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Aug 19, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Latecomer Strategy Propels Amazon Local Register

Mobile card reader will give Amazon new access to offline consumer data, UMD Expert Says

Amazon's push into a mobile payment space targeting brick-and-mortar merchants with Amazon Local Register means the online retail giant is poised to leverage new insight into offline shoppers, a University of

Aug 18, 2014
Community

Everyone, Together

A Conversation for Entire Organizations 

Switching careers requires careful planning. The challenges multiply when a person tries to jump from the nonprofit sector to business. Becky Eisen, MBA ’12,  faced both scenarios when she came to the Smith School.

Aug 18, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Business and policy leaders looking for answers in the transformed world of social media need research that balances academic rigor with relevance, the Academy of Management’s new president-elect told participants Aug. 3, 2014, during the group’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

Hushed Questions

Insights from a Shared Cup of Coffee 

Brenda Freeman, MBA ’92, arrived at Pepsi as a young professional with marriage and children still in her future. Like many businesswomen, she wondered how these personal decisions would affect her career.

One woman who seemed to have the answers was Pepsi’s chief operating officer, a mother of three. “How did she do it?” Freeman asked herself.

Aug 08, 2014
Community

A Seat at the Table

Three Keys to Transformational Leadership 

At work Donna Blackman, EMBA ’10, manages a team of 60 finance professionals. At home she manages two children.

Navigating the dual roles requires skill, but Blackman does not claim to have a secret recipe for work-life balance. “You cannot have it all,” she said. “Not all the time.”

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