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.
Brookings Institute blog – Nov. 7 – Recap of a recent Future of Work in Africa panel discussion highlights input from participating expert Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance: Another panelist, Lemma Senbet…highlighted that innovation can occur without technology. Policymakers and implementers must understand what it means to innovate in various sectors, especially agriculture in Africa, and what policy environment is needed to foster innovation.
Capital News Service – Nov. 7 – Marketing professor Yajin Wang discusses marketing strategy and consumer behavior for a video story (starting at 1:50) exploring factors into disruptive incidents at retail establishments including recent violence at a Popeye’s restaurant.
U.S. News & World Report – Nov. 6 – Research Professor Kislaya Prasad writes op-ed titled “Should we fear China’s corporate credit system?”
Forbes – Nov. 6 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudy Lamone Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, writes “The high cost of not asking questions (in university settings).” Previous Agarwal-Forbes columns: “Trader Sudoku: Nine-part tool to create your fit” (Oct. 22), ‘With whom should you trade’ (Oct. 9)
U.S. News & World Report – Nov. 4 – Maria Pineda, senior director of admissions for full-time MBA programs and specialty master's programs, comments in “How to Get Employer-Sponsored MBA Degrees”: Private businesses aren't the only types of employers that provide MBA sponsorships. Maria Pineda…notes that the military is "the most popular domestic sponsoring organization" among MBA students at UMCP. "Each year, several of our students are sponsored by one of the service branches, like the Army, which have sent several of our active duty members to complete the MBA.
ValueWalk – Nov. 4 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs ‘Berkshire Hathaway trading at price to Book Value Ratio of 1.33.’
Inside Higher Ed – Nov. 4 – Marketing professor Yajin Wang is quoted in “Your Interview With AI”: [Wang] says that most of the things students can do to prepare for HireVue job interviews will make them better public speakers…“Ace an AI interview by incorporating keywords and phrases that explain what you can contribute, echoing the exact language of the job posting…Use gestures, smile, and nod frequently.” Wang suggested candidates record themselves and watch their answers to prepare.
Fortune – Oct. 31 – Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan comments in ‘Apple and Disney Are Serious Threats to Netflix’: “Over time not all these players are going to survive,” says [Kannan]. He argues that the cost of content, competition, and finite number of subscribers will shorten the playing field. Just Tuesday, Sony announced it will shut down PlayStation Vue, its streaming service.
Dataconomy – Oct. 31 – In ‘The Data Gap on Maternal Health and Jails’: Margrét Bjarnadóttir, assistant professor of management science and statistics, says collecting data and analyzing it is key to appropriate resource allocations, and the maternity services in the U.S. prisons are no different. “Data allows you to understand the magnitude of services needed and – more importantly – by collecting data on outcomes, the health of both mother and the newborn, best practices could be identified and applied across the system.”
Houston Chronicle – Oct. 29 – Professor of Finance Steve Heston is cited for his expertise in “Mattress Mack's balance sheet: $13 million lost on Astros evens out: Curtis, the publisher of LasVegasAdvisor.com, worked with bettor Frank Betti and with [Heston], to advise McIngvale on obtaining the most favorable odds and deciding how much risk to take to cover his potential mattress refunds.
New York Times – Oct. 28 – Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner’s “Inhibited from Bowling Alone” research is referenced in “Why You Should Find Time to Be Alone With Yourself”: [Inhibited from Bowling Alone] has shown that people often feel inhibited from enjoying activities alone, especially when they think others are watching them. Overestimating how much other people are paying attention to us, and worrying that we’re being judged, can stop us from doing things that would otherwise bring us joy.
Think:Act Magazine – Oct. 28 – Management and Entrepreneurship Professor David Kirsch comments for ‘Winding down failed Silicon Valley startups offers valuable lessons’: "We pay lip service to failures, but we haven't really done much learning from failure at the organizational level…Marty [Pichinson] has a unique window into the venture ecosystem that even top VCs don’t have since they always look forward to the next deal. He's the undertaker, and corpses tell a story, too. A corporation is like a social corpse that we can study…If we get to 50 companies, we'd have something really valuable. We could use machine learning and other methods to identify the leading indicators of failure, perhaps the burn rate, structural features, communication patterns and types of market tests."
Maryland Today – Oct. 28 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd describes the regional, socioeconomic effect of the Washington Nationals’ World Series run, in “Reflecting Success."
