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The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention. Below are some highlights.

December 2015

Shore Update - Dec. 30 - Miltec UV announces sponsorship of the UMD-Smith School's QUEST capstone consulting project this spring. Read 

Washington Post - Dec. 30 - Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine writes that the Dingman Center in 2016 will encourage start-up leaders to refocus on business fundamentals. Read … Previous Business Rx pieces featuring Fine: ‘Education consultant strategy’ (Dec. 16), ‘fresh meals’-startup advice (Dec. 9)

Washington Post - Dec. 28 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes about cyber bubbles, virtual reality and other trends to watch in 2016. Read  … Previous Aberman columns in the Washington Post: ‘Virtual reality closer than you think’ (Dec. 21) and ‘D.C. region can be Silicon Valley of cybersecurity’ (Dec. 14)

American Banker - Dec. 28 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi’s prediction for GSE reform inaction in the mortgage industry appears as solid in “2015 Predictions Revisited.” Read (Slideshow, 8/9) 

Times of India - Dec. 24 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, on the makeup of India’s ‘million dollar salary club’: “It’s good to see that the mix of highly-paid professionals is broadening beyond CEOs. By 2020, I would not be surprised if we begin to see other functional heads in the list of highly compensated professionals.”  Read  … Gupta discusses China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative on CCTV America.

BBC Radio - Dec. 23 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, says Facebook's Free Basics plan, in India, could preempt broader access and more services via competition. Listen 

Washington Business Journal - Dec. 23 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on a New York hedge fund buying a stake in the Carlyle Group: “I would assume that with Carlyle trading at close to a record low that they think it's now undervalued and therefore a good investment.” Read

Fox Business - Dec. 23 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses the effect of cheap gas on the U.S. economy. Watch ... In separate Fox Business segments, Morici weighs in on GOP presidential candidate strategy ; how the economy fares based on Democratic vs. Republican leadership; and challenges to tracking ISIS money

Statesman Journal - Dec. 22 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, in op-ed gives a ‘holiday message of hope’ for the economy. Read ... Also at Washington Times, Tulsa World, others  

USA Today - Dec. 20 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, on the economic effect of falling oil prices: “It’s an emotional asset, "In the short run, the decline in prices whacks jobs in the energy industry, cutting economic growth there, but in the long run spurs economic growth as people spend their money in other ways.” Read

POST Online Media - Dec. 17 - Finance professor William Mullins’ research into why ‘family CEOs think differently’ is profiled. Read ... Related coverage at  Phys(.org)InvesteurTech News NowHarvard Law School ForumCityBizList, others

NPR - Dec. 16 - Marketing professor Wendy Moe discusses her research into advertising implications of TV binge watching. Listen ... Separate study by Moe on video game-release timing is profiled by the Diamondback.

CNBC - Dec. 15 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, says the Fed waited too long to raise interest rates and allowed the asset bubble in the junk bond market to grow too big. Watch ...  Morici quoted by Omaha World-Herald on interest rate hike implications ... Related op-ed at the Providence Journal, others

Los Angeles Times - Dec. 14 - Professor of the Practice Gerald Suarez is quoted about factors in millennials leaving the federal workforce. Read  

ValueWalk - Dec. 12 - Professor of the Practice Charles Olson describes how ‘Saudi clout means no relief for oil companies.’ Read  

Washington Post - Dec. 11 - Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph Lamone Chair and Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and the Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, gives three reasons why critics should appreciate Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropic pledge. Read   

BBC Radio - Dec. 9 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses the upside to the U.S. engaging China in the Paris climate change summit, plus other economic issues. Listen  … Morici comments via Hellenic Shipping News on China economy implications for steel industry

Los Angeles Times - Dec. 9 - Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research Ritu Agarwal on the Affordable Care Act's ‘Cadillac Tax’ provision: “When a consumer is insulated from the costs of healthcare by a Cadillac insurance plan, then their tendency is to overuse services.”  Read  

Knowledge at Wharton - Dec. 9 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, describes how South African Brewing (SAB) Company grew into SABMiller and its recent merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Read   

Seeking Alpha - Dec. 8 - A study into Yelp as an indicator for restaurant closings, by Smith School researchers including PhD student Jorge Mejia and professor Anand Gopal, is referenced. Read

Harvard Law School Forum - Dec. 8 - Blog post overviews a study co-authored by finance professor Russ Wermers that finds ‘say on pay,’ which gives shareholders a nonbinding vote on executive compensation, leads companies to reduce excessive pay to executives in certain circumstances. Read

BW Businessworld - Dec. 7 - Decision, Operations and Information Technologies professors Sunil Mithas and Hank Lucas coauthor op-ed, “What will it take to create a world-class B-school in India?”  Read 

The Street - Dec. 6 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on how “Warren Buffett helps entrepreneurs without spending a dime”: “Buffett gives almost 100-percent autonomy to the managers of each of their businesses that they own. Within that context, each CEO, so to speak, of each business has the freedom to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, expanding into new areas or related areas.”  Read … Kass comments via MSN News on questionable Buffett-investing moves

Cultured Vultures - Dec. 4 - Blog post, “Have Apple Shifted Their Goalposts?” highlights research by Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph Lamone Chair and Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and the Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. Read 

Washington Post – Dec. 3 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that policymakers should better-support existing entrepreneurs alongside attracting new companies to boost the regional economy. Read … Aberman writes that startups and “garage inventors” are vital sources of “innovative and agile” national security in Washington Post Nov. 30 column.

CNBC – Dec. 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, gives ‘five reasons U.S. economy job creation lags.’ Read … Also at Yahoo Finance, others

Harvard Business Review – Dec. 3 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Haiyan Wang, ’95, write about strengths in emerging markets. Read …  ‘Investing in African Mining Indaba’ conference (Feb. 8-11, 2016) organizers announce Gupta as a featured expert participant via Bloomberg Business.  

Washington Post – Dec. 3 – Breaking from work can boost productivity, writes Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell in a Career Coach column. Read

Black Enterprise Magazine - Dec. 2 - A Cyber Week-shopping advice piece quotes marketing professor Jie Zhang: “The four days starting from Black Friday were filled with deals. Many retailers will also run flash sales online and via mobile apps throughout the holiday shopping season.  So consumers who are interested in deep discounts should also look out for those deals outside the Black Friday-to-Cyber Monday window.” Read

Huffington Post – Dec. 2 – Blog promoting upside to holiday solo activity taps into research into solo consumerism by marketing professor Rebecca Ratner. Read

BusinessBecause – Dec. 2 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine and EMBA student Oscar Zeballos comment for a report on executive MBA programs transforming corporate leaders into entrepreneurs: “The EMBA experience at Smith — and especially the experience through the entrepreneurial Action Learning Projects — really opened my eyes,” says Zeballos. Read  

Bloomberg BNA - Dec. 2 – Report draws from Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Cristian Dezso's study “Is There an Implicit Quota on Women in Top Management?” Read

BizEd Magazine – November-December 2015 – Accounting professor Nick Seybert’s research linking CFO signature size to narcissism is profiled. Read

November 2015

BeyeNetwork – Nov. 30 – Marketing professors P.K. Kannan and William Rand, in a podcast, discuss the benefits of marketing attribution. Listen

Baltimore Sun – Nov. 30 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes the Paris Climate Summit stands to produce a bad deal for the U.S. economy. Read  … Morici discusses factors slowing Japan’s economy and other global-economy issues on BBC Radio’s Business Matters.

WalletHub – Nov. 30 – Professor of Marketing Jie Zhang gives advice for Cyber Monday consumers. Read

Omaha Daily Herald – Nov. 29 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes “terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere will have lasting corrosive consequences for Europe’s economies and the foundations of its democracies.” Read

CCTV – Nov. 23 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments that infrastructure investment represents the most important part of recent China-Malaysia agreements. Watch 

Kiplinger – Nov. 24 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Tesco as among ‘[Warren] Buffett’s worst investments’: “Retailing is very competitive in the U.K., and maybe Buffett didn’t see things because he wasn’t there.” Read  ... Republished by MSN Money, others.

Washington Post – Nov. 24 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that “technology might not create inequality, but lack of context or a holistic understanding of how it affects us may be at the root of much of what divides us.” Read

Baltimore Sun – Nov. 20 – Professor of the Practice Gerald Suarez on a slowdown of Millennial-hiring in the federal workforce: “They want to be unshackled by policies and regulations that restrict them from seeking new possibilities. They like to work with people who inspire them and pull the future into the present.”  Read … Republished by Bloomberg Business, others

Washington Post – Nov. 19 – Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell gives steps to mitigating workplace violence. Read

Inside Supply Chain Management Magazine – Nov. 19 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments on progress and challenges of the “Make in India” campaign to boost manufacturing. Read

Washington Post – Nov. 18 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives strategy for consignment shop buyer-seller strategy.  Read

Bloomberg Business – Nov. 16 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Berkshire Hathaway trimming its stake in both Goldman Sachs and Walmart: “I’m surprised he had to sell anything to fund the Precision Castparts purchase, with over $60 billion of cash on his balance sheet.”  Read … Earlier version at Chicago Tribune and elsewhere includes alternate Kass quote ... Kass' related blog at ValueWalk

Maryland Daily Record – Nov. 16 – The American Bankers Association and the Smith School collaborate to deliver new executive education programs addressing anti-money laundering and fraud management. Read … Originating announcement at Yahoo News, others

Baltimore Sun – Nov. 16 – Joe Thomas, executive programs facilitator, says Baltimore's failure to adopt a National Incident Management System plan and fully train commanders on it the "big bombshell" of the city’s Police Executive Research Forum report. Read

Washington Post – Nov. 16 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes about the extent of D.C. transit system woes. Read … Aberman’s Nov. 9 Washington Post column addresses acquisition rules as “deal-makers” versus “deal-breakers.”

Metro MBA – Nov. 13 – Dean Alex Triantis discusses D.C.-region advantages for MBAs, plus related topics in a “Direct from the Dean” feature. Read 

USA Today - Nov. 13 – Finance professor Haluk Unal comments that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during the G-20 summit, will blame the West “for too little help for migrants from Middle East.” Read    

Wall Street Journal - Nov. 12 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi says Consumer Finance Protection Bureau oversight is a counterweight to LoanDepot’s postponed IPO as a sign of crisis similar to the 2008 subprime meltdown. Read ... Republished by 4-traders, Morningstar StockInvestor, others

Science 2.0 – Nov. 12 – Marketing professor Wendy Moe on her research into launching a video game: “If yours is one of the innovative games that target the lead users, it might make sense to release it early in a console's lifecycle – even at the same time as the console launch. If it is a more general-interest game, you might want to release it later.” Read … Related coverage at Phys.org, others

Washington Post – Nov. 12 – Op-ed by accounting professors Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb details how data-breached firms can become more resilient to cyber-security threats. Read 

POST Online Media – Nov. 12 – Covered is a study into how teamwork keys spin-out success –coauthored by Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. Read

Statesman Journal – Nov. 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that nixing the Keystone Pipeline will deprive U.S. Gulf communities of refinery and supporting service sector jobs. Read … Morici discusses GOP presidential hopefuls and more on BBC Radio’s Business Matters.

CNBC – Nov. 11 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments on India Prime Minister Modi’s UK visit. Watch 

Washington Post – Nov. 11 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives brand-building strategy for a data analytics startup. Read 

Investopedia - Nov. 10 - Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, gives five key, but overlooked, soft skills for career success. Read

Bloomberg Business – Nov. 11 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is cited as part of the recently unveiled “Thinkers50” list of the world’s top 50 management thinkers. Read

Elite Daily – Nov. 9 – Blog on the ‘benefit of long solo drives’ references  marketing professor Rebecca Ratner’s research into solo consumerism. Read 

Investing.com - Nov. 8 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass details Berkshire Hathaway’s third quarter earnings. Read ... Also at ValueWalk

China Daily - Nov. 6 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, participates as a panelist for “Innovation 2015: From China to Silicon Valley,” hosted in Menlo Park, California, by the Asia Society. Read

The Street - Nov. 5 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass, regarding apparent lackluster performance by Berkshire Hathaway major business lines and investments related to Berkshire’s third-quarter report: “The bottom line may look very good, but this is a one-time event.” Read ... Republished by Philly.com, others

Business News Daily - Nov. 4 - Teamwork as key to spin-out success is central to Academy of Management forthcoming study coauthored by Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. Read ... Related coverage at Phys.org, others

Baltimore Sun - Nov. 4 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, compares U.S. economies under Reagan and Obama. ... Also at Fox News, others. Related comments via U.S. News & World Report, Tech Bits

Broadcasting & Cable - Nov. 3 - Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine on NAB Labs, the technology division of the National Association of Broadcasters, joining the Dingman Center Angels as an investor: “We are excited to see our membership expand to include innovative organizations, like the NAB, who are looking to provide local startups with the capital and connections necessary to propel their business to the next stage. NAB's increased visibility in the local startup scene will likely encourage more digital media and content companies to stay in this region.” Read

CardHub - Nov. 3 - P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, gives price protection insight for both the consumer and retailer. Read … Related: Kannan gives insight into purchase protection in a separate CardHub post.

