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Jul 12, 2017
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Computer servers.Information technology is often credited for its role in helping companies cut costs. However, new research by the Smith School's Sunil Mithas shows that information technology actually creates increased global profits through increased revenue, not through cost cuts. Read more...

Jun 29, 2017
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The White HouseWhen Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited with President Donald Trump this week, much of the coverage was about the Rose Garden handshake-turned-hug. But visit contained far more substance, from terrorism to trade to visas. Experts from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business were watching closely. They offer the following insights....

Jun 16, 2017
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Fifteen participants from colleges and universities throughout the United States traveled to Cuba from May 21-28, 2017, with the University of Maryland’s Center for International Business Education and Research (UMD CIBER).

Jun 14, 2017
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the 14th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders for 2017, as recommended by faculty members.

Apr 25, 2017
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Globalization: It's a topic that increasingly dominates headlines and political discourse around the world, with Donald Trump in the White House, the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, and protectionist sentiment gaining political favor in other parts of the developed world.

Apr 21, 2017
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On April 12, 2017, three teams of undergraduates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business competed in the 2017 KPMG Excel Competition at the annual TechFest event. 

Apr 10, 2017
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Big data, business intelligence, predictive analytics, key performance indicators, risk analysis, marketing research – these buzz terms are prolific in the C-suite. At the Inaugural Smith Analytics Conference on April 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C., attendees will learn how to leverage the latest analytics best practices to help improve your company’s bottom line.

Apr 07, 2017
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It's a medical paradox: Being admitted to the hospital means a 1-in-20 chance of contracting an infection, maybe even a potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). That's why hospitals adopt infection control programs and antibiotic stewardship programs, to limit the spread of infections and to mandate smarter use of antibiotics. Now there's one more...

Mar 16, 2017
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Lego Ideas, Dell’s IdeaStorm and My Starbucks Idea exemplify how consumers are interacting with firms to innovate. “Creating and nurturing partnerships with key customers and enabling them to customize products and services may be a more effective way to innovate, than by doing customer surveys,” says Smith School professor Sunil Mithas, whose recent research with two co-authors underlies the paradigm shift in...

Jan 20, 2017
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Opioid-related overdose deaths quadrupled between 2000 and 2015, totaling more than half a million. This includes 20,000-plus fatalities in 2015 related to prescription opioids.

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