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Jul 08, 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.

July 2019

BizEd Magazine – July/August 2019 – Bookshelf section includes review of “Bubbles and Crashes,” by management and entrepreneurship professors Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch.

HR Magazine – Summer 2019 - In “Closing the Gender Pay Gap” Margret Bjarnadottir, assistant professor of management science and statistics, says, and expands on: “I don’t think any company goes from a 7 percent gap to zero in one year. It’s about how are we going to close it in steps” …Related: Bjarnadottir guest blogs “Addressing Demographic Pay Gaps with Data-driven Solutions,” via insideBIGDATA (June 26).

U.S. News & World Report – July 3 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass weighs in with Microsoft as one of “7 Best Retirement Stocks to Buy and Hold”: "Microsoft recently leapfrogged Apple (AAPL) as the most valuable U.S. company, after an impressive year in the market. The company is rapidly growing its cloud business, and it has its subscription-based Office 365, giving it an earnings stream that is recurring and consistent."

Forbes – July 1 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudy Lamone Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, writes “When Being Nice is not Kind,” explaining why “leaders who care about the long-term growth of their teams are not nice. They are kind instead” … Previous Agarwal column at Forbes: “Why Upward Mobility Needs Markets, Not Just Gadgets” (June 17).

Poets & Quants – July 1 – “Best and Brightest Executive MBAs: Class of 2019” includes profiles of Maryland Smith’s Dr. Janis Green and Gretchen MacLeod.

Maryland Daily Record – July 1 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to “Maryland banks join stampede to initiate stock buybacks”: For companies struggling to find good investments where their return exceeds their cost of capital, buybacks are also a good option, said David Kass…Amid fluctuating economic conditions -- an uncertain trade war with China -- some companies are repurchasing shares to maintain capital and fend off losses. “There are no winners in a trade war,” Kass said. “It might discourage expansion because of the uncertainty of the economics of that industry being adversely affected by tariffs.”

June 2019

Jot/Up News – June 28 - Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Charles Olson weighs the PG&E crisis strategy and “a corporate decision it got right.”

Washington Post – June 25 – “8 Ways to Change Your Child’s Behavior” includes insight from management professor Rellie Derfler-Rozin: “Derfler-Rozin also recommends thinking about your child’s interest rather than their position. Their position might be that they want more screen time, but their interest could relate to a desire to belong, which you could address in other ways.”

ComputerWorld – June 20 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments in Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks: "Banks and their IT departments, many of which had a wait-and-see approach regarding digital currencies, will need to begin planning how they react or proactively address more widespread use of cryptocurrencies.”

STV (Scottish Television) – June 20 – ‘Is Scotland ready to become a cashless society? quotes research professor Joseph Bailey: "It’s about the pursuit of anonymity," [Bailey] said. "Most consumers in the United States understand that when they use a payment processing other than just cash, there are ways to go ahead and be identified and tracked. You don't have a ubiquitous adoption of technology and this digital divide which exists between the haves and have-nots is a real concern for policy makers."

Law360 – June 20 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments for “Facebook's Libra Unveiling Spurs Regulatory Uncertainty”: "You're talking about now creating a cryptocurrency being tied to a basket of fiat currencies and given the potential reach that Facebook has at this point. If this really took off, there could be a systemic risk."… Rossi also comments in Law360’s “Facebook's Libra Prepared to Counter Privacy Concerns” (June 19).

SHRM’s HR News – June 19 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, weighs in on developments affecting China’s Belt and Road Initiative, via “China Invests Heavily in Global Infrastructure Projects.”

Seeking Alpha - June 19 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass gives “Top Stocks for Midyear 2019.”

Maryland Today – June 19 – In “Will Renting a Shirt or Sofa Save the Planet?Rachel Sampson, associate professor of business and public policy, advocates a “cradle-to-cradle” strategy, or circular manufacturing. It requires companies to take back products when consumers are done using them and recycle the components or reuse them to make new products. “This will lead to a revolution in terms of redesign, keeping stuff out of landfills, and will have a massive sustainability impact,” she said.

Poets & Quants – June 17 – “Best and Brightest Online MBAs: Class of 2019” highlights Maryland Smith’s Terri Jarboe Farri’s perseverance as a real estate title entrepreneur and includes profiles of Farri and her graduating classmates Joe Costigan and Kathleen Finnegan.

GARP – June 14 – For his latest CRO Outlook column, Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes: “How to Better Understand and Manage Natural Disaster Risks.”

