The research program at the Smith School of Business is excellent across many different fields. This issue of Research@Smith deals with topics as disparate as healthcare management, capital controls and enhancing service productivity.
Research by Kislaya Prasad
Capital controls spur black markets and murder rates
Manipulating the flow of capital can lead to the mafia culture expanding and contaminating their economies.
Research by Roland Rust
Lower productivity can often lead to a better bottom line.
All other things being equal, productivity is good. The problem is, all other things are not equal. Companies want to show productivity gains, but that is not always a good strategy.
When Eric Spiegel visited the Robert H. Smith School of Business to give his CEO @ Smith presentation, he was just as excited as the students were to be there. President and CEO of Siemens Corporation, Spiegel spoke to the crowd of business and engineering students with a palpable passion for his company and enthusiasm for the D.C. region that was evident from the get-go. [VIDEO]
UMD One of Three U.S. Sites in ’48 Hours to Save the World’ Effort
After a 2011 launch from 40 sites worldwide, the Global Sustainability Jam debuts for prospective participants in the greater Washington region, thanks to the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) in the Robert H. Smith School of Business.