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Smith School In the News: 2018

Jan 02, 2019
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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 2018

Bloomberg Law – Dec. 28 – Accounting professor Tharindra Ranasinghe comments in “Microsoft, CVS to Explain How Worker Pay Factors into CEO’s”: “Right now, it’s hard to figure out who the worker is unless the company specifically talks about it, and they’re not required to talk about it”…Most companies took a less-is-more approach to the first round of disclosures and Ranasinghe says they’re likely to do the same in 2019.

Recconomics – Dec. 28 – Logistics Business and Public Policy adjunct professor Carlos Alvarenga’s Reconn Reader blogpost highlights articles in the past seven days reflecting a global view of economics, business and society, from the likes of Wired, Bloomberg and The Economist.

Washington Post – Dec. 27 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for "Tech Stocks Have Sold Off Sharply -- Is It a Blip, or Something More?": “There’s the psychology of the market, maybe even an element of panic entering investment decisions…I still think technology stocks remain the leaders because that’s where the growth is, but valuations have come down, as they should have.”

Techonomy – Dec. 28 - Adjunct finance professor Ryan Guttridge contributes to “2019 Market Predictions: Apple and Amazon Bounce, China Caves”… Previous Guttridge-Techonomy contribution: “What Tech Investors Get Wrong about Privacy.”(Dec. 17)

Washington Business Journal – Dec. 24 – Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes about ‘Lessons local leaders learned this year.’ Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: ‘Erosion of optimism is cause for concern’ (Dec. 13), ‘Why data breaches like at Marriott so common’ (Dec. 6).

Media Post/Marketing Insider – Dec. 21 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd describes “2018’s Marketing Hits and Misses.”

GARP Newsletter – Dec. 21 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes “The FDIC’s Obsession with Brokered Deposits is Misplaced and Outdated.” Also at GARP (Dec. 14): Rossi comments for “A Fresh Look at Three Lines of Defense”: Big-bank standards tend to filter out to other segments of the industry, but [Clifford Rossi] says that smaller banks and credit unions “have struggled with implementing” the three-lines framework…

Federal News Radio – Dec. 21 – Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman discusses innovation in government contracting, with Precise Software Solutions founder Zhensen Huang as part of the What’s Working in Washington series.

20 Minutes (France newspaper) – Dec. 20 – Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments for “Has the bitcoin bubble exploded in 2018?”: With a question that inevitably arises: were we facing a bubble, and it exploded this year? "Yes and yes, without hesitation," says Brent Goldfarb, a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, co-author of Bubbles and Crashes In mid-2017, we entered the phase of "irrational exuberance," an expression used by the former boss of the American Fed Alan Greenspan in the 90s. "In technological bubbles, we often see extreme optimism about the speed of change and its inevitability," says Goldfarb.

WAMU – Dec. 20 - Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman gives input to “How Amazon Could Usher in Big Changes For Washington’s Tech Industry”: …The local tech sector is generally constrained to the lesser-known world of government contracting. Amazon could help change that, Aberman says, even if it doesn’t actually design mass-market products like the Echo here.

WalletHub – Dec. 19 – Associate Clinical Professor of Finance Elinda Kiss gives personal finance-based do’s and don’ts of New Year’s resolution-making.

Poets&Quants – Dec. 19 – Maryland Smith (with a 4.20 average) is highlighted among the top five schools for “Average High School GPAs at the Top B-Schools.”

Forbes – Dec. 17 – Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudy Lamone Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, writes about ‘Three games tech CEOs play with protectionism.’ Previous Agarwal-Forbes column: “Don't Be Evil: Crisis of Consciousness Puts Googliness at Stake” (Dec. 6).

CEO Magazine - Dec. 17 – Management professor Jennifer Carson Marr gives “11 Tips to Avoid Office Party Pitfalls.” 

ValueWalk – Dec. 14 –Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass describes ‘Stocks to watch in 2019.’

Washington Post – Dec. 14 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for “A Year After Their Tax Cuts, How Have Corporations Spent the Windfall?”: Companies also increased research and development spending by 34 percent, to nearly $175 billion, in the first three quarters of this year…“The tax cut was very worthwhile for business,” said David Kass.

Washington Post Express - Dec. 12 - “Want to Get a Job at HQ2? These Local Graduate Programs can Help” highlights, via input from logistics professor Thomas M Corsi, Maryland Smith’s graduate programs in supply chain management as a source for filling Amazon H2Q jobs.

ClickZ – Dec. 6 – Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan, in a guest piece, writes about “The impact of Increased Amazon Presence in Digital Advertising.”

MBA Crystal Ball – Dec. 3 – Assistant Dean of MBA and MS Admissions Cliff McCormick, in a Q&A, gives insight for prospective students, via “Questions to ask College and University Representatives.”

Her Campus - Dec. 2 - Finance lecturer Michael Padhi describes a potential paradox of expansion by College Park fusion restaurant The Board and Brew: “If the expansion makes everyone more prosperous, then I would expect greater property values, and property tax revenue to rise. But, I could also imagine that an expansion could make a city less desirable to live in, which could reduce property values.”

November 2018

Virginian Pilot/Hampton Roads Business Journal – Nov. 30 - Career and executive coach Rachel Loock writes “Questions to ask Before Joining a Nonprofit Board.”

Washington Post - Nov. 30 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass gives a long-view perspective for ‘Microsoft overtakes Apple’Technology and capitalism take their toll, said David Kass…“Of the original 12 stocks in the Dow Jones industrial average in 1896, only General Electric survives today — just barely” … And in time, “Apple and Microsoft will also be eclipsed.”

Poets&Quants - Nov. 30 - Clinical Professor of Accounting Progyan Basu and Logistics Business and Public Policy Professor of the Practice Charles Olson are featured among “Favorite Professors Of Executive MBAs” – based on a testimonial comments from Maurice Andrew Malcolm, ’18.

Washington Business Journal - Nov. 29 - Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes “A milestone gives me a moment to reflect,” regarding his What’s Working in Washington podcast’s guest-expert insights for career and enterprise growth… Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: ‘We won Amazon, but there’s work to do’ (Nov. 15), ‘Gen. McChrystal’s view of leadership’ (Nov. 8).

ValueWalk – Nov. 29 – Management and entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch describes General Motors’ Aggressive Retrenchment and Reboot Strategy. Republished by TalkMarkets.

American Journal of Transportation – Nov. 29 – Maryland Smith’s Supply Chain Management Center is helping lead an initiative by UMD researchers and Resilinc, Inc., to create a climate change risk index of supply chains. Also reported at Inside LogisticsPhys.orgUMD Right Now and Science Magazine.

MIT Sloan Management Review – Nov. 26 – From essay “Think Critically About the Wisdom of Experts”: In a Strategic Management Journal article, my coauthor [Maryland Smith management and entrepreneurship professor] Brent Goldfarb and I estimate, very roughly, that about 20% of the research findings in business management are based on little more than random noise

Techonomy - Nov. 26 - Adjunct finance professor Ryan Guttridge contributes to ‘Why FAANGs Are Down As Smartphone Boom Wanes’ op-Ed.

Washington Business Journal - Nov. 23 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi on what disappearing bank branches mean for small business: “It’s a high-touch, look-the-borrower-in-the-eyes and look-at-what-their-needs-are sort of thing,” said Rossi. “A lot of times, there is no substitute for being able to understand what small business owners’ needs are and what their market penetration is, [information] that you can’t get any other way than having somebody with a local presence.”

Associated Press - Nov. 21 - Kathryn Bartol, Robert H. Smith Professor in Management and Organization, on factors into a “Maryland Tech Company Pays Employees to Volunteer”: "It's a chance for the employees, for people in the company, to kind of engage with each other and sometimes break down silos," Bartol said. Coordinated activities are more the trend among other businesses, Bartol said, because it helps make their community service more visible. "It's more attractive for companies to do things that help them be helpful, and be seen as helpful in the community.” Also published by U.S. News & World Report, the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Baltimore Sun and others.

