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Sep 01, 2005

Research by Ken Smith

AS THE PACE OF BUSINESS QUICKENS AND THE PLAYING FIELD BECOMES MORE LEVEL WITHIN INDUSTRIES, FIRMS INCREASINGLY LOOK TO THEIR HUMAN CAPITAL AND PROPRIETARY KNOWLEDGE AS PRIMARY SOURCES OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. WHAT’S MORE, THE ABILITY TO KEEP AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION IN RAPIDLY CHANGING MARKETS INCREASINGLY REQUIRES FIRMS TO HAVE A KNOWLEDGE CREATION CAPABILITY.

Sep 01, 2005
Community

The Robert H. Smith School of Business, along with the University of Maryland, is opening its doors to help undergraduate business and MBA students displaced from Gulf Coast universities by Hurricane Katrina.

The Smith School is working with the university's Undergraduate Admissions and Registrars Offices to admit as many displaced undergraduate business students as possible for the fall semester. As of midday Friday, nearly 40 students had been enrolled in classes at the Smith School. The visiting students are primarily from Tulane University

Sep 01, 2005
Community

The Smith MBA Association is collecting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina this week and next week. The initiative is headed by two first year students Noah Greenberg and Leslie McDowell (pictured, right). We are all very busy right now with quizzes and material to read but there is simply no way of ignoring a disaster of this magnitude, says Greenburg. Their goal is to collect $2,007. (The significance is that they are in the "Class of 2007.")

Sep 01, 2005
World Class Faculty & Research

Read the fall 2005 issue of Research @ Smith.

Aug 31, 2005
World Class Faculty & Research

College Park, Md. - August 31, 2005 Lemma Senbet, holder of the William E. Mayer Chair in Finance at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, was recently granted an honorary Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa from the Addis Ababa University (AAU), the oldest higher educational institution in Ethiopia and Senbets alma mater. AAU granted the honorary degree during its July 2005 commencement exercises in recognition of Senbets outstanding contributions to the discipline and practice of finance.

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