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Nov 01, 2012

Research by Roland Rust

Lower productivity can often lead to a better bottom line.

All other things being equal, productivity is good. The problem is, all other things are not equal. Companies want to show productivity gains, but that is not always a good strategy.

Oct 23, 2012
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

When Eric Spiegel visited the Robert H. Smith School of Business to give his CEO @ Smith presentation, he was just as excited as the students were to be there. President and CEO of Siemens Corporation, Spiegel spoke to the crowd of business and engineering students with a palpable passion for his company and enthusiasm for the D.C. region that was evident from the get-go. [VIDEO]

Oct 23, 2012
Entrepreneurial Spirit

UMD One of Three U.S. Sites in ’48 Hours to Save the World’ Effort

After a 2011 launch from 40 sites worldwide, the Global Sustainability Jam debuts for prospective participants in the greater Washington region, thanks to the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Oct 21, 2012
World Class Faculty & Research

Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

As the 2012 presidential race accelerates toward Election Day, campaign strategy in both camps has negative messages flying fast, with sounds bites and ads traveling far and wide.

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Hank Boyd talks about how the presidential candidates are – or should be – building their brands on the campaign trail.

Oct 19, 2012
Entrepreneurial Spirit

Verizon's Shared Success

On September 24, 2012, Rose Stuckey Kirk came to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to speak about the role of business in creating long-term sustainable growth. The event was sponsored by the Smith School’s Center for Social Value Creation and attracted a diverse audience of students (undergraduate, MBA, PhD), faculty and administrators.

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