Fox Business - Nov. 2 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on “anti-rich” demonstrators at the Chicago Board of Trade. Watch ... Separately: Morici says “Construction to show real life” and “technology and propulsion in a good place,” in a Smart CEO economic outlook.

Washington Post - Nov. 2 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman, in a Capital Business column, writes “Understanding the difference between power and influence — and how they overlap — helps provide clarity to today’s political and business climate.” Read

October 2015

Washington Post - Oct. 30 - Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell writes a Career Coach piece titled “Isn’t time for more women leaders?” Read

Human Capital Magazine - Oct. 29 - Management professor Hui Liao’s research into the workplace self-starter culture is featured. Read

The Economist - Oct. 29 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is quoted about branding strategy for multinationals in China. Read

Washington Post - Oct. 28 - Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives growth strategy for a virtual reality goggles maker. Read

Yahoo News - Oct. 27 - Professors Hank Lucas and Oliver Schlake give insight into “10 Cool Things Drones Already Do.” Read ... Also posted by TMC News, SAR Drones, MSN News, Drone Lobbyist, TheCenterOfTheNet, others

Washington Times - Oct. 27 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that fears of another U.S. recession are overdone. Read

Washington Post - Oct. 26 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that venture investment lags in the D.C. region. Read

Financial Express via Yahoo Finance - Oct. 24 - Information systems professor Sunil Mithas’ book “Making the Elephant Dance: The Tata Way to Innovate, Transform and Globalize” is reviewed. Read ... Related: Mithas discusses his book via Michigan Business Network podcast and Indian Management Magazine (Page 46).

Boston Globe - Oct. 23 - Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, on Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation: “People are going to fail. The problem is that the theory is used as gospel and then it gets in the way of true critical thinking.” Read

Wall Street Journal Radio - Oct. 23 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses China’s rate cut and the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing. Listen

NPR’s All Thing’s Considered - Oct. 23 - William Rand, assistant professor of marketing and director of the Center for Complexity in Business, on how the recent Volkswagen scandal might affect the practice of aftermarket vehicle tuning: “One of the things that government needs to address is how do we make sure that those modifications, those changes are still something that is legal to do.” Listen

Fox Business - Oct. 22 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on a McDonalds earnings uptick. Watch

Mamiverse - Oct. 22 - Blog “for Latin moms and family living” references marketing professor Rebecca Ratner’s research into solo consumerism. Read

Washington Post - Oct. 22 - Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell gives 11 traits of “great bosses” in a Career Coach column. Read

ValueWalk - Oct. 22 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ stock dive after short-selling research firm Citron called it “pharmaceutical Enron”: “[The drop] is a gross overreaction in the market caused by charges thus far that are unsubstantiated and denied by Valeant.” Read … Related coverage by The Seating Chair

Baltimore Sun – Oct. 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that it’s time for the Fed to raise interest rates because of strong inflation among other factors. Read   Also published in the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review, Oregon Statesman-Journal, South Florida Sun-Sentinel , others

IDG Connect – Oct. 21 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is quoted in ‘Can India Trump China as US Choice for Investment?’: “U.S. tech companies no longer trust the Chinese government ... seeing as it not willing to play a fair game.” Read

Washington Post – Oct. 21 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives growth strategy for a UMD student’s startup, CardBuddy, in a Business Rx piece. Read

The Street – Oct. 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that recent Walmart and IBM downturns reflect both companies being squeezed by more innovative competitors. Read … Also published at Fox News, Breitbart, others. 

Value Walk – Oct. 20 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass gives a valuation of Precision Cast Parts Corp., upon formal agreement of Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of the company. Read

The Business Journals – Oct. 20 – Column highlights and links to Clinical Professor of Management Paulo Prochno’s Smith Brain Trust commentary on the implications of Jack Dorsey’s dual CEO role with Square and Twitter. Read … Related: Prochno quoted on the topic at Pymnts.com

Washington Post – Oct. 19 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman’s column calls out dysfunction in Congress as reflecting “certain business people using politics to make money and advance their positions.” Read … Previous Aberman-Washington Post columns: ‘Proposed Exelon-Pepco merger’ (Oct. 12) and ‘FBI answer to Prohibition-era gangsters holds lessons for free market regulation’ (Oct. 5)

U.S. News & World Report – Oct. 19 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass weighs in with Kraft Foods Group as among “8 Unusual and Unglamorous Investment Opportunities.” Read … Republished by Yahoo Finance, others

Bloomberg News – Oct. 18 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Deutsche Bank AG’s management reorganization: “Tighter management control should minimize the probability of another scandal.” Read… Republished by the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Business Day, Business Standard, others

U.S. News & World Report – Oct. 15 – Clinical professors David Kass (finance) and Paulo Prochno (management) comment on Square’s IPO, factoring in dual-CEO Jack Dorsey. Kass: “This is a high-risk investment with a potential high reward and perhaps should be part of a diversified portfolio of recent IPOs.” Prochno: “That’s not necessarily time-intensive: It’s based more on your experience in the industry and your insights. You don't have to work 50 hours a week to have a good insight into where your industry is headed.  Read ... Republished by MSN Money, Yahoo News, others

BBC Radio – Oct. 15 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses Democratic presidential candidate economic policy positions and other topics through an hour-long “Business Matters” edition. Listen 

Medical News Today - Oct. 15 - Sean Barnes, assistant professor operations management, on his computer model that matches doctors in predicting hospital-patient discharges: “This model would be easy to reproduce, because all the information we used is readily available in any hospital information system.”  Read ...Related coverage at MedicalXPressScienceNewsline, others

Washington Post – Oct. 14 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives customer-building strategy for a fashion stylist. Read

GoodCall – Oct. 13 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, on career-success factors for senior-level executives:  “Leaders at this level need both social and emotional skills. They must be able to lead management teams, coach and advise, inspire and sway.” Read

Huffington Post – Oct. 13 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman guest blogs “Bigger Isn't Always Better for U.S. Military.” Read   

South Florida Sun-Sentinel – Oct. 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes the activity surrounding Republican House speaker succession reflects a GOP undisciplined and lacking in ideas. Read … Also published by the Calgary Sun, Charleston’s The Post and Courier, others

Los Angeles Times – Oct. 12 – Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell’s Career Coach column on the importance of humility at work is republished. Read 

Boston Herald – Oct. 12 ­­– Op-ed by Rep. Curt Clawson and Peter Morici, professor of international business, claims the Trans-Pacific Partnership will undermine the U.S. economy. Read  … Also published in the Washington Times, Detroit News, others… Related commentary by Morici on Fox Business

Diamondback – Oct. 12 – Management professor David Kirsch on a Smith Social Innovation Fellows sustainability project involving selling recyclable bags: “As much interest as there is in entrepreneurship, the social component, figuring out how entrepreneurs can actually help make the world a better place, is a real point of leverage.” Read 

Yahoo Finance – Oct. 9 – PepsiCo Professor of Consumer Science and Distinguished University Professor Michel Wedel and his eye-tracking research are highlighted in a Corner Media market expansion announcement. (Wedel serves on the firm’s scientific advisory board.) Read

Breitbart – Oct. 8 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that Russia airstrikes in Syria destabilize the Middle East. Read

Washington Post – Oct. 8 – Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell writes that firms should take a cue from schools and apply “spirit week” to the workplace. Read

Bloomberg Business – Oct. 7 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Deutsche Bank’s strategy to recover from a projected $7B loss: [CEO] Cryan “wants to start off with a clean slate for himself and his shareholders. They’re writing down areas that turned out to be riskier or less profitable than originally expected, essentially saying they’re worth less than before, which would certainly help comparisons in future years look better.” Read  Republished by LiveMint, Gizmodo, MSN Money, IOL, others

Knowledge @ Wharton - Oct. 7 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on how innovation has helped emerging multinationals: “[Companies like Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services] basically came from nowhere over the last 20 or 30 years and changed the face of the IT industry.” Read

ScienceDaily – Oct. 6 – A UMD study co-authored by marketing professor William Rand, director of the Center for Complexity in Business, reveals an algorithm that can increase retweets by accounting for past activity of Twitter followers and making predictions about future tweeting. Read  … Related coverage by Science 2.0, the Maryland Daily Record,  Phys.org, the DiamondbackBusiness Standard , This is really interesting, others

Ozy – Oct. 5 – Peter Morici, professor of international business on a recent energy discovery in Egypt by the Italian energy company Eni: “Certainly it will benefit the Europeans. That’s because of one of the major disadvantages that the Europeans have: Their gas just isn’t as cheap as it is for Americans.” Read  

Breitbart – Oct. 5 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that a Fed interest rate hike remains in play. Read … Related coverage: Morici quoted on U.S. interest rates in The Australian (paywall)

Maryland Daily Record – Oct. 5 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship , says the likes of Apple and Microsoft have illustrated “business leadership means being a student of human nature, consumers, tech and trends,” for a feature on core competency in a special publication, “Expanding Opportunities: A Resource Guide for Maryland's Small, Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses.” Read

Digital Signage Today – Oct. 2 – Michel Wedel, Distinguished University Professor and PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science, is referenced for his eye-tracking research driving a marketing firm’s expansion. Read

Washington Post – Oct. 1 – Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell writes that business leaders and employees “can take a page from the Pope” and “be humble.” Read 

September 2015

BBC Business – Sept. 30 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on how the Fed's interest rate decision could be affected by August employment and end-of-quarter market activity: “Overall, a Fed interest rate increase won't harm growth and jobs creation, and the Fed is likely to begin gradually raising rates at its October or December policymaking meetings.” Read … Related: Morici on Fox Business downplays a housing bubble threat, … Morici op-ed argues Europe economic flaws are exposed by its immigration crisis, in Toronto Sun, others.

Washington Post – Sept. 30 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives expansion strategy to VentureStorm, an online platform that helps connect student entrepreneurs to talented student developers on their campus. Read

Diamondback – Sept. 29 – Recap of Smith’s BB&T Colloquium on Capital, Ethics and Leadership hosted by the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets and featuring Ed Snider, Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider ’55. Read    

AM New York – Sept. 28 – Peter Morici says Donald Trump’s tax idea “is radical,” needs vetting; but looks “frankly better” than opponents' proposals. Read

Washington Post – Sept. 28 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman writes about personalized medicine, virtual reality and cybersecurity as areas of business opportunity from sequestration. Read …Related, Sept. 21 Washington Post column addresses ‘economic opportunity as democracy’s connective tissue.’

Sky News – Sept. 27 – Roland Rust comments on Volkswagen emissions scandal. Watch  ... Related commentary by Rust for Washington Business Journal coverage ... Separately, Rust referenced by Customer Think as influencer of profiled marketing scholar.

Bankrate – Sept. 28 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, for a piece, “The Golden Age of the Employer”: “Though we have skill shortages, most workers don't fall in those categories (with shortages) and can be replaced. Remember, we have a large contingent labor force of adults who are neither working nor looking who may become active again if wages rise.” Read     

Bloomberg View – Sept. 24 – Research by Francesco D’Acunto, assistant professor of finance, finds financial risk-taking is more likely by men when focused on masculinity. Read ... Republished by The Globe and Mail... Related coverage at Vox EU, World Economic Forum.

Washington Post – Sept. 24 – Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell writes about the value of employee inclusiveness to company strategy. Read  

Los Angeles Times – Sept. 23 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and
Entrepreneurship, on India and China heads of state separately meeting with U.S. business leaders. “In the technology sector, "under Xi Jinping, China has become decidedly unfriendly to multinational companies while India has become more fundamentally open to multinationals, not just in technology but in sectors like autos and telecoms.” Read ... Republished by the Miami Herald, others. Related Q&As with Gupta by the LA Times and Bloomberg TV.

York Daily Record – Sept. 23 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman on factors that drive family-owned business longevity: The most successful family businesses are run by “highly functional families” where the people respect one another and communicate well. Read

CBS News Moneywatch - Sept. 23 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and
Entrepreneurship, on U.S.-China trade challenges: “American manufacturers have found themselves largely shut out from the Chinese (electrical power generation) market. The reason for that has to do with government procurement fairly systematically favoring Chinese suppliers.” Read

New Scientist – Sep. 19 – Michel Wedel, professor of marketing, on face-analysis software as an emerging marketing tool:  “What’s particularly powerful is that they’re unobtrusive. They don’t rely on introspection or recollection.” Being able to do research through viewers’ home webcams is another advantage, says Wedel, although it won’t be foolproof. “People could be at the computer eating a sandwich or turning their head, so it could be the case that you can’t classify their emotions reliably.” Read

Washington Post – Sept. 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on an outcome if the Fed had decided to raise interest rates:  Banks would “boost fees on checking accounts and other services, and to charge higher rates for short-term credit — credit cards, car loans and home improvements.” Read … Related: Morici discusses interest rate implications in a Baltimore Sun op-ed [also at CNBC], at National Mortgage Professional and on NPR, plus BBC Radio, where he also addresses the proposed Anheuser Busch-SABMiller deal and more. 

