Teams searching for innovation increase their odds of driving the evolution of a field when they reach out to colleagues—or to research findings—outside their field's area of expertise, a new study from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests. “If all of the innovators come from the same backgrounds and know the same things, they might be efficient in coming up with solutions,”
With cybercrime against organizations flourishing, researchers and senior executives from business and government agencies will engage in a daylong Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Van Munching Hall at the University of Maryland.
A team of students in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will serve as consultants for a call-to-action campaign as part of continuing efforts to restore New Jersey shore communities still affected by Superstorm Sandy.
The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention.
The holiday season is a boom time for the sale of consumer electronics, which means it’s also prime time for retailers to push extended-service contracts onto their customers. The contracts lengthen the terms of manufacturers’ warranties — for a hefty fee. Consider that Best Buy right now is charging $310 to insure a $480 laptop against spills, drops or other damage for three years.