U.S. News & World Report – Oct. 24 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass weighs in on “Pros and Cons of Buying Berkshire Hathaway Stock”: Berkshire is currently selling at a below market average price-earnings ratio and its earnings are projected to grow at an above market average rate over the next few years,” [says Kass]. "Its intrinsic value is likely at least 10% above its current share price. Therefore, it's undervalued and should be outperforming the market over the near future."
Quirks Media – Oct. 24 - Associate Director, EMBA Career Coaching, Programming and Outreach Rachel Loock is the lone, expert source in “Recovering from interview failure: a guide.”
Enterprise Risk Magazine – Oct. 24 - Adjunct professor Linda Conrad is announced as Institute of Risk Management’s New global ambassador for the United States.
Maryland Today – Oct. 15 – The working paper “Delaying Informed Consent: An Empirical Investigation of Mobile Apps' Upgrade Decisions” co-authored by Siva Viswanathan, Dean's Professor of Information Systems and Digital Innovation, is the basis for ‘For app developers, bad behavior doesn’t pay.’
Princeton Spark – Oct. 10 – In podcast segment “It takes a network to make a dream work,” Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd says: Mary Gates connecting her son (Bill Gates) with IBM’s John Opel via United Way (spurring a landmark transition in computing and propelling Microsoft) exemplifies networking and “why you should always have your feelers out.”
MarketWatch - Oct. 9 – “How to get ready for the [feeling] economy and make your job AI-proof” reports on new research co-authored by Roland Rust, David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, and Vojislav Maksimovic, William A. Longbrake Chair in Finance: Businesses have long needed people who can read a room to close a sale and managers who know how to motivate workers. “But those skills can’t be easily performed by AI.” ...Related coverage at MindBodyGreen: “Research shows you need emotional and people skills to get hired” (Oct. 9).
New Kerala (India) – Oct. 9 – Several Maryland Smith faculty experts contribute to “54 Women Who Could Have Made Forbes' Innovator List.”
Financial Advisor Magazine – Oct. 10 – Professor of Finance Russ Wermers is named to the Security and Exchange Commission’s new Asset Management Advisory Committee: “We are also pleased that the SEC included academic Russ Wermers,” [said IAA President and CEO Karen Barr]. Wermers conducted the research on a recent IAA paper. It found that the benefits to investors, capital markets and the economy of active management exceed the average “alpha” measurement active managers use… Related coverage at Yahoo Finance.
InvestorPlace - Oct. 8 - Jie Zhang, Harvey Sanders Fellow of Retail Management, is a source for “Walmart’s Recovery Already Priced Into Walmart Stock”: Moreover, Walmart’s expansion outside of North America had led to either stagnant growth like in China or embarrassing market exits such as the ones experienced in both Germany and Brazil. However, at about this time, the company finally adapted to the changing retail environment, according to Jie Zhang…Zhang said that the company adopted the e-commerce strategies of its rivals. This helped set the stage for the company’s recovery.
The Verdict – Oct. 8 – ‘The Future Feeling Economy’ profiles new research, co-authored by professors Roland Rust and Vojislav Maksimovic, finding that future, in-demand job skills will be decreasingly technical and increasingly emotive. Related coverage at Science Magazine, Phys.org and others.
Inc. - Oct. 3 - Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan is sourced in ‘Hiking Up Your Price Can Actually Build More Brand Loyalty’: Normally, vendors would simply raise prices to compensate. But that's not happening, according to [Kannan]. Apparently even the huge retailers (like Target and Walmart) are "taking every step necessary to prevent raising prices." What's up with that? Kannan believes that retailers understand that over the past few decades of globalization, consumers have come to expect low prices, thereby making price jumps "a last resort because, in short, we're too cheap."
WalletHub – Oct. 1 – Associate Dean of Master’s Programs Wendy Moe details how an MBA degree is worth the investment.
Financial Times – Sept. 30 – In a “Letter to The Financial Times,” Investment Adviser Association President and CEO Karen Barr cites Professor of Finance Russ Wermers’ “Active Investing and the Efficiency of Security Markets” paper (recently posted at SSRN) to counter a previous FT op-ed: The op-ed ignores academic research that affirms active management makes markets more efficient. “Active Investing and the Efficiency of Security Markets, a recent review of an extensive body of literature by [Wermers] finds that active managers play a critically important role in the functioning of markets.
Times of India – Sept. 29 – Management professor Trevor Foulk and his research into workplace behavior are sources for “The incivility epidemic is upon us”: (Foulk) likens rudeness to common cold, and says it’s contagious. “When it comes to incivility, there’s often a snowballing effect. The more you see rudeness, the more likely you are to perceive it from others.”