Yahoo Finance – June 13 – Maryland Smith experts give “Summer Must-Reads for Leaders.”

Investor’s Business Daily – June 13 – “Warren Buffett's Net Worth Is Driven By These 'Ironclad' Rules” draws insights from Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass: When giving career advice to college students, Buffett says to "find a job you have a passion for because once you are in that path you will be noticed and promoted and stand out from all the others," recalls David Kass…Kass has chronicled many in-person meetings between his students and the Oracle of Omaha dating back to 2005. "Do what you want to do as soon as you can," Kass says Buffett tells students…

Health Gig Podcast – June 12 – “Learn to be the CEO of Your Life” features Rajshree Agarwal, Rudy Lamone Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, sharing her research and methodology on how to live a fulfilling and purposeful life.

Maryland Today – June 11 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd explains Volkswagen’s “Hello Light” campaign to ‘confront wrongdoing, embrace heyday and promise an innovative future’ in “VW’s New Ad Campaign Takes Thoughtful Journey From Scandal.”

BusinessBecause – June 10 – Associate Dean of Master's Programs Wendy Moe and Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd describe what MBAs should know and are being taught on ‘The Dark Side of Digital Technology.’

Reuters – June 10 – “Wall Street Rises on Mexico Relief” quotes Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass: “Both the U.S. economy and the Mexican economy would have been worse off had the tariffs been imposed…Investors are also optimistic today in the hope that the trade war with China will also be resolved in the near future.” Republished at Yahoo Finance, others.

Baltimore Sun – June 7 – Information systems professor Henry Lucas writes op-ed explaining cyber risk implications and consequences of the ‘U.S. waging war on Huawei.’

LSE (London School of Economics) Blogs – June 6 – MBA student Ryan French writes “Can confidence-building measures repair the mistrust between India and Pakistan?

Human Resource Executive – June 5 - Management professor Subra Tangirala draws from his research for input to a piece guiding HR leaders to respond to ‘Employee activism on the rise’: “When people have a larger purpose in mind, they are better engaged”… What’s more, when companies make a decision with workers’ input, employees “will stand up for the company and what they are doing—that sends a message to the outside world.”

Poets&Quants – June 4 – ‘Favorite MBA courses of the class of 2019’ includes “Global Business UAE,” as excerpted from Maryland Smith MBA grad Stephanie Gomez’s “Class of 2019 Best and Brightest MBAs” profile published in April by P&Q. Related: Gomez, a former biochemist, is quoted in P&Q’s Is the MBA Really as ‘Transformative’ as Schools Claim?’: “I have become confident in my capability to resolve more complex situations and know when to leverage my own personal board of advisors for their wisdom. These are skills that have transformed who I am as a team member, a leader, and as an individual.”

Forbes – June 4 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudy Lamone Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, writes “Don’t wait for permission to lead yourself” op-ed. Previous Agarwal-Forbes commentaries: “Is envy killing your organization” (May 20) and “Stop counting hours for work-life balance” (May 8).

Fortune – June 4 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass says “[P]residents can have a major impact on the financial markets in the short run” as part of S&P 500 Has Performed Far Worse Under Trump Than Under Obama. Related coverage quoting Kass is published by Stock Market Daily.

CNBC – June 3 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, is noted among “leading thinkers in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship” who selected the entrepreneurs comprising CNBC’s recent Disruptor 50 list.

May 2019

Technical.ly Baltimore – May 29 – Maryland Smith Students Tida Jarjou and Jonathan Ostrosky, via the UM Ventures' Presidential Entrepreneurial Fellowship program, help design a clinical trial for a drug that could be used to treat triple negative breast cancer.

ValueWalk – May 29 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs about ‘Kraft Heinz trading below Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase price.’

Retail Dive- May 28 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, comments extensively for “Stein Mart adds Amazon Lockers to 200 stores.”

Wall Street Journal - May 24 - Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments in “Wall Street Isn’t Buying What Silicon Valley Is Selling”: For Uber, Snap and others, the investors were “betting the market will believe the narrative.”

Advisory Board – May 22 - Research by management professor Subra Tangirala informs, extensively, ‘Why your employees won’t speak up.’

TLNT (Talent Management and HR) - May 21 – Management professor Myeong-Gu Seo’s recent ‘Role of Affect Climate’ paper is quoted in “Like It Or Not, No One Is Leaving Their Emotions Home”: “If you look at Google, for example, and other good organizations out there, they actually foster and utilize emotion rather than killing it.”