Reconomics - Nov. 21 - Logistics, Business and Public Policy adjunct professor Carlos Alvarenga writes “Why Work Should Not Define You.”

Analytics Magazine - Nov. 20 - Bruce Golden, the France-Merrick Chair in Management Science, is awarded the George E. Kimball Medal, from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), for distinguished service to the Institute and to the profession of operations research and the management sciences.

Federal News Radio - Nov. 19 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman hosts an expert panel on What Amazon’s HQ2 really means for Virginia. Go to What’s Working in Washington for additional, such podcasts.

Tadias - Nov. 15 - Lemma Senbet, the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, discusses the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund, an initiative he is organizing.

Kiplinger - Nov. 15 - A ’10 Stocks Buffett is Buying and 6 he’s Selling’ slideshow quotes Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass from his previous analysis on “Warren Buffett abandoning Walmart.”

Forbes - Nov. 15 - Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship,

writes “Why Amazon Runs Toward Government with HQ2.” Also at Forbes, Agarwal authored “Caravan To Nowhere: Five Fallacies That Stall Immigration Discourse” (Nov. 12).

Maryland Today - Nov. 15 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass describes How Amazon HQ2 Will Affect the Region—Including UMD.

Globe and Mail - Nov. 14 - Bank of America Professor of FinanceRuss Wermers' research is highlighted by coauthor Lisa Kramer at the University Toronto in "Financial Markets Can Suffer the Blues, Too”: …Contributions in and out of mutual funds vary over the course of the year in a manner consistent with these seasonal fluctuations in risk preferences. In the fall, when many investors are shunning risk, they tend to be directing their dollars toward relatively safe mutual funds, and then in the spring, when investors’ taste for risk rebounds, capital flows lean toward riskier mutual funds.

Change This - Nov. 14 - Mindful Leadership Lecturer Laurie J. Cameron guest blogs The Key to Resilience? A Positive Outlook.

Poets&Quants - Nov. 13 – Professor of Business Law Leigh Anenson is recognized and profiled as a 'Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professor.'

DC Inno - Nov. 13 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman weighs in on Amazon H2Q in Greater Washington.

BFM 89.9 (Malaysia’s "The business station”) - Nov. 8 - In a “Big Solutions for Globalizing the World” segment, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship Anil K. Gupta discusses China’s influence, the effects of globalization and the rise of artificial intelligence in business.

ValueWalk - Nov. 8 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass explains What the Midterm Election Means for Stocks. Previously from Kass at ValueWalk: ‘5 Highlights of Berkshire Hathaway’s Third Quarter Report’ (Nov. 3)

Times Higher Education - Nov. 7 - G. Anand Anandalingham, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science, on why ‘B-School Research Should Focus on ‘Big Issues’: “I think the research agenda [in business schools] is too narrow and too focused on what the corporate world can do in the next year or two, we’re not working on the big issues,” [Anandalingham] told the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ annual conference. “We need to capture the imagination of the public at large. If you show what you’re doing is topical and relevant, money will come in.”

Garage to Goliath - Nov. 6 - Podcast features Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship, discussing ‘Entrepreneurship v. Intrapreneurship and Why We Need Leaders in Both Arenas.’

Diplomatic Courier - Nov. 6 - Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship Anil K. Gupta weighs in on applying ethics in artificial intelligence, via "A.I. for Good": "Engineers should receive a core ethics training. Similar to how business students must take core ethic classes during their undergraduate and graduate degrees."

American Banker – Nov. 5 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi on ‘Citi keeping the CEO and Chairman Roles Separate’: Corbat can focus more of his attention on improving the company's financial results. "They've done a ton of work over the past 10 years to right the ship, and Corbat should be very pleased with his performance… Still, he added, keeping an independent chairman on board also sends the message that Citi's turnaround, following its near-collapse during the crisis, isn't quite finished.

Maryland Public Television - Nov. 5 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd discusses the power of political advertising in an election eve edition of MPT News’ Direct Connection.

New York Magazine - Nov. 5 - Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship Anil K. Gupta on How China Drove Out Mister Softee“The foreign companies that are still very welcome in China are the ones that bring technology or know-how” that China hasn’t developed on its own, Gupta said. “If you don’t, then increasingly you are not all that welcome.”

Sirius XM Business Radio/Knowledge@Wharton - Nov. 2 - Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan discusses, via ‘The Twisted Path to Purchase,’ how companies can leverage the trend of consumers researching on their mobile devices then purchasing from their desktops.

Washington Post – Nov. 2 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for "Why GE's Penny Dividend Signals a Sad Turn for Widow and Orphan Stocks": “Widow and orphan stocks were designated as such for their safety and income…In the past, they included utilities and regulated monopolies, such as AT&T, Con Edison, Exxon, Texaco, General Motors, Eastman Kodak and IBM… [Warren] Buffett likes to invest in companies that pay dividends…His policy is not to pay dividends, but to own companies that do pay them.”

Federal News Radio – Nov. 2 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman interviews Kaleyra Head of Strategy Terry Hsiao for an “Insights from one of texting’s innovators” segment in the What’s Working in Washington series.

Hershey – Nov. 2 – Blogpost summarizes Clinical Professor of Management and Organization Oliver Schlake’s recent presentation at the National Association of Convenience Stores Show in Las Vegas describing how convenience stores can be part of the tech-driven “Industrial Revolution 4.0.”

Washington Business Journal – Nov. 1 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes “What do investors like about investing in D.C.? I asked them” … Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: “Can you teach people to be innovative? Yes, here's how” (Oct. 25), “These companies give me hope for our region” (Oct. 18), “You want funding? Follow this Advice” (Oct. 11), “I took a trip to digital purgatory. I barely escaped” (Oct. 4).

October 2018

Wall Street Journal – Oct. 29 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass weighs in on why “Warren Buffett’s Firm Invests Millions in Fintech”: “Todd [Combs] and Ted [Weschler] bring additional expertise to the table…They’re broadening the perspective of Berkshire and broadening the opportunities where they would look to invest.”

CNBC – Oct. 29 – Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship Anil K. Gupta explains why the recently signed India-Japan currency swap is “a good move” and will help in stabilizing the Indian rupee.

Forbes - Oct. 29 – Poets & Quants editor John Byrne highlights Smith’s Online MBA Program among programs with above-the-median scores in three indicators (promotions, pay increases and changed jobs) that show “the best online MBA programs are delivering pretty solid career outcomes.

GARP CRO Outlook – Oct. 26 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes “The Collateral Valuation Battle: Will Technological Improvements Actually Lead to Greater Mortgage Risk?

BusinessBecause – Oct. 25 – Assistant Dean of Online Programs Judy Frels contributes to “How Business Schools are Teaching Big Data Analytics”: “Students get hands-on, in-depth training on the latest tools and methods for dealing with large, messy, complex datasets. As we’re teaching them each tool, we include practice with increasingly ‘real’ sets of data, where the data becomes more and more like what they would encounter in the real world.”

Forbes – Oct. 24 – Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship Rajshree Agarwal and Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs Victor Mullins co-author “Beware Of California's Diversity Short-Termism.”

Investor’s Business Daily – Oct. 19 - Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and International Business Gary Cohen writes “Global Companies Have A Big Stake In U.S.' Economic Success.”

Barron's - Oct. 16 – “Will a Fragile Banking System Survive Future Runs?” cites a 2016 publication of “Runs on Money Market Mutual Funds” in American Economic Review co-authored by Bank of America Professor of Finance Russ Wermers. 

Tadias Magazine – Oct. 12 – William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance Lemma Senbet’s recent tenure with the African Economic Research Consortium is reviewed as he helps lead the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council.

Security Boulevard – Oct 9 – Smith IT system and network engineer Christopher Gleeson comments for blogpost “Spanning Backup Has Data Protection Covered”: “Using Spanning Backup has allowed me to focus my time and energy on improving and developing new services for our users and community, comfortable that the ‘headache’ of data protection is being handled so well and so thoroughly.”

