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Dec 11, 2015
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Happy holidays from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business!

This year's holiday video has the theme "Smith Holiday Idol." Students, faculty and staff auditioned in front of a panel of judges to get a starring role. Watch to find out who wins!

Thanks to all of our Smith Terps who participated in the making of this video. A special thanks to our student helpers on this project: Dina Broydo (undergrad), Ying Chen (MBA), Francois DeZamaroczy (MBA), and Lauren Kessler (MBA).

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Dec 10, 2015

Challenges to business schools fall into five universal categories, leadership, execution, analytics, discipline and serving a broad set of stakeholders, Smith School professors Sunil Mithas and Henry Lucas, Jr. write in India's BW Businessworld. They share helpful actions to build great business schools in India. Read more

Dec 10, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The price of crude oil dipped below $40 for the first time since 2009 this week, a sign of the relentless pressure on oil companies caused by high global output. That followed a decision last Friday by OPEC

Dec 10, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Yahoo announced on Wednesday that it was reversing course on a plan to spin off its stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba — shares worth more than $30 billion. Yahoo shareholders would like to be able to cash in some of that stake, but they face substantial taxes if they do so. Smith School accounting lecturer Samuel Handwerger explains the accounting logic.

Dec 09, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Responding to pressure from shareholders, Yahoo has dropped a plan to spin off its holdings in Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company. Instead, it will create a new company consisting of Yahoo's core businesses, including search, email and news content, plus the company's stake in Yahoo Japan. Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal says Yahoo's real problem is lack of a clear mission.

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