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Nov 01, 2012

Research by Rellie Derfler-Rozin

Managers can mitigate the effects that verbally abusive customers have on employees

Nov 01, 2012

Research by Liu Yang

Female corporate leadership can neutralize the gender wage disparity

Firms can take advantage of capable women leaders and position them to nurture a culture of gender equity and subsequent broader base of incentivized workers that feel treated fairly

Nov 01, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Media Alert Nov. 1, 2012 

With the year-ending “fiscal cliff” approaching, faculty experts from the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to comment on implications of this impending economic slowdown due to expiring tax cuts plus dramatic spending cuts established by Budget Control Act of 2011.

Nov 01, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

MBA students had the upcoming presidential election on their minds as they plotted merger and acquisition strategies and recommendations for big players in the aerospace and defense industries. Teams from some of the country’s top MBA programs went head to head in an intense match to offer the best pitch in the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 6th annual Mergers and Acquisitions Competition.

Nov 01, 2012

Another Repatriation Tax Holiday?

U.S. law makers should avoid, or at least restructure, giving American firms another tax holiday in attempts to get them to reinvest their foreign earnings domestically, according to research by Mike Faulkender, associate professor of finance. His findings show the reinvestment from tax holiday created by the 2004 American Jobs Creation Act (AJCA) – which cut the tax rate from 35% to 5% -- was marginal and primarily from smaller companies. Big firms applied very little repatriated funds to new investment.

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