Wall Street Journal – May 18 – Evan Starr comments in ’Resistance to noncompete agreements is a win for workers: “It looks like states that choose to enforce noncompetes see declines in mobility, entrepreneurship and wages.”

Agence France Presse (via Yahoo News) – May 18 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd comments in “For corporate America, abortion is just too hot to handle”: [W]hile "Democrats tend to be more pro-choice... even within the ranks of Democrats about a quarter of them are pro-life." Conversely, about a quarter of Republicans believe in a woman's right to choose. "And if you go to independents, it is almost split right down the middle." Given that deep divide, Boyd added, it is not surprising if business leaders tell themselves, "I don't want to offend half of my base." - 'No comment'

Yahoo Finance– May 16 - Research by Russ Wermers, Bank of America Professor of Finance and Center for Financial Policy director, feeds ‘Decrease in Active Management Negatively Impacts Market Efficiency.’

Tadias Magazine – May 15 - ‘Brookings Appoints Lemma Senbet to Africa Board’ includes “[Senbet, the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance joins] a panel of select, high-level policymakers, academics and practitioners on African socio-economic development issues.”

Baltimore Sun – May 14 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments in ‘Baltimore ransomware attack cripples systems vital to real estate deals’: “Not just Baltimore City, but most governments don’t run themselves as a business and businesses would have a solid business continuity plan in place…They’d have backup systems, dedicated data warehousing for sensitive information.”

Maryland Today – May 14 – Career and leadership coach Rachel Loock gives ‘7 ways to look better on LinkedIn.’

Harvard Business Review Brazil – May 14 - Management professors Subra Tangirala and Vijaya Venkataramani co-author “Why managers ignore employees' opinions.”

Maryland Daily Record – May 12 - Clinical Professor of Management Jeffrey Kudisch is the primary source for a profile of Maryland Smith’s Gettysburg Experience executive training program that looks at strategies such as teamwork, communication, conflict management and succession planning that leaders used during that fateful 1863 battle and translates those decisions into lessons for today’s workplaces and boardrooms.

Poets&Quants – May 11 - Vigneshwaran Ilango and Bill Morton are profiled as MBAs to Watch from the class of 2019.

NBC News (online) – May 10 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for ‘Are IPOs more Las Vegas than Wall Street?"It's the speculative attraction, the excitement, similar to going to Las Vegas to gamble for a big winning… But like Las Vegas, the odds are against you."

GARP – May 9 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes about ‘Mitigating the risk of nonbank mortgage lenders and servicers’ in his CRO (Chief Risk Officer) Outlook column.

Maryland Today - May 8 - P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, comments on the spread of digital streaming services in ‘Why cable is poised for a comeback.’

US News & World Report – May 7 – Kislaya Prasad, research professor and the Academic Director of the Center for Global Business, writes op-ed on ‘The Calculus of Doing Business with Repressive Governments.’

Peterson’s – May 6 – Clinical Professor of Management Jeffrey Kudisch gives insights for a ‘What can I do with a business management degree’ blogpost: “People are hiring for the technical skills, but they all want the soft skills. They want [new hires with] emotional intelligence, passion, courage, the ability to think on your feet. All those soft skills, those are what students are able to get with a management major…”

Agence France Presse (via UK’s Daily Mail) - May 4 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass’s work to engage Maryland Smith students in experiencing the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting is highlighted in ‘Woodstock for capitalists’: [Kass] has made the trip each year for the past decade, sometimes with MBA students, a number of whom were granted private meetings with Buffett…This year he invited 200 of his students to follow the proceedings along with him, broadcast live in one of the university's auditoriums. Related: Kass guest blogs “5 Highlights of the Berkshire Annual Meeting” at Investing.com (May 5) and “10 Highlights of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Bill Gates on CNBC via ValueWalk (May 7).

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) – May 2 – Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship David Kirsch is the primary expert source for "The history of the electric car is longer than you might think. Related ABC podcast: Kirsch discusses "Electric cars: the burden of history."

Agence France Presse/FranceSoir – May 2 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass gives insights in "Warren Buffett, a market guru not very keen on new technologies" (English language version via UK's Daily Mail): "A portfolio manager is considered successful when 70% of his bets are profitable, for Warren Buffett it's 90%, which makes him unique," said David Kass..."He remains very classic, he does not use exotic financial products and borrows little." …Warren Buffett has long been reluctant to invest in the technology sector, never buying for example Facebook, Amazon or Google. "He has no expertise in this area and does not see how he could do better than the rest of the market," said Kass.

