb. 22 - A framework to track and incorporate social media influence into product innovation by S. Raghu Raghavan, professor of management science and operations management, is highlighted. Read

Credit Union Journal - Feb. 21 - Smith Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about 'making non-qualified mortgages bulletproof.' Read ... Related: Quoted by The Street.com and Risk Magazine (paywall)

Bloomberg Businessweek - Feb. 19 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, comments on JPMorgan cutting ties to Saudi banks amid focus on regulation. Read

US News and World Report - Feb. 19 - Ritu Agarwal, founder and director of CHIDS and Professor and Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, and Gordon Gao, associate professor and CHIDS co-director, comment about online physician reviews. Read ... Also published by Healthday (originating source), New York Newsday, Yahoo Health, others.

Washington Business Journal - Feb. 18 - Regional startups among finalists for Cupid’s Cup business competition, organized by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, are highlighted. Read ... Related: Coverage by Maryland Daily Record ... Originating announcement posted  by Marketwatch, others.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the state of the U.S. economy.  Read

Search Data Center - Feb. 17 - Chris Gleeson, manager of messaging and collaboration for Smith IT, comments about Smith's Lotus Notes-to-Google Apps migration. Read   

Detroit Free Press - Feb. 17 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about  'Why UAW lost in Tennessee.' Read.  Also published by Orange County Register, others.

Washington Post - Feb. 16 - Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments about proposed Southeast D.C. rail project. Read ... Republished by Engineering News Record, others

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Feb. 16 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, comments on Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Liberty Global Plc. Read

Christian Science Monitor - Feb. 14 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on severe winter weather implications for economic recovery. Read … Related: Also quoted in weather-economics coverage by Minneapolis Star Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Marketplace Radio (listen), Gazette.net (impact on Maryland home sales), Medill Reports , others... Related Morici column published by Providence Journal, others.

Cardhub.com - Feb. 14 - Janet Wagner, associate professor of marketing and director of the Center for Excellence in Service, is among experts giving advice for 'Valentine's Day credit card savings.' Read

OpenOpsIQ - Feb. 12 - The Gordon-Loeb Model for investing in cyber/Information security (developed by Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting, and Martin Loeb, professor of accounting and information assurance and Deloitte and Touche LLP Faculty Fellow) is referenced in 'NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Roadmap – Business Implications.' Read

Marketwatch - Feb. 12 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Is it time to quit your job?' Read ... Also on Marketwatch: Morici named a Forecaster of the Month runner-up.

Capital News Service – Feb. 7 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on the minimum wage debate in the Maryland General Assembly. Read … Republished by AOL’s Patch.com outlets throughout Maryland.

CNN Money - Feb. 7 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in 'Stocks rise despite tepid jobs report.' Read ... Related: Morici's 'jobs report' column on UPI.

Information Week – Feb. 6 – A report on federal agencies adopting cloud computing to support business and mission objectives is drawn from a recent D.C. Forum on Digital Innovation hosted Smith’s Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS) and cites related research by Il-Horn Hann and Siva Viswanathan, associate professors of information systems and DIGITS co-directors. Read

Digital Journal - Feb. 5 - Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing and Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, discuss how to mitigate risks in mobile banking. Read

Maryland Daily Record - Feb. 3 – The Smith School is cited for its No. 13 ranking among U.S. business schools as a best value in terms of ROI by BestValueSchools.com. Read

UPI - Feb. 2 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Obama challenges Congress on wages, unemployment.’ Read … Related: Morici quoted in Delaware News Journal report on federal job training reform proposal … He writes about U.S. economic inequality in the Statesman Journal (also published by Fox News, The Street, others).

January 2014

BBC Radio - Jan. 30 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on government surveillance and other current topics in a “Business Matters” segment. Listen (begins at 25:35)

Retail Solutions - Jan. 29 - Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, is quoted in reference to security breaches at major retailers. Read

Tampa Bay Times - Jan. 29 - Jeffrey Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, writes about name-dropping during job interviews. Read (originally published by Washington Post)

UPI - Jan. 27 - Peter Morici, economist and Smith professor writes about issues relevant to the President's forthcoming State of the Union address. Read … Related: Morici comments post-SOTU via CBS Philadelphia … Morici writes post-SOTU commentary in the Boston Herald, Orange County Register, others.

Financial Planning - Jan. 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi discusses bank regulators and their handle on interest rate risk. Read

Fox Business - Jan. 27 - Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Managing Director Elana Fine comments about the traits of successful entrepreneurs. Read (originally published by Entrepreneur Magazine)

The Wire - Jan. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in retrospective piece on Ben Bernanke. Read

Baltimore Sun - Jan. 25 - Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing and PhD program director, comments on Under Armour strategy driving its recent apparel deal with Notre Dame. Read … Related: Kirmani comments in the Baltimore Sun’s announcement of the Under Armour-Notre Dame deal. Read

Seeking Alpha - Jan. 24 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, writes 'How Todd Combs and Ted Weschler Outperformed The S&P 500 and Warren Buffett in 2013.' Read ... Also published by Guru Focus and Investing.com.

Fox News.com - Jan. 24 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes 'Extended unemployment benefits do not help economy or unemployed.’ Read

Baltimore Sun - Jan. 21 - Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing and director of Smith's PhD program, comments on the Under Armour-Notre Dame apparel deal. Read

NBC News (online) - Jan. 21 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in 'Rich meeting in Davos ponder how to spread world's wealth.’ Read ... Related: Baltimore Sun op-ed also published by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Orange County Register, FinFacts Ireland, others… Op-ed quoted in Washington Times.

Bloomberg Businessweek - Jan. 18 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance' (Baltimore Sun original source). Read

Reuters - Jan. 15 - Shawn Mankad, assistant professor of business analytics, comments in report on his study that proposes a formula to gauge how effectively public feedback is incorporated by federal regulators. Read ... Reposted by Oregon Herald, others. Related: Mankad discusses the research (video)

Bloomberg Businessweek - Jan. 15 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments in 'JP Morgan with Wells Fargo lose share to small rivals mortgages.’ Read ... Republished by Dallas Morning News, others

The Street - Jan. 13 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the U.S. December employment report. Read ... Also published by The Statesman Journal (Ore.), others… Related: Quoted by Medill Reports regarding December retail sales.

Hagerstown Herald Mail - Jan. 12 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in report on Maryland tax cut proposal. Read

Washington Post - Jan. 12 - Ritu Agarwal, Professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, discusses health IT in excerpt from Conversations on How to Save Health Care podcast. Read

Entrepreneur Magazine - Jan. 10 - Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, comments in ‘The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs.’Read ... Reposted by Business Insider, others.

Nairobi Business Monthly - Jan. 2014 - Lemma Senbet, The William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance and African Economic Research Consortium executive director, is interviewed for 'Why research needs to inform policy.' Read

Boston Herald - Jan. 7 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes 'Jobless Benefits Stunt Growth.' Read ... Related: Quoted by Fox Business.

Business Opportunities - Jan. 4 - Blog profiles research by Professor Emeritus J. Robert Baum into the role of "practical intelligence" in entrepreneurial success. Read

Salisbury Daily Times - Jan. 4 - Curt Grimm, Professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, is quoted in report on potential minimum wage legislation for Maryland. Read

CBC News - Jan. 3 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in piece examining health care reform impact on the President's approval ratings. Read ... Related op-ed in Orange County Register, others

TES (Think Educate Share) Magazine - Jan. 3 - UK publication cites goal-setting theories of Professor Emeritus Edwin Locke. Read

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