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Nov 30, 2015
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With double-digit annual GDP growth and the world's largest population, China until recently looked like the long-term answer for U.S. companies seeking never-ending growth. With its slowdown and concurrent stock-market turmoil, China is posing fresh challenges, says Anil K. Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Growing uncertainty in China, moreover, may lead some companies to move more aggressively into India, whose...

Nov 20, 2015
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The proportion of federal employees under age 30 has shrunk from 9.1 percent in 2010 to 6.6 percent in 2014. How can the hiring trend shift? Smith School professor Gerald Suarez tells the Baltimore Sun that while NASA and intelligence agencies appeal to Millennials, they’re turned off by bureaucracy and stagnant institutions....

Nov 05, 2015
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In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Joyce Russell to talk about the innovations in education and her new role leading the charge at the Smith School.

Oct 30, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Students of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will be hosting the 2015 Entrée’preneurship Conference at the Universities at Shady Grove on Nov. 16, 2015.

Oct 26, 2015
Entrepreneurial Spirit
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Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. For one week every November, organizations around the world participate in Global Entrepreneurship Week with events and programs that celebrate entrepreneurship. After a successful GEW 2014, the Dingman Center is back at it, November 16–20, for a week-long celebration of entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

Oct 23, 2015
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A team of MBA students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business developed and presented a health care management solution to capture the fourth annual Cognizant Business Consulting Case Competition.

Oct 15, 2015
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Companies in which employees feel empowered to solve problems on their own, rather than simply follow rules, outperform peers where that doesn't happen — and employees at such companies feel a sense of self-mastery, which improves morale. But can you create such a culture — and, if so, how? There are at least two paths to building a company of self-starters, suggests new research by Smith School professor Hui Liao....

Oct 14, 2015
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"Core competence (as a bedrock management principle) is dead," Fast Company proclaimed in 2013. But at least one Forbes writer disagreed. “It has not died," he wrote. "It has loosened up." In an apparent nod to Forbes, a writer for "Expanding Opportunities: A Resource Guide for Maryland's Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses," recently approached Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta to give strategy...

Oct 14, 2015
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Twitter's new CEO, Jack Dorsey, is wasting no time in making changes. This week the social networking company laid off 336 people, or 8 percent of its workforce. In his spare time, Dorsey will continue running Square, which offers software and credit card readers to retailers. How can one person serve as CEO to two companies? Smith School management professor Paulo Prochno says there are precedents....

Oct 14, 2015
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Smith School professor Debra Shapiro started a one-year term as president of the Academy of Management during the professional association’s annual meeting Aug. 7-11, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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