Becker's Hospital Review – Sept. 16 – Ritu Agarwal, senior associate dean for faculty and research, on CHIDS collaborating with tech firm Inovalon: “With the support of the Inovalon advanced analytics research team, we can gain meaningful insights into Commercial ACA and Medicare Advantage trends that can, in turn, be used to help health plans manage these large and growing...” Read ... Related, separate coverage by Becker's here … Additional coverage by Pharmacy Choice, WS News Publishers, others.

Washington Post Guide to Graduate Education – Sept. 16 – Cliff McCormick, executive director of MBA and MS Admissions comments on the structure of Smith’s Part-Time MBA program Read

Washington Post – Sept. 16 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives market-expansion strategy for startup UMD Bows. Read

Chronicle of Higher Education – Sept. 15 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, on questioning Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation theory: “[Based on the tendency — known as apophenia — to detect seemingly meaningful patterns in random data] Christensen saw a pattern and created a theory around what he perceived, and everything he saw afterward fit that pattern, even when it did not.” Read … More on Goldfarb’s insight to the topic in Smith Brain Trust’s “Myth of Disruptive Innovation.”

NPR – Sept. 15 – Rudy Lamone, former dean and professor emeritus of management science, on presidential candidate Carly Fiorina: “She came right here to Washington to the business school and said, ‘I want to talk to the dean.’ That sort of determination really identified the Carly that we know today.” Listen/read

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 14 – Joe Thomas, academic director of Smith executive programs’ Leadership Academy for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, on the departing Baltimore mayor removing “interim” from the city’s police commissioner’s title: “[The move] is a great short-term idea [as she looks for stability within her administration]. But it's obviously not the long-term solution given that her successor will likely launch a national search for a new commissioner.” Read … Relate Baltimore Sun coverage, including Thomas’ comments, here

Philanthropy News Digest – Sept. 14 – The Robert H. Smith Family Foundation’s $10 million gift to the Smith School is reported. The gift will support the MBA Scholarship Fund, leadership learning opportunities for undergraduates outside the traditional classroom experience, and facility enhancements. Read … Related coverage by Maryland Daily Record. Original announcement here.

Washington Post – Sept. 14 – Profile of Smith’s Joyce E.A. Russell focuses on her recent appointment as Senior Associate Dean of Learning. Read

InsideNoVa – Sept. 12 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman on boosting northern Virginia's economy: The region needs to cultivate “gazelles” – fast-growing companies. Officials should encourage firms that offer products, which provide a greater return than services, and take steps to keep money generated in the region here.” Read … Related: Aberman comments comments on a DC tech accelerator's expansion plans, at Upstart Business Journal.

Carbon Brief – Sept. 10 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on Uber's potential carbon-friendly impact on India's taxi industry: The Uber phenomenon in India is now going not just at the level of cars, but at the level of motorbikes and three wheelers and so on. So we have to see the impact of these technologies in terms of the efficiency with which things happen.” Read … Related coverage of Gupta at the Global Clean Tech Summit at Business Day and Finland Times.

Omaha World-Herald – Sept. 10 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on prospects for a Berkshire Hathaway acquisition of ConAgra: “This is a logical acquisition candidate because of ConAgra’s brands and leadership positions in its markets.” Read

Washington Post – Sept. 9 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives strategy for Pelorus Gifts to reach active-duty military shoppers. Read

The Street – Sept. 9 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes globalization of capital markets weakens the Fed’s (interest rate issue) position. Read    

Washington Post – Sept. 9 – Rajshree Agarwal, entrepreneurship professor and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, gives five takeaways for business leaders from Google’s recent rebrand. Read … Republished by the Los Angeles Times, others.

Biz Ed Magazine – Sept. 8 – Announced is Ritu Agarwal’s appointment as Smith’s Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research. Read  

Seeking Alpha – Sept. 7 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs “Berkshire Hathaway Is Undervalued on a Price/Book Value Basis.” Read ... Updated Sept. 16 at ValueWalk

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 6 – A special section on education profiles an experiential learning practicum led by Smith’s Center for Social Value Creation through which graduate students help to launch a worker-owned cooperative to bolster the economy in Baltimore’s west side communities. Read

Los Angeles Times – Sept. 6 – Senior Associate Dean Joyce Russell in a Career Coach column discusses work-life balance. Read. Also in CT Now (Hartford Courant).

Daily Caller – Sept. 4 – Profiled, here, is research connecting HIV rates to Craigslist activity, co-authored by Senior Associate Dean Ritu Agarwal. Read  

Washington Post – Sept. 4 – Senior Associate Dean Joyce E.A. Russell writes Career Coach column addressing ‘the perils of being late.’ Read

DC Inno – Sept. 3 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine is profiled among “5 Female Investors to Know in the DMV.” Read

Enterprising Investor – Sept. 3 – The CFA Institute blog reviews ‘A Risk Professional’s Survival Guide,’ by Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi. Read

CNN Money – Sept. 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on Donald Trump’s early-stage popularity as a Republican presidential candidate: “He’s talking about the macro issues that so frustrate many Americans and seem so blatantly unfair.” Read

World Economic Forum – Sept. 2 – Senior Associate Dean Michael Ball, on a proposed measure by MIT researchers to mitigate flight-delay impact on passengers: “It enhances it very substantially. Compared to the current system, [it] has the benefit of allowing much more complicated [trading] of flight slots… This model has huge potential benefits.” Read 

Wall Street Journal – Sept. 1 – MoneyBeat blog “Stock markets rocked by weak China data” quotes professor Peter Morici: The nearly 40 percent loss on the Shanghai market that created shockwaves across global markets is a “vivid proof that China’s ‘miracle economy’ poses grave risks to the broader global economy." Read (scroll to 11 a.m. entry). Related Morici commentary at Fox Business. Watch

Insight – Sept. 1 – Anil K. Gupta and Hayan Wang (’95) write piece for the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai's magazine describing ‘four major qualities that determine why some foreign retailers stumble in China and others thrive.’ Read … Related: Gupta discusses market strategies for businesses in China and India in a Business Standard interview.

August 2015

Washington Post - Aug. 31 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes about 'the business of picking a president.' Read

ValueWalk - Aug. 31 - Albert “Pete” Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, comments on the Fed’s potential interest rate hike. Read

Maryland Daily Record - Aug. 28 - Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research Ritu Agarwal on companies turning to wearables to promote employee wellness: “For fitness tracking to go beyond simply a fun and cool activity and really drive behavior change across large groups of individuals, not just athletes, I think we need to start incorporating more value-adding functions beyond simply data capture and basic charting and trend analysis. It’s what is done with the data that will make a difference.”  Read (via LegalNews.com) 

Fox Business - Aug. 28 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, says China’s economy is not going to collapse, but will grow just 2-3-percent annually with U.S. becoming growth engine led by its technology. Watch ... Related Morici comments via Al Jazeera America and op-ed at Baltimore Sun, others ... Morici discusses EU v. Google, more for BBC Radio [starts 16:00] ... Cincinnati Enquirer op-ed addresses ‘economic growth not improving U. S. jobs outlook.

Washington Post - Aug. 28 - Senior Associate Dean of Learning Joyce Russell writes about work-life balance in light of related headlines generated, contrastingly, from Netflix and Amazon. ... Previous Career Coach pieces by Russell: ‘Good networkers keep it simple’ [Aug. 21] and ‘assessing a leader's narcissism’ [Aug. 14] republished by Los Angeles Times, others and quoted from in “political socialization” blog Just Above Sunset

ValueWalk - Aug. 28 - Professor of the Practice Charles Olson gives oil pricing factors and implications. Read

CNN Money - Aug. 27 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, on Donald Trump's appeal to the electorate: "One of the reasons he is winning votes is he's talking about the macro issues that so frustrate many Americans and seem so blatantly unfair." Read

CCTV America - Aug. 26 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, says volatility to endure in tightly coupled, multipolar global economy. Watch (scroll down) ... Related: CKGSB Knowledge [Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business] interviews Gupta for “Global Megatrends Shaping Our World.” Read/watch and Gupta quoted by Voice of America on China-government stock intervention: “Government intervention preventing China stock market investors from learning their lessons.”

Washington Post - Aug. 26 - Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives growth strategy for email marketing company Gold Lasso. Read ... Previous Business Rx column advice from Fine: strategy for startup and its app for preventing errant text messages [Aug. 12] Read

MBA Today - Aug. 25 - Senior Associate Dean of Learning Joyce Russell on the significance of the recent White House summit addressing women in business education: “Drawing more women into the pipelines of business schools can change our companies and get more women into higher levels in our firms. With more women in C-level positions and on boards, our firms will truly be representative of the U.S. population.” Read ... Related: Maryland Daily Record announces Russell appointment as Smith’s first associate dean of learning. Read ... Originating announcement at Sys-Con Media, others

Washington Post - Aug. 24 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes commentary titled “Unicorns and other venture capital myths.” Read

Huffington Post - Aug. 22 - Adjunct professor and former FBI executive Lauren Anderson, who teaches leadership- and law enforcement-related courses, guest blogs about the value of women serving in law enforcement. Read

Washington Business Journal - Aug. 21 - P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on defense contractors advertising to the public to build brand support that translates to congressional support: “It can often be a pricier way to go, but if a company feels that there is profit potential, they may spend a bit more money to get the customer. If a company gets a contract, it can tie advertising to part of its acquisition cost and do the calculations to make sure the returns - in this case, quite large - are worth the investment.” Read

Pension Funds Online - Aug. 20 - Finance professor Russ Wermers comments on classifying stocks by their geographic source of revenue. Read

The Exponent [Purdue Univ. student newspaper] - Aug. 20 - Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner’s study into solo consumerism is featured. Read

U.S. News and World Report - Aug. 20 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on Google-Alphabet reorganization strategy: “It’s unreasonable to expect [Larry Page] to be making the final call on products across a portfolio as wide-ranging as Google's had become. You can't have two dozen or more business units reporting to one person. It's not manageable." Read ... Also at Yahoo Finance

Washington Post - Aug. 19 - Dingman Center Associate Director Holly DeArmond gives startup strategy to men’s fashion-tech startup. Read

GOBankingRates - Aug. 16 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on market timing in the context of mistakes to avoid in starting a stock portfolio: “Some investors lose money right off the bat by trying to make a quick score through market timing - the theory that you can profitably buy and sell by predicting future stock movements. “Unexpected events having either a positive or negative impact on a company, industry or sector are virtually impossible to anticipate.” Read ... Related guest blog by Kass at Investing.com and ValueWalk ... Also at Investing.com, Guru Focus and ValueWalk: Kass guest blogs about Berkshire Hathaway adding $450 million stake in Charter Communications.

Financial Times - Aug. 14 - Dean Alex Triantis on MBA-student/program resourcefulness: “We will have one MBA student working with a PhD professor in science or engineering to develop a technology and find out how we can commercialise it. This kind of integration enabled one MBA student to develop a 3D image identification system recently, which could be adapted to manufacturing and defence companies... In the MBA class, many students want to be in the entrepreneurial sphere and see the business school as a good opportunity to get experience of starting a business.” Read

Philadelphia Tribune - Aug. 14 - “Four student-athletes from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation recently attended the Snider Enterprise and Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program at the University of Maryland in College Park. The five-day immersion experience invited high school students to discover the power of the human mind to create value through enterprise and markets.” Read

The Australian - Aug. 14 - Albert “Pete” Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, comments on China stock market crisis’ effect on Australian market sectors. Read ... Related coverage by International Business Times

U.S. News and World Report - Aug. 13 - Senior Associate Dean of Learning Joyce Russell on 'questions female MBA applicants should ask': "[Applicants should also ask about how many women are in senior leadership positions for the school] ...People follow role models. Smith has pledged to make women 50 percent of its MBA student women by 2020. If women students and applicants don't have role models, it's very difficult for them to say, 'Well,​ this school understands my issues.'" Read ... Related coverage by The Diamondback.

