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Feb 06, 2017
Community

We received more than 250 submissions for the third iteration of the Smith Photo Contest at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. After a month of online voting and judges’ deliberation, we are proud to share the 20 winning photographs from the talented Smith community.

Feb 06, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

A new study finds that employees whose tasks are organized in a routine and repetitive way are more likely to break rules to make their workday simpler. But there's good news. The researchers found that shaking up the order in which employees perform tasks – even without changing the tasks themselves – can prevent rule-breaking. "What was surprising, but also encouraging, for me was that such a very subtle manipulation in the

Feb 03, 2017
Community

At the Smith School, we believe everyone’s voice matters. Our community of learning is enriched when we embrace those with different backgrounds, viewpoints, experiences and interests. 

Feb 03, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

An executive order to ban new regulations is not atypical of new administrations. It is pretty common and it usually doesn't last for long. However, with the way this ban was written, it may not only ban the Department of Treasury from writing regulations, but it may also ban the Internal Revenue Service from writing notices, rulings and procedural documents. This is not a good thing for taxpayers or the

Feb 02, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research

Fox was unexpectedly scrambling this week to sell the last remaining in-game commercial spots for the Feb. 5 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. Typically, 90 percent of the commercial airtime is sold by October, as advertisers look to stage a presence during one of the year's most-watched television events. This year, however, Fox didn't hit that benchmark until December. Is the lag a harbinger for

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