News at Smith

Oct 14, 2015

Class notes.

Oct 14, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Twitter's new CEO, Jack Dorsey, is wasting no time in making changes. This week the social networking company laid off 336 people, or 8 percent of its workforce. In his spare time, Dorsey will continue running Square, which offers software and credit card readers to retailers. How can one person serve as CEO to two companies? Smith School management professor Paulo Prochno says there are precedents.

Oct 14, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

When a company promotes a woman to its top management team for the first time, you might expect the following to happen: The company grows comfortable with women in positions of power, women perceive new career paths and the movement toward gender equity snowballs.

Oct 14, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Economists point to rural Africa, India, China and Eastern Europe as the next big frontiers for multinational corporations. But to be successful in rural developing markets, companies need to customize their approach to the local market in all aspects of their business strategies.

Oct 12, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Oct. 6, 2015, undergraduates and alumni of the global fellows program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, along with other Terps and local students, joined for a movie screening of ALIVE INSIDE and a discussion on ageing and managing four generations in the workplace. The event was presented in partnership with Helping Our Communities Honor Ageing (HOCHA) and the Alive Inside Foundation.

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