Washington Post – Oct. 5 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments in “Larry Culp’s long to-do list to fix GE”: Culp will need to decide whether to fix GE’s power division or scrap it. [David Kass] thinks he should sell it because of its “substantial” underperformance…The remainder of GE can then be turned around…GE should become a smaller company.”

Today’s Motor Vehicles – Oct. 2 - Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and International Business Gary Cohen comments for “U.S., Canada agree to new NAFTA terms”: …the use of white-collar wages to offset low production costs in Mexico “creates an advantage for U.S. automakers, over their German, Japanese and Korean counterparts, because of the amount of research and development done in an automaker’s headquarter countries.”

U.S. News and World Report – Oct. 2 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to “Why Investors Love the S&P 500”: "2019 is likely to lead to another record year for the S&P 500…Corporate profits continue to grow and interest rates remain at historically low levels – even after three or four quarterly increases of a quarter percent by the Federal Reserve."

CIO Magazine – Oct. 1 –The Decision, Operations and Information Technologies department, plus a focus on business analytics, positions Smith’s MBA program as among the “U.S. Top 10 technology-focused MBA programs.”

September 2018

GARP-CRO Outlook – Sept. 28 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes "How to Avoid the Next Crisis: Motivating Banks to Improve Risk Management."

Washington Business Journal – Sept. 27 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes "Why quantum computing could be the next big thing in [the D.C.] region." Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: 'Neil deGrasse Tyson sees hope for D.C. area innovation' (Sept. 13), 'Tandem Product Academy launch' (Sept. 6).

WAMU – Sept. 26 – Business communication expert Tricia Homer describes a "Seven-minute public speaking warm-up"… Previous Smith expert-WAMU posts: "Seven career transition tips from Usain Bolt" (Rachel Loock and Evan Starr, Sept. 19), "Answering HQ2's Call, With Or Without Amazon" (Jonathan Aberman, Sept. 12), "To The Mattresses: How A Disruption Is Being Turned On Its Head" (P.K. Kannan, Sept. 5). – Sept. 26 – Marketing professor Roland Rust summarizes a recent study in co-authoring "Anticipated Versus Actual Use of Amenities."

Federal News Radio – Sept. 26 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman hosts an expert panel discussion on how outside firms perceive D.C.'s government contracting industry… For additional Aberman-hosted segments, go to "What's Working in Washington."

Credit Union Journal – Sept. 26 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments in 'Credit unions fire back at CRA plan': "[The Community Reinvestment Act] creates "incentives for lenders to relax credit standards beyond prudent risk-taking…"

Stanford Social Innovation Review – Sept. 25 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Rachelle Sampson co-authors "Redesigning Management Education for the Long Term."

Sports Illustrated – Sept. 25 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd comments in "Bold Face: Nike is Banking on Colin Kaepernick" (scroll down): "There is going to be some cost there, but Nike is looking five, 10 years down the line…You want a change agent, and he is the change agent for this generation."

Magnify Money – Sept. 21 – A review of Status Money (a financial management and budgeting free service) references related research by finance professors Alberto Rossi and Francesco D'Acunto.

TWICE: The Business of Consumer Electronics – Sept. 18 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan writes "Can Brick-And-Mortar Keep Up With Automated Retail?"

Science Magazine – Sept. 15 – "Researchers develop method for video promo clips via facial expression tracking" overviews research by marketing professor Michel Wedel… Related coverage via Pressetext (Austria) and the American Marketing Association's (blog) Optimizing Video for Emotional Impact… Also from AMA: Wedel is profiled as a special issue editor for the Journal of Marketing's forthcoming examination of new technologies disrupting marketing and the marketplace.

New York Times – Sept. 14 - Smith School affiliate psychology professor Michele Gelfand's new book, "Is Your Culture 'Tight' or 'Loose'?" is reviewed… Related guest columns by Gelfand: "Is Your Organization Tight or Loose? How to Tell—and Ways to Fix It" (Fortune) and "Here's the science behind the Brexit vote and Trump's rise" (The Guardian).

Harvard Business Review – Sept. 13 – Management professor Trevor Foulk co-authors "How Self-Reflection Can Help Leaders Stay Motivated."

National Affairs – Sept. 13 – "Fitting In" blog reviewing new research highlights Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Cristian Dezső's "The Gender Composition of Firms and Risk-Taking Behavior: Evidence from Mutual Funds."

ValueWalk – Sept. 13 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass' "Jeff Bezos interview at the Economic Club of Washington" blog is republished.

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 12 – Marketing professor Jie Zhang comments for 'German grocer Lidl opens first Maryland location': "Lidl's success is driven in part by its ability to remain attractive to financially secure consumers while setting prices within reach of low-income consumers."

All About Alpha – Sept. 11 – "Connection between audit fees and derivative hedging" overviews finance professor Tharindra Ranasinghe's 'Do Auditors Charge a Risk Premium?' paper.

Humanity Today – Sept. 11 – Associate Clinical Professor of Finance Elinda Kiss recounts experiencing the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as a WTC survivor… Related Spanish-language video of 9/11 anniversary coverage features Kiss.

Aspen Institute – Sept. 11 – Management professor Evan Starr participates in "How Court Decisions Are Shaping Americans' Work Lives" (video) panel discussion.

WalletHub – Sept. 10 – Clinical Professor of Management Oliver Schlake gives consumer advice on balance transfer credit cards (scroll down).

ValueWalk – Sept. 9 – Finance professor Albert "Pete" Kyle overviews disruption from Robinhood and its commission-free trading app in "Robin Hood-Led Disruption in Context." Republished by Bitcoin Warrior, TechTalk, HEDGE accordingly, others.

Bloomberg – Sept. 7 - Center for Financial Policy Academic Fellow Phillip Swagel comments for "Here's How Trump Can Formally Call China a Currency Manipulator": "The U.S. has a lot of issues with China, and this is another way for the administration to say: We're not happy with the way things are going…It's more of a symbolic finding. It could support action down the road."

Washington Post – Sept. 6 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for "Stocks may dip, but experts don't see crash if Trump is impeached": "If the Trump presidency should be at risk, the market will initially drop because of uncertainty…But current policies such as the corporate tax reform and deregulation will remain in place. Monetary policy would be unaffected. Corporate profits will continue to grow at their current pace. Confidence would return to the markets."

D.C. Velocity – Sept. 6 - Logistics professor Phil Evers comments for "Amazon orders 20,000 Mercedes-Benz vans for parcel delivery program": "[Amazon] has telegraphed this for a while now, and it's a logical step…If you think of the universe of logistics, they're filling in the holes. They already have planes and they have a large-truck fleet, and now they're filling in the gaps."

Axios – Sept. 4 – "Generate" column references and links to the Washington Post's "Five Myths about Tesla," by management professors David Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb.

August 2018

Washington Post – Aug. 31 – Management and entrepreneurship professors David Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb co-author Five Myths about Tesla.

Harvard Business Review – Aug. 30 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, co-authors "The dangers of digital protectionism."

CNBC – Aug. 30 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to "Warren Buffett on the best birthday present a billionaire can ever get: Luck."

GARP-CRO Outlook – Aug. 30 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes "Reflections on the financial crisis: Markets and regulation factors."

Washington Business Journal – Aug. 30 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes "Elon Musk failed to meet the three principles of investing." Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: 'Surveyed D.C. entrepreneurs express tepid optimism' (Aug. 23), 'How regions [like Silicon Valley] get branded' (Aug. 16), 'Road map for building startups from innovation' (Aug. 9) 'Conventional startup as disruptor viewpoint is no longer sufficient' (Aug. 2).

SmartBrief – Aug. 30 – Dean's Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan writes "What blockchain technology can do for online advertising."

WAMU – Aug. 29 – Marketing professor Rosellina Ferraro comments for "The hidden genius of GM's office cell phone ban"… Previous Smith expert-WAMU posts: "Winning the back-to-school shopping game" (Jie Zhang, Aug. 22), "Pitching novel ideas to the boss" (Kathryn Bartol, Aug. 15), "How to survive the open floor plan office" (Nicole Coomber, Aug. 8), "Why you shouldn't ghost that job interview" (Rachel Loock, Aug. 1).

