In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up, host Jeff Salkin visits the Smith School to sit down with professor Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
By now you’ve likely heard how the Environmental Protection Agency caught Volkswagen cheating its way to clean emissions tests. The world’s second-largest automaker admitted 11 million vehicles worldwide were rigged to mask the diesel engine’s true emissions — which contained up to 40 times more harmful gases than tests suggested. "It’s really unbelievable," says Smith School professor Roland Rust. "They have
Failure doesn’t hurt so much when it happens to someone else. Bystanders can watch and learn from a distance as new technology flattens slow-moving companies and industries. Despite fresh claims to the contrary, the disruptive innovation model — laid out by Harvard professor Clayton M. Christensen in the 1990s — remains a relevant tool for scoring the action at home. Smith School professor Henry C. Lucas, Jr.
As craft beer booms, Anheuser Bush InBev appears to be defending and expanding its market stake. The world’s biggest brewer wants to buy its biggest competitor, SABMiller, and subsequently claim about 57 percent of global industry profits. It’s also paid $200 million to add four craft beer makers to an already extensive collection of brands. Smith School professors William Rand and Peter Morici
John W. Rogers, Jr., described by Black Enterprise as “one of the most powerful” African Americans on Wall Street, is the featured guest for the second Diversity Fireside Chat presented by the University of Maryland’s Office of Community Engagement and Robert H. Smith School of Business. The event is from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 in the Tyser Auditorium, Van Munching Hall.