News at Smith

Sep 08, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Binge-watching television — taking in a season or more of "Mad Men," "Silicon Valley" or "Scandal" in a couple of days — has become a much-discussed new pastime, made tempting by streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. But new research from Smith School professor Wendy W. Moe suggests dangers for consumers and the advertisers who want to engage with them.

Sep 04, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The U.S. patent system is supposed to reward and therefore encourage innovation, but is beset with challenges: Patent applications are growing exponentially, patent "trolls" file expensive lawsuits, and companies like Apple and Samsung sometimes appear to be competing as much through patent litigation as in the marketplace. Smith professor Joseph P. Bailey outlines possible solutions, including some that the patent

Sep 04, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Several dozen MBA students visiting from China this summer toured a factory here in Maryland, participated in a case competition, studied finance, marketing and cross-cultural management, and learned about American baseball while cheering for both the Nationals and the Orioles (although not on the same nights).

Sep 03, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

This month, freshmen in the Class of 2019 will attend a series of events to kick-off their experience at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about “The War for Talent” event on Sept. 1, 2015.

Sep 03, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Some foreign retailers in China are stumbling. Others are thriving. Count Home Depot and Best Buy among recent failures. On the other hand, the likes of Gap and Decathlon have done well. The degree of success or failure “is driven by some combination of industry concentration, product and brand differentiation, first-mover advantage and local adaptation,” write Smith professor Anil K. Gupta and MBA alumnus

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