Does the stock market encourage corporate conformity? Yes, according to new research from the Smith School. Managers have an incentive to ape the strategies of other companies in order to increase the informational value of their own stock price, according to a new paper co-authored by finance professor Laurent Frésard. Read more
People know about Tiger Woods, who stormed the 1997 Masters Tournament and dominated the PGA Tour for the next several years. “It was a truly seismic moment in the tour,” ESPN sportscaster and University of Maryland alumnus Scott Van Pelt said March 4, 2016, during a daylong symposium on race, social class and professional golf. “Galleries started looking more like America.”
Some people think business is all about crushing the competition. But Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta says smart entrepreneurs focus more on collaborating with partners in their ecosystem. “If you succeed, it will not be because you want to succeed or because you’re super brilliant,” he says. “It’s because customers benefit from your success. Some alliance partners benefit from your success. Some suppliers
“The Social Enterprise Symposium has become the University of Maryland’s premiere event on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, and we are dedicated to exploring the connection between economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change,” said Christine Beckman, director of the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, as she welcomed attendees to the Eighth Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES). The event was held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union in College Park, Md., on March 4, 2016.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business presents the Fifth Annual Women Leading Women event on March 31, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in Van Munching Hall. Women Leading Women celebrates fearless female Terp trailblazers in business and is open to all Smith and University of Maryland women, including alumnae, faculty, staff and students, their guests and friends.