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May 17, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

In late April, the Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted the Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference (SERC), an annual conference designed to highlight important entrepreneurship-focused research papers. The invitation-only conference, which is attended by prominent researchers and rising stars, helps researchers determine best practices in linking researchers’ findings to practitioners’ goals. SERC discussions are focused on relevant social, economic and organizational issues in the entrepreneurship field.

May 17, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Berkshire Hathaway’s small but much-discussed bite of Apple suggests a vote of confidence for a tech giant that had been sliding in the stock market. It also hints at how Warren Buffett’s holding company will do business after the 85-year-old "Oracle of Omaha" no longer is there, Smith School professor David Kass says. Revealed Monday in a regulatory filing, the roughly $1 billion investment of 9.8 million shares

May 17, 2016

A team of Icelandic researchers found a monster feeding on the country's banking system after the 2008 financial crisis, but tracking the creature to its multiple lairs became tricky when it slithered offshore. Smith School professor Margrét V. Bjarnadóttir, one of the sleuths on the case, says new clues have emerged in the Panama Papers, a massive leak that shows how the world’s rich and powerful use shell companies

May 12, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Experts at a recent University of Maryland event said innovation will play a key yet unpredictable role as the United States moves toward meeting the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement on climate change, namely keeping the global temperature rise to significantly below 2 degrees Celsius. Current projections about slowing climate change may be pessimistic, but such pessimism involves extrapolating from current sociological and technological trends. Human ingenuity "is not in the models," said

May 12, 2016
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

BALTIMORE (May 12, 2016) – The Maryland Department of Commerce and University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have launched the Maryland Global Consulting Program to provide global consulting expertise to small Maryland companies. Smith students, both graduates and undergraduates, will provide the consulting services through the school’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a Title VI Center funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. Student teams will be supported by Smith faculty and international

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