Australian Financial Review [via Sydney Morning Herald] - Aug. 13 - Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance Albert "Pete" Kyle’s recommendation for high frequency trading policy is reported: “[Kyle] is one of many academics that views high frequency trading or HFT as performing a useful service but functioning like a tax on investors. He believes the ‘most logical’ solution for markets is the random processing of orders, rather than options such as a minimum resting time or batch auctions. Read ... Related coverage at Traders Magazine, John Lothian News

ValueWalk - Aug. 12 - Finance professor N.R. Prabhala’s research into predicting mutual fund manager effectiveness is profiled. Read

Huffington Post - Aug. 12 - Marketing professor Liye Ma on his research into the effect of companies Tweeting responses to customer complaints: “It’s still worthwhile to respond to complaints, because the net effect is still effective. [People] are more likely to complain because they expect the company will help [them] more.” Read ... Related coverage at Techyaya (Aug. 28)

Marketwatch/PR Newswire - April 12 - Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization, assumes role of Academy of Management president. Read ... Related coverage at IT Briefing.net, Baltimore CityBizList, Maryland Daily Record, Washington Business Journal, others

Washington D.C. CityBizList - Aug. 11 - Marketing professor Jie Zhang on the rebranding of all Target stores as “Target,” regardless of size or format: “Many retailers, including Target, are pursuing an omnichannel strategy that blurs the lines between online and traditional shopping. They’re probably hoping to create a consumer perception that all Target stores, regardless of their format, can serve consumers’ needs.” Read

Statesman Journal - Aug. 11 - Peter Morici, gauges current indicators related to a potential Fed interest rate hike. Read ... Also in Statesman Journal, Morici column calls for gas tax hike to pay for federal highway trust fund. Read

CCTV America - Aug. 11 - Peter Morici, professor international business, comments on the likes of Netflix’s employee-leave policies: “In the tech sector where you have a cadre of capable and innovative people committed to teamwork, there’s going to be social pressure not to take too much and to take some, at least, so you don’t become a bore at work by not recharging your batteries. In that type of environment it works.” Watch

U.S. News and World Report - Aug. 11- Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass says Berkshire's Precision Cast Parts deal not indicative of Buffett confidence in airline industry: “Buffett's investment in Precision Castparts is specific to the company. In fact, at recent Berkshire annual meetings, he has expressed his skepticism about investing in airlines. Berkshire does not own any airline stocks in its equity portfolio.” Read ... Also at Yahoo Finance. Related coverage at Omaha World-Herald

Chicago Tribune – Aug. 10 – Report titled "MBA programs strive to enroll more women" opens with "[The gender diversity issue] reached a boiling point of sorts early this year when a major program called itself out. The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, with its percentage of female MBA students at about 32 percent, declared in March a goal of 50 percent women enrollment by 2020." Read … Related coverage in July-August 2015 BizEd 

Economic Times – Aug. 9 – Marketing professor Liye Ma's study and finding that social media customer service can trigger a chain of complaints is profiled. Read … Related coverage at (e) Science NewsScienceDaily, PsychCentralFood Navigator, others

GoodCall  – Aug. 7 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, on popular college degrees:  "Those who major in business administration have a combination of a variety of skills in management, marketing, budgeting, etc., and in a swiftly-changing business environment, this blended skill set is very attractive to employers." Read

Bloomberg Business – Aug. 7 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Berkshire Hathaway's quarterly report affected by an insurance-industry slump: "The property-and-casualty insurance industry certainly occasionally takes large hits. What matters is how you do over time." Read  ... Republished by Washington Post, others ... Related coverage at Sydney Morning Herald, others

Top MBA – Aug. 7 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell, representing Smith among 'Top business schools signing gender diversity pact at the White House': "Drawing more women into the pipelines of business schools can change our companies and get more women into higher levels in our firms," Read  ... Related coverage by  Business BecauseCityBizList  Maryland Daily Record, others

Customer Think – Aug. 5 – Smith's Center for Excellence in Service is cited for supporting a study measuring success factors in software product development. Read  

Washington Post – Aug. 5 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives mid-launch software strategy to a startup serving nonprofits' regulatory-filing needs. Read  … Additional Business Rx/Elana Fine subjects:  greeting card kiosk startup [July 28] and a photo-video app developer [July 14]

Toronto Sun – Aug. 4 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, says Republican candidates 'not named Trump' must position themselves "as champions of ordinary folks" in forthcoming Republican presidential debates. Read ... Related: Morici discussed topic Aug. 6 on Fox News' Fox and Friends  

BBC Radio – Aug. 4 – Peter Morici on China's stock market crisis: "[China stock exchange is] fairly closed and 'clubby' with not a lot of the shares trade." Listen … More economy commentary: Minimum wage-increase implications at Bankrate; latest jobs report at Washington Times; quoted on the 'real unemployment rate' at AlterNet; and 'China market-meddling will weaken global economy' op-ed at Toronto Globe and Mail

WalletHub – Aug. 3 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi gives advice for first-time homebuyers. Read

Business 2 Community – Aug. 1 – Blog references and links to UMD public policy professor and Center for Financial Policy senior fellow Phillip Swagel's Smith Brain Trust commentary countering Hillary Clinton's assertion that quarterly capitalism threatens the U.S. economy. Read … Also at BusinessPundit … Related coverage by ValueWalk, Phil's Stock World, others.

July 2015

Washington Post – July 30 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes "How to hire a president." Read … Additional Career Coach pieces by Russell: "How to train to be a world-class athlete in business" [July 23 - Also at Standard Examiner] and "Why you shouldn't be happy with 'yes' people [July 15 - Also at Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, others]

Huffington Post – July 30 – Professor Cristian Dezso's 'hidden negative quota for women in top leadership' research is referenced: "If a woman holds one of the top five executive positions at a company, the chances of a second woman being appointed in those ranks falls by 51 percent. Getting a second woman promoted is far more difficult, let alone attaining a critical mass or majority."  Read  … Related coverage by Glass Hammer, Washington Business Journal and Louisville Business First

Knowledge@Wharton – July 30 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments on innovation helping emerging markets: "[Indian companies like Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services] basically came from nowhere over the last 20 or 30 years [and changed the face of the IT industry]." Read 

Tnooz – July 30 – Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science P.K. Kannan's research into online travel sites' billboard effect' on hotels is highlighted. Read    

BisNow – July 30 – Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb on tech bubble signs: The rise of the Nasdaq has mostly been in six stocks: Amazon, Google, Apple, Netflix, Facebook and Gilead Sciences, according to a recent Wall Street Journal story. They continue to thrive, but other companies with high valuations are struggling with certain hurdles… Read

GoodCall – July 29 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, on an MBA degree's value: "We're developing more strategic areas at the MBA level. There is a heightened emphasis on analytics across functional levels. MBA students learn how to navigate these complex organizations in ways that they don't at an undergraduate level. Google and other companies are hiring candidates with an MBA because they are focusing on these analytical skills." Read 

Time Magazine – July 28 – Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner's research into solo consumerism is highlighted: "[T]he researchers write 'Consumers worry that if they engage in [hedonic] activities alone, observers will infer that they could not find friends to accompany them," as one of the reasons for not doing stuff independently.'"  Read 

Air Cargo Week – July 28 – Supply Chain Management research fellow Lisa Harrington's findings into improving cold cargo supply chains are detailed. Read  

American Banker – July 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on Bank of America delegating stress oversight to HR executive Andrea Williams: "On the face of it, it's a head-scratcher to see an HR person put into that role." Read

Baltimore Business Journal – July 27 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments on Colfax Co. revenue growth ahead of its CEO transition. Read

Economic Times – July 27 – India-release of information systems professor Sunil Mithas' Tata-chronicling book published by Penguin and retitled 'Making the Elephant Dance' is featured. Read … Related coverage by Business Standard  (interview), Asian News International, 4-Traders and Calcutta Telegraph 

CheatSheet – July 26 – Blog profiles management professor Marko Pitesa's research on male job candidate attractiveness. Read  … Related coverage at CareerMag.com

Business Standard – July 25 – Management professor Hui Liao's study and findings into 'gender faultlines' negative effect on organizations is featured. Read ...  Related coverage at ScienceNewsLine, Phys.org, others

Christian Science Monitor – July 24 – Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing, on Converse's Chuck Taylor interior redesign: "In this improvement, I think Converse is trying to address the biggest problem with the shoe – its lack of comfort – while still retaining the look that is so dear to its customers."   Read  ... Also at Business Insider

Kiplinger – July 23 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments [paraphrased] for "6 Best Buffett stocks to buy now": "Buffett is usually looking for out-of-favor companies that are selling at a discount to their intrinsic value. He expects those bets to pay off in a matter of years—sometimes decades." Read Also at ValueWalk, Jewish World Review, others

BBC Radio – July 23 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on the Greece bailout, more. Listen   ... 'Greece Bailout' op-ed at Calgary Sun, others ... Related comments on News Channel 8's News Talk with Bruce DePuyt … Fox Business channel commentary by Morici covers U.S.-government spending (July 23), cost of a college degree (July 21), China gold hoarding (July 17) and Donald Trump's presidential candidacy  (July 16)

WalletHub – July 22 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd delves into the economics of NASCAR and its Brickyard 400. Read

4Traders – July 22 – 'Groupon effect' research by information systems professor Anand Gopal, PhD student Jorge Mejia and marketing professor Michael Trusov is featured. Read  

Forbes India – July 21 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship comments on China-India economic ties. Read 

CNBC – July 20 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes "Bull market not done yet" op-ed: Read (via Yahoo Finance) … The Hill publishes Morici op-ed on currency manipulation; Morici writes about  Iran nuclear deal and "Raise the Gas Tax, Congress" at the Baltimore Sun and 'Greece Parliament Should Reject Bailout' at The Street with related comments at U.S. News and World Report

Sydney Morning Herald – July 17 – Joyce Russell Career Coach column "Why you should never check email on Sunday evenings" is republished. Read  … Also at the Chicago Tribune, others.

Wall Street Journal – July 16 – UMD public policy professor and Center for Financial Policy senior fellow Phillip Swagel coauthors op-ed: "Investors heed the fed at their peril." Read 

ValueWalk – July 16 – Information systems professor Anand Gopal's study into 'mass shootings' effect on gun stocks' is featured. Read 

The Diamondback – July 16 – Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research Ritu Agarwal's study finding linking Craigslist to high HIV rates in areas new to the site is featured. Read

U.S. News and World Report – July 15 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on timing the stock market: "Unexpected events having either a positive or negative impact on a company, industry or sector are virtually impossible to anticipate. By contrast, the antithesis of market timing, which is a buy-and-hold strategy, is likely to succeed." Read … Also at Yahoo Finance, others 

Poets & Quants –July 13 – MBA grad Nadine Payne is quoted on 'Most surprising things about business school.' Read  

Seeking Alpha – July 13 – David Kass, clinical professor of finance, profiles "The Stellar Kraft Heinz Board of Directors." Read  ... Also at Investing.com as "Extremely Bright Outlook for Kraft Heinz," ValueWalk, GuruFocus, others

WJLA ABC-7 – July 12 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, comments in a panel discussion on a national security scare due to technical glitches at the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal and United Airlines. Watch … Aberman comments at Federal Times regarding federal agency challenges associated with 'balancing fast acquisitions with fair competition'

Pharmacy Choice – July 12 – The study "Vocal Minority and Silent Majority: How Do Online Ratings Reflect Population Perceptions of Quality" by Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research Ritu Agarwal and professor Gordon Gao is featured. Read

Los Angeles Times – July 11 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor and department chair Martin Dresner on his research into baggage fees' impact on airline passenger demand: "Still, the overall time it takes to load and unload planes seems to be cut by having passengers check fewer bags. Since there is less checked baggage, the turnaround time for aircraft can be reduced." Read ... Republished by Gulf News Aviation, AviationPros, Global Traveler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, stuff.co.nz [New Zealand dailies], Brisbane Times... Related coverage at Tourisme Plus Magazine [Quebec, French-language], Australian Traveller, others … La Provincia covers separate Dresner study [July 28] into global airline competition

Washington Post – July 10 – Accounting professor Nick Seybert on his study 'CFO Narcissism and Financial Reporting Quality': CFOs who "fall very high on signature size often presided over pretty bad accounting."  Read … Related coverage in separate June 15 Wall Street Journal pieces, here and here; Washington Business Journal  (republished by Baltimore Business Journal); CNBC Power Lunch (not archived); Maryland Daily Record;  Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal; WRAL TechWire (Raleigh, NC); Accounting Web (from Thomson Reuters); and CFO Magazine  

Wall Street Journal – July 8 – Marketing professor Bill Rand's op-ed cautions about automakers seeking copyright law to rein in car tinkerers, aftermarket shops. Read … Excerpted by the Washington Post (scroll down)

Washington Post – July 8 – Vice Dean Joyce E.A. Russell discusses the "art of negotiating in the workplace" and more in an online chat with readers. Read

Bloomberg TV – July 8 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, discusses the BRICS Summit and China's fragility. Watch … Related China stock crisis comments by Gupta at CCTV

Yahoo News – July 8 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on RadioShack's "demise": "RadioShack was ultimately doomed by a confluence of events: changing consumer habits (more time spent on mobile phones meant less time for hobbies and other gadgets) and the seismic shift to e-commerce. The retailer also made mistakes: It was slow to exploit online channels and it shifted its focus away from the items that fueled its once-explosive growth —chargers, batteries and other consumable electronics." Read

BBC Radio – July 8 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, explains Germany's jeopardy from a Greece euro exit contrasts China-US stock-crisis effects: "Chinese businesses are much more dependent on the banks than the stock market for funding, and the CEOs don't get fired immediately when stocks go down." Listen … Related Morici op-ed on Germany's stake in the Greece financial crisis at the Baltimore Sun , CNBC, others.

