Can you have a high-powered job and also a rewarding life outside work? Do ambitious companies have any incentive to make this happen? And are market forces sufficient to make sure that workers with families or sick relatives are treated fairly by managers? These were among the questions raised during a recent lunchtime debate featuring Smith School professors Rajshree Agarwal, Christine Beckman and Waverly Ding.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Hank Boyd talks about diversity in business and the Diversity Fireside Chat event featuring John W. Rogers, Jr., CEO and chief investment officer for Ariel Investments.
As craft beer booms, Anheuser Bush InBev appears to be defending and expanding its market stake. The world’s biggest brewer wants to buy its biggest competitor, SABMiller, and subsequently claim about 57 percent of global industry profits. It’s also paid $200 million to add four craft beer makers to an already extensive collection of brands. Smith School professors William Rand and Peter Morici
By now you’ve likely heard how the Environmental Protection Agency caught Volkswagen cheating its way to clean emissions tests. The world’s second-largest automaker admitted 11 million vehicles worldwide were rigged to mask the diesel engine’s true emissions — which contained up to 40 times more harmful gases than tests suggested. "It’s really unbelievable," says Smith School professor Roland Rust. "They have absolutely
Failure doesn’t hurt so much when it happens to someone else. Bystanders can watch and learn from a distance as new technology flattens slow-moving companies and industries. Despite fresh claims to the contrary, the disruptive innovation model — laid out by Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen in the 1990s — remains a relevant tool for scoring the action at home. Smith School professor Henry C. Lucas, Jr.