Joining a social network means trading privacy for information. Criminal investigators and advertisers are increasingly inventive in the ways they use Facebook to mine data. Add creditors to this mix. Facebook, last month, received approval for a patent for a mobile payment system that could be used to evaluate a loan applicant’s credit worthiness based on that person’s Facebook friends. Smith School professor Siva
More than 1,000 students, sporting professional attire with résumés in hand, met top employers Sept. 18, 2015, at the Smith Undergraduate Career Fair, the largest recruiting event at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
American, Delta and United are going to legal war against the Gulf Carriers — Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. They want the Gulf carriers' access to U.S. airports to be limited, because, they say, those carriers are state-supported and therefore have an unfair advantage in competition. Under an arrangement known as "open skies," airlines of many nations can freely compete on international routes, so long as they don't receive
Silicon Valley companies work hard to protect their intellectual property. The territorialism makes sense in a knowledge-based economy, but recent moves by Google, Apple and Tesla reflect a different understanding about enterprise and markets. These companies recognize that capitalism can’t work without trade, which requires a degree of cooperation. Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal shares five
Is the influential theory of "disruptive innovation" bunk? Or to put it in a less specific and blunt way: Are businesses — and business professors — too quick to accept as fact theories that aren't supported by rigorous data? Both propositions are true, says Smith School professor Brent Goldfarb, who made that provocative case in a major presentation at the Academy of Management conference last month in Vancouver