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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.

December 2017

Washington Business Journal - Dec. 28 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on tax-cut implications for D.C. real estate: “This is a big hit, especially for people in this area…ultimately those with more money will receive bigger breaks than those with lower incomes. They are going to feel a little bit of extra pocket money whereas people in the higher income brackets are going to get a pretty sizeable reduction in their tax burden.” Read … Rossi describes tax-cut implications for bankers, via American Banker (Dec. 19); Rossi describes tax-reform’s potential impact on the housing sector, nationally, for The Mortgage Reports

Washington Post - Dec. 26 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Uber appearing ready to sell its auto-lease business: “It looks like Dara [Khosrowshahi] is running the business somewhat more responsibly, focusing on cutting back the losses, focusing on profitability. Uber needs to run a tighter ship to get ready for their [initial public offering], if they are planning one for 2019. So I expect Dara to pull in the reins in other areas as well as he digs into the main sources of their losses.” Read … Republished by the Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired Journal, others

Digital Journal - Dec. 24 - Research by information systems professor Sunil Mithas and accounting professor Michael Kimbrough is covered in “Digital strategies matter in bond markets.” Read … Related coverage by 4-Traders, Eurasia Review, Science Daily, others

Forbes - Dec. 21 - Management lecturer Nicole Coomber writes op-ed: “Leaders, time to speak up on sexual harassment.” Read

DC Velocity - Dec. 21 - Logistics professor Phil Evers on tax-cut implications for supply chains: “A tax cut could certainly spur investment in some of those new technologies, but industrial buyers won't necessarily buy more expensive equipment than whatever will get the job done. They're more attuned to purchasing what's needed, nothing more." Read

American Banker - Dec. 21 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the deal to prop up GSEs: ‘The $3 billion buffer for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is hardly enough to protect taxpayer.’ Read … Related: Rossi gives a 2018 housing outlook, via RT America’s Boom or Bust; Rossi comments for ABA Banking Journal’s 2018 ‘banking-risks’ outlook (Dec. 12); Rossi contributes to housing outlook for The Mortgage Reports (Dec. 1)

Wired - Dec. 21 - Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb on a potential, bitcoin bubble crash: “It would create regulatory pressure on the currency. There would be an upswing in complaints and political pressure to do something about [bitcoin]. That's what created the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which was established after the crash of 1929.” Read

WalletHub - Dec. 19 - Clinical Associate Professor of Finance Elinda Kiss gives advice for consumers about free credit reports. Read

Customer Talk - Dec. 15 - Netherlands-based site profiles research by marketing professor Bruno Jacobs that covers new methods for analyzing purchasing behavior. Read (based on this study published in 2016 by Marketing Science)

ValueWalk - Dec. 14 - Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance Albert "Pete" Kyle comments on a potential bitcoin plunge. Read ... Republished by Bitcoin Insight, others.

NACS Convenience Matters- Dec. 13 - Management professor Oliver Schlake gives insight into “strategizing innovation,” for business leaders and students, in a podcast. Listen

Ars Technica - Dec. 9 - Management and entrepreneurship professor Brent Goldfarb comments extensively in "Is Bitcoin a Bubble?" Read … Related: Goldfarb is quoted in Interactive Investor (Dec. 11)

InformationManagement.se - Dec. 7 - Dean's Chair in Marketing Science P.K. Kannan on what companies can learn from Amazon: “Now that Amazon will be able to send personalized marketing to Whole Foods customers, other major grocers are likely to jump to become much more customer-centric. For the customer, this will likely be a good thing.” Read

Kiplinger - Dec. 7 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Apple’s value in a piece titled “Apple: A Value That Goes Beyond iPhones”: “Apple may be viewed as a ‘subscription model’ with a loyal customer base very likely to purchase future products and services.” Read … Also at Kiplinger (Dec. 4), Kass comments on GE’s stock performance: “[GE's] poor stock and earnings performance over the past 17 years are indicative of the decline of the industries it is has chosen to invest in.”

