News at Smith

Sep 04, 2004

The Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) retreat gave 75 incoming sophomores their first taste of life in the QUEST program. The two-day offsite experience is held at Camp Horizons in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is a bit like a corporate retreat and a bit like a college class mixed up with a healthy dose of summer camp.

Sep 04, 2004

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business has partnered with Reuters to deliver the first-ever external certification program for Reuters 3000 Xtra, the company's high-speed, high-performance information service for finance professionals.

Sep 01, 2004
World Class Faculty & Research
Sep 01, 2004

Galit Shmueli, assistant professor of decision and information technologies, and Wolfgang Jank, assistant professor of decision and information technologies, investigate the bidding dynamics of auctions in their paper “Modeling the Dynamics of Online Auctions: A Modern Statistical Approach.” Shmueli and Jank describe the process as similar to that of studying a NASCAR race. Rather than focusing solely on the winner’s score, they look at route, speed, acceleration and other dynamic characteristics.

Sep 01, 2004

Multinational corporations are an increasingly important source of production and employment in industrialized countries. These firms have higher accounting profits, higher stock market valuations and higher advertising and R&D than firms that only produce and sell domestically. In their paper, “Growth, Capital Market Development and Competition for Resources within MNCs,” Susan Feinberg, assistant professor of international business, and Gordon Phillips, professor of finance, look at the factors that affect the growth of these firms.

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