Firearm background checks soared to record highs on Black Friday following mass shootings in France and a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado. Smith School professor Anand Gopal says the spike follows a pattern, which might drive even more gun sales in the aftermath of Wednesday's attack in California. But a new study from Gopal and a co-author shows a different trend on Wall Street.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, the Obama administration pressed major tech companies for new meetings to discuss ways to give law enforcement "back door" access to encrypted communications — something the tech companies have firmly rejected. Those companies now face a difficult balancing act.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is a co-host for ‘a conversation’ with Council on Foreign Relations Co-Chairman Robert Rubin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Gildenhorn Theatre at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Founder-CEOs and CEOs related to the founder see the world differently than CEOs of non-family firms, and they pursue different strategies, according to new research from Smith School professor William Mullins. In general, the more family-oriented the firm, the more of a "stakeholder" focus it has. Read more...