Diamondback – May 1 – Associate Clinical Professor of Finance Elinda Kiss weighs in for "UMD students aren't getting their hopes up about Elizabeth Warren's student debt plan": …Kiss said she thinks Warren's plan was unlikely to pass in Congress and that instead, there should be greater focus on scholarships, financial literacy courses and programs that allow students to repay their debts through public service. "[Student loan debt] is a problem, but I'm not sure her proposal is the right one," she said.

April 2019

Federal News Radio – April 29 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman and Medallia's Zac Trojak discuss "Restructuring the government's online services," via the IDEA Act – an initiative to modernize government websites, many of which are old and outdated and overlapping in many cases. Listen to more Aberman-hosted "What's Working in Washington" podcasts.

WalletHub – April 27 – Marketing professor Jie Zhang gives cash back credit card advice for consumers in a Q&A.

CNBC – April 27 – Associate Clinical Professor of Management Nicole Coomber comments in "Here's what you can do to get a bigger paycheck if you're hit by the gender wage gap": "Pay is a great thing to look at, but it's just one piece of the whole compensation package." Employees are also generally protected by law if they choose to share their wages or discuss compensation with each other. Other sources, such as professional networks and career websites, can be good sources for gauging where you fall on the pay scale, Coomber said.

BusinessBecause – April 26 – "Why Learning About Big Data Analytics On Your MBA Is The Key To A Career In HR" includes insights from Associate Dean of Masters Programs Wendy Moe and Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics Margrét Bjarnadóttir that describe how "a career in HR today means a solid grounding in how to use data analytics to drive decision making; the crux of the MBA at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business."

Forbes – April 25 – Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship Rajshree Agarwal writes column titled "Why Leaders Should Push Principles, Not Rules."

Washington Business Journal – April 22 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes "Elected officials need to own the transportation mess."

CMS Wire – April 22 – From "AI Deployments Depend on Human Skills Too": Prithwira Choudhury's paper written with [Maryland Smith management professors Evan Starr and Rajshree Agarwal] suggests that "firms 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."

Barron's – April 19 – "Letters to Barron's on CVS, the Fed, and IPOs" includes comments from Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass: …When Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated last October that interest rates were likely to be rising in 2019, the S&P 500 index declined by almost 20% within three months…Only when Powell reversed his position, in January, did the financial markets recover. If interest rates had been higher over the past 10 years, the economy would have experienced lower rates of growth and higher unemployment, and the Great Recession would have lasted longer.

The Hill – April 19 – Clinical Professor of International Business, Global Trade and Supply Chain Management Gary Cohen writes op-ed: "Border closure would affect far more than your avocado toast."

Maryland Today – April 19 – Albert "Pete" Kyle, the Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, gives insights in "Millennials and the Saving-Too-Little Myth."

Philadelphia Inquirer – April 18 – 'Latest Trends in MBA Degrees' includes input from Assistant Dean of Online Programs Judy Frels: [The flexibility of online appeals to working parents who are older and have more work experiences. "For men and women both, the time when you are most likely to have children also often comes at the prime opportunity for career advancement," said Judy Frels… "You don't want to quit your job and go to a full-time program while raising a family." …Last August, Maryland launched what it calls a micro-master's program covering 25 percent of its online MBA. Students can choose to extend it to a full-time MBA once they finish. "The world changed. People want to learn at their timetable, at their pace," said Frels, at Maryland. "They want stackable credits and smaller chunks of education. They want to learn what they can apply tomorrow."

GARP – April 18 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi's latest CRO Outlook column: "Mortgage Risk: Why we should eliminate the debt-to-income ratio limit."

Chime – April 17 – Blogpost "The Cliffs Notes Guide to Money 101" includes finance professor Oya Altınkılıç giving "borrowing and debt" advice for consumers.

Brookings – April 17 – William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance Lemma Senbet participates in a panel discussion on Financing Africa's economic growth ... Related content: Senbet co-authors a report for Brookings titled "Is sub-Saharan Africa facing another systemic sovereign debt crisis?"

