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Jun 08, 2016
Community

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "13th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2016, as recommended by members of its faculty and administrators.

Jun 08, 2016
Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach provided a suitable venue for the National Parking Association’s most recent convention for at least two reasons. Besides the luxury accommodations, the buzzing nightlife at the hotel creates one of the hardest valet parking jobs in the country. “You need 45 runners on a midnight shift,” says former University of Maryland football player Sam Medile, an angel investor and serial entrepreneur who made

Jun 02, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Venture capitalists are stars in Silicon Valley, picking and choosing among potential tech giants and riding startups to riches (if they're lucky). But venture capital isn't for every startup, and the pursuit of VC can be a trap, points out Elana Fine, executive director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Jun 02, 2016
World Class Faculty & Research

Say you're a hotel manager trying to decide whether to build a pool: Will the additional reservations you bring in from that amenity offset the cost of construction and maintenance? Or say you offer free bottled water to all guests. If you stopped doing so, would you save money in the long run? New research from the Smith School offers some answers to these questions.

Jun 02, 2016
Community

The most recent “Poets & Quants’ Best and Brightest MBAs” listing features two recent graduates from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Tiffany Chang and Allison Davern are profiled among 100 of the best MBAs in the Class of 2016, globally.

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