Flat organizational structures are popular in management literature. Leaders are urged to reduce the layers of management, on the theory that employees are more productive when they have more say in the decision-making process.
The goal of business is to maximize profits, so it just didn’t make sense to researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business why many retailers and suppliers sign deals that leave money on the table.
Van Munching Hall filled with cameras and lights as C-SPAN prepared for the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Center for Financial Policy’s (CFP) Congressional Briefing Series. CFP’s Congressional Briefing Series brings current and former Capitol Hill staffers to the Smith School to discuss financial policy and legislation. Students, faculty, and staff gather to hear and participate in what’s happening on the forefront of financial policy.
Much talk these days focuses on emerging markets as having lost their luster. Once lauded as new economic powers, these markets are now experiencing lowered growth rates and other problems. Experts from industry, academia and government gathered to examine the state of emerging markets in the third in a series of Emerging Market Forums hosted by the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. [VIDEOS]