Keeping your employees from frittering away their days on social media should involve more tact and art than heavy-handed restrictions. That's one insight from a study that Smith School professor Christine Beckman and a colleague at California Polytechnic State University did of the Navy's experience in keeping people on task (and off email) while on duty. The idea behind the study was to explore how an extreme case,
Smith School Professor and Assistant Dean Rebecca Ratner talks with Huff Post Live today, Wednesday, April 29 at 4 p.m./EDT.
Many people feel embarrassed about doing fun activities alone, such as dining out or going to a movie. Ratner's research finds that when solo consumers do venture out, they enjoy themselves more than they expect. The challenge for companies that offer fun experiences is to figure out how to market to solo consumers.
As tax season comes to a close, the new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) chapter at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business celebrated their first season of operation, and almost 100 returns filed successfully.
The VITA program was established by site coordinator Samuel Handwerger and professor Martin Loeb, with help from Wei Wu ’13 and 12 core student volunteers.
Profit-driven entrepreneurs do more to help low-income families than many activists with social missions, keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. The daylong event, organized by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, brought together business, policy and academic leaders to discuss entrepreneurship in a global marketplace. A U.S. Department of Education grant provided funding.
Low-income people don’t need your aid. An entrepreneur who helped deliver cellphone access throughout Bangladesh said underserved communities prefer business solutions that open economic opportunities. “It is possible to lift others, and in the process be lifted,” keynote speaker Iqbal Quadir said April 24, 2015, at the fifth annual Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C. Quadir, founder and emeritus director of the Legatum Center at