Smith economics professor Peter Morici comes from a family of sales professionals. "My father and uncles all sold life insurance," he tells ABC 7 News in Washington, D.C. Their advice to Morici was to avoid politics and religion when talking to customers. Morici says Starbucks has broken this rule with its "Race
Andy Burness, MBA ’81, knows how to keep employees happy. On four occasions his public relations firm has been named one of the “best places to work” in Washington, D.C., by either The Washington Post or Washingtonian. In this guest column, he shares 10 rules for how to build employee engagement while retaining and growing satisfied clients. Read more
A talent shortage threatens the global automotive industry. For every graduate with supply chain skills, six positions are waiting to be filled, according to a new white paper issued by global logistics company DHL and based on research by Lisa Harrington, senior research fellow for the
The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has announced five students who have been selected for its summer incubator, Terp Startup. Terp Startup is the third and final stage of Fearless Founders, an experiential program that provides student teams the strategy, frameworks and tools necessary to develop their business ideas using lean startup methodology. The program demystifies the venture creation process by breaking it up into three stages: Idea Shell, Hatch and Terp Startup.
Companies work fairly hard to place one woman -- but only one -- in a top management position, according to research by Cristian Desző, an associate professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and two co-authors. The article found evidence of a “quota” effect: Once a company had appointed one woman to a top-tier job, the chances of a second woman landing