ValueWalk – Aug. 27 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs 'Berkshire Hathaway to acquire stake in Paytm'… Previous Kass-ValueWalk posts: 'Big changes to Berkshire's portfolio' (Aug. 14), 'Buffett no longer meeting with students' (Aug. 14), 'Largest companies by market capitalization' (Aug. 10).

HR Daily Advisor - Aug. 23 – Management professor Rellie Derfler-Rozin's research is a source for "The challenge with internal candidate referrals"… Related coverage via Human Resources Online's "Why referral-based hiring questions employers' moral compasses." – Aug. 22 – Finance professor Russ Wermers' research into stock picking for mutual funds is cited in "Skill exists, but not enough."

World Economic Forum – Aug. 22 – Professor of the Practice in Systems Thinking and Design Gerald Suarez comments in "People in these countries get the most paid vacation days": Fear is an important part of the problem, says J. Gerald Suarez…In addition to the problem of falling behind in their workload, employees are frightened that someone will cover their absence and outperform them.

Legal Theory Blog – Aug. 21 – "Anenson on unclean hands" introduces Professor of Business Law Leigh Anenson's book "Introduction to Judging Equity: The Fusion of Unclean Hands in U.S. Law."

Industry Week – Aug. 16 – Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch co-author "Is Elon Musk taking Tesla into a dead end?"

CTV (Prince George's County) - Aug. 16 – Senior Associate Dean for Research Ritu Agarwal comments for an "Amazon healthcare overhaul" segment.

Reuters - Aug. 15 – Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments for "Uber narrows loss but is a long way from finding profit": Net revenue rose more quickly than gross bookings in the second quarter from the prior period as the company dialed back on promotional subsidies of rides. "I remain unimpressed," said Brent Goldfarb…Improving losses by cutting "the lowest hanging fruit doesn't mean the underlying model is profitable."

CNBC - Aug. 14 – Accounting and information assurance professor Nick Seybert comments for "Amazon-now-owns 1 billion worth of other companies": Amazon disclosed in its annual report that it often obtains equity warrants "as part of entering into commercial agreements," suggesting part of its compensation comes through the right to purchase shares of stock in its partner companies, according to Nick Seybert…"It makes sense to assume that Amazon is requesting these stock warrants from their commercial partners so they can take a stake in those companies' future growth."

CNN Money - Aug. 13 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd comments for "Drones and Bluetooth sneakers: What's with all the pizza gimmicks?": They may be thinking "the pizzas taste about the same, the quality's about the same, but if I can get it to you quicker... I can win out," [said Boyd].

Federal News Radio – Aug. 13 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman leads a discussion on pitfalls by politicians in developing regulations in a Unclear regulations are holding back startups segment… Previous Aberman-hosted segments are in the What's Working in Washington archives.

Sirius XM Radio-Knowledge @ Wharton – Aug. 13 – Management and entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch discusses 'Tesla going private.'

Science Magazine – Aug. 8 – PhD student Tom Taiyi Yan is co-author of a study profiled in "Men are still more likely than women to be perceived as leaders."

Forbes India – Aug. 6 – "Can mutual fund competition drive returns?"features research by finance professor Nagpurnanand Prabhala.

Washington Post – Aug. 2 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for 'Apple is the first $1 trillion company': "Apple's $1 trillion cap is equal to about 5 percent of the total gross domestic product of the United States in 2018," said David Kass..."That puts this company in perspective."

Morning Consult - Aug. 1 - Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and International Business Gary Cohen writes "Trump's Base of Workers, Consumers Are Losing in His Global Trade War."

July 2018

Bloomberg – July 31 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments on 'Berkshire backs Sears property spinoff': "I think [Warren Buffett is] expressing confidence in their future profitability and growth…Seritage gets 'the Warren Buffett seal of approval.'"

Federal News Radio – July 30 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman discusses "What D.C. is still lacking for entrepreneurship to thrive" with Washington Business Journal money reporter Andy Medici … Access Aberman-hosted podcasts via What's Working in Washington.

ValueWalk – July 27 – Entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch describes factors in Facebook's stock market plunge in "Facebook squeezed by market pressure from two directions" … Also posted by The Investors Podcast.

Washington Business Journal – July 26 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman gives 'Three career lessons' … Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: 'DC region needs workers with tech-and-soft skills' (July 19); 'Trump's tariffs will backfire' (July 12); 'Creativity is not a bolt from the blue' (July 5).

CNN Money – July 26 – Entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch comments in regard to 'Elon Musk's hype machine': "Given how much he talks about how busy he is, and [Tesla is undergoing] production hell — and he's been pulling out a sleeping bag on the factory floor — it raises some question about how thin-skinned he is that he'd need or choose to take time to silence one measly critic on a stock blog."

WAMU – July 25 – Career and leadership coach Rachel Loock addresses 'the most important question interviewers ask' … Previous WAMU-Smith expert pieces: Vijaya Venkataramani: 'Your unfair boss might just be overworked' (July 18); Nicole Coomber: 'How to take a better vacation' (July 11); Hui Liao: 'Channeling the Chinese power Of Moqi at work' (July 3).

MarketWatch – July 25 – Research by finance professors Alberto Rossi and Francesco D'Acunto into how peer pressure affects spending and saving is referenced in 'Are you spending more than your peers?'

Forbes – July 24 – 'Can education technology help to better engage business school students?' features marketing professor Yogesh Joshi's application of interactive dashboards to spur student debate and deeper dives into case studies.

Louisville Courier Journal – July 22 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd gives crisis management insights in 'Papa John's faces uphill climb: "[Boyd] said Papa John's should hire black store managers and executives "and let the public know about it." He noted that the only minority on Papa John's board is a Hispanic woman."

ValueWalk – July 19 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi describes the downside and risk from 'Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in federal government conservatorship.'

DrivingSales – July 19 – Management professor Rellie Derfler-Rozin's research feeds into 'Internal referrals could be hurting your new hires.'

ValueWalk – July 18 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs 'Berkshire Hathaway eases standard for stock buybacks.'

SiriusXM Business Radio/Knowledge@Wharton – July 17 –Management professor Evan Starr contributes to 'How fair — or legal — are non-poaching agreements?'segment … Related: VICE features Starr's research to explain 'Non-compete agreements keep your salary low' (July 16).

CNBC – July 11 – Smith Executive Education affiliate professor Michele Gelfand writes that 'Business competitiveness between U.S. states may point to culture.'

Washington Business Journal – July 11 – Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship Anil K. Gupta comments in 'Greater Washington punches below its weight on IPOs': "The types of startups and businesses launched in the D.C. area, such as those that serve government clients, are also often harder to grow quickly…The rate at which you scale plays a significant role in likelihood of an IPO."

Baltimore Sun – July 9 – Senior Associate Dean Ritu Agarwal comments regarding 'Trump Administration cutting healthcare risk adjustment payments': "So much uncertainty put in the market at this point of time is very unnerving."

HR West Magazine – July 9 – Management professor Cynthia Kay Stevens writes 'Why Snooping in Applicants' Social Media Profiles is Risky' (pages 6-7).

Marketplace Radio – July 5 – Management professor Evan Starr comments in 'For American workers, noncompete agreements are pervasive': "They are found where you'd expect them to be found. In high-skill, high-wage occupations like executives and high-tech…But noncompetes are in place in many places you wouldn't expect. Minimum wage workers. Volunteers...A recent study of hair salons finds that about a third of hair stylists are bound be noncompete agreements."

BusinessBecause – July 4 – Assistant Dean of Admissions Cliff McCormick gives insight to the Smith School's role in 'The STEM-designation trend in business master's programs.'

WTOP Radio – July 2 – Career and leadership coach Rachel Loock discusses 'Best and worst email signoffs.'

Quartz – July 1 – Entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch contributes to 'Early-1900s EVs were marketed to women': "Electric-car makers had bet on a transportation model of leasing out their vehicles rather than selling them to individual buyers, not unlike what we see Uber, Lyft, and Waymo attempting to do today. But that doomed EVs when Americans adopted a culture of personal car ownership."

