News at Smith

Jun 03, 2015

Top-down, change management strategies that force businesses to adapt quickly to meet market demands don’t translate fluidly to academic environments, Smith School Vice Dean Joyce E.A. Russell said recently at an MBA Roundtable discussion. She said academic change requires more focused, persuasive communication and individualized incentives because needs vary per department, discipline or individual research

Jun 03, 2015

Do you own the car you've bought and paid for? You don't own the software inside the "electronic control units" (often 30 or more) that regulate emissions, steering and other aspects of the car's behavior, according to automakers in a closely watched case before the U.S. Copyright Office. You merely license that code, and no one can break the "technological protection measures" walling it off in order to tweak it without violating

Jun 02, 2015

Not reaping the expected benefit of cheap oil, the U.S. economy shrank at an annualized pace of 0.7 percent in the first three months of this year. “When data do not fit expectations, the knee-jerk reaction is to look for excuses,” says Bill Longbrake, executive in residence at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Financial Policy. “Was it bad weather, the West coast dock strike

Jun 01, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted a workshop featuring Janet Ioli, Lead Executive Coach for Northrup Grumman and President of The Mana Group for a workshop focused on building credibility as a leader. Ioli has over 25 years of experience as an executive coach and organizational development consultant for Fortune 200 companies and is author of “The Cure: Remedies for the 5 Ailments that Plague Organizations.”

May 28, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Restaurants often come across as desperate when they offer Groupon-style deals, but a new study from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests that certain types of venues can escape the damage to their reputations. That's because the negative effect tends to be concentrated on restaurants at lower price points. In the case of upscale restaurants, offering a deal either does not hurt the reputation


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