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Nov 18, 2013
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Gender equity at the top of U.S. companies is falling, partly because female executives aren’t mentoring the next generation of female leaders, according to researchers at the Smith School and Columbia Business School.

Nov 18, 2013
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Companies get better results from outsourcing IT operations if they also bolster their own internal IT investment and expertise, according to research by Sunil Mithas, associate professor of information systems. 

Nov 18, 2013
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First it was The New York Times. Then The Baltimore Sun. Now The Washington Post has followed suit, requiring online readers to buy a subscription.

Nov 18, 2013
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Common wisdom says managers set their firm’s ethical tone. But new research finds that employees are more likely to report wrongdoing in the workplace if they believe the entire firm has a zero-tolerance policy on misconduct.

Oct 28, 2013
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The Eyes Have It

It’s not often that a lecture on advertising effectiveness begins with a primer on biology. But for Michel Wedel, Pepsico Professor of Consumer Science, learning about how customers respond to ads begins with learning how a customer actually sees.

Oct 16, 2013
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CEOs, politicians, religious leaders and generals can do less with their power today than they could in the past.  This is the central thesis of Moises Naim’s new book, The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battles and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be, and it was the focal point of his remarks at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on October 8, 2013.

Oct 15, 2013
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Amna KirmaniCOLLEGE PARK, Md. - Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been elected to serve as president the Association of Consumer Research, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

Oct 03, 2013
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Alex Triantis, dean of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, discusses recent rankings, the new Smith School website, summer renovations to Rudy's Cafe, and the school's new online MBA program in his fall 2013 video message. [VIDEO]

Sep 06, 2013
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Welcome back! Thank goodness it’s “Innovation Fridays.”

Last spring, we got on board with the University of Maryland’s “Innovation Fridays,” introducing weekly coverage to highlight some of the exciting happenings around innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. This fall, we continue that semester-long commitment.

Aug 30, 2013
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Jared Watson was pumping gas at a Costco near Seattle when he read the email that he gotten into the PhD program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. “I almost fainted,” he recalls. Watson’s dream of becoming a marketing professor was about to begin. He moved to the East Coast to begin the fall 2013 semester with Smith’s new cohort of 18 PhD students.

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