Fortune – July 8 – Management professor Evan Starr on Hawaii banning tech worker "non-compete" clauses: "You can definitely make the argument that if a ban [on noncompetes] is going to apply to tech employees, why not for low wage workers as well?" Read  

Associated Press [via CBS News] – July 6 – Center for Financial Policy Executive in Residence Bill Longbrake on the Greece bailout referendum's "no" outcome:  "Markets have ignored consequences for the rest of the euro monetary union up until now, but the Greek 'no' vote probably changes this, which could now result in investors worrying about what happens to other weak peripheral countries." Read

CNBC – July 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes why "Greece should say no" [ahead of July 5 "no" vote to extend Greece's financial bailout]. Read ... Also posted at Fox News, South Florida Sun Sentinel, others.  Related coverage: Op-ed quoted by Huffington Post; BBC Radio and NPR

American Banker – July 1 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about "The Next Challenge for Risk Officers."  Read ... Related Rossi essay, "Balancing Art and Science in financial Risk Management," at The Clearing House

June 2015

Washington Post – June 30 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes about "Why you should never check email on Sunday evening" in a Career Coach piece. Read.

MBA Programs.org –June 30 – Assistant Dean of Executive Programs Gary Cohen comments as part of a Smith online MBA program profile: "The differentiator is that our online MBA students can receive their degree from a business school that is highly ranked and respected in the United States." Read

The Street (from PR Newswire) – June 30 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, on the slowing hiring process:  "The kinds of jobs that are booming are jobs that take lots of judgment and creativity. They're harder to hire for and so they take longer."  Read 

Duluth News Tribune – June 29 – Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner's LA Times 'Bowling Alone' op-ed about solo consumerism is republished. Read ... Also at the Waterbury Republican American, The (Oregon) Bulletin and Janesville (Wis.) Gazette ... Related coverage at BlogHer and Richmond Times Dispatch

Harvard Business Review – June 29 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, writes about "Why Xiaomi can't succeed without India." Read  

Business Radio (Sirius XM) – June 28 – Management professor Brent Goldfarb says the California labor ruling that Uber drivers are employees, as opposed to contractors, is a red flag that Uber's popularity can help overcome. Listen

New York Times – June 27 – Information systems professor Anand Gopal,  connecting his research (Traders, Guns and Money") into gun stock prices to the recent Charleston, S.C. mass shooting: "Other, deeper factors prevail, and it's obvious that guns are very popular in much of America and that there has been a lot of money made selling guns." Read    

Washington Post – June 25 – Management professor Nicole Coomber gives time-management insight:    "Sometimes we get stuck in the middle of a major change in our lives and we do have a compelling vision. Creating a small win is a tried-and-true way to move forward with a big change or big project." Read

Washington Post – June 25 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell gives advice for managing a hectic work pace in a Career Coach piece, "Ready to jump off the treadmill?" Read 

Today's Medical Developments – June 25 – Supply chain management professor Tom Corsi gives "5 reasons U.S. manufacturing isn't dead." Read

BBC Radio – June 25 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses the Greece debt crisis and other global-economic developments. Listen

Washington Post – June 24 – Smith faculty share and comment on summer-reading picks. Read … List also featured by  ValueWalk (from professor David Kass' blog), Information Management (slideshow), Fort Worth Business, Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner, others

Journal of Commerce – June 23 – Supply Chain Management Center Senior Research Fellow Lisa Harrington releases white paper with solutions to improve cold-cargo handling of medical and life science materials. Read ... Related coverage at Lloyd's Loading List, others

WJLA ABC-7 –June 21– Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman discusses the California labor ruling on Uber and more.  Watch

CNBC – June 21 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship, writes that India's 'Make in India' manufacturing initiative can benefit from "lessons from China." Read  … Related: Gupta on CCTV discusses China-U.S. talks and related tensions concerning the South China Sea.

Health Management – June 23 – DOIT professor Gordon Gao on a study ('How Do Online Ratings Reflect Population Perceptions of Quality') coauthored with faculty colleague Ritu Agarwal: "A very high score in patient satisfaction is not wholly connected with clinical quality. If you want to use the online ratings to infer how good a doctor is clinically, take them with a grain of salt." Read … Also at Science NewsLineMedical Xpress

Bloomberg Business – June 19 – Father's Day-themed profile of female CEOs quotes Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Cristian Dezso in reference to his 2012 'Fatherhood and Managerial Style' study:  "A switch seems to go off in a male CEO's mind when he has children, and especially a daughter, making him more appreciative of women."  Read … Also at the Economic Times (India), others

Bloomberg Business – June 19 – Finance Professor Russ Wermers' study "Seasonal Asset Allocation: Evidence from Mutual Fund Flows" is profiled. Read

Washington Post – June 18 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes Career Coach piece on "how to provide support when a colleague suffers a loss." Read

Washington Business Journal – June 19 – Information systems professor Anand Gopal on newer and pricier restaurants escaping a negative "Groupon effect" based on research with Smith PhD student Jorge Meija and marketing professor Michael Trusov: "If you think about a new restaurant trying to raise new customers, most customers don't tend to draw very strong quality observations from a new restaurant offering discounts." Read ... Related coverage by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, Food and Food Equipment News ,  Pizza MarketplaceQSR Web, others.

Enterprising Investor – June 18 – Blog reviews finance professor Russ Wermers' 2012 book "Performance Evaluation and Attribution of Security Portfolios." Read  

Washington Post – June 17 – Dingman Center executive in residence Brice Leconte gives Business Rx-column advice to a real estate startup. Read

GoodCall – June 17 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, comments on "hot graduate degrees" for the job market: "Managing money and handling financial risks are crucial to an organization's success. Those who have a master's degree in business administration have a combination of a variety of skills in management, marketing, budgeting, etc., and in a swiftly-changing business environment, this blended skill set is very attractive to employers." Read 

National Review – June 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on whether green upgrades to buildings are saving energy: "I think [the buildings] are probably greener, but they're probably not as green as they're supposed to be. A lot of this technology doesn't work out as planned." Read   

Fox Business – June 16 – Peter Morici weighs in on "How Donald Trump will Impact the GOP Primary." Watch 

WJLA ABC-7 – June 14 – Peter Morici discusses potential Metro funding cuts, Twitter's CEO stepping down and consumer spending in a Washington Business Report segment. Watch … Related: Morici op-ed at Breitbart on 'globalization curbing the Fed'

CNN Money – June 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on the Trans Pacific Trade Pact: "…simply a bad deal for ordinary Americans" because of "downward pressures on wages and worsened income inequality." Read  … Related Morici op-ed at Omaha World Herald, others.

Washington Post - June 10 - Gerald Suarez, professor of the practice in systems thinking and design, on managing fear: "When embarking on a new task, it tends to seem scarier than it actually is… Think back to two or three years ago. What important decisions were you facing then? What fears were associated with making those decisions? What decisions did you make? What were the outcomes? Were the fears justified?" Read

Fortune Magazine - June 10 – New MBA grad Nadine Payne contributes to "The Most Important Lessons for MBAs":  "Core skill building aside, the biggest lesson from business school has been realizing the importance of emotional intelligence to becoming a leader. This concept was emphasized [in] class after class and through speaker series and many esteemed campus guests…" Read

US News and World Report - June 10 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank:  "We're offering the world market access and democracy, and the Chinese are offering the world cash. It's the old story: Does the girl marry for love or for money? Nation-states tend to marry for money, unless they feel an existential threat." Read

Money Magazine – June 9 – Logistics Business and Public Policy Associate Professor Cristian Dezso's study, 'Is There an Implicit Quota on Women in Top Management,' is referenced in "7 Myths about Women Debunked." Read … Related coverage by Washington Post [republished by Los Angeles Times]

Baltimore CityBizList – June 5 - Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge, organized by CHIDS for Maryland high school and college student competitors, is recapped. Read

Times of India – June 3 – Ritu Agarwal,  Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems and CHIDS founding director, on her study 'Matching Platforms and HIV Incidence': "HIV prevention efforts tend to focus on the highest-risk populations, such as the economically disadvantaged, but public-health officials should be aware that online platforms may be 'changing the game." Read …  Also published at Yahoo News, India Today, Kashmir Times, Business Standard, others… Related coverage by Medical News Today  HealthCanal, Infection Control Today, others.

Washington Examiner – June 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on a hypothetical Bernie Saunders presidency: "These are time-worn left-wing proposals. Each one of them is unrealistic and in combination would result in the U.S. becoming a country like Greece. As it is, we are doing somewhat poorly because we have moved in this direction, just not quite as far." Read

Breitbart – June 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about slow jobs growth factors. Read … Related column on employment numbers at Fox News (and commentary on Fox Business Channel) … Quoted in Washington Times

May 2015

Investor's Business Daily – May 29 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that cash payouts to shareholders boosts the economy. Read ... Also at The Street, Baltimore Sun, others … Column quoted by Boston Globe 

Washington Post – May 29 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell gives Career Coach-column advice for transitioning to civilian life. Read   

Los Angeles Times – May 29 – Rebecca Ratner, professor of marketing, writes op-ed based on her solo-consumerism research. Read  ... Republished by Naples (Fla.) Daily News and Buffalo News… Related coverage: Richmond Times-DispatchMinneapolis Star TribuneDayton Daily News (column behind paywall from Daryn Kagan blog), iL Post (Italy), O Tempo  (Brazil), IOL (South Africa), Sydney [Australia] World Herald and others.

Federal News Radio – May 29 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, participates on "Government overlooks diamonds in its own backyard" panel. Listen

Washington Post – May 28 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives marketing strategies for an apparel startup. Read

Statesman Journal – May 28 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the "Fed's tough journey to higher interest rates." Read ... Also at Fox News, others

WJLA ABC-7 - May 24 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses Computer Sciences Corp., splitting into publicly-traded companies, in a Washington Business Report segment. Watch

BBC Radio – May 24 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on the FIFA scandal and other, current issues for a Business Matters edition. Listen 

US News and World Report – May 21 – David Kass, clinical professor of finance, on options for "investing in American" stocks: "Look at markets that are flourishing by geography. Washington, D.C., is always stable, for example. For real estate, you want stable incomes and steady growth." Read  ... Also at MSN Money, Community Bank Insight, others

Washington Post - May 20 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives client-building advice to a school supply startup. Read

WJLA ABC-7 - May 20 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, on the Exelon-Pepco merger, among other topics in a Washington Business Report segment: "[It] will not hurt consumers, but it will lead to fewer jobs, as the goal of the merger is efficiency." Watch 

Capital News Service (via CityBizList) - May 19 - Il-Horn Hann, associate professor of information systems, on D.C.-area food trucks exemplifying entrepreneurs facing a social media-marketing learning curve: "The problem small businesses have is that they might not have the background to engage in social media in a consistent level that would make a difference in the long run." Read  

Baltimore Sun - May 19 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes column linking U.S. foreign policy to slow economic growth. Read ... Also at Providence Journal, others ... Related Morici op-ed addresses "Fixing income inequality without the minimum age" at Breitbart, others 

Investing.com – May 18 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, reviews first-quarter changes to Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio. Read Also posted by ValueWalk. Related guest blog, Market Response to Berkshire's Portfolio Changes at Investing.com, also posted by ValueWalk.

MainStreet – May 18 – A study coauthored by professor and CHIDS co-director Gordon Gao finds "no evidence online physician ratings are associated with clinical quality measures and a "small" association between ratings and patients' experience." Read … Republished by Philly.com, others

Poets and Quants – May 16 – Smith's Nadine Payne is profiled among "2015 Best MBAs." Read ... Related coverage of Payne in Yahoo Finance's "The best & brightest MBAs in the class of 2015."

