University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh has appointed the director of the Snider Center, Dr. Rajshree Agarwal, to chair a commission to “chart a road map to competitive excellence” for the future.
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Conversations about soaring executive salaries often get emotional, especially in organizations that pay minimum wage to front-line workers. Yet, if the goal is to motivate performance, new research from Smith Professor Hui Liao shows that rank-and-file employees care more about the pay divide between them and middle managers.
Drone industry experts say that while new federal regulations would limit many commercial applications for now, uses such as Amazon's planned package delivery and even pizza drop-offs will come eventually. The proposed rules are “a stepping stone for coming up with policies for how delivery drones are going to operate,” says Smith professor P.K. Kannan. “I don't think the U
The oil price decline over the past six months -– “the equivalent of a large tax cut for consumers” –- is boosting the value of companies that produce consumer products, says Smith Professor David Kass. He says consumer stocks are helped when factoring in the U.S. economy’s recovery and the unemployment rate decline. He recently commented for