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Smith School In the News: 2019

Apr 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.

April 2019

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.

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.” – 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 ProblemMusk 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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