News at Smith

Feb 27, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

A number of studies published by marketing faculty at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business rank as “most impactful on marketing practice,” according to a study forthcoming in the International Journal of Research in Marketing (IJRM).

The rankings, in an article titled “From academic research to marketing practice: Exploring the marketing science value chain,” are determined by the opinions of marketing managers and cover publications dating back to 1982.

Feb 27, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research

Marketers may feel as though they are drowning in data and metrics when monitoring social media with its complexity of platforms and opinions.

A new book, "Social Media Intelligence” (Cambridge University Press), by Wendy Moe, associate professor of marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, details solving such a conundrum through understanding the behavior driving online consumer opinion data and leveraging such insight into actionable marketing strategy.

Feb 26, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

Time and time again business leaders go in front of the press to discuss a controversial issue and end up making a bad situation even worse. Even some of the world’s most savvy businesspeople are subject to the occasional press conference gaffe or unfortunate media statement. On February 21, 2014, MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business got the opportunity to put themselves in the shoes of those corporate executives on the hot seat trying to navigate the rocky waters of a mid-crisis press conference in this year’

Feb 24, 2014
Experiential / Reality-based Learning

From February 7-9, numerous chapters from the nation’s largest professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, gathered in Philadelphia, Pa.,  for the organization’s annual Principled Business Leadership Institute. The weekend offers students a chance to develop valuable business skills and network with chapters from all over the country, culminating in a case competition featuring students from the schools in attendance. 

Feb 21, 2014
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