Louisville Courier Journal – July 1 – Clinical Professor Gary Cohen writes op-ed describing the toll of Trump Administration tariffs on U.S. newspapers … Related: Nashville Tennessean draws 'Stop job-killing tax on newspapers' editorial from Cohen's piece.

June 2018

Washington Business Journal – June 28 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes "Want to grow your organization? Hire an entrepreneur" … Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: 'The art of regulatory hacking' (June 21), 'Governance lessons from the Italian Renaissance' (June 14), 'Noncitizens' huge role in local economy' (June 7), 'Artificial intelligence a killer of jobs' (May 31), 'New approach to innovation' (May 24).

Quartz – June 28 – Research by management and organization professors Serguey Braguinsky and Rajshree Agarwal feeds into 'Japan had a war for talent a century ago' … LiveMint references same study in "Gig economy's flexible hours unlikely to narrow gender pay gap" (June 30).

WAMU – June 27 – Executive communication coach Tricia Homer describes how to "How to Fix Your Boring PowerPoint Presentations" … Previous WAMU-Smith expert posts: 'A revolution in plastics and packaging' – Kim Robertella Glinka (June 20), 'Best and worst email sign-offs' – Rachel Loock and Trevor Foulk (June 13), 'Summertime workplace attire tips' – Rachel Loock (June 6), 'Summer reading picks for leaders' – multiple contributors (May 30), 'Meetings survival guide' – Rachel Loock (May 23).

Washington Post – June 26 – Management and organization professor Trevor Foulk's research into workplace incivility informs 'When we fight fire with fire: Rudeness can be as contagious' – in response to Trump officials in public confrontations … Care2 references same research in 'Is rudeness contagious?' (June 28).

Caribbean News Now – June 26 – Kislaya Prasad, research professor and academic director of the Center for Global Business, explains Cuba tripling its main cruise terminal.

ThinkAdvisor – June 25 – Finance professor and Center for Financial Policy Director Russ Wermers' research into the causes and consequences of style drift by fund managers feeds into "Think outside the style boxes."

Knowledge@Wharton and SiriusXM Business Radio – June 25 – Marketing professor Hank Boyd discusses "IHOP to IHOB: Will the New Marketing Strategy Work?"

Barron's – June 23 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass writes, in Letters to Barron's, an answer to "Why is Berkshire's cash better than anyone else's?" … ValueWalk publishes Kass guest blogs: Kraft Heinz's interest in acquiring Campbell Soup (June 28) and 'Notes from Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting' (June 21).

Poets & Quants – June 23 – Smith MBA graduate Erin Moore endorses case competitions in "Reform Business School? The Class of 2018 Has Some Ideas"

Poets & Quants – June 20 – Andrew Malcolm and Chintan Fafadia are profiled as among the class of 2018's Best and Brightest EMBAs.

Thrive Global – June 19 – Laurie Cameron, EMBA mindful leadership instructor, discusses why 'Your mind is trainable.'

BusinessBecause – June 18 – "MBA Vs Masters: Which Should You Choose?" highlights Smith's specialized masters programs, including: Smith's STEM-designated Master of Science in Business Analytics covers hot topics like cyber security and social media and web analytics, and offers real-world learning experiences based on partnerships with companies like Deloitte, KPMG, and Unilever. Students dive into the technical—going beyond what would be covered on a traditional MBA—learning programming languages like Python and SQL.

US News & World Report (via Yahoo Finance) – June 18 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass is quoted extensively in "Pros and Cons of Buying Berkshire Hathaway Stock,' including: "[Berkshire's intrinsic value is likely at least 10 percent above its current share price. Therefore, it's undervalued and should be outperforming the market over the near future."

LSE Business Review – June 18 – Management and organization professor Rellie Derfler-Rozin co-authors "The ethical downside of hiring based on internal referrals" … QRIUS covers same research in 'Ethical downside of internal referrals' (June 18).

Financial Times – June 17 – "Business schools target women in finance" highlights related Smith initiatives: …This is a three-pronged approach, including talks at secondary schools and universities; and staging recruitment events for female professionals hosted by students, alumni and faculty staff. The school has also introduced new classes, such as one called "Ladies First" for female entrepreneurs and also "Get Confident", which encourages female MBA students to try new activities such as golf and clay pigeon shooting.

Modern Restaurant Management – June 15 – Marketing professors Jie Zhang, Mary Harms and Hank Boyd weigh in on 'IHOP to IHOb as a marketing ploy' (scroll down) … Maryland Daily Record adapts same commentary to "UMD professors pan IHOP name change."

Washington Post – June 15 – Assistant dean and executive director of career services Patricia Reich contributes to "How to use recruiters in your next job search": That first conversation with a recruiter — either for a particular opening or to add you to their "inventory" for the future — is crucial. Expect them to ask about the obvious: your skills and career goals, current job duties, notable projects or accomplishments, challenges you've overcome in past jobs, and why (and when) you're looking to make a job change. You need to equip them to essentially market you. – June 15 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan writes '5 Trends in Online Purchasing Habits.'

Wall Street Journal – June 11 – Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner's Journal of Consumer Research study into solo consumerism is cited in "Seeing 'Solo' Solo: Brave Movie Lovers Hit Theaters Alone."

Seeking Alpha – June 11 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass writes 'U.S. equities rise likely to continue.'

New York Times – June 7 – Management and organization professor Evan Starr's research is cited in an op-ed, "The Class Struggle According to Donald Trump": "[Evan Starr's] Noncompetes in the U.S. Labor Force found that nearly 1 in 5 labor force participants were bound by noncompetes in 2014, and nearly 40 percent had signed at least one noncompete in the past."

Forbes – June 6 – 'You'll be surprised by these online MBA grads' highlights Poets & Quants' class of 2018 'Best and Brightest online MBAs' including profiles of Smith's Jason Young and Zaneta Purvis.

Harvard Business Review – June 4 – Management and organization professor Vijaya Venkataramani co-writes "When Managers Are Overworked, They Treat Employees Less Fairly."

Morning Consult – June 4 – Information systems professor Hank Lucas writes op-ed: "Concerned About National Security? Fund Our Schools Better."

LSE Business Review – June 1 – Management and organization professor Trevor Foulk writes "Being the boss is not always good: power taints how we interact with others."

May 2018

Vox – May 30 – Management and organization professors David Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb co-author "Why is Elon Musk raging at "big media"? Because he's finally being called on his tall tales."

Poets & Quants – May 30 – Clinical professor of management Neta Moye is endorsed by Smith MBA grad Erin Moore as among 'Favorite Professors of Best and Brightest MBAs': Neta is always willing to have conversations with students about their specific career goals and how to use their soft skills to influence change.

CGTN – May 28 – Management and organization professor Anil K. Gupta joins a panel of experts to discuss "China's 40 years of Reform."

WERA Radio (Arlington) May 28 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman joins 'Is Amazon coming to Arlington?' discussion.

The Street – May 27 – Marketing professor Jie Zhang comments for "'Worn Out' Shoemakers Still Have a Chance to Heal": "Store-based footwear retailers are having a particularly difficult time, as more consumers are switching their purchases from online stores and discount retailers," Zhang said. She explained that online platforms, such as Amazon, and big-box stores, like TJ Maxx, are able to offer a broad assortment at lower prices than traditional shoe sellers.

New York Times – May 25 – Marketing professor Wendy Moe's research into online display advertising is drawn into 'What advertising history says about fake news.'

ValueWalk – May 22 – Marketing professor Jie Zhang explains why 'Saks Fifth Avenue's makeover positions the luxury retailer to differentiate and better compete.'

HBR Ascend – May 22 – Research by management and organization professor Myeong-Gu Seo informs "How emotions fuel good decisions."