Seeking Alpha - Dec. 5 - Finance students Gang Lyu and Toby Chung, with adjunct professor Ryan Guttridge, give a financial analysis of DowDupont. Read

Washington Business Journal - Dec. 5 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments on EagleBank refuting claims that executives offered bank loans and lines of credit in exchange for cheap valuations in personal investments. Read

November 2017

Healthcare Analytics News - Nov. 30 - Senior Associate Dean for Research and the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems Ritu Agarwal discusses a new, CHIDS-Inovalon partnership to leverage and make actionable unstructured healthcare data. Read

Baltimore Sun - Nov. 29 - Senior Associate Dean for Research and the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems Ritu Agarwal writes op-ed: “Rolling back net neutrality will create another digital divide.” Read

BW BusinessWorld – Nov. 22 – Smith School Dean Alex Triantis contributes guest column: “The Spillover Effects of Global MBA.” Read

Becker's Health IT & CIO Review - Nov. 22 - Associate Dean for Research Ritu Agarwal on Smith’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems collaborating as a research partner with tech firm Inovalon: “We are at a tipping point for harnessing diverse data sources and utilizing advanced artificial intelligence capabilities to transform healthcare in ways we had not imagined in the past.” Read … Related coverage via HealthData Management, others

WalletHub – Nov. 22 – Finance professor Alberto Rossi discusses corporate tax reform’s potential effects on stock prices, via a Q&A. Read

WHYY Radio – Nov. 22 - Management professor Evan Starr, describes, in a Philadelphia NPR affiliate report on a proposed New Jersey crackdown on noncompete clauses, why workers may agree to such a clause: “Starr noted that the legal arrangements can also benefit workers (as long as firms don’t “ambush” employees with the contracts after they have already taken the job) by giving workers a sense that their employers are committed to them.” Read

Baltimore Sun - Nov. 20 – Research professor and Academic Director of the Center for Global Business Kislaya Prasad writes op-ed describing how taxing deferred tuition stands to degrade U.S. graduate education. Read

Washington Post - Nov. 20 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman explores the extent of and solutions for a perceived venture capital funding gap affecting Greater Washington. Read ... Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: ‘Managing upward for success’ (Nov. 13), ‘Leadership is earned, not taken’ (Nov. 6), ‘Tax-cut expectation not fueling stock market’ (Oct. 30), ‘Skilled workers needed more than tax relief’ (Oct. 23)

Entrepreneur – Nov. 18 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments for piece titled “Why More Is So Less For Indian Entrepreneurs”: “Amazon started out as online retailer, but if you look at their cloud computing, they are ahead of Microsoft, IBM, Google, etc. Bezos has said that his goal is to make Amazon the world’s most customer centric company and not the most customer centric online retailer. We still don’t see the same ethos in India or China.” Read

Baltimore Sun - Nov. 17 - Marketing professor Amna Kirmani comments on pop-up marketing strategy in a piece titled “Sofar Sounds combines music, mystery in pop-up concerts around the city”: “With the development of new technology and social media, companies are better equipped with ways to reach certain groups and assess their interests, in hopes of inviting them to “share an experience that gets [them] closer to the brand… It’s a big trend among young people,” and those well-versed in social media, where it’s common for companies to selectively release details about events in hopes of bringing them closer to the brand. Read

Baltimore Sun - Nov. 16 - Senior Associate Dean for Research Ritu Agarwal comments on academic research funding trends: “[Agarwal] said funding is a common cause of stress among researchers across campuses. More are turning to private companies and foundations as an alternative, she said, but it is important that these partnerships balance the needs of both sides. ‘It needs to be done in a way that it can benefit the company but that it also has scientific value.’” Read