Forbes – April 15 – From "Amazon Goes To Virginia: How Long-Term Thinking Won The HQ2 Prize": "[Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman] is one of the unsung heroes in this narrative. His report on the region's innovation potential surprised a lot of people by highlighting its vibrant M&A market and entrepreneurial culture…"

Detroit News – April 15 – Professor Emeritus Edwin Locke comments in "Top Michigan CEOs made 300 times more than employees": But getting a great chief executive is "priceless" for a company, said [Locke], who has criticized what he calls an "assault on CEO pay. The job is particularly important because if a chief executive does not "do the right things, the whole organization can go bust and other jobs with it," he said. And like a sports superstar, a good CEO "is very hard to find. There is no "objectively correct" ratio between the highest and lowest paid workers at an organization, Locke said. "The objections are just emotional."

Middle Market Growth – April 15 – "After Years-Long Decline in Interest, Business Schools Are Writing a New Lesson Plan" includes: "The cost to enroll in a MicroMasters MBA core curriculum [through Maryland Smith] for example, is less than $1,500."

Maryland Today – April 15 – Management professor Trevor Foulk gives workplace advice in "Should You Talk About "Game of Thrones" at Work?"

The Street – April 12 – "Meet the Economist Who Changed How We Think About How Information Drives Markets" commemorates Albert "Pete" Kyle, the Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, as the 13th winner of the CME Group-MSRI award, placing him among "an elite group featuring some of the world's top economists (five have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)."… Also at Seeking Alpha

O, The Oprah Magazine – April 11 – "Kim Kardashian Wants to Become a Lawyer—Here's Why You're Entitled to a Career Change, Too" includes career and leadership coach Rachel Loock describing research, networking and patience as vital to a successful career change.

MetroMBA – April 11 – Senior Director of MBA and Specialty Master's Programs Admissions Maria Pineda gives responses for "5 Questions with the Senior Director of MBA Admissions at Maryland Smith."

Harvard Business Review – April 8 – Management professors Subra Tangirala and Vijaya Venkataramani co-author 'Why Managers Ignore Employees Ideas'… Republished by PS News (Australia Public Sector News), others.

BizEd – March-April 2019 – Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Associate Director for Social Entrepreneurship Sara Herald describes, via 'Ladies First' Supports Ladies Who Launch, how the Dingman-based Ladies First initiative works to increase the number of women entrepreneurs.

Seeking Alpha – April 6 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass writes about "Risks and Rewards from Investing in IPOs."

Maryland Today – April 5 – Operations management professor and healthcare analytics expert Sean Barns is part of MarylandAthletics' inaugural Athletic Medicine Review Board. Also at Medical Health News, others.

Federal News Radio – April 5 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman and Fiscal Note's Vladimir Eidelman discuss the role and potential for artificial intelligence in government research work. Listen to previous What's Working in Washington podcasts.

Baltimore Sun – April 4 – Assistant Dean of Online Programs Judy Frels describes Maryland Smith’s MicroMasters Program in “New paths for continuing education.”

Hospitality.Net – April 4 – Online MBA leadership and change management professor Sheetal Singh co-authors "Understanding the Resistance to Change Within the Hospitality Industry."

Wharton Business Radio – April 2 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd discusses whether Shaq can save the Papa John's brand: "From a purely marketing perspective, picking O'Neal is a "game changer."

BusinessBecause – April 2 – MBA graduate John Masaschi discusses his Maryland Smith experience in 'How Learning About Big Data Analytics Propelled My Career.'

Baltimore Sun – April 2 – Management and entrepreneurship professors David Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb co-author op-ed "Lyft may be awesome, but is its business?"... Republished by New York Newsday, Australian Financial Review, others.

The Street – April 1 – Finance professor Albert "Pete" Kyle receives the CME Group-MSRI Prize In Innovative QuantitativeApplications.

ValueWalk – April 1 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs a review of the recent CNBC-Warren Buffett interview… Previous Kass piece at ValueWalk updates Berkshire Hathaway's Stoneco Ltd. Stake.

Techonomy – April 1 – Adjunct professor Ryan Guttridge co-authors "Why Breaking up Big Tech Isn't the Answer"… Previous Guttridge piece at Techonomy: "What's Missing from Pinterest's IPO" (March 22).

WalletHub – April 1 – Management and organization clinical professor Oliver Schlake gives insights for consumers into 0% APR credit cards.

March 2019

New York Times – March 29 – Career and Leadership Coach Rachel Loock contributes to "What to do when you're bored with your routines": "Changes don't need to be large to have an impact. Simply accessorizing your desk with fresh flowers or approaching a work project in a novel way can make a difference."

