News at Smith

Feb 18, 2015

Conversations about soaring executive salaries often get emotional, especially in organizations that pay minimum wage to front-line workers. Yet, if the goal is to motivate performance, new research from Smith Professor Hui Liao shows that rank-and-file employees care more about the pay divide between them and middle managers.

Feb 18, 2015

Drone industry experts say that while new federal regulations would limit many commercial applications for now, uses such as Amazon's planned package delivery and even pizza drop-offs will come eventually. The proposed rules are “a stepping stone for coming up with policies for how delivery drones are going to operate,” says Smith professor P.K. Kannan. “I don't think the U

Feb 18, 2015
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Faculty and staff, have no fear -- Vita Salters is here with cheer! Whether she's unlocking the staff's potential through the UMD-Smith Leadership Academy or bringing the Smith community together in innovative ways, Vita is always looking to foster faculty and staff growth.

Feb 16, 2015

The oil price decline over the past six months -– “the equivalent of a large tax cut for consumers” –- is boosting the value of companies that produce consumer products, says Smith Professor David Kass. He says consumer stocks are helped when factoring in the U.S. economy’s recovery and the unemployment rate decline. He recently commented for

Feb 16, 2015

The way songwriters and performers get paid in the U.S. is a mess, shaped to a surprising degree by government regulation. Some of the basic rules are so old they were crafted to prevent a monopoly in the player-piano industry. This month the U.S. Copyright Office proposed reforms that could affect the bottom line

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