CNN Business – Sept. 28 – Management and entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch weighs in on “Uber's new offerings don't measure up to its challenges”: Uber executives described new rider perks, transit integrations and sustainability efforts… [CEO] Khosrowshahi also showed off what he described as "the next generation of the Uber app," with more integration of its food delivery and micromobility services… "It's lipstick on several pigs at once," said [Kirsch]. "I'm trying to figure out what magic do they think they're invoking by putting these things into a single app." … Kirsch noted that it's not burdensome for Uber users to switch to another app, such as Grubhub, for the features Uber is now better integrating in its app.
The Economist (GRE Advisor) – Sept. 27- Associate Dean of Master’s Programs Wendy Moe weighs in on “What does it take to get into a top graduate school? (Deans of highly-ranked schools share admissions secrets)”: “Our program prepares students to lead in a rapidly evolving, data-driven economy…As such, we look for individuals who want to learn how to use data in business decisions and how to be effective leaders in this environment…A solid application includes a strong undergraduate record and GMAT/GRE score, and work experience that showcases career accomplishments. We also consider how each candidate will contribute to the Smith community, in terms of career path, co-curricular activities, or as a future alum.”
Detroit News - Sept. 26 - Professor Emeritus Edwin Locke comments in “GM, UAW battle over worker pay from temps to CEO”: But the CEO position is probably one of the hardest jobs in the world, said [Locke]. It often requires smart and swift decision making, while keeping in mind the many headwinds and operations around the globe.
Disruptor Daily - Sept. 25 – Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan, in a series of posts, gives insights into AI’s impact on advertising in terms of “state of,” trends,” “challenges,” “benefits” and “future.”
Maryland Today – Sept. 25 - Wedad J. Elmaghraby, professor of management science, gives insights to how “Fashion Rental Companies Could Help Save the Planet”: …Renting your wardrobe actually can reduce the industry’s environmental footprint ”if it can go to scale, meaning that a lot of people are using the rental market as the main mechanism for clothing themselves.”
New York Post - Sept. 18 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for “Buffett protégé Tracy Britt Cool leaving Berkshire Hathaway”: “I’m very surprised she is leaving,” said [Kass], a University of Maryland professor who blogs about Warren Buffett. “She’s been there about 10 years and there is very little turnover at headquarters.” … Related: The Wealth Advisor quotes Kass from the New York Post.
AMA Marketing News – Sept 18 – Distinguished University Professor and PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science Michel Wedel describes why he “Advocates Exploring Big Data Bridging Academic Practice,” via an American Marketing Association Q&A commemorating his receiving the 2019 The Robert J. Lavidge Global Marketing Research Award.
Computerworld - Sept. 18 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments for “Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it”: "Given what their ambitions might be, I might start referring to them as Facebook Bank," said [Rossi]. “Facebook's entry into the banking arena puts added pressure on commercial banks at a time when they are already scrambling to learn how to compete against nimbler, tech-savvy fintech companies.” Related: Robots.net quotes Rossi from his comments at Computerworld.
CityBizList – Sept. 17 - Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan helps explain the methodology flaw in Forbes’ list of America’s Most innovative Leaders for which several Maryland Smith experts compiled a list of their own in “54 women who should make any list of innovators”: [Kannan’s] research into artificial intelligence and machine learning has underscored the flawed list by showing the dangers of blindly relying on algorithms to make important decisions. "Small errors," he says, "like a flaw in the attribution scheme, can have a major impact."
ValueWalk – Sept. 17 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs about 3G Capital selling shares of Kraft Heinz.
Forbes – Sept. 17 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudy Lamone Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, writes “What’s Your Value Proposition? Three Steps To Self-Branding” – the third in its series. (Previous pieces at Forbes: “Three Steps to Self-Discovery” and “Three Steps to Self-Esteem”).
WTOP - Sept. 16 - Associate Director of Executive MBA Career Coaching, Programming and Outreach Rachel Loock gives advice in “Bomb your job interview? Here’s how to follow up in email.”
New York Times - Sept. 11 - Associate Clinical Professor of Finance Elinda Kiss weighs in on the lasting, post-traumatic stress from witnessing the attacks of 9-11 from ground zero: “I would see the planes coming in for a slow landing…I would relive seeing the plane hit” the south tower. [Kiss] said she assumed her post-traumatic stress had largely disappeared over the years. But on Sunday night, lying awake, the nightmare replayed again and again. “I kept seeing the plane hit in the middle of World Trade 2.”