Washington Post – March 29 – Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments in As IPO soars, can Uber and Lyft survive long enough to replace their drivers with computers?: "Lyft has created a narrative of an imagined future…The vision is of "a fleet of cars that drive themselves for less than what they're currently paying the drivers. That's what has to happen."

US News and World Report – March 28 – Research Professor Kislaya Prasad writes op-ed "The Fight Over Kashmir Has Business Consequences."

Chicago Tribune – March 26 – Research Professor Joseph Bailey gives insights on cashless transactions in "Family finances: How much cash is in your wallet?"

Washington Business Journal – March 26 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes "4 things the new Fairfax County EDA chief must do."

Mother Nature Network – March 25 – "Why I love spending time alone" cites marketing professor Rebecca Ratner's research into solo consumerism:

Bloomberg – March 22 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for "Buffett's Course Reversal on Airlines Sparks Talk of Acquisition: "One of those airlines would certainly be affordable and do-able" if Berkshire wanted to buy. "But then the question is, would Buffett really want to do that."

BusinessBecause – March 22 – Senior Director of MBA Admissions Maria Pineda and MBA student Erick Loyo give insights to getting into Maryland Smith's MBA program.

U.S. News & World Report – March 21 – Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Wendy Moe and Ramya Mure, a master's in information systems graduate, describe how STEM courses enhance Maryland Smith's master's programs.

Wealth Management – March 20 – "Active Managers Contribute to an Efficient Market" summarizes finance professor Russell Wermers new research: "Investors benefit from active managers in a way that's often overlooked. Wermers examines the activities of active managers and how they contribute to the efficiency of the public markets"… Related coverage at Traders Magazine

Harvard Business Review – March 20 – Marketing professors P.K. Kannan and Liye Ma co-author "How Companies Can Get the Most Out of a Freemium Business Model."

Wharton Business Radio – March 19 – Management and entrepreneurship professors Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch discuss their book, "Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation."

Industrial Distribution – March 19 – Professor of the Practice in Business Analytics Suresh Acharya writes about 'Three Types of Analytics to Address Supply Chain Disruptions.'

BusinessBecause – March 18 – "Are Coursera Courses Worth The Effort?" highlights Maryland Smith's Online MS in Business Analtyics program as "another 100%-online [offering] delivering business school expertise [in subject areas] especially popular among MOOC-takers. The program complements Smith's roster of eight specialized masters, across topics like finance, accounting, and supply chain management."

American Banker – March 15 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments for What's behind OCC's public rebuke of Wells Fargo?: "It's almost like the OCC is trying to cover themselves now to say they are the tough regulator, which calls attention away from how they were deficient in oversight of Wells in the past."

Maryland Today – March 15 – Operations management professor and analytics expert Sean Barnes gives NCAA tournament bracket advice in "A Method to March Madness."

GARP – March 15 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes "How to Reduce Risk from Credit Reporting Companies."

AACSB blog – March 14 – Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies Victor Mullins guest blogs "Students Aren't Fully Prepared for Today's Workplace—We Can Change That."

Wharton Business Radio – March 12 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass discusses whether Kraft Heinz can catch up with its changing market.

Guyana News Chronicle – March 8 – In a "Much Room for Progress" International Women's Day editorial, management professor Subra Tangirala's research is referenced: "From a set of four studies, [Tangirala] has 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."

Kiplinger's Personal Finance – March 7 – Associate Research Professor Joseph Bailey discusses the pros and cons of a cashless society in "America Lurches Toward a Cashless Future" … Also covered by Maryland Today.

SiriusXM's Wharton Business Radio – March 7 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd contributes as an expert panelist for "Goodbye, Greeters: Can Walmart Calm Its Latest Controversy?"

Autonomous Vehicle Technology – March 6 – Management and entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch writes "What to expect (and what not to expect) from the electric Ford F-150."

BBC Radio – March 6 – Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics Margrét Bjarnadóttir describes how a company can tackle its gender pay gap, via a Wake Up to Money segment (starting at 07:10).

Maryland Today – March 6 – Associate Clinical Professor of Management Nicole Coomber moderates a Women Leading Women forum conversation with business leader and Smith MBA graduate Carly Fiorina, yielding "5 keys to find your way."

Washington Business Journal – March 6 –Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes "Some people want to kick government out of the tech equation. This would be disastrous." Previous Aberman-WBJ column: 3 Dangers to the region's economy" (Feb. 11).

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Magazine – March 6 – Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship David Kirsch writes 'What to expect from the electric Ford F150.'

