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Dec 11, 2015
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Happy holidays from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business!

This year's holiday video has the theme "Smith Holiday Idol." Students, faculty and staff auditioned in front of a panel of judges to get a starring role. Watch to find out who wins!

Thanks to all of our Smith Terps who participated in the making of this video. A special thanks to our student helpers on this project: Dina Broydo (undergrad), Ying Chen (MBA), Francois DeZamaroczy (MBA), and Lauren Kessler (MBA).

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Dec 09, 2015
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Responding to pressure from shareholders, Yahoo has dropped a plan to spin off its holdings in Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce company. Instead, it will create a new company consisting of Yahoo's core businesses, including search, email and news content, plus the company's stake in Yahoo Japan. Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal says Yahoo's real problem is lack of a clear mission....

Nov 13, 2015
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The Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to begin its internship program for undergraduate students. There are currently six interns for the 2015-2016 academic year, and each has chosen a project through which they can create a lasting impact on the UMD community.

Nov 10, 2015
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Janet Yellen, the Fed chairwoman, has said that raising interest rates before the end of the year is "a live possibility," given the relatively strong performance by the economy. Other Fed governors, however, have said that low levels of inflation mean that a rate hike would be premature. A division over interest-rate policy was also evident in a recent panel discussion among finance experts at the...

Oct 01, 2015
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Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider ’55 performed double duty on Sept. 29, 2015, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. First he helped celebrate the opening of new offices for the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. Then he shared the foundational values for his business at the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics, and Leadership.

Sep 30, 2015
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Go ahead and call Ed Snider ’55 a capitalist. The Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman has proudly used the principles of voluntary exchange to bring jobs, tax revenue and back-to-back Stanley Cups to his adoptive city. "It pains me when I see the pope say that capitalism is terrible," Snider said Tuesday during the BB&T Colloquium on Capitalism, Ethics, and Leadership at the Smith...

Sep 24, 2015
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Can you have a high-powered job and also a rewarding life outside work? Do ambitious companies have any incentive to make this happen? And are market forces sufficient to make sure that workers with families or sick relatives are treated fairly by managers? These were among the questions raised during a recent lunchtime debate featuring Smith School professors Rajshree Agarwal, Christine Beckman and Waverly Ding....

Sep 24, 2015
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to sit down with professor Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Sep 16, 2015
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Silicon Valley companies work hard to protect their intellectual property. The territorialism makes sense in a knowledge-based economy, but recent moves by Google, Apple and Tesla reflect a different understanding about enterprise and markets. These companies recognize that capitalism can’t work without trade, which requires a degree of cooperation. Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal shares five...

Sep 03, 2015
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Google changes its logo every day with clever home page animations, but the latest iteration is more permanent. Weeks after announcing Alphabet, a new parent company, the search engine giant unveiled a new logo on Sept. 1, 2015. The timing makes sense, says Smith School professor Rajshree Agarwal. Although most aspiring leaders don't have their own logos, they do have personal brands that require attention. “Think...

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