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Jul 20, 2015

China’s 57 percent hike in its gold reserves over the past six years, though lower than anticipated, illustrates the nation undercutting the dollar, says Smith School professor Peter Morici. He recently told Fox Business viewers that China has printed a lot of yuan the past 20 years to keep its currency cheap and build a big trade surplus with the United States. “In turn, they get dollars from that,” he said. “And

Jul 17, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

In this edition, Tendo Kiribakka, MBA Candidate 2016, lets us in on what it’s like to intern at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters in the company’s retail leadership development program.

Jul 17, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The #RadioShackisBack campaign starring the likes of Orlando Jones and Carlos Mencia reminds consumers that the company remains alive after a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015 and the closure of more than half of its 4,000 stores. Nonetheless, a recent Yahoo Makers tribute to the iconic brand tapped Smith School professor P.K. Kannan to help explain how Radio Shack lost its competitive advantage.

Jul 17, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Do you have gender "faultlines" in your organization? New research co-authored by Smith School professor Hui Liao suggests that such fissures appear when gender differences solidify into cliques. And this tends to occur when members of one gender share other demographic traits and professional interests, such as age, job responsibilities and time served. For example, the men in one organization might be young

Jul 16, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Marketing professor Michel Wedel has been named a Distinguished University Professor – the University of Maryland’s highest academic honor that’s reserved for a limited number of professors whose scholarly activities have brought distinction to the university.

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