NBC News (online) – May 22 – Management and organization professor Trevor Foulk contributes to "Why rudeness is so toxic — and how to stop it": "Most interactions are ambiguous in terms of meaning…We know what we mean, but we're relying on the target to infer the meaning we want." – May 18 – Research by management and organization professor Trevor Foulk is summarized in "Why teams perform better with divergent perspectives."

Business Insider – May 18 – Professor emeritus Edwin Locke's research into goal-setting feeds 'What to do when bored at work.'

American Banker – May 17 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments for "Wells Fargo's latest snafu renews a question: Can an insider fix the bank?": "Unfortunately for Wells Fargo, it's emerging that these process weaknesses are in various places...Something is not quite right there."

Economist - May 17 – Management professor Evan Starr and his research is cited in "Lawmakers are trying to curb contracts that make it harder to change jobs": Non-competes might not be harmful for workers, on balance, if employers had to pay extra to compensate employees for signing away some of their rights. But an analysis by Evan Starr of the University of Maryland suggests this is not what happens…

Washington Business Journal – May 17 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman critiques a recent Washingtonian essay suggesting to redistribute government workers across the country to better "empathize with Americans." Previous Aberman-WBJ columns: 'New Maryland cyber tax credits' (May 10), How cybersecurity fosters economic growth (May 3).

WAMU – May 16 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi gives a 'Housing market report card (10 years after the financial crisis).' Previous Smith Brain Trust commentaries at WAMU: 'Why we should stop covering our true identities [in the workplace]' – Nicole Coomber (May 9); 'Financial literacy for new high school grads' – Smith MBA grad Jon Chapman (May 4); 'You might be in a career rut if…' – Gerald Suarez (May 2); 'What will Buffett do with Berkshire's cash' – David Kass (April 25); 'Five techniques for better email/workplace communication' – Rachel Loock (April 18); 'Mentoring in a #MeToo era' – Neta Moye (April 11).

ValueWalk - May 15 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass reports on Berkshire Hathaway increasing its Teva and Monsanto holdings.

Federal News Radio – May 14 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman's and Matt Scassero, Director of UMD's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, discuss drone policy and technology. Previous Aberman-hosted What's Working D.C. podcasts/topics: 'Boosting Maryland's cybersecurity industry' (May 9); 'The changing face of real estate' (May 4).

Virginian Pilot - May 14 – Adjunct professor and Dingman Center Board of Advisors Chair Liz Sara writes "Getting big firms to incubate your startup."

Poets & Quants - May 10 – Center for Global Business Executive Director Rebecca Bellinger and Smith student Victoria Tataw give insight into "Benefits of study abroad."

Salon – May 10 – Management professor Trevor Foulk writes 'In hospitals a little rudeness can be a big deal' (reprised from then-doctoral student Foulk's 2015 post at The Conversation).

Forbes - May 9 – Finance professors Francesco D'Acunto and Alberto Rossi comment on their study into a new platform to benchmark personal finance, via "How peer pressure could help boost your savings."

ValueWalk – May 7 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass's 'Notes from the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting' are featured. Related: Kass, via Sina (China), previews the meeting; My Money Blog posts archived links to previous-years' Kass-Berkshire meeting notes; and Valuewalk posts a Kass-contributed chapter to "The Warren Buffett Shareholder" book.

GARP CRO Outlook – May 4 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about 'Biases and a need for better risk training' in reflecting on the 2008 financial crisis.

The Diamondback – May 2 – From "UMD students develop app to incentivize recycling": A lot of [students] come up and they're like, 'I have no idea what to do whenever I go up to recycle,'" said Jason Malkofsky-Berger, a marketing and operations management and business analytics major. "They really like that our system told them exactly what to do, and then, of course, they like being rewarded for it as well."

Kiplinger's – May 2018 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass is quoted in "What Would Warren [Buffett] Do" (paywall for digital copy): "Still, at its current price, Teva would not be the bargain for you that it was for Buffett. Teva's average price was roughly $14.50 a share during the fourth quarter, says David Kass, University of Maryland finance professor and longtime Buffett watcher. If you bought now, you'd pay more than 30% more than Buffett did."

April 2018

Forbes - April 25 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is cited in "A growing number of Indian-Americans are leading America's best business schools: "The ideas of Indian business and management gurus [like Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta] have become part of mainstream Western business thinking."

Washington Post – April 23 – "What does the yield on the 10-year treasury mean to you?" quotes Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass: "The 10-year is potential competition for stocks…The 10-year is very visible…Financial markets tend to focus on the 10-year rate as a form of long-term interest rates."

Forbes - April 20 - Rajshree Agarwal, professor and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, writes"Users, Own Your Role In Facebook's Scandal."

Wall Street Journal - April 20 – Finance professor Russ Wermers' research is cited in "Do Index Funds Cost 100 Times As Much As You Think?"

Sirius XM Business Radio/Knowledge@Wharton – April 20 - Clinical professor of marketing Hank Boyd discusses "What Brands Can Learn from Starbucks' Crisis Response."

Portafolio (Colombia) – April 18 – Analysis of the Fed's move to substitute the Libor Rate with the Secured Overnight Financing Rate references recent commentary by Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi: Although no government institution regulated and monitored it, it went from being a reference for a local market (London) to being an indicator for global business, explained [Rossi]. – April 16 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass writes about 'Stock buybacks as a strategic advantage.'

The Hill – April 14 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan writes "For better or worse, your devices (and marketers) track your comings and goings."

eHealth News - April 13 – A study led by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems is profiled, via "Study Determines How Personality Affects mHealth Self-management."

Morning Consult – April 13 – Accounting lecturer Sam Handwerger writes "What U.S. Colleges and Their Foreign Students Should Know About IRS Form 8843."

Competitive Enterprise Blog - April 13 - Rajshree Agarwal, professor and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets discusses her career and business philosophy in a 'True value of free enterprise" interview in multiple segments.

Technology Networks - April 11 – A recent study by operations management professor Sean Barnes is profiled via "New tools for combating antibiotic resistance."

HBR Ascend (Harvard Business Review newsletter) – April 11 – Management professor Rellie Derfler-Rozin co-writes "Does Doing the Same Work Over and Over Again Make You Less Ethical?"

Baltimore Sun Marketplace - April 2018 – Senior Associate Dean for Research Ritu Agarwal discusses the demand for Smith's forthcoming healthcare certificate program, via "Constantly evolving for lifelong learning (page 4)": "No sector is more affected than health care…It's the perfect storm of disruption – changes in regulations, changes in technology and changes in customer expectation. These are three triggers for disruption, and in this case, all three are active at the same time."

Advisor Magazine – April 8 – Accounting lecturer Samuel Handwerger explains how retroactive IRA payments can reduce tax bills: "Strategies for tax planning."

Reuters – April 5 – Management professor Evan Starr and his research into noncompete agreements is referenced supporting a commentary, "Monopsony money," warning about markets where a single buyer is dominant: …Such non-compete agreements are standard at many companies, from retail giant Amazon to sandwich franchise Jimmy John's. Thorough studies by Evan Starr of the University of Maryland show that these restrictions do indeed tend to keep wages down.

WAMU - April 4 – Finance professor Albert "Pete" Kyle explains 'What rising interest rates mean for you.'

Harvard Law School Forum - April 1 – Accounting professor Musa Subasi guest blogs about his research co-authored with Smith colleague Rebecca Hann: "Do Director Networks Improve Managerial Learning from Stock Prices?

March 2018

Slate – March 30 – Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments for "Is Uber Really Charging Frequent Users Higher Fares?": "If you've got a high-value user and you can get them to pay more money, that's good for your business," said Brent Goldfarb, an associate professor of at the University of Maryland. "But the risk is the reputation concerns. Uber is already having a lot of difficulty anyway with that."

Brookings TechTank – March 29 - Ritu Agarwal and Gordon Gao's research are referenced supporting an analysis: "When choosing a doctor, patients prefer online reviews to government ratings."

GARP CRO Outlook – March 29 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes column, "Regulatory Changes May Ease Banks' Prudential Risk Management Practices – But They Shouldn't"

Science Daily – March 29 – Research led by a team at Smith's Center for Health Information and Decision Systems shows "How personality affects gamified diabetes self-management."

