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Apr 22, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Say on Pay, which gives shareholders a nonbinding vote on executive compensation, leads companies to reduce excessive pay in certain circumstances. That's according to new research by Smith professor Russ Wermers and a coauthor. Previous academic studies of Say on Pay have found mixed results, with some concluding that the provision—part of the Dodd-Frank legislation and in effect since 2011—has had no effect. But

Apr 22, 2015

Apple is foregoing its customary blockbuster, in-store release of a new device with its Apple Watch. Smith marketing professor P.K. Kannan says the exclusive online rollout is more like the approach of a luxury goods maker. Kannan explains the strategies, and why it makes sense for Apple. Read more...

Apr 20, 2015

Economists point to the rural parts of Africa, India, China, Eastern Europe and other developing markets as the next frontier for big multinational corporations. But the challenges of selling products and services to consumers in these environments go way beyond effective marketing campaigns. And it’s more than just swapping out features to suit local tastes. New research co-authored by Smith professor Judy Frels

Apr 16, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Teams from top U.S. MBA programs competed to provide the best set of recommendations to the Global Alliance for the Improvement of Nutrition (GAIN) in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business inaugural Emerging Markets Forum Case Competition, held April 10, 2015, at Smith’s Washington, D.C., campus.

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