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Nov 01, 2012

Research by Kislaya Prasad

Capital controls spur black markets and murder rates

Manipulating the flow of capital can lead to the mafia culture expanding and contaminating their economies.

Nov 01, 2012

Automating customer service functions has become a popular strategy to improve service productivity and cut costs. But too much service productivity can actually cut into a company’s revenue, according to recent research from Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor, David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, and executive director of the Smith School’s Center for Excellence in Service, and Ming-Hui Huang, Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the Center.

Nov 01, 2012

Research by Rellie Derfler-Rozin

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

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.

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