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Jun 11, 2015

Entrepreneurs beat long odds when they launch a company, scale it up and sell it to investors. Smith School alumnus Jason Cohen has done it five times in 15 years with brands such as Sensible Portions low-calorie snacks, Rickland Orchards yogurt, SkinnyPop popcorn and Mrs. Thinsters cookies. His latest project is a jerky company called

Jun 11, 2015
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Smith Undergrads’ ‘Woodstock for Capitalists’ Experience includes ‘Buffett v. Mayweather’

This year’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., annual shareholder meeting coincided with the conglomerate’s 50-year anniversary under Chairman Warren Buffett  – and the Floyd Mayweather- Manny Pacquiao boxing showdown.

Jun 11, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Doctors have many concerns about online crowdsourced ratings, which are intended to make patients better-informed consumers of health care, but this is a big one: They worry that complainers will be the most outspoken contributors to rating sites, skewing scores and resulting in a kind of heckler's veto. But a new study involving Smith School professors Gordon Gao and Ritu Agarwal

Jun 10, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is nominated for Thinkers50, the world's 50 most influential living management thinkers. 

Vote for him now at www.thinkers50.com

Jun 09, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research

The Senate-adopted bill giving President Obama “fast track” authority to conclude a free trade agreement with Asian nations remains in the balance despite earlier projections of House passage this week, Politico reports. Smith School economist Peter Morici says the measure limiting Congress to up-or-down votes to approve trade packages, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, “would lower wages

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