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Smith Business Close-Up: Global Innovation

Jan 08, 2012
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With the economic struggles worldwide, leaders point to innovation and entrepreneurship as answer for growth and new opportunities. How can still developing economies, such as China, and even other players, including Israel, foster global innovation that can help grow the economy here at home?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Asher Epstein talks about the opportunities of global innovation. Epstein is managing director of the Smith School’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Founded in 1986, the Dingman Center is a top-tier entrepreneurial institute recognized around the world as a leader in enterprise creation. The center actively encourages a real-world business culture that innovatively bridges the theoretical with the practical. Each year, the Dingman Center organizes student experience to explore entrepreneurship in China and Israel through an annual China Business Plan Competition in Beijing in January and a summer technology transfer fellowship in with Israel’s Technion Institute.

Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of business leaders.

Where to Watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:

  • WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
  • WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
  • WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
  • WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
  • WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
  • WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business 

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 masters, 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.