The #RadioShackisBack campaign starring the likes of Orlando Jones and Carlos Mencia reminds consumers that the company remains alive after a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015 and the closure of more than half of its 4,000 stores. Nonetheless, a recent Yahoo Makers tribute to the iconic brand tapped Smith School professor P.K. Kannan to help explain how Radio Shack lost its competitive advantage.
Do you have gender "faultlines" in your organization? New research co-authored by Smith School professor Hui Liao suggests that such fissures appear when gender differences solidify into cliques. And this tends to occur when members of one gender share other demographic traits and professional interests, such as age, job responsibilities and time served. For example, the men in one organization might be young
Marketing professor Michel Wedel has been named a Distinguished University Professor – the University of Maryland’s highest academic honor that’s reserved for a limited number of professors whose scholarly activities have brought distinction to the university.
The Chinese stock market meltdown bears more than a passing resemblance to the U.S. crash of 1929. Many observers have noted the similar scale of the two implosions: The Dow fell by 25 percent in the week of Black Thursday; from June 18 to July 3, the two main Chinese markets fell by 31 percent. But the parallels go beyond scale, according to the Smith School finance professor Albert "Pete" Kyle. From a
One of the most closely scrutinized questions in finance is whether any fund managers can beat the market, year after year. The evidence is far more mixed than you might think from reading stories in the business media about investment "geniuses" of various stripes. New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business adds to the evidence that some fund managers indeed can beat the market, but with a