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Feb 15, 2017
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The car you rented as part of your auto-share club reeked of cigarette smoke and a cross-country roadtrip worth of crumbs littered the seats and floor. There was a slight and mysterious stickiness on the gear shift. It made you wonder: Why are some of the vehicles in the car-sharing club kept meticulously tidy while others arrive icky? As the sharing economy grows, heads of companies are wondering the same thing. And they'...

Feb 08, 2017
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When Smith School lecturer Jonathan Aberman thinks about Snap Inc. going public, the image that springs to mind is a queue of airplanes, waiting for takeoff, with the parent of the popular Snapchat photo app first on the tarmac. It's because Snap is the first in a line of so-called unicorns – privately held tech companies with an estimated valuation of $1 billion or more – that are...

Feb 02, 2017
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Fox was unexpectedly scrambling this week to sell the last remaining in-game commercial spots for the Feb. 5 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. Typically, 90 percent of the commercial airtime is sold by October, as advertisers look to stage a presence during one of the year's most-watched television events. This year, however, Fox didn't hit that benchmark until December. Is the lag a harbinger for...

Jan 31, 2017
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The Marketing Department at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business ranks No. 6 in the world for faculty research productivity, according to the latest tally from the American Marketing Association.

Jan 26, 2017
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A U.S.-Mexican border wall: President Donald Trump says he is ready to build one. And 84 Lumber wants to attach one to its brand, starting Super Bowl Sunday. Both have their critics. The Fox Network rejected a proposed Super Bowl commercial from the family-owned Pennsylvania-based construction supplier, saying its depiction of a border wall that blocks people from looking for work in the United States was "too political." But that hasn...

Jan 26, 2017
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Roland T. Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, was recently interviewed by the American Marketing Association (AMA) in the “Marketing Legends” video series.

Jan 18, 2017
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All faculty, program directors, deans, department chairs, alumni, and students of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are invited to nominate deserving Smith School faculty members for one of several teaching awards. Nominations are due by March 3, 2017, and awards will be presented in May.

Jan 13, 2017
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Gaurav Bhalla, adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and executive fellow of the Center for Excellence in Service (CES), has been named Executive Education Specialist of the Year by Corporate Vision Magazine, a UK-based media company reaching 130,000 top-tier business professionals with global business news and analysis.

Jan 11, 2017
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Yahoo Inc.The fate of Verizon's $4.83-billion offer for long-struggling Yahoo Inc. has been pretty murky since a pair of massive breaches was revealed last year, and the recent regulatory filing establishing a new holding company doesn't clarify matters much. What we do know is that if the deal closes, Yahoo has a plan and a name for the $30 billion in assets that are left behind. Those assets, including Yahoo's 15...

Dec 21, 2016
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On Dec. 21, 2016, over 800 students graduated from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business with PhD, MS, MBA, and BS degrees. The commencement ceremony was held at the Xfinity Center on the university’s College Park campus. You can watch the entire ceremony online.

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