Federal News Radio – March 6 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman hosts a segment exploring the concept of linking government problems with private solutions. Listen to previous Aberman-hosted What's working in Washington segments.

February 2019

Maryland Today – Feb. 27 – Accounting Lecturer Samuel Handwerger explains the Tax changes surprising filers this year."

News @ Northeastern – Feb. 26 – Groundbreaking research into spinout companies co-authored by Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship, is newly expanded and reviewed in "Here's What Inspires Tech Entrepreneurs, and why Their Startups Succeed."

Crain's Chicago Business – Feb. 26 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd comments for "Outcome [Health] Hangs in the Balance" -- on CEO Matt McNally's effort to resuscitate the struggling health technology and advertising unicorn: To win them back, "he'll need to tell them, 'There's a new sheriff in town' and 'Here's what we've done to clean up the corporate culture…But rebuilding trust is going to come down to the numbers. It's trust, but verify."

Techonomy – Feb. 26 – Adjunct professor Ryan Guttridge co-authors "Why the Big Cap Tech is Big." Previous Guttridge co-authored piece: "Why Amazon Keeps Winning."

New York Times – Feb. 25 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments in "Kraft Tests How Much Costs Can Be Cut as Tastes Change": "They did not anticipate this major change in consumer tastes, and they really focused their efforts instead on cost-cutting and doing acquisitions."

Bloomberg – Feb. 22 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for "Warren Buffett's Big Consumer Bets Bite Back": "This is something that is more of a long-term problem, a major shift in consumer taste and sentiment…Very few people saw this coming, including Warren Buffett and including 3G Capital." Republished by the Omaha World-Herald and others… Related: Kass guest blogs "5 quotes from Warren Buffett's letter to shareholders," via ValueWalk.

Analytics Insight (India) – Feb. 22 – Associate Dean of Master's Programs Wendy Moe explains how Maryland Smith 'Imparts data science education to develop data driven professionals.'

Quirk's Media – Feb. 20 – Patricia Reich, assistant dean and executive director of the Office of Career Services, describes "5 red flags to avoid in your next interview."

Maryland Today – Feb. 18 – Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch, associate professors of management and entrepreneurship, give insights from their new book, "Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation," in "Exploring Bubble Trouble."

Agence France-Presse – Feb. 17 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd comments for "US millennials a popular but elusive target for brands": ...Boyd, however, believes that the demographic approach remains effective. If "I know your hometown, I know your gender, I know what socioeconomic class you grew up" in, that gives "me a clearer picture of who you are and how I might want to craft a message…It's having a hundred data points on customers that really allows you to say, I have the sense that we're forming an amazing relationship with our customers."

Investing.com – Feb. 15 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs "Berkshire Hathaway Added Red Hat, Suncor Energy, StoneCo To Portfolio."

GARP CRO Report – Feb. 15 – Professor of the Practice in Finance Clifford Rossi writes: "Risk Management Lessons from the Wells Fargo Report."

Forbes – Feb. 13 – Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy Rachelle Sampson is cited in "A new way to teach management": I've learned that long-term creativity from an equitably compensated workforce is the heart of the new leadership. So it was encouraging to read a piece from my alma mater, by Rachelle Sampson and Witold Henisz, in Stanford Social Innovation Review, advocating a new way of teaching business for long-term sustainability.

Inside Philanthropy – Feb. 12 – Executive-in-Residence William Longbrake's career and philanthropy is featured in 'Retired executive takes a hands-on approach to giving."

Recconomics – Feb. 10 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor Carlos Alvarenga writes "The class ceiling and the myth of meritocracy."

The Hill – Feb. 7 – "Academic says US immigration system should cater to both current and aspiring citizens" features insights from Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship.

Maryland Today – Feb. 5 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd III ranks the Super Bowl 53 telecast's most memorable commercials.

Federal News Radio – Feb. 4 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman discusses AI and machine learning as poised to change the economy, with tech research and advisory firm OODA co-founders. Listen to previous Aberman-hosted What's Working in Washington segments.

Recconomics – Feb. 3 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor Carlos Alvarenga writes "The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures."

Wall Street Journal – Feb. 1 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi, comments in "Wells Fargo Breaks Down Internal Audit Silos to Fend Off Scandals": It is impossible to know if the changes can stave off future scandals at the bank, said Cliff Rossi..."A lot will remain to be seen as to how well they execute."

