All those team-building exercises aren’t enough, it turns out. Getting members of a team to pull in the same direction is harder than most managers think, according to research by Vijaya Venkataramani, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and coauthor Matthew J. Pearsall at the
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Jan. 30, 2015) Organizers of the University of Maryland’s Do Good Challenge have announced “Do Good Booster Fund” recipients for this year’s competition. Eighteen promising UMD student groups, who will compete this spring in the 2015 challenge, received a combined total of more than $7,000 in seed funding to jump-start their projects and ventures. These students recently pitched their Do Good ideas – targeting a social cause – to a panel of judges for a chance to receive between $100-$500 and mentorship from campus experts in
Logistics Professor Philip T. Evers, who has taught sports business at the Smith School, tackles five Super Bowl questions: 1. Who will win? 2. What is the economic impact of hosting the game? 3. Is Super Bowl advertising a good investment? 4.
Annapolis, Md., is the latest city to join the fight against Uber. But abiding by government regulations isn't part of the company's long-term strategy, says Smith Professor Brent Goldfarb. He says Uber is betting its popularity will lead to changes in the regulation of the taxicab industry. "I don't expect Uber drivers to change their behavior