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Sep 24, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to sit down with professor Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sep 24, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

On Monday, September 21, 2015, approximately 120 undergraduate students from seven finance fellows programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business attended the Finance Fellows Annual Networking Night at the Riggs Alumni Center. Students interacted with 27 professionals from the field of finance who came to share their career experience and expertise to help students explore possible career paths within finance.

Sep 24, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

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.

Sep 23, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

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

Sep 23, 2015

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.

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