Smith School faculty took center stage at this years Academy of Management conference, the largest annual gathering of management scholars in the world, held August 11 through 16 in Atlanta. Professor Ken G. Smith took over as president of the academy, and Professor Kay Bartol was selected as the 2006 recipient of the Academy of Managements Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed on members. Professor Emeritus Ed Locke also was honored with the Distinguished Scholarly Contributions Award and marketing professor Rebecca Ratner won...
Anil K. Gupta, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Strategy and Organization and research director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship as well as the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), has accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Board of Asia Silicon Valley Connection (ASVC), one of the two largest networking organizations based in Silicon Valley (San Mateo, CA).
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "10th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2013, as recommended by members of its faculty and staff.
Debra L. Shapiro, PhD, a renowned scholar in organizational behavior, has been appointed Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization. Her research generally focuses on the various ways to effectively manage conflict or disputes in organizations, including perceptions of organizational injustice, misunderstandings and frustrations that are inevitable in internationally-diverse and crossfunctional teams, and resistance to organizational change in general or the transition to self-managing workteams in particular.
The Smith School's Erich Studer-Ellis, Tyser Teaching Fellow of Management Science and Statistics, received a TIAA-CREF Top Terp Award at the Terps' Boston College basketball game in December 2005. Studer-Ellis was nominated by one of his students for the award, which recognizes someone in education for their outstanding performance. The award included tickets to the game and an on-court presentation of the game ball signed by Coach Gary Williams.
Managing change in an increasingly dynamic and turbulent global marketplace environment can differentiate organizations that are ultimately successful from those that are not. About 75 executives left the Smith School′s Center for Human Capital, Innovation and Technology′s Leading Change at All Levels of the Organization conference with innovative new ideas and visions for their organizations.
New research from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests there might be a right and a wrong time to introduce a new technology to guarantee the best reception. A study of a program that provided Nextel BlackBerry 7510 wireless handheld devices to all of the schools full-time MBA students found notable differences between first- and second-year MBA students use and acceptance of their handheld devices, with the first-year students expressing significantly higher levels of acceptance and commitment. The findings point to...
Narda Quigley, an organizational behavior doctoral candidate, will head to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School as a senior research fellow in its post-doctoral research-fellowship program in July 2003.
On the afternoon of December 10th, 21 Smith School students waited nervously in a large classroom, standing in groups of three before displays that illustrated their team's application of the most widely used decision support methodology in the world, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The poster session is part of the final project in the graduate course, Applications of Management Science. Bruce Golden, professor and holder of the France-Merrick Chair in Management Science, has taught the course for two years.
"To be a top-class business school you must have a top-class international component," said Martin Gannon, professor of management and founding director of the Smith School's Center for Global Business, as he received the university's prestigious Landmark Award.