Computerworld - Sept. 11 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi explains “What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry,” in a Q&A.
Seattle Times - Sept. 11 – Clinical Professor of Marketing July Frels comments on trends impacting MBA stakeholders in a republished piece, “Thinking about getting an MBA? Here’s how the degree is changing.”
Terp Magazine – Sept. 10 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd answers “What’s the Most Important Cultural Object in the World?”: The Gettysburg Address. In a two-minute speech, Abraham Lincoln encapsulates the rationale for the Union cause. The U.S. Civil War, in many respects, becomes the inevitable test of the proposition that all men are created equal (even those held in bondage). In plainspoken language with an almost hypnotic cadence, Lincoln showcases his political genius to forge a connection with the common man. To this day, Americans still cherish his deftly chosen phrases such as “they gave the last full measure of devotion,” “a new birth of freedom” and “government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
Kiplinger’s – Sept. 10 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to “7 Cheap Stocks to Buy in a Pricey Market”: [Kass] recommends Bank of America investors seeking out cheap stocks to buy. Its forward-looking P/E of around 9 is its lowest in years, and half the S&P 500 average. BofA has improved its earnings per share steadily every year since 2014. Earnings per share (EPS) have increased steadily every year since 2014, and in fact roughly doubled from $1.31 per share in 2015 to $2.61 last year.
Washington Post - Sept. 8 - Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan comments on MBA marketing trends in “Is getting an MBA worth the leap?”: [The MBA] can also be the optimal degree for students who want to transition from specialized roles into administrative or managerial positions. “Say you’ve been working in manufacturing and were in charge of engineering quality control, but you want to move to a more administrative role,” says [Kannan]. “A general management degree like an MBA will really provide that overview of how a firm functions and how different roles come together.”
Washington Post – Sept. 8 – Dean's Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan helps answer "Is getting an MBA worth the leap?": The MBA] can also be the optimal degree for students who want to transition from specialized roles into administrative or managerial positions. "Say you've been working in manufacturing and were in charge of engineering quality control, but you want to move to a more administrative role," says [Kannan]. "A general management degree like an MBA will really provide that overview of how a firm functions and how different roles come together."
Harvard Business Review – Sept. 6 – Management professor David Waguespack co-authors "Where a Founder Is from Affects How They Structure Their Company."
ComputerWorld – Sept. 6 – "Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar" includes:
Clifford Rossi, a finance professor at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, said Facebook's entry into the banking marketplace puts added pressure on commercial banks at a time when they are already scrambling to learn how to compete against nimbler, tech-savvy fintech companies.
Maryland Today – Sept. 6 – Dean's Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan explains why 'Disruptor brands are booming.'
Web Investigator KK - Sept. 5 - Management and entrepreneurship professors David Kirsch's and Brent Goldfarb's "The Economics of Bubbles" essay, drawn from their 2019 book "Bubbles and Crashes." is republished.
Forbes – Sept. 4 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudy Lamone Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, writes "How do you measure success? Three steps to self-esteem" ... Related, previous Agarwal-Forbes column: "What's Your Purpose?Three Steps To Self-Creation" (8/19).
Science Magazine – Sept. 4 - "Automated text analysis opens the black-box of interactions, allowing researchers to directly access what is being said and how it is said in marketplace communication," says Associate Dean of Master's Programs and Wendy Moe regarding her recent research into "Automated text analysis: The next frontier of marketing innovation" … Also summarized in an America Marketing Association blogpost.
Délibéré – Sept. 1 - France-based culture blog references management professor Trevor Foulk and his 'workplace rudeness is contagious' research in an 'Applied insultology' post exploring the implications of Donald Trump's rudeness as a head of state: As social scientists have shown, rudeness and incivility are "as contagious as a cold" - in the words of Trevor Foulk of the University of Maryland - and one is no longer very far from the epidemic.
Mortgage Compliance Magazine – Sept. 2019 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi contributes "Managing mortgage product risk" guest column.
CNBC – Aug. 30 – From piece commemorating Warren Buffett's 89th birthday: "Having the good luck to win the 'ovarian lottery' is a major determinant in success in life in general — and in business in particular," [Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass told CNBC…based on notes he took at a 2013 graduate student event where Buffett spoke.
Poets & Quants – Aug. 28 - Overview of global research rankingshighlights Maryland Smith as No. 5 in UT-Dallas' sub-ranking for marketing research.