Federal News Radio – May 15 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses the Defense Department initiative to build tighter connections tighter with Silicon Valley as part of a new technology offset strategy. Listen … Related Washington Business Journal guest blog by Aberman

BBC Radio – May 15 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses global economic issues making news through an hour-long Business Matters episode. Listen

Federal Computer Week – May 14 – Smith Executive Programs' launch of a 360-feedback tool for federal employees is highlighted. Read ... Entire announcement posted by Yahoo News, Bloomberg Business, Marketplace/American Public Media, others.

Washington Post – May 13 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine advises a coffee startup in a Business Rx column. Read

CNN – May 12 - In an "India and China: Friends, Foes or Frenemies" op-ed, Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy & Globalization writes: "Given the ongoing slowdown in the domestic economy, Chinese infrastructure companies are eager to pursue opportunities abroad… India easily emerges as the largest and fastest growing opportunity." Read … Also at BombayNews.net, others

South Florida Sun Sentinel – May 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that Congress should pursue a currency manipulation amendment, among conditions, in a bill giving President Obama fast-track negotiating authority on the Pacific Trade Pact. Read … Related Morici-topic reference at American Thinker

CNBC – May 8 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes op-ed, "Fewer jobs, strong dollar put Fed in an awkward corner." Read … Related: Morici's 'four-step plan to revive the U.S. economy' is published by the Charleston Post and Courier.

Bloomberg Business – May 7 – A Smith Center for Financial Policy-hosted financial reform conference, "The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Financial Reform," is highlighted among "Week Ahead" events. Read

Washington Post – May 6 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell addresses summer workplace attire in a Career Coach column. Read

Washington Post – May 6 – Dingman Center Entrepreneur in Residence Hal Shelton advises a start-up founder on building a viral marketing campaign to lure more customers. Read

Outlook Series – May 6 – Information systems professor Sunil Mithas on a recently launched product success index he helped produce on behalf of Smith's Center for Excellence in Service: "More and more companies are recognizing that software products can create touch points with their customers that had not previously been possible." Read

CBS This Morning – May 5 – Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner discusses her research into solo consumerism. Watch … Related coverage by CBS Radio News [via WTOP], WNYC via Public Radio International, NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me!, CNN [online], Washington Post, The Atlantic, Esquire, Mother Nature Network, Country Living, Cosmopolitan, Examiner, lifehacker, KPCC Radio Los Angeles, KCBS Radio San Francisco, Art of Non-Conformity [blog], Philippines Daily, Reddit, Miss Adventures, Notable, The Joint, Role Reboot, Newser, Baby Boomers, Moxie Lady, Adele Horin, Most Latest News, Brit + Co [Blog of do-it-yourself community/e-commerce company founded by Brit Morin, known as Silicon Valley's "geek-chic answer to Martha Stewart."] and KEYC Mankato, among several local-television newscasts

Washingtonian – May 4 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine and adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman are recognized as 2015 Tech Titans in the "Dealmaker" category. Read

Beat the GMAT – May 3 – The Smith School is highlighted among Bloomberg Business' most student-endorsed schools. Read … Related coverage at Baltimore CityBizList

USA Today – May 3 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell is quoted in an overview of essential jobs skills for college grads: "Incorrect grammar, spelling and language usage can make a very bad impression. Using an informal style — relying on abbreviations, not using punctuation and failing to capi­tal­ize — does not come across as professional." Read

Des Moines Register via USA Today – May 2 – Clinical Associate Professor of Finance David Kass is interviewed about "Who will Succeed Buffett" in a report connected the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting: "Kass believes both Abel, 52, and Jain, 63, would excel as Berkshire Hathaway's next leader, and could make a great combination — Jain leads companies that spin off lots of cash, and Abel likes to put it to work in new acquisitions." Read … Republished by several Gannett-owned dailies… Related: Kass contributes to the Des Moines Register's "5 can't miss events at Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting."

Omaha World-Herald – May 2 – Clinical Associate Professor of Finance David Kass is interviewed on Berkshire Hathaway's "small tweak" to measuring results: "Kass said the massive undeclared value of Berkshire subsidiaries that doesn't appear on the balance sheet makes the new comparison valid. 'I think most shareholders appreciate it. And it's not like the other comparison went away.'" Read

Network for Business Sustainability – May 2 - Center for Social Value Creation Assistant Director Sara Herald on a Smith-co-piloted community wealth-building practicum serving West Baltimore: "As such, worker-owned cooperatives "promote a broader ownership of capital. They leverage anchor institutions for community benefit, contribute to local economic stability, build skills and opportunities, and contribute to community pride and stewardship." Read

April 2015

Wall Street Journal - April 30 - Clinical Associate Professor of Finance David Kass on Berkshire Hathaway's post-Warren Buffett prospects: "Ted Weschler and Todd Combs, the two stock pickers Mr. Buffett hired a few years ago as part of his succession plan, have performed well for most of their time at Berkshire." Read

Washington Post – April 30 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives insight to building a viral marketing campaign in a Business Rx piece. Read

Entrepreneur – April 29 – Smith's Center for Excellence in Service (via information systems professor Sunil Mithas) is credited for co-developing a Product Development Success Index showing that culture, feedback, communication, staffing, collaboration and time-budget focus drive product development success more than any other factors. Read ... Reposted at Yahoo Finance, others. Related coverage at Baseline and Software Development Times, which quotes Mithas: "The importance of being able to successfully build new software products will only continue to grow as consumers interact with companies more and more through digital touch points."

ValueWalk – April 29 – Associate Professor of Information Systems Anand Gopal's research into how mass shootings affect the stock market performance of gun manufacturers in a paper titled "Traders, Guns and Money" is profiled. Read

Breitbart – April 28 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, details four factors into why "America doesn't grow": "baby drought," "dumbing down education," "vanishing startups and small businesses" and "evaporating edge in basic research." Read ... Related column on "slow growth and inflation risk complicating Fed plans" at Buffalo News, Breitbart, others.

New York Magazine – April 27 – Coverage of marketing professor Rebecca Ratner's findings, from her "Inhibited from Bowling Alone" study, that consumers consistently underestimate how much they could enjoy, solo visits to theaters restaurants and other leisure venues. Read ... Related coverage by Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live [full segment], The Guardian, Slate, askmen, Big Think, (Pakistan) Daily Times, Miss Adventures, others

Salon – April 24 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Cristian Dezso discusses his study "Is There an Implicit Quota on Women in Top Management?" Read ... Related coverage by The London Telegraph, Levo League, The Daily Mail, ScienceDaily, The Week, Boston Globe, Glamour Magazine , Huffington Post , Business Insider , WBAP Radio-Dallas News Radio (April 19 discussion topic), others.

Bloomberg Business – April 24 – From current rankings data, Smith is profiled as the second-most endorsed business school by students: "Students repeatedly mentioned the intimacy of Smith's campus community and said the school boasted "hands down, far and away, the nicest, friendliest MBA program in the country. None of this 'tear down your classmates so you look good' crap. We are family, and we are each other's biggest fans." Read ... Related coverage by Poets and Quants ... Additional Bloomberg Business MBA rankings analysis: Smith sixth in black student representation.

Bloomberg Business – April 23 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the potential impact of new Attorney General Loretta Lynch: "Given her background and some of the mortgage-fraud cases that she's prosecuted up in New York, I would expect that she's not going to back away from what's already on the table." Read ... Republished by the Chicago Tribune, National Mortgage News, others ... Related coverage by Mortgage Professional America

Baltimore Sun – April 23 – Final results of the Cupid's Cup business competition, staged by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, are recapped. ... Related coverage at DC Inno, Yahoo News, others

BBC Radio – April 23 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, gives insight to global economy developments through an hour-long Business Matters edition. Listen ... Same-day Statesman Journal op-ed on how "GOP should answer Hillary."

Harvard Business Review – April 22 – Management professors Myeon-Gu Seo and Kay Bartol overview their research into "Why Certain Managers Thrive in Tough New Jobs While Others Get Fed Up." Read ... Republished by Australian Financial Review, others.

Institutional Investors Alpha – April 20 – Finance professors Russ Wermers' and Alberto Rossi's findings into hedge funds capitalizing on company information via Freedom of Information Act requests is profiled. Read

Chicago Tribune – April 20 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on Warren Buffett's dividend philosophy: "Buffett likes receiving dividends, not paying them." Read ... Republished by Orlando Sentinel, Tulsa World, others

NPR – April 20 – Marko Pitesa, associate professor of management and organization, discusses his research into how physical attractiveness factors into male-candidate hiring decisions. Listen ... Related coverage by Black Enterprise Magazine, Fusion, Palm Beach Post and Phoenix Business Journal

WJLA ABC-7 – April 19 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses with Associated Press reporter Josh Boak topics including Obama's international trade negotiations and the potential for economic recovery in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Watch ... Related: Washington Times column on the Fed and interest rates and The Hill commentary on Pacific Trade Pact policy.

Baltimore Business Journal – April 17 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine on the Cupid's Cup business competition's significance to UMD: "The university's ability to put on a competition of this scale and attract business leaders with such star power to participate as judges raises the university's profile in entrepreneurship. Read

Washington Post – April 17 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes Career Coach column "When 'managing up' don't forget those down 'below.'" Read

Baltimore Sun via Bloomberg Business – April 14 – Brent Goldfarb, professor and academic director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, on the likes of Uber and Lyft "scoring a win in the Maryland legislature": "This is a win for Uber. Putting in front of them an extra regulatory hoop or two to jump through isn't going to restrain them much. The basic model is approved." Read

Washington Post – April 14 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine, in a Business Rx piece, advises a health-care startup seeking to woo investors. Read

TMCnet – April 10 – A Smith undergraduate team of Jack Rupple, Ashley Jager, Michael Barnett and Bridget McManus finishes first in the Wake Forest University School of Business Marketing Analytics Summit. Read

US News and World Report – April 9 – Shelbi Brookshire, senior director of EMBA recruiting, contributes to report targeting prospective EMBA students: "About 25 percent of [Smith's] EMBA curriculum looks at innovation and entrepreneurship." Read

Wall Street Journal – April 9 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on Citigroup risk executive Brian Leach's retirement: "He came in during one of the darkest days of Citi's existence and helped to turn that around and make risk management a priority for the entire organization, which was saying a lot." Read

Washington Post – April 8 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell answers reader questions in a Career Coach online chat. Read

SHRM News – April 8 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of career services, comments on campus-recruiting strategy for hiring firms: "Kudisch also emphasized the value of getting input directly from educators: 'Professors know better than anyone how students compare to their peers and how well they can apply sought-after skills.'" Read

CNBC – April 8 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on Iran-China oil trade talk implications: "With negotiations going on, this [talks between Beijing and Tehran] will be presented as an investigatory discussion—but one that puts pressure on [U.S. President Barack] Obama to make a deal." Read ... Related commentary at The Hill ... Related Morici op-ed at CNBC online, others.

Washington Post – April 8 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine, for Business Rx, advises virtual reality startup Machine Elf Software Inc. Read

Wall Street Journal – April 7 – Cristian Dezso, associate professor in the Logistics, Business and Public Policy department, on his research into women as underrepresented in top management positions: "It might very well be the case that male top managers just want to check a box – there is no more effort, no more mentoring, to appoint a second woman to the top management team. They are one and done." Read ... Related coverage by the The (London) Telegraph ("Big Business Listen up: Wome aren't your PR Playthings," The Daily Mail, ScienceDaily, others.

ValueWalk – April 7 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, guest blogs about Berkshire Hathaway's Axalta stake. Read

WJLA ABC-7 – April 5 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses the region's employment and more in a Washington Business Report roundtable segment. Watch

Omaha World Herald – April 5 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the pluses of a national sales tax replacing the federal income tax. Read ... Also at the (Charleston, S.C.)Post and Courier, others.

Washington Post – April 2 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes about "The importance of being transparent at the office" in a Career Coach column. Read

Maryland Daily Record - April 1 - Associate Dean for the Office of Executive Programs Gary Cohen discusses executive education at Smith in a special publication titled Higher Education Report. Read (Page 5)

Washington Post – April 1 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine advises a mobile accessories startup in a Business Rx feature. Read

DCInno – April 1 – Smith School April Fools Day messaging is highlighted. Read

ValueWalk – April 1 – Professor Emeritus of Finance John Haslem reviews the book, "The Incredible Shrinking Alpha." Read (scroll down)

March 2015

Fox Business Channel – March 31 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses trend of older U.S. job seekers "returning to work, but earning less." Watch ... Related comments in Bankrate report on U.S. wages, employment ... Related Morici op-ed at The Street, others.

Washington Post – March 29 – Nicole Coomber, professor of management, gives a parent's perspective in a piece exploring "quality-over quantity" regarding time focused on children. Read ... Republished by the Chicago Tribune, others.

Capital Gazette – March 29 – Bill Longbrake, executive-in-residence, on wealthy individuals starting family-based foundations: "It helps them make decisions together, while also establishing a legacy for the family name. The other motivation, quite frankly, would be that foundations are favored from a tax point of view." Read.