Kiplinger – Nov. 15 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to “7 Stocks that Warren Buffett is Buying and Selling.” Read … Related columns by Kass: ‘Recent Berkshire Hathaway IBM (selling) and Apple (buying) stock moves (ValueWalk), ‘the value investing approaches of Berkshire Hathaway's leaders’ (Seeking Alpha) and ‘5 highlights of Berkshire’s Q3 Report’ (ValueWalk — also at Investing.com)

Baltimore Sun – Nov. 15 – Robert H. Smith Professor of Information Systems Henry Lucas comments on for-profit education viability in a report about Laureate Education: “The brand of online education, the brand of for-profits in this country is not well regarded… A keen attention to recruiting tactics, price, quality and job placement will be key to protecting Laureate’s brand.” Read

Baltimore CityBizList - Nov. 13 – The National Association of Women MBAs announces the Smith School as its Academic Chapter of the Year. Read

US Daily Review - Nov. 10 – Managing Director of the Center for Global Business Rebecca Bellinger on U.S. officials ordering home non-emergency, non-essential personnel from Cuba following reported sonic attacks: “It leaves U.S. companies almost on their own to protect their interests and their agreements with state-owned enterprises in Cuba.” Read

Seeking Alpha - Nov. 8 - Adjunct finance professor Ryan Guttridge and Master of Finance student Gary Ascher co-author a piece exploring Amazon's aggressive investment strategy. Read

Washington Business Journal - Nov. 9 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd describes personal brand implications for a federal contract worker who “flipped off” President Trump's motorcade: "At what point do you say, we're muzzling our employees?" But in trying to figure out which doctrines apply - personal expression or organizational fidelity - brand often wins out. "We're taught in business, the client comes first. The customer is always right… Why would you do anything to offend or upset the client?" Read

The Hill - Nov. 4 – Academic Director of Smith’s graduate certificate programs in Fraud Management David P. Weber contributes column describing, in part, the colonial-era origin of federal government whistleblowing. Read

San Francisco Chronicle - Nov. 3 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi on Wells Fargo’s missed opportunity to abandon forced arbitration: The rule’s demise is “a clear win for the industry… But the scrutiny of Wells Fargo will still be there… We can’t ignore the scandal happened and it impacted a lot of people… Wells Fargo will need to walk softly.” Read

NBC News Health - Nov. 2 - Marketing professor Rosellina Ferraro on a newly emerging decluttering trend: “’Swedish death cleaning’ fits into the minimalism movement. People may be drawn to it for the same reasons people decide to live in tiny houses or hire a professional organizer. If you pare down, the argument is that you can better focus on the really important things in life.” Read

October 2017

Baltimore Sun - Oct. 30 - Marketing professor Roland Rust comments that restaurants can adapt to modern customers who are increasingly tied to smart phones, by expanding their bars “to accommodate the Tinder set,” and providing high-speed Wi-Fi. Read

Auburn Seminary Voices – Oct. 30 – Executive-in-Residence William Longbrake writes essay “DACA and the Business Moral Imperative.” Read

Washington Post - Oct. 27 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Uber hiring PepsiCo’s Tony West as general counsel: “West’s contacts and knowledge at DOJ will be invaluable…Having been at DOJ at a very senior level he would be familiar with the appropriate way to communicate with and approach DOJ, and help resolve any issues that may come up.” Read

GARP - Oct. 26 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi contributes column describing the implications of cognitive biases, including herd mentality, spurring risk-taking. Read

New York Times – Oct. 25 – Management Professor Evan Starr and his research is cited in “Illinois wields new power to challenge noncompete agreements. Read

The Street – Oct. 24 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on implications of President Trump’s tax plan for Warren Buffett’s net worth: "This would then result in a proportional increase of at least $7 to $10 billion in Buffett's wealth. It is important to note, that Warren Buffett, who has approximately 99% of his wealth invested in Berkshire Hathaway, plans to donate all of his shares in Berkshire to charity, primarily the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation." Read

ValueWalk – Oct. 19 – Finance professor Pete Kyle’s research yields insight to avoiding future stock market crashes. Read.