ValueWalk – March 29 – Marketing professor Roland Rust comments extensively in "Volvo's reputation risk from Uber setback" (republished by RoboDriver, others)

WAMU - March 28 – Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner's research reveals "The Chat That Will Improve Your Social Life."

Seeking Alpha – March 27 – Adjunct finance professor Ryan Guttridge and Master of Quantitative Finance student Adam Greene co-author guest piece: "Apple Phones Are Not The Most Expensive - Multiple Expansion Warranted."

Mother Nature Network – March 26 – Management professor Trevor Foulk's research is featured in a commentary: 'Rudeness can ruin your day — even if it isn't aimed at you.'

Washington Post – March 26 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for "Why Uber is selling its Southeast Asia business to a local rival": "Uber is looking ahead to their expected IPO in 2019, and they need to shore up their balance sheet and income statement," he said. "They are focusing on where they believe they are more likely to succeed, both in terms of profits and in terms of sales growth.

Virginian Pilot - March 23 – Adjunct professor and Dingman Board Chair Liz Sara writes guest column: "Angel groups are the latest boom in investing."

Forbes India – March 23 – A paper, 'Experimental Evidence on Complementarities Between Human Capital and Machine Learning,' co-authored by Smith management professors Evan Starr and Rajshree Agarwal is referenced in "Why artificial intelligence isn't a sure thing to increase productivity": The paper, written with Evan Starr and Rajshree Agarwal of the University of Maryland, suggests that firms must think carefully about the skills they'll need to hire for or train for in employees if they are going to get the most bang for the buck from their new AI.

The Hill – March 22 – Finance professor Vojislav Maksimovic co-writes op-ed: "America giving up on entrepreneurship?" … Related commentary by Maksimovic at VoxEU: "The decline in quality of manufacturing entrepreneurship in the US " (republished by Naked Capitalism)

Variety – March 21 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan gives insights on Apple-product placement in "Apple Polishing: iPhone Giant Can't Keep Mum About Behind-the-Scenes TV Role": They need to sell their increasingly more expensive smartphones to keep their revenues flowing in...Producers and marketers of hardware have a tough problem when they release new models – convincing the customers of their older models to upgrade to the new versions." … Further reported, with Kannan's comments, in Mac Rumors' "New Report Looks Into Apple's Growing Promotional Presence Within Popular TV Shows."

WAMU - March 21 – Professors David Kass (finance) and Sean Barnes (operations management) give insights on the state of Major League Baseball in "Is America's Pastime Dying?"

Bloomberg - March 21 – Associate Dean for Masters Programs Michael Faulkender is nominated for Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy.

Washington Post – March 19 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman writes column: "Online networking: If I don't know you, why should I respond to your request?"

ValueWalk – March 16 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments extensively in "Credit-Reporting Agency Scrutiny Inadequate In Dodd-Frank Rollback."

Baltimore Style – March 16 – Marketing professor Jie Zhang comments for “Super Stores” – a grocery-retail trends overview. 

March 14 – Management professors Oliver Schlake and Trevor Foulk give ways organizations can capitalize on NCAA basketball tournament popularity in "Embrace The Madness To Build Workplace Culture."

The Hill – March 13 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, writes op-ed: "America is divided over heavy-metal cronyism."

The Hill – March 13 – Clinical Professor of International Business Gary Cohen writes op-ed: "If this Trump's NAFTA negotiating ploy, it's not great."

Washington Post – March 12 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes: "The politically woke consumer just might be what our democracy needs."Read … Preceding Aberman-Capital Business columns: 'Tariffs and retaliatory tariffs hinder fast tech waves, economic growth' (March 5); 'Growing the economy in the future' (Feb. 26); 'Open letter to Amazon (Feb. 19); 'Get behind the Metro coalition' (Feb. 12)

Guyana Chronicle – March 10 – "Finding Common Cause" editorial cites management professor Subra Tangirala's 'Men's Voice and Participation in Gender-Parity Initiatives' research: "[Tangirala] revealed that men often refrain from participating in or speaking up about gender parity initiatives because they experience lowered levels of psychological standing than women — that is, they feel that it is not their place to engage with those initiatives. This explanation held even when other possible explanations, such as possible prejudicial attitude or sexism on the part of men, were taken into account." Read DC – March 9 – Dingman Center Executive Director Elana Fine on the Pitch Dingman competition: "Over the past few years, we've been really very lucky to have several donors who've been involved in the competition. That's given us the ability to raise the stakes a little bit." Read … Related: Maryland Daily Record recaps the March 6, 2018, Pitch Dingman competition won by Symbiont Health.

EmaxHealth – March 8 – 'Why Should Hospitals Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Use' report quotes operations management professor Sean Barnes and cites his related research: "But what is really troubling is that nearly half of all antibiotics prescribed may be inappropriate. Even moderate reductions in antibiotic use can reduce transmission of MDROs." Read

American Banker - March 6 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on Gary Cohn's resignation as a White House economic advisor: "Gary Cohn was very well respected for pushing through the tax cuts, but obviously Cohn's view on tariffs differs. The tariffs are unpopular among bankers, too, who fear they will provoke an international trade war. There was some unhappiness between them for some time and the tariffs were enough of a reason for him to move on." Read

JoongAng Ilbo (South Korea) – March 5 - Gary Cohen, clinical professor of international business and supply chain management, comments extensively on a General Motors plant closure in Gunsan, South Korea. Read

ValueWalk – March 5 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs an overview of a recent CNBC-Warren Buffett interview, including discussion of the annual Letter to Shareholders. Read

Investor's Business Daily – March 2 – Gary Cohen, clinical professor of international business and supply chain management, writes op-ed: 'Economy-consumers on losing end of aluminum-steel tariffs.' Read … Related: Baltimore Sun's 'Baltimore area businesses brace for tariffs' quotes Cohen's op-ed; Cohen comments on the issue (March 10) to NOS (Dutch Public Broadcasting)

CGTN - March 2 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, discusses possible global effects of U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Watch

Sirius XM-Knowledge@Wharton – March 1 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd discusses the box office success and social significance of The Black Panther. Read/Listen … Related: Boyd comments throughout Chief Marketer's "Wakanda Forever: Black Panther's Lessons for Marketers" (March 1) and writes op-ed, 'Black Panther isn't just a great movie…' via Marketing Daily (Feb. 23)

February 2018

RetailWire – Feb. 28 – Marketing research into social tag metrics by professors P.K. Kannan and Yogesh Joshi is reviewed and discussed by industry experts. Read … Related coverage via, others

Minnesota Public Radio – Feb. 28 – Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments on Uber's market situation. Read/listen

BNN (Canada) - Feb. 26 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass discusses Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Watch … Kass guest blogs on the same topic, via (also at ValueWalk)

MIT Sloan Management Review – Feb. 23 – Information systems professors Peng Huang and Sunil Mithas co-write overview of their recent research, into "knowledge seeding" that yields lessons for firms developing virtual communities. Read

Wall Street Journal - Feb. 23 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for "Playing With $100 Billion, Warren Buffett Is Giant Trader of U.S. Treasury Bills" report: "He's aware that [Berkshire's cash] is not earning a high rate of return for shareholders. Paying out a special cash dividend, a one-time dividend at the discretion of management, makes some sense." Read … Related: Kass is quoted on 'Why Buffett is dumping Walmart stock,' via Kiplinger (Feb. 21)

GARP's CRO (Chief Risk Officer) Outlook – Feb. 23 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes "How to Reduce Model Risk: 4 Basic Principles." Read

Nasdaq Newsletter – Feb. 20 – A 2002 behavioral finance study by professor Russ Wermers is cited: "[Wermers] found that constraining managers to boxes defined by price/earnings ratio and market capitalization costs about 300 basis points a year in performance. In other words, a manager pursuing a rigid investment strategy should not refrain from purchasing his or her best ideas when those best ideas do not fit in one style." Read