Maryland Today - Aug. 26 – "Game of Chicken" draws from Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd describing how "social media jockeying made Popeyes' sandwich a viral sensation."
Frederick News Post – Aug. 25 – Dingman Center Managing Director Holly DeArmond, via "Local college student starts virtual reality gaming business," describes the Terp Startup summer accelerator program.
Washington Post – Aug. 24 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi contributes to "Trump's company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands": Trump could save at least $600,000 and as much as $1.1 million annually on just the larger of the two Doral loans if the Fed made a percentage point reduction, depending on the loan agreement, according to Clifford Rossi…"If you're a consumer borrower with a car loan or a credit card, a quarter-point reduction is significant savings," Rossi said. Trump "has more loans and a bigger dollar size, so he would get certainly a larger reduction on the amount owed than most Americans out there."
ValueWalk – Aug. 16 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs "8 Highlights of David Rubenstein on CNBC."
GARP – Aug. 16 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes CRO Outlook column: "Comprehensive Reform Is Needed to Reduce Mortgage Risk."
U.S. News & World Report – Aug. 15 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments for 'Worrisome trend in stock buybacks': "If a company purchases its shares at prices above intrinsic value, then it is destroying shareholder value, which would lead to a decline in the price per share," says [Kass].
Android Authority – Aug. 14 – Explainer on MicroMasters programs references and links to Maryland Smith's program.
Fortune - Aug. 14 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass helps explain "What is an 'Inverted Yield Curve'?": But the inversion today is different from the past. "Every recession that we've had in the U.S. since World War II, with one exception of the Great Recession, was preceded by the Federal Reserve raising interest rates too far, too fast from much higher levels than the current levels," said [Kass]. The Great Recession, which Kass called "one of a kind," was the result of "an excessive amount of debt in the housing market and the collapse of the housing market and the economy." But the Fed just dropped the rate by 0.25% and investors expect as many as three more small cuts by the end of the year. As for debt, "I don't see an excessive amount of debt in any sector," Kass said… Related: Early iteration (no longer online) of Washington Post's coverage of same issue quoted Kass, as does the National Review's "That Crazy Inverted Yield Curve."
SHRM's People + Strategy - Aug. 12 – Management professor Subra Tangirala co-authors "Forge a Deeper Level of Diversity," drawn from his 'Centralization of member voice in teams' paper at the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Washington Post – Aug. 9 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to 'How to survive volatile markets': If $1,000 were invested in the Dow Jones industrial average at its inception in 1896 (123 years ago), it would be worth $172.5 million today, Kass said. The lesson here is twofold: First, stay in the market because you never know when stocks hit their bottom and rebound. Even Warren Buffett doesn't know. But they always rebound eventually. Since 1965, the value of the S&P 500 with dividends included has declined in only 11 of the 54 years, or just 20 percent of the time, Kass said. It has gone up in 80 percent of those years.
Aeon – Aug. 8 – Management and entrepreneurship professors Brent Goldfarb and David Kirsch co-author "The economics of bubbles" -- an essay drawn from their 2010 Bubbles and Crashes book… Related: 'The froth on the market' at Medium reviews the essay.
Maryland Today – Aug. 7 – Marketing professor Jie Zhang explains the trend of brick and mortar retail mixing in upscale dining to increase shopper traffic in "Taste of the future at shopping malls."
Business a.m. (Nigeria) – Aug. 5 – "How big is Africa's economy?" quotes Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance: "[W]hether its oil in Nigeria and Angola, coffee in Uganda or copper in Zambia, single-commodity domination of an economy can end up shackling growth."
Baltimore Sun – July 31- Interim Dean Ritu Agarwal writes op-ed, "Colleges must prepare students for an AI world."
Dallas Observer – July 31 – "Southern Dallas' investment climate Is similar to Kazakhstan's – SCARY," draws from Logistics Business and Public Policy professor Bennet Zelner's "policy risk" research: [Witold J. Henisz and Bennet A. Zelner] argued in their piece published nine years ago that none of the traditional business tools work effectively as hedges against that kind of risk. Insurance won't do it, because no insurer is dumb enough to insure you in a place where you're sure to get skinned…there is money to be made in dodgy emerging markets, and they suggest ways it can be done: "The network of relationships in a society greatly influences policy outcomes," they write, "especially in countries with weak legal systems. To turn these networks to their advantage, international investors must identify and engage local politicians' power bases."