Bloomberg News - Oct. 18 – Marketing professor Wendy Moe on political messaging in social media: Google also works with political groups on their advertising strategies, helping them hone their copy and figure out how to best target their desired audiences, says Wendy Moe…“It’s a tricky issue,” she says, because once the companies decide they’ll do hands-on work for political groups, “it’s hard for them to say we’ll help these groups, but not others.” Read … Republished by the Chicago Tribune, others… Related coverage, quoting Moe, at CNET, others.

NACS Magazine – Oct. 18 – Management professor Oliver Schlake previews his “Strategizing under uncertainty” presentation for a conference organized by the Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing. Read.

Small Business Trends - Oct. 18 – Accounting and Information Assurance professors Lawrence Gordon’s and Martin Loeb’s Gordon-Loeb Model for cybersecurity investments is recommended by the Better Business Bureau for small businesses. Read.

Washington Post - Oct. 16 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that "social stability and problem solving" trump tax cuts in priority for job creators in the context of Virginia's gubernatorial race. Read. Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: 'Ethical implications of artificial intelligence’ (Oct. 9), ‘Tax cut effect on D.C. region small business’ (Oct. 2).

WalletHub - Oct. 16 - Professor of the Practice in Finance Cliff Rossi gives consumers advice about using credit cards in a Q&A. Read.

True Viral News - Oct. 16 – Marketing professor Rebecca Ratner’s research into the psychology of solo consumerism is referenced in “8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good for You.” Read.

Newsweek via CNBC - Oct. 12 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine on Jared Kushner's venture capitalist motives: “(Kushner) could potentially have been wanting to not disclose this asset as the latest round of funding was happening…When a venture capitalist like Jared Kushner invests in a company, they’re always expecting a return on that investment.” Read . Related coverage quoting Fine via Daily Mail (UK).

Financial Times - Oct. 12 – Marketing professor Michel Wedel on why “The 30-second ad has had its 15 minutes of fame”: “The reality is, people may be getting up and doing dishes. The exposure duration of many ads may not be the intended 30 seconds…People are not passive consumers of advertising. They determine whether this is relevant to them and whether they are willing to process it or not.” Read.

Washington Post – Oct. 10 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Puerto Rico-debt implications for investors: “The average investor on the street will be unaffected. If a small investor did invest in a municipal bond mutual fund, Puerto Rico would represent no more than 1 or 2 percent. This will have an infinitesimal impact on an investor investing in municipal bond funds.” Read. Republished by the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, Dayton Daily News, Chicago Tribune, others.

Marketplace Radio – Oct. 10 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Martin Dresner on the Kobe Steel scandal’s broad implications for Japanese manufacturing: “The whole Japanese manufacturing industry could take a hit…Perhaps products that are made there are not as reliable as we thought.” Listen.

Washington Post – Oct. 10 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass assessing developments in Procter & Gamble’s dispute with investor Norman Peltz: “It’s at least a temporary victory for Procter & Gamble, assuming the vote is not reversed…For the time being, it keeps Nelson Peltz off the board and permits P&G to proceed with its own plan to turn the company around.” Read.

Harvard Business Review – Oct. 9 – Smith Dean’s Professor in Leadership and Management Hui Liao describes her recent research, with co-authors, in “Shifting the Power Balance with an Abusive Boss.” Read.

The Street – Oct. 9 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass assesses how Trump’s tax plan could affect Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway: "This would then result in a proportional increase of at least $7 to $10 billion in Buffett's wealth. It is important to note, that Warren Buffett, who has approximately 99% of his wealth invested in Berkshire Hathaway, plans to donate all of his shares in Berkshire to charity, primarily the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation." Read … Related: Kass guest blogs at ValueWalk about Warrant Buffett’s CNBC interview.

Washington Business Journal – Oct. 6 – Adjunct professor Andrew Sherman describes how “ComScore's shareholder settlement could give Starboard control of the company.” Read.

