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Apr 21, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Effect Reduced at Firms Where a Majority of Senior Leaders Are Women

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Women wage earners suffer more than men when they leave similar jobs at the same company and relocate to the same new employer following layoffs, a first-of-its-kind study from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business shows. The gender pay gap widens during the transition regardless of age, race, education or seniority, although the effects are less pronounced at firms where a majority of senior leaders are women.

Apr 21, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Stock market crashes have rattled market participants, frustrated policymakers and puzzled economists. But contrary to conventional thinking, these crashes are neither random nor unpredictable.

“Useful early warning systems are feasible,” says Albert "Pete" Kyle, the Smith School's Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance.

Apr 21, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Michel Wedel

It’s not often that a lecture on advertising effectiveness begins with a primer on biology. But for Michel Wedel, Pepsico Professor of Consumer Science, learning about how customers respond to ads begins with learning how a customer actually sees.

Apr 21, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

New Smith research might alter your perspective on the next movie review you read online. Film critics sometimes react not just to the film itself, but also to one another, says Associate Professor of Management Dave Waguespack and Smith PhD Daniel Olson. When this happens, it can alter the critics’ rating of the film and content

Apr 21, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Smith Promotes Leadership with Corporate Partners

Kelly King

You might not think of yourself as a leader, but BB&T CEO Kelly King insists you are. “The question is: Are you going to be a good leader or a bad leader?”

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