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Oct 06, 2015
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Four of the best students in the College Park Scholars Business Society & the Economy (BSE) program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business were celebrated on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at the Annual Citation Awards Ceremony.

Sep 24, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research
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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 15, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research
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Is the influential theory of "disruptive innovation" bunk? Or to put it in a less specific and blunt way: Are businesses — and business professors — too quick to accept as fact theories that aren't supported by rigorous data? Both propositions are true, says Smith School professor Brent Goldfarb, who made that provocative case in a major presentation at the Academy of Management conference last month in...

Sep 10, 2015
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China is poised to drive a projected global surge in wind energy, while a looming Uber stake in India could make that country’s taxi industry more carbon friendly, according to comments by Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta reported from this week’s Global Cleantech Summit in Helsinki. The experts projected “dramatic growth” for wind generation, and Gupta said China would drive this growth....

Sep 03, 2015
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Some foreign retailers in China are stumbling. Others are thriving. Count Home Depot and Best Buy among recent failures. On the other hand, the likes of Gap and Decathlon have done well. The degree of success or failure “is driven by some combination of industry concentration, product and brand differentiation, first-mover advantage and local adaptation,” write Smith professor Anil K. Gupta and MBA alumnus...

Sep 02, 2015
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After August marked the Dow’s worst month, September opened with U.S. stocks plummeting upon fresh data showing China manufacturing contracting. The New York Stock Exchange subsequently invoked a rarely used rule designed to quell the turbulence. Smith School experts Anil K. Gupta, Michael Faulkender and Kristen Fanarakis add context....

Sep 01, 2015
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More than 70 freshmen in the College Park Scholars’ Business, Society & the Economy program (BSE) began their college life by completing a day of community service.

Aug 19, 2015
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In a much-discussed piece in The New York Times, which drew on interviews with more than 100 people, Amazon comes off as a rough place to work. Emails from bosses arrive after midnight, followed by texts demanding answers. Employees are encouraged "to rip into colleagues' ideas with feedback that can be blunt to the point of painful." Smith School professors Debra L. Shapiro and Subrahmaniam...

Aug 12, 2015
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Google set the business world abuzz Monday by announcing a reorganization: Google's founders will now head a new entity called Alphabet, a holding company whose holdings include — Google. Does this "relegate" Internet search to "subsidiary status" at the company, as one report put it? Not really, except in the most literal and technical sense. "What they did is absolutely and totally logical," says Smith School professor ...

Aug 11, 2015
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome nine new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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