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Sep 26, 2017
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"It was predictable," the Smith School's Brent Goldfarb says of London's decision not to renew Uber's license to operate there. "What is notable," he added, "is that this probably would not have happened had Uber not had the troubles it had." What's next for Uber? Read more...

Aug 29, 2017
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Poets & Quants for Undergraduates is associating the adage “great teachers are change agents and difference-makers” with student-mentoring by Sandra Loughlin and J. Gerald Suarez at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Aug 28, 2017
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The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome 18 new full-time faculty members for the 2017-2018 academic year. New faculty joined the Smith School in August in the following areas:

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Pablo Slutzky, visiting assistant professor, Columbia Business School (PhD)
Geoffrey Tate, professor

Aug 23, 2017
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Departing General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is a household name to investors on Wall Street, while Uber, scandal-ridden and operating at loss, reportedly is positioning for an initial public offering. This week's news that Immelt is Uber's new-CEO frontrunner caught some observers off-guard. But others, including Smith School professors Brent Goldfarb and David Kass, see the rationale. Goldfarb...

Jul 28, 2017
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Even as our social media identities become more tightly interwoven in many aspects of our lives, when it comes to our job searches, should our postings and profiles be off-limits? Regulators in the European Union are recommending that companies ban the practice of scrutinizing the social media accounts of their job applicants, while here in the United States, human resources industry experts are similarly recommending...

Jul 19, 2017
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BBCThe BBC's "Doctor Who" series has long embraced the idea of change. It's been written into the script for years, with the timelord protagonist's biological ability for regeneration and new incarnations. Now the series is preparing for what is perhaps its most striking transformation. For the first time in the British sci-fi series' 54-year history, the Doctor will be portrayed by a woman. Experts at the Smith School share...

Jul 16, 2017
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For Volvo, the decision to introduce only hybrid or all-electric vehicles starting in 2019 is about going green. But it's also about making green; changing the story that Volvo has been selling to investors. It's about stealing some limelight from Tesla, and potentially about positioning the Sweden-based automaker for a possible initial public offering, says the Smith School's David A. Kirsch. It's about branding Volvo as a...

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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The U.S. grocery industry is bracing for a shakeup, and a potential price war, as one German supermarket chain seeks to make its debut and another looks to expand its reach. German grocery chain Aldi says it will invest $3.4 billion to broaden its U.S. footprint, adding 900 new stores by 2022. German rival Lidl, meanwhile, is opening its first U.S. stores this month, with plans to open 100 by next summer. The added competition in...

Jun 14, 2017
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It's an idea that has, at various points, had support from both major political parties. And it's already been done in many major industrialized countries. So what's so difficult about privatizing air traffic control here in the United States? Nearly everything, says the Smith School's Michael Ball. Air traffic control has long been government-run for several reasons. There's the fact that it involves the use of...

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