It might not be the sexiest industry in the world, but investors foresee strong growth in the mattress industry, which generates some $14 billion in sales annually in the U.S. Large manufacturers and retailers are fending off a challenge from plucky startups pitching a "mattress in a box." Read more ...
If China hopes to close in on Silicon Valley as an innovation hub, the emerging economy will need to improve its reputation for intellectual property protection, Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta says. He outlined the main issues during a recent Asia Society conference. Read more...
Some of the University of Maryland’s top undergraduates impressed a crowd of hundreds of business professionals, faculty, alumni, peers, and family members at the annual QUEST Conference on Dec. 9, 2015, at the Riggs Alumni Center. The 10 teams of students – all seniors in the Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) honors program – delivered polished presentations of the results of their capstone consulting projects.
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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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