DoD (Dept. of Defense) Buzz – March 27 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman on the significance of developing a business-friendly defense contracting system: "There's clearly a need for contract reform and a willingness to use some existing methods in new ways." Read

BBC Radio – March 26 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on global economy developments, including implications of Saudi Arabia attacking Houthi rebels in Yemen, in hour-long Business Matters episode. Listen

Washington Post – March 26 – Gerald Suarez, professor of the practice in systems thinking and design, writes Career Coach piece "To win in the future, you need to first imagine it." Read

Sparkol – March 25 – VideoScribe blog explores Smith Brain Trust production of whiteboard animation that disseminates Smith thought leadership. Read

Washington Post – March 25 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine advises a sports startup on building its customer base: "Change your event mix of weekend and weekday events to see if either generates higher attendance. Because you are focusing on a student audience, you might be able to stick to higher ticket price events during the weekends vs. shorter, lower-priced, weekday events." Read

American Journal of Transportation – March 25 – Lisa Harrington, senior research fellow for Smith's Supply Chain Management Center, provides five solutions for an automotive industry talent shortage from her research supporting a DHL white paper. Read ... Related coverage by Global Logistics Media, others.

Federal Mortgage Magazine – March 25 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on factors signaling the Fed to raise interest rates: "For several years now, borrowers have enjoyed low rates across the whole range of maturities, and this has distorted asset markets and economic growth by encouraging excessive investment and borrowing in some activities at the expense of others." Read

Yahoo News – March 23 – Judges and finalists are announced for the Dingman Center-organized Cupid's Cup Business Competition. Read ... Related Huffington Post piece references Smith and Cupid's Cup as part of UMD's 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship.

Wall Street Journal – March 20 – Russ Wermers, professor of finance and Center for Financial Policy director, on low fees as criteria for selecting a mutual fund manager: Many funds that outperform over a short period struggle to repeat the feat in the long run. Figuring out which manager got lucky and which manager has skill is tough. "It's incredibly difficult to judge the quality of a fund ahead of time." As a result, lower costs generally put investors in a stronger position to log higher total returns, which include price changes and dividends. Read

Washington Times – March 20 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that "neo-isolationism may prove America's last reasonable choice." Read

Sparkol – March 18 – VideoScribe blog, "How to turn an infographic into video," profiles Smith Brain Trust-produced whiteboard animation, "Where money comes from" narrated by expert-source and Center for Financial Policy assistant director Kristen Fanarakis. Read

Yahoo News – March 18 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that "strong dollar, sluggish growth weighs against Fed raising interest rates." Read ... Also at Orange County Register, others … Related discussion with AP's Josh Boak extending to Iran sanctions and Starbucks' 'race together' campaign on WJLA ABC-7's Washington Business Report.

Washington Post – March 18 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of The Ed Snider Center for Markets, writes op-ed titled "Why, ethically, you should stop bashing business." Read

Federal News Radio – March 17 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses the newly announced CIA digital innovation initiative and its potential for contractors. Listen

Buzzfeed Business – March 12 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, on United's and Delta's frequent flyer program overhaul to reward spending over miles: "Everybody has their own self-interest in this. Some might spend more to get the more expensive ticket, especially if it's on someone else's dollar. But this could alienate the leisure traveler who has the potential to become a high-value customer, someone lower in the business world, and what matters is a customer's potential lifetime value." Read

Washington Post – March 12 – Elana Fine, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship managing director, gives advice on "handling advice" to food and wellness startup Kitchology. Read

Washington Post – March 11 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell gives "tips for women who want to start a business" in a Career Coach column. Read ... Republished by Columbia Daily Tribune, New Zealand Herald, others

US News and World Report – March 10 – Piece linking online degrees to career gains highlights Smith's online MBA program: Michael Micai, who works as an IT manager in Philadelphia, says his company's management has responded enthusiastically to his pursuit of an online degree through (the Smith School). "They're giving me new tasks to take advantage of what I'm learning – and while I'm learning – from my business information analytics courses. I'm expanding into more strategic tasks including managing team projects and building metrics and reports." Read

Washington Times – March 11 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on an FHFA probe of Fannie Mae auditor: "They're going to inspect their own work, their friends and supervisors. It's just not what you do. It's like having the students write and grade their own exams." Read

TMC News – March 10 – Information systems professor Sunil Mithas on a newly created software product success index supported by Smith's Center for Excellence in Service: "More and more companies are recognizing that software products can create touch points with their customers that had not previously been possible." Read

Associated Press – March 9 – Phill Swagel, Center for Financial Policy academic fellow and UMD public policy professor, regarding a call for the Obama administration to bar China from keeping its currency value artificially low: "Be careful what you wish for." Read

CrimProf Blog – March 8 – Research by Assistant Professor of Accounting Jim Stahair on "Proportionality and Punishment" is highlighted. Read

Baltimore Sun – March 8 – Smith marketing professors Hank Boyd and Roland Rust weigh in on Rams Head brand damage from voyeurism scandal. Read Originally published by Capital Gazette.

New York Times – March 8 – Research findings by Assistant Professor of Accounting Nick Seybert and PhD student Charles Ham that signature size correlates with CEO narcissism supplements "Bosses Who Love Themselves." Read … Republished by Australian Financial Review, others

CUNY on Economy – March 7 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on slow auto sales: "Bad weather is one reason why sales dropped. But, we might soon be at the point where people don't have the same appetite for new cars like they had after the end of the recession. Luckily for auto companies, we're seeing a shift towards trucks and it's making up the difference in revenue because they cost more." Read

Fox Business - March 6 - Peter Morici, professor of international business connects President Obama's policies and the U.S. jobs report to lagging prospects for the middle class. Watch ... Related Morici column at Breitbart, others

Money Morning – March 6 – Professor of Information Systems Hank Lucas on cloud computing as a long-term, viable stock: "Anybody who is starting a business today would probably want to do it starting with cloud services. You don't have to worry about managing technology itself. You have to worry about your applications, but that's only a small fraction of what a typical IT shop has to do…" Read

NFL.com – March 5 – Hank Boyd, clinical associate professor of marketing, on teaching current and former players in the March 8-11 NFL Boot Camp: Consumer Products: "As an educator, I am honored to assist NFL Player Engagement in this worthwhile endeavor which enables players to transition into viable entrepreneurial pursuits." Read

Baltimore Sun – March 5 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman chair in strategy, globalization and entrepreneurship, on Baltimore-based R2i digital acquiring the largest marketing services agency in Silicon Valley: "Technology today has become so ubiquitous and so accessible, and increasingly less and less expensive, there is a huge opportunity for technology creators." Read

Washington Post – March 4 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine advises a toy-maker startup on attracting investors in a Business Rx column. Read

Talent Management Magazine – March 4 – Research by Christine Beckman, associate professor of management and organization, reveals internal performance comparisons lead to risky job behavior. Read ... Republished by Chief Learning Officer; related coverage by Phys.org

Bisnow – March 4 – Monte Carlo Night, the benefit gala staged Smith MBA and MS students is recapped. Read (scroll down).

Wall Street Journal – March 2 – WSJ selects David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, to expand on a passage from Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders in "Annotating the Oracle." Read … Kass discusses Buffett's potential successor on CNBC's Squawk Box Asia [via Reuters] and commented on Buffett's letter for a series of reports by the Omaha World Herald [included with a Buffett-CNBC-interview recap at ValueWalk in this Smith Brain Trust's overview of Kass' Buffett-letter coverage]

Bank Rate – March 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on January 2.2-percent U.S. wage increase: "Wages were up for one month -- that does not make a trend -- and pushing up wages does not necessary create more jobs. ReadFox News op-ed about slow employment growth and related discussion on Fox Business channel.

February 2015

Baltimore Sun – Feb. 28 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, comments on Maryland regulators targeting Uber. Read Republished by the Orlando Sentinel, others

Washington Post – Feb. 27 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes Career Coach piece, "Why do bosses fail sometimes." Read

BizEd Magazine – Feb. 27 – Smith's Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets is profiled among "New Centers & Facilities." Read

Orange County Register – Feb. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about Islamic extremism's policy implications. Read

Fox Business – Feb. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, says cheap gas, other factors driving shoppers from dollar stores to J.C. Penney, other higher-premium retailers. This plus other economy discussion. Watch ... Morici writes about ""Five Things to Know about the Fed Raising Interest Rates" at The Street, (Charleston, SC) Post and Courier, others.

Kiplinger – Feb. 27 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of business, on Warren Buffett and investing strategy: "Buffett likes companies that return cash to shareholders." Read … Republished by Nasdaq and Jewish World Review

American Banker [via National Mortgage News] – Feb. 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi – from congressional testimony about FHA oversight: "We have extraordinary amount of model risk and (lowering the premiums)would extend the timing of when the fund would be in compliance with the statutory threshold." Read … Related coverage by NewsMax, full testimony at InsuranceNewsNet

BizEd Magazine – Feb. 26 – "Yelp as Prophet" [in March-April 2015 edition] profiles research by Smith professors Shawn Mankad, Anand Gopal and PhD student Jorge Mejia into predicting restaurant closure via online-review text analysis. Read … Related: Brand-enthusiasm index designed by Mankad, Gopal and Mejia is cited in MSN Money slideshow, '10 [restaurant] Brands to Watch.'

InTheCapital – Feb. 25 – Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship announces Cupid's Cup semifinalists to compete at Under Armour. Read … Related coverage by Technically Baltimore, Nibletz.com, Marketwatch/PR Newswire, others

Legal Theory – Feb. 25 – Blog post summarizes and links to an Iowa Law Review-published essay on "Proportionality and Punishment" by Jim Staihar, assistant professor of accounting. Read

Bloomberg Business – Feb. 24 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on taxpayer-funded Freddie Mac running bonds: "They need to be unwinding the portfolios as soon as they can. To get an organization staffed up for the purposes of ongoing trading activity runs counter to the intent. I have a real problem with that." Read

The Hill – Feb. 24 – Phillip Swagel, Center for Financial Policy academic fellow and UMD public policy professor, writes op-ed, "Time to stop manipulating the debate on currency." Read

Fox Business – Feb. 23 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses proposed rules to prevent financial advisors' potential conflict of interests. Read

Tadias Magazine – Feb. 22 – Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, on leading Nairobi-based African Economic Research Consortium – recently rated as the world's most transparent think tank: "[AERC] is a think tank plus," he said, "with multiple arms, including research, collaborative graduate training, and policy outreach with heavy emphasis in capacity building." Read

Baltimore Sun – Feb. 20 – Gerald Suarez, professor of the practice in systems thinking and design, on the sage-wisdom value from a recently published biography of chicken magnate Frank Perdue: "Books like this offer valuable insight to the student in a business school who has no clear insight on what it really takes to be an entrepreneur. The narrative of a success story can really prepare a student who needs a little inspiration." Read

Washington Post – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes Career Coach column, "The value of keeping an eye one ethics." Read

ValueWalk – Feb. 20 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, guest blogs "Berkshire buys German apparel and accessories company." Read

Washington Post – Feb 19 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell on the Smith School's "50/50 by 2020" pledge to increase MBA enrollment by women. "For decades now, when women go into workplaces, they have to accommodate to the workplace that exists, one that's built around the organization man. If more women were at those higher levels, they'd understand that the workplace can accommodate the people coming in." Read … Related coverage by InTheCapital, Maryland Daily Record, iSchoolGuide, Sys-Con Media, others

Diamondback – Feb. 19 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, is introduced as chair of UMD's new Flagship 20/20 Commission to meet budget challenges and generate new revenue. Read

Industry Edge – Feb. 19 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, from "5 ways to lose a customer forever": "Make it part of your process to engage the customer. Ask, 'What can I do to make your experience better?'" Read

Investing.com – Feb. 18 – David Kass guest blogs about the market effect of Berkshire Hathaway's portfolio changes. Read … Also published by ValueWalk

BBC Radio -– Feb. 18 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses implications of economic sanctions against Russia. Listen

Washington Post – Feb 18 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives focus-sharpening advice to an event-manager startup. Read

The Street – Feb. 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, in op-ed writes "free trade is undermining American prosperity." Read … Republished by Orange County Register, others.