Bisnow – Feb. 1 – Maryland Smith's role is highlighted in "Inside WeWork's First Location On A College Campus": WeWork is also partnering with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at UMD's Robert H. Smith School of Business, which has bought a series of hot desk memberships for its students looking to launch startup companies.

January 2019

Baltimore Sun – Jan. 30 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd III comments on effective messaging in Super Bowl ads: Humorous ads often work well, he said, but the best commercials tend to tell a story, inspire and get people talking, instead of lecturing about a product. "Every now and then, they can do something remarkable and inspiring," Boyd said. "Those are rare, but advertisers shoot for them."

ValueWalk – Jan. 30 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments extensively through "Under Globalization 4.0, Connectedness Strong And Getting Stronger."

Knowledge @ Wharton – Jan. 29 – Associate Dean of Master's Programs Wendy Moe's co-authored paper 'What Leads to Longer Reads?' is referenced in "Factual, or Warm and Fuzzy? Why Choosing the Right Words Matters."

Spend Matters – Jan. 28 - Professor of the Practice Suresh Acharya gives supply chain analytics insight in "McDonald's Supply Chain May Set Bar on Sourcing Antibiotic-Free Beef."

Ladders – Jan. 27 – Management and organization professor Myeong-Gu Seo's research is cited in "Your emotional culture is powerful – you just need to listen": Workplaces, where employees feel comfortable expressing their feelings, tend to be more productive, creative and innovative…That's the key finding of studies by [Seo].

Washington Business Journal – Jan. 24 – Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes: "We're not Silicon Valley. "We should stop using its entrepreneurship model." Read previous Aberman columns at WBJ.

Sirius XM Business Radio/Knowledge @ Wharton – Jan. 24 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd III weighs in as a guest expert for "Did Gillette Miss the Mark with Its Toxic Masculinity Ad?"

Active Cyber – Jan. 23 – Blog reviews the annual Maryland Smith-co-hosted Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity – organized by Accounting and Information Assurance professors Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb.

Agence France-Presse – Jan. 23 – Accounting and information assurance professor Tharindra Ranasinghe comments in "10 years after crisis, bank CEO pay swells again": The public's view of the higher pay has been muted somewhat by improvement in the broader economy that has strengthened employment markets.

Harvard Business Review – Jan. 21 – Associate professor of Business and Public Policy Cristian Dezso and Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics Margrét V. Bjarnadóttir co-author "Why Companies' Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail."

Bloomberg – Jan. 19 – Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship David Kirsch comments in "Why Tesla's Long Model 3 Waitlist Could Be a Massive Problem" Musk should be satisfied he's been able to create an electric-vehicle rival to Porsche, said David Kirsch…Tesla is attempting a technological Hail Mary by putting what are still-expensive batteries in cars and trying to sell them at mass-market prices, he said. "Musk is living in a fantasy world."

GARP – Jan. 18 –Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes "Strategic risk will be front and center in 2019," in a CRO Outlook column.

Associated Press – Jan. 17 – "Automation, Intermediation and the Flash Crash" – co-authored by Albert "Pete" Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, is among 2018 Harry M. Markowitz Award Winners.

Forbes – Jan. 16 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship, writes: "Why Low-Skilled Workers will Win in the Robot Revolution."

WTOP – Jan. 15 – Maryland Smith's Online MBA Program is cited as top-ranked among peer programs offered by universities in DC, Maryland and Virginia according to U.S. News and World Report.

MetalMiner – Jan. 15 – "Measuring Risk in the World of Climate Change" documents the development of climate change risk index for supply chains, co-led by Maryland Smith's Supply Chain Management Center including research professor Sandor Boyson: "We have [UMD's] business school and Silicon Valley-based partner, Resilinc, joining forces with a university-based climate change center [ESSIC] that's linked directly to the federal government [NOAA] and its long-term climate prediction center," said Sandor Boyson… "We're positioned to make an index that in its initial phase will score and rank some 10,000 Resilinc-monitored production locations worldwide for vulnerability to climate change."

Harvard Business Review – Jan. 14 – Management professor Subra Tangirala co-authors "Why Open Secrets Exist in Organizations."

WalletHub – Jan. 11 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi gives consumer credit card advice in a Q&A.

Vice Magazine – Jan. 2 – Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Brent Goldfarb is a source in "What a Student Loan 'Bubble' Bursting Might Look Like": Brent Goldfarb explained that the easiest way to understand a bubble is to think about a stock that people keep buying mostly because other people are doing the same thing. This usually happens when a company or product has a compelling narrative around it that isn't backed up by data.

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