USA Today – Oct. 6 – Management professor Trevor Foulk writes “’Moron’ boss survival guide” op-ed. Read.

Bloomberg News – Oct. 5 – Finance professor and Associate Dean Michael Faulkender on tax repatriation implications in the U.S. tax policy debate: A bigger question about repatriation is the impact on federal revenue. “This one-time tax means getting a small percentage of something, instead of nothing… It also means the government gives up on the higher taxes it might have collected had the companies not been able to keep the money overseas. Or at least in U.S. securities held on their overseas books.” Read.

Inbound Logistics Magazine - Oct. 4 – Supply chain management research professor Sandor Boyson comments on disaster management practices by large companies. Read.

Mortgage Bankers Association Newslink – Oct. 4 – Professor of the Practice in Finance Cliff Rossi comments on mortgage lending risk. Read.

Forbes – Oct. 3 – Academic Director of Graduate Certificate Programs in Fraud Management David Weber on factors into recent Equifax, SEC and Deloitte cyber breaches: “In each case, failure to incorporate timely software updates resulted in commercially fatal breaches…There appears to have been a top-down failure to value the importance of comprehensive information technology safeguards. Each of the organizations failed to incorporate software updates to address apparently known security vulnerabilities.” Read.

September 2017

The Hill – Sept. 28 – Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science G. Anand Anandalingam writes “End the injustice of treating white opioid addicts and punishing black drug offenders” op-ed. Read.

Kiplinger – Sept. 28 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to “8 best Buffett stocks for retirement” slideshow. View.

ValueWalk – Sept. 27 – Associate Professor and Dingman Center Academic Director Brent Goldfarb describes implications surrounding London’s bid to ban Uber. Read

CGTN America – Sept. 27 – Gary Cohen, Professor of international business and logistics and supply chain management, discusses China’s role in international trade. Watch

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 26 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Hank Boyd on how the NFL can respond to Donald Trump-fueled fan protests of the league ... But how the league responds to the issue of racial inequality that spawned the protests — initially, last season, by the then 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick — will determine whether it lands on “the right side” of history… “What are the values we stand for? The NFL is “one of the major institutions that can take this on.” Read

Washington Post - Sept. 26 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on the firing of Equifax CEO Richard Smith: "I think the market and investors will be pleased with this decision." Read … Related: Kass on Sept 8 commented via Marketplace Radio on Equifax-breach implications for consumers.

Washington Post – Sept. 25 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that aside from the struggles of the tech firm 1776, “the D.C. tech community is vibrant, diverse and sustainable.” Read … Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: ‘D.C.’s thriving media industry’ (Sept. 18), ‘Hooks Johnston’s legacy’ (Sept. 11), ‘Labor Day reflection’ (Sept. 4)

Washington Post – Management professor Trevor Foulk’s recent ‘Catching rudeness is like catching a cold’ research is cited in a "A field guide to jerks at work.” Read … Republished by the Chicago Tribune.

ValueWalk – Sept. 23 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs about Warren Buffett’s recent prediction about the Dow. Read … Also at Investing.com

Delmarva Now – Sept. 21 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi on Ocean City’s growth prospects: “When the question is asked about whether growth is still possible in a locationally constrained place like Ocean City, there are always possibilities if the economic conditions are there…And those conditions are fairly strong for the town right now." Read

Perfect Search – Sept. 21 – Director of Online Strategy Alissa Arford describes how student “social media ambassadors” contribute to higher education marketing. Read

Associated Press (via ABC News) – Sept. 21 – David Weber, lecturer and academic director of fraud management programs, on the recent hacking of the Securities Exchange Commission: The agency "clearly has not held itself to the same standard that it expects regulated companies to adhere to" and "needs to up its game.” Read

Washington Post - Sept. 19 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on the Fed unwinding its $4.5 trillion balance sheet: “The stock market has essentially been expecting this for a while… It will be a gradual unwind of the Fed balance sheet and has been incorporated into current prices.” Read … Related: Kass comments, via Morning Consult