News at Smith

Oct 01, 2009
Experiential / Reality-based Learning
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Oct 01, 2009
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business launched its new Center for Social Value Creation on Sept. 25 with a one-day event in Washington, D.C., that explored how leaders create, lead and sustain organizations for social impact while meeting business goals. More than 250 attendees from the public, private and nonprofit sectors packed the auditorium at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, also home to the Smith School’s Washington, D.C., campus.

Oct 01, 2009
Entrepreneurial Spirit

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Lauren DeStefano worked within Intel’s Operations Finance division.

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Sep 30, 2009
World Class Faculty & Research

In 1980, the average CEO’s compensation was about 42 times what the average worker was paid, and by 2007, CEOs received about 344 times the average worker salary. There’s a debate over whether this ballooning of executive compensation is a failure of corporate governance, evidence of abuse of power, or just a reflection of market forces -- that top CEOs must be paid top dollar, or they’ll take their (presumably irreplaceable) talents to other organizations. But how do companies arrive at these astronomical sums?

Sep 29, 2009
Entrepreneurial Spirit

College Park, Md. – September 29, 2009 — The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will offer the Directors’ Institute, an intensive two-day program to be held annually to address critical issues facing corporate boards. Stephen Wallenstein joined the Smith School to lead the institute. The inaugural program will be held April 7-9, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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