Amazon does it. So do Jimmy John's and many other companies. They require new employees to sign noncompete clauses, a practice now being pushed on low-income workers, limiting their freedom in the labor market. In a recent set of projects, Smith School professor Evan Starr has surveyed some 11,500 U.S. workers about their experiences with noncompetes.
Tesla's fourth-quarter loss nearly tripled, to $320.4 million, but many investors remained besotted with the cutting-edge electric car company. Its stock has risen 16 percent since the Feb. 10 earnings announcement. Still, Tesla is burning through cash quickly, and the Smith School's Brent Goldfarb sees a tough road ahead for the Silicon Valley darling.
The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will be co-sponsoring an engaging discussion on Unconscious Bias with several MBA student organizations including the Smith Association of Women MBAs (SAWMBA), the Black MBA Association, the Latin American MBA Student Association (LAMBASA), and the Smith Pride Alliance on Feb. 22, 2016.
The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland will be cohosting an event on March 1, 2016, with the Smith DC/NoVa Alumni Club featuring Bill McGowan of Clarity Media Group and author of Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time. McGowan will be presenting a workshop on building blocks of speaking in a memorable way, which has a huge impact on how people are perceived.
Business leader, Navy veteran and Smith School benefactor Leo Van Munching Jr. ’50 died on Feb. 14, 2016, at his home in Darien, Conn. He was 89. Van Munching Hall, home to the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the School of Public Policy, bears his name.