Federal News Radio – Feb. 17 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, discusses President Obama's cybersecurity executive order and FAA drones guidelines. Listen

Daily Times (Maryville, Tenn) – Feb. 17 – Editorial reviewing FAA position on delivery-drone testing quotes P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science. Read

WTTG Fox-5 – Feb. 16 – Accounting professor Leslie Mostow discusses income tax fraud. Watch

Consumers Digest – February 2015 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, on airlines investing in Wi-Fi for in-flight entertainment: "... if airlines relied solely on Wi-Fi to deliver in-flight entertainment to customers, it wouldn't work well, because Wi-Fi connection could be spotty, particularly on international flights." Read

USA Today – Feb. 16 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on proposed FAA rules for commercial drones: "The proposed rules are a stepping stone for coming up with policies for how delivery drones are going to operate. I don't think the U.S. government wants to stifle (a) business that is really going to take off." Read … Republished by The Tennessean, Louisville Courier Journal and other Gannett news outlets.

International Business Times – Feb. 16 – Sandy Boyson, research professor and Supply Chain Management Center co-director, on the newly announced Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center: "…But it's crucial for private industry leaders – in addition to state legislators – to pursue a similar real-time response capability." Read

WJLA ABC-7 – Feb. 15 – Peter Morici, professor of International business, discusses Greece debt, D.C. employment, and surplus gas money on Washington Business Report, Watch … Morici discusses U.S. oil worker strike Feb. 10 on Fox Business Channel's Willis Report (video not available), writes at the Orange County Register that a "Greek revolt (against the euro) is long overdue" and writes about radical Islam and Western policy at Breitbart.com.

Hindustan Times – Feb. 14 – Adjunct marketing professor Gaurav Bhalla's novel "The Curse and the Cup" is listed among "(Cricket) World Cup 2015 Books You Must Read. Read … Related: ESPNcrcinfo reviews work.

Washington Post – Feb. 13 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes "Mentors matter, but women need sponsors in high places." Read

WAMU Radio – Feb. 11 – Il-Horn Hann, associate professor and co-director of the Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy, discusses restaurants experimenting with "premium" table reservations on the Kojo Nnamdi Show: "This opens new customers to the restaurant, which may lead to organic word-of-mouth either through social networks or personal connections." Listen

Washington Post – Feb. 11 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives customer-messaging advice to a cloud-based goal management and coaching startup. Read

US News and World Report – Feb. 11 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, comments on General Motors and Johnson & Johnson as among "consumer stocks to watch." Read

Washington Post – Feb. 9 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine writes about "Five things to consider when entering a business competition." Read

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 8 - Sara Herald, assistant director of the Center for Social Value Creation, on a collaborative CSVC-UMD School of Social Work consulting project that identified five potential startups in west Baltimore "The students conducted a market and financial analysis, they analyzed the findings, looking for things like profitability, job creation and workforce development." Read

WJLA ABC-7 – Feb. 8 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses D.C.'s proposed cyber campus, job numbers and the Purple Line on Washington Business Report. Watch

CNBC – Feb. 8 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that Greece, other South Eurozone states, suffer under the euro. Read … Related Morici commentary at African American Conservatives (via blogtalkradio)

The Indian Diaspora – Feb. 7 – Sunil Mithas, professor of information systems, discusses his research and book, Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars. Read

Phys.org – Feb. 6 – Findings are featured from a 'Scarcity Polarizes Preferences' study by marketing professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Rebecca Ratner: "When people perceive a bunch of items to be scarce, they choose relatively more of their favorite item…" Read … Also posted at Science Week, Jersey Tribune, others.

Ed Tech Digest – Feb. 5 – Chris Gleeson, Smith IT manager of messaging and collaboration, writes about Smith's "transition to the cloud" using Google apps. Read

AARP the Magazine – Feb. 5 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on gold as an investment option: "Gold is an emotional investment, and not one that I would recommend for those approaching retirement or in retirement. The price of gold can drop as quickly as it can go up." Read

Washington Post – Feb. 4 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell answers reader questions in a Career Coach chat. Read

ValueWalk – Feb. 4 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, guest blogs a review of Warren Buffett's Fox Business interview. Read

Diamondback – Feb. 3 – CHIDS Deputy Director Kenyon Crowley comments on the Smith/CHIDS-hosted June 4 Innovate 4 Healthcare Challenge targeting Maryland high school and college students. Read ... Related coverage by the Maryland Daily Record (print only)

ValueWalk – Feb. 3 – Research into hedge funds taking advantage of Freedom of Information Act information, by finance professors Russ Wermers and Alberto Rossi, is featured. Rossi: "It's a case of unintended consequences." Read ... Related coverage at Evestment, others

Yahoo News – Feb. 2 – Sharon Strange Lewis, director of graduate alumni relations, on Smith's March 5 Women Leading Women seminar: "While the number of females in management positions is growing, women still have fewer role models and mentors than men." Read

January 2015

BizEd Magazine – Jan.-Feb. 2015 – Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Marketing Rebecca Ratner on Smith's Critical Thinking Night for undergrads: "Recruiters tell me, 'We need people who can communicate clearly and think through a problem in a systematic way.'" Read

Investor's Business Daily – Commentary by Peter Morici, professor of international business, supplements report on proposal to tax U.S. companies' foreign earnings: "These overseas profits accumulated over years aren't just sitting in a bank, but have been re-invested in operations." Read … Related Morici column at The Street

Financial Times – Feb. 1 – Research by Professor of Finance Russ Wermers is referenced in piece suggesting "the death knell" is premature for active portfolio management: "For example, a study by (Wermers) and Tong Yao … found that stocks owned heavily by index funds 'exhibit more long-term pricing anomalies.'" Read

Orange County Register – Jan. 31 – David Godes, associate professor of marketing, on social media's effect on Super Bowl ads: "Super Bowl ads today magnify how social media now is driving TV content. Over the past decade, with the advent and growth of Facebook and YouTube and Twitter, we've gone from the content on TV driving social media actions to more of a bi-directional relationship." Read

CFO Magazine – Jan. 31 – Report details Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Assurance Emanuel Zur's findings into U.S. multinationals repatriating $12 billion yearly tax free. Read ... Related coverage at FierceCFO, others

Yahoo News – Jan. 30 – Executive Education activity through the Smith School grows by 22 percent - triple its industry's average - in 2014. Read. Posted at The Street, others outlets.

Annapolis Capital Gazette – Jan. 29 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of entrepreneurship, comments on municipalities targeting Uber: "I don't expect Uber to change their behavior because Annapolis makes them illegal. Uber's strategy is to let it play out and they think they'll win because of demand. They won't change their behavior at all." Read

CBS News – Jan. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, says "Blizzard of 2015" hit low-wage earners hardest. Watch ... Marketwatch ranks Morici (Forecaster of the Month for March) as third among economic forecasters for 2014 … At CNBC, Morici writes U.S. should do better than a 2.6-percent GDP.

ABC News – Jan. 26 – Peter Morici proposes Greece dump the euro: "As the Federal Reserve raises rates this summer, the impact on mortgage rates will be more limited because of the uncertainty over the euro." Read … Morici, discusses same topic, other global economy issues on BBC Radio … Related Morici column at Washington Times, Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), Providence Journal, others

Washington Post – Jan. 25 – Center for Financial Policy Assistant Director Kristen Fanarakis' "Invest It" column for the Capital Business section advises "When investing, know what you don't know." Read

Fiscal Times – Jan. 23 – Commentary by Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi is referenced in report on "unintended consequences of Obama's (proposed) tax cuts": "Another potential consequence of this proposal is that it could make it tougher for consumers to borrow if banks restrict their own borrowing activity to avoid the tax. That could impact home-buying activity." Read … Republished by MSN News, Yahoo Finance, others.

The Morning Consult – Jan. 22 – Kristen Fanarakis, assistant director of the Center for Financial Policy, writes "Maybe Retail FX Investors Need a Nanny." Read

Orange County Register – Jan. 22 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes quantitative easing "won't save moribound Eurozone." Read ... Also published at Fox News.com, Providence Journal, others

India Education Digest – Jan. 21 – A report, "Stellar leadership, long-term focus key to building corporations," recaps panel discussion on Tata Group strategy led by Sunil Mithas, professor of decisions, operations and information technologies, and based on his book, "Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars." Read ... Republished by Business Digest and EFY (Electronics For You) Times ...

Marketwatch/PR Newswire – Jan. 21 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, proposes and answers "Five questions about China's latest GDP growth report." Read

Federal News Radio – Jan. 20 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship, discusses Department of Defense-contracting opportunities for innovative small companies. Listen … Aberman comments at Elevation D.C. on cybersecurity challenges facing area startups

New Jersey Star Ledger – Jan. 20 – Consulting project by Smith undergrads supporting ongoing Superstorm Sandy recovery in Jersey Shore communities is highlighted: "The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will help with that effort, with students in a new consulting fellows program creating a social media strategy for the teams to follow." Read

Blogrige (NIST/Dept of Commerce blog) – Jan. 20 – Research supporting the book "Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars" by Sunil Mithas, professor of decisions, operations and information technologies, is profiled for citing the "Baldridge Criteria for Performance Excellence" as a Tata Group foundation for success. Read

The Hill – Jan. 18 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes that "Obama should revive Fannie and Freddie on its own." Read

WJLA ABC-7 – Jan. 18 – Peter Morici, professor of the practice, discusses proposed mandatory family leave on Washington Business Report. Watch

Washington Post - Jan. 18 – Center for Financial Policy Assistant Director Kristen Fanarakis advises Capital Business section readers on "Tips for getting your savings off to a good start." Read

BBC Radio – Jan. 15 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, weighs in on rumors of a Samsung purchase of Blackberry and other global economic stories. Listen

Sentinel & Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.) – Jan. 15 – Opinion piece on 'Finding business ideas' references the Small Business Success Index co-produced by Smith's Center for Excellence in Customer Service. Read

Christian Science Monitor – Jan. 15 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in opposition to President Obama's tuition-free community college proposal, supported by actor Tom Hanks -- as reported here. Read ... Morici quoted in related Oregonian story ... Related Morici op-ed at Washington Times, others

Business 2 Community – Jan.14 – Janet Wagner, professor of marketing and director of the Center for Excellence in Service, commenting on Facebook's controversial Year in Review feature in "5 Loyalty Lessons From the Biggest Customer Experience Headlines In 2014": "Customer service is a very personal thing, not an algorithm." Read

Orange County Register – Jan. 12 –Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that "France must abandon its pell-mell accommodation of immigrant cultures that threaten French civilization." Read ... Also published by Washington Times, Statesman Journal, others.

Bankrate – Jan. 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on low fuel prices: "Remember, inflation is largely low due to low oil prices, and those can't fall much further. Come spring, we will be looking at a very different landscape." Read … Morici quoted on same topic at Forbes … Related op-ed at the (Charleston) Post and Courier

Washington Post – Jan. 11 – Capital Business section features text of Smith School winter commencement remarks ("If you want to get ahead, lead") by speaker Ron Paul, real estate investor and EagleBank chief executive. Read

Marketplace Radio – Jan. 9 – Peter Morici, professor of international business says: "So many people have dropped out of the labor market" despite the declining U.S. unemployment rate. Listen. Related Morici column at Washington Times, others. Related commentary on Fox Business (link-Willis Report)

Seeking Alpha - Jan. 6 - David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, writes about the stock-picking performance of Berkshire Hathaway's Todd Combs and Ted Weschler.Read ... ValueWalk references and links to same commentary ... Also published at Guru Focus.

Wall Street Journal – Jan. 5 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on NetJets labor unrest and ownership implications for Warren Buffett: "Perhaps this is standard posturing between labor and management, but it does appear to be getting more contentious. "And Buffett has said perpetual money or labor problems would be two reasons to exit a company." Read … Related coverage, quoting Kass, at ValueWalk

National Affairs Journal – Jan. 5 – Research by Russ Wermers, professor of finance and Alberto Rossi, assistant professor of finance, on "The Freedom of Information Act and the Race Towards Information Acquisition" is highlighted. Read

International Educator Magazine – Jan.– Feb. 2015 - Rebecca Bellinger, director of global learning, on project-based learning trending upward in study abroad programs: "This not only provides a great resource for clients, or whomever you're working with abroad, typically in the developing world, but it also allows students to build a portfolio of skills that they can bring into interviews." Read (Page 44)

Review Trackers – Jan. 4 – Profiled is research by Assistant Professor of Business Analytics Shawn Mankad, Associate Professor Anandasivam Gopal and doctoral student Jorge Mejia that proposes a software method to predict restaurant success or failure via text mining online customer reviews. Read

Baltimore Sun – Jan. 4 – VC-in-residence and venture capital and ethics professor Mark Grovic, writes "Youth incarceration: bad ROI." Read

Business Insider – Jan. 2 – Dean's Professor Emeritus of Leadership and Motivation Edwin Locke on goal-setting in 2015: "Beefing up your emergency fund can be a fantastic financial resolution. But if you simply think, 'I'll save more money next year,' it might never actually happen. Instead, decide exactly how much you'll resolve to put aside each month." Read

Fox Business – Jan. 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, says stocks could soar by another 25 percent in 2015. Watch ... Related column at The Street, others

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