Maryland Today – July 31 – Dingman Center Managing Director Holly DeArmond comments on the center's Terp Startup summer accelerator program: "It has been really interesting having this many teams, seeing how they come together as a cohort," [said DeArmond]. "That was an unknown, but I've been pleased with how they've really pulled together and helped one another, giving advice and feedback on their various challenges and opportunities."
Fortune – July 29 - Management and Entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch comments in "The bond market is betting Tesla is in trouble": When bonds are trading at such a discount it can make investors skittish going forward and also drive up the cost of borrowing, which is "already an issue," said [Kirsch]. Trying to stress the positive, Tesla's executives touted the quarter's positive free cash flow…The company's cash position improved in Q2 because the company sold down inventory and because of cost cutting," said Kirsch. "The company reduced [capital expenditures] well below guidance and below what they need to be investing to putatively grow the business in the future."
Forbes – July 29 - Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph Lamone Chair and Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, writes column, "Human Dignity And The Principle Of Trade"… Previous Agarwal-Forbes commentary: "How to share power without all the drama" (July 16).
Investing.com – July 28 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs "Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Bank Of America exceeds 10%"… Also published by ValueWalk… Related Kass-ValueWalk blogpost: "5 highlights of Berkshire Hathaway's second quarter report" (Aug. 5).
GARP – July 19 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi's latest CRO Outlook column: "Will Shadow Banking Cause the Next Financial Crisis?"
Wall Street Journal Letters – July 17 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass responds in disagreement with the recommendation for the Federal Reserve to re-introduce a gold standard (scroll down).
Variety – July 17 – 'Consumers losing in the streaming wars' quotes marketing professor P.K. Kannan: The dizzying array of choices — and the cost required to gain access to all of them — is enough to make a new-age TV watcher run back to cable. "Will it be cheaper? Not so," says P. K. Kannan… "Prices for content will generally increase."
WalletHub – July 17 – Associate Clinical Professor of Finance Elinda Kiss gives 'credit cards for international travel' advice for consumers, in a Q&A.
US News & World Report – July 16 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to "How to invest in the S&P 500 at all-time highs": Likewise, the stock market good for now seems to far outweigh the bad. "Since the outlook for the U.S. economy over the next few years is good with GDP projected to grow at 2% or higher, interest rates expected to remain near historically low levels and corporate profits expected to grow, the S&P 500 index continues to be an attractive investment vehicle," says David I. Kass. "My advice to the trustee could not be more simple: Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund."
Poets&Quants – July 15 – Finance executive and Maryland Smith graduate Gretchen Macleod describes why her EMBA experience contradicted the myth of grad school as a "waste to a seasoned professional" – as part of "15 biggest myths about Executive MBA Programs."
HR Magazine – July 15 - Kathryn Bartol, Robert H. Smith Professor of Leadership and Innovation, contributes to "Building and Leading high-performing remote teams": "It can be helpful for virtual teams to set up some ground rules in the team charter for how teams are going to use technology to communicate and connect," said [Bartol]. "The most important issue is how do you build connectivity when you don't have people meeting face to face?" According to research conducted by Bartol and her colleague N. Sharon Hill, how technology is used in geographically dispersed teams often is more important than the technology itself…when teams match the technology to the task, it helps improve communication and team performance.
Law360 – July 12 - "Libra sparks bipartisan angst, but what can regulators do?" quotes Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi: "This is an area that is not at all well understood. "[Cryptocurrencies] are completely different animals than anything that the banking agencies or any of the other federal oversight agencies deal with or have dealt with in the past," [said Rossi]. "And this is what makes this particularly difficult for any regulatory body to get their arms around…"
Wall Street Journal – July 8 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi contributes to "Carnival, Under Court Order, Gives Compliance Unit More Independence" (regarding its restructuring as part of a $20 million settlement after dumping plastic waste into the ocean and falsifying environmental training records, among other violations): The changes put Carnival in line with a broader shift as big companies increasingly centralize compliance functions and give them more independence, according to Cliff Rossi…
INSEAD Knowledge – July 5 - "The high cost of being private" draws from research co-authored by accounting professor Hanna Lee.
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).
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
WalletHub – April 1 – Management and organization clinical professor Oliver Schlake gives insights for consumers into 0% APR credit cards.
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.
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."
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.
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.
CNN - January 17 – Maryland Smith's Supply Chain Management Center heads a UMD-Resilinc joint study referenced in Climate is the biggest risk to business (and the world): "Climate disasters point to several areas where businesses face increased risks. The first is supply chains. A report from University of Maryland and software firm Resilinc showed that global supply chain disruptions caused by weather doubled in 2017."
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.