Keller Center for Business Research News – Feb. 19 – Marketing professor Amna Kirmani writes guest column overviewing her "Doing Well vs. Doing Good: The Differential Effect of Underdog Positioning on Moral and Competent Service Providers" research. Read

ValueWalk – Feb. 14 – Accounting professor Rebecca Hann explains the recent Dow plunge in the face of 'good economic news.' Read

Pension Pulse – Feb. 14 – Finance professor and Associate Dean for Masters Programs Mike Faulkender's 2009 Maryland Public Television interview covering CEO compensation is highlighted and linked to. Read/Watch

Bloomberg – Feb. 13 – Management professor Evan Starr on the IBM lawsuit to block its chief diversity officer's move to Microsoft: "Non-competition clauses are common in the technology industry, covering most employees…Many companies, especially in the tech industry, they have these contracts that are signed by almost everybody. It's a blanket thing that everybody is kind of bound by." Read

Omaha World Herald – Feb. 12 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass is cited as a contributor to a forthcoming book, "The Warren Buffett Shareholder." Read … Related: Kass guest blogs at ValueWalk about 'Major changes to the Berkshire portfolio' (Feb. 14)

Washington Post - Feb 8 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on implications of the early February stock market plunge: "There is a lot of concern in the rising yield in the 10-year Treasury note…As it approaches 3 percent, concerns about inflation and competition for stocks by fixed income securities are increasing." Read … Republished by the Boston Globe, others

New York Times – Feb. 8 – Marketing professor Jie Zhang comments for a 'Shopping Apps Do's and Don'ts' NerdWallet-produced piece: "Through exclusive offers and built-in loyalty programs, individual retailers' shopping apps intend to lock-in shoppers. For example, the wallet feature on the J.C. Penney app lets shoppers see and redeem rewards, coupons and gift cards in one place." Read … Also published, via the Associated Press, by Time, U.S. News and Report, the Charlotte Observer, others

Value Walk – Feb. 7 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi describes an increasing of regulators' vigilance toward bank boards as a sign from the recent Wells Fargo sanctions. Read

Frederick News Post – Feb. 5 – Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Managing Director Elana Fine on how technology is spurring the gig economy: "For many of the jobs, technology has been the missing link. It has made some existing jobs easier but has also created new opportunities, such as managing social media for a company." Read

Washington Post – Feb. 5 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes column weighing the D.C. region's attractiveness to Millennials prioritizing affordable living. Read … Preceding Aberman-Capital Business columns: 'Tech-driven fakery and a post-truth society' (Jan. 29); 'Federal government shutdown implications' (Jan. 22); 'Greater Washington workforce trends' (Jan. 15); 'Federal contracting risks, opportunities' (Jan. 8)

WalletHub – Feb. 5 – Marketing professor and Center for Excellence in Service Director Janet Wagner gives insights to Valentine's Day marketing. Read

WTOP Radio – Feb. 5 – In a live segment, marketing professor Hank Boyd reviewed and analyzed the Super Bowl ads from the previous evening's game telecast.

ValueWalk – Feb. 3 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs "Wells Fargo punished by the Fed." Read

Advisor Perspectives - Feb. 2 – Finance professor and Center for Financial Policy Director Russ Wermers' research is referenced in a 'Finding superior active managers' column. Read

Baltimore Sun – Feb. 1 – Marketing professor Hank Boyd comments on restaurant-rebranding strategy: "New concepts can generate buzz from new customers, but they can also alienate longtime clientele. Boyd said it's important for restaurants to communicate to customers the reasons behind their changes." Read

January 2018

NJ Biz – Jan. 31 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on the Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan and Amazon plan to create a healthcare company: "I think there are opportunities to reduce the prices and price increases of pharmaceuticals in this country. It is quite glaring how much lower prices are for specific pharmaceuticals in other countries. There is enormous potential for cost savings…The partnership could be transformative for the wider corporate world. It will certainly be in the interest of other corporations to observe what is happening here." Read … Related: Kass-ValueWalk guest blogs: 'Berkshire healthcare disruption' and 'Highlights from Buffett on CNBC'

WYPR – Jan. 29 – Senior Associate Dean for Research Ritu Agarwal discusses the repealing of net neutrality rules. Listen

People Development Magazine – Jan. 28 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan on Amazon's recent purchase of Whole Foods: "Amazon will be able to collect data on these customers' online and offline purchases to create a larger buying profile…[The Whole Foods deal] will be most beneficial in allowing better recommendations from Amazon, coupons for either retailer and cross promotion." Read

Auburn Seminary Voices – Jan. 27 – Executive in Residence Bill Longbrake writes, in 'An Open Letter to Larry Fink,' about Smith School initiatives exemplifying "how business schools can become powerful enabling allies" to companies in terms of serving a social purpose. Read

GARP – Jan. 25 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes a CRO Outlook column, "Raising Board Awareness of Bank Machine-Learning Applications." Read

WJLA/Sinclair Broadcast Group – Jan. 24 – Global trade professor Gary Cohen on U.S. trade policy in the context of the World Economic Forum: "In Asia, we walked away from TPP... and by pulling out of that, these Asian countries are now forging a partnership and a trade agreement without us. I think that's going to hurt. And we still don't know what the impact will be on NAFTA, that's still up in the air." Read … Cohen gave related commentary via Sirius XM's POTUS, WBAL radio and the South China Morning Post (which excerpted Cohen's "What are the trade cards Donald Trump could play against China?" op-ed at The Hill)

Washington Post – Jan. 19 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to a piece titled 'Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway had an amazing 2017': "I would not be surprised to see both Jain and Abel joining vice chairman Charlie Munger and chairman Warren Buffett on the stage at the upcoming May 5 meeting, not only answering shareholder questions, but also eating See's Candies' peanut brittle and drinking Cokes." Read … Kass comments (Jan. 12) for Omaha World Herald's "Would potential successor move Berkshire's HQ out of Omaha?

Business Today (Kenya) - Jan. 19 – Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments on the Bitcoin bubble. Read

WalletHub – Jan. 19 – Marketing professor Amna Kirmani contributes insights into airline rewards programs. Read

CNN Money - Jan. 19 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman comments on the release of 'Amazon hq2' finalists. Read … Related: Aberman comments on Howard County's failed bid for Amazon hq2, via the Baltimore Sun (Jan. 24)

Kiplinger - Jan. 8 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on index funds versus hedge funds: "In order for hedge funds to justify their '2 and 20' fee structures, their rates of return after fees must exceed what any investor can earn from a low-cost S&P 500 index fund…Their fee structures makes this extremely difficult to achieve over time." Read

The Hill - Jan. 4 - Clinical Professor of International Business, Global Trade and Supply Chain Management Gary Cohen writes op-ed, "Trade fight on washing machines will do more harm than good." Read … Cohen writes, Dec. 21, in the Morning Consult: 'In U.S. and South Korea, Business Is Not as Usual.'

Seeking Alpha - Jan. 4 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass, gives 'Five stocks to watch in 2018.' Read ... Also at ValueWalk

Baltimore Sun - Jan. 3 - Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, writes a "Make a New Year's Strategy, not a Resolution" op-ed. Read

4-Traders - Jan. 3 - Robert H. Smith Professor of Information Systems Henry Lucas is quoted regarding Laureate Education prospects in emerging markets: "A keen attention to recruiting tactics, price, quality and job placement will be key to protecting Laureates brand." Read

BizEd -Jan. 2 - Robert H. Smith Professor of Leadership and Innovation Kathryn Bartol co-writes a guest piece, "Three Behaviors for High-Performing Virtual Teams." Read

All Analytics - Jan. 2 - Dean's Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan comments extensively in "What retailers know about you." Read

Washington Post - Jan. 1 - Management lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that politics weighed heavily in key lessons learned in 2017 by Greater Washington business leaders. Read … Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: 'A case for expanding D.C.'s tech workforce (Dec. 18); 'Tax reform implications for D.C.'s tech economy (Dec. 11); 'Why to worry about bitcoin's escalation' (Dec. 4) 'Internet access is a public benefit' (Nov. 27)


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