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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

Sep 01, 2007


Joseph Bailey, research associate professor and director of the Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises, received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research and teaching interests span issues in telecommunications, economics and public policy with an emphasis on the economics of the Internet, including an identification of the existing public policies, technologies, and market opportunities that promote the benefits of interoperability. Bailey is currently studying issues related to the economics of electronic commerce and how the Internet changes competition and supply chain management.

Lawrence Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and director of the doctoral program, received his PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His work focuses on such issues as performance measures, economic aspects of information security, cost management systems, the interface between managerial accounting and information technology, and capital investments. He is widely published and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and on the editorial boards of several other journals.

Rebecca Hamilton, associate professor of marketing, received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on aspects of group decision making, such as the strategies people use to influence others’ choices and the mental models people use to identify whether the process used to make a choice was fair or unfair.

Wolfgang Jank, associate professor of management science and statistics, received his PhD from the University of Florida. His research interests include application areas like electronic markets, online auctions and marketing, and methodological areas like stochastic optimization and simulation, spatial and temporal data analysis, and functional data analysis.

David Kirsch, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, received his PhD from Stanford University. His primary research interests are industry emergence, technological choice, technological failure, and the role of entrepreneurship in the emergence of new industries. Kirsch is also interested in methodological problems associated with historical scholarship in the digital age. With the support of grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Library of Congress, he is currently building a digital archive of the Dot Com Era that will preserve at-risk, born-digital content about business and culture during the late 1990s. Selected materials are available to the public at

Martin Loeb, professor of accounting and information assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP Faculty Fellow and chair of the accounting and information assurance department, received his PhD from Northwestern University. His research deals with economic aspects of information security and the interface between managerial accounting and information technology. In addition to being a professor at the Smith School, he holds an affiliate professorship in University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).

Galit Shmueli, associate professor of management science and statistics, received her PhD from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on developing and using statistical and probabilistic methods in marketing, quality control, and bio-surveillance. She collaborates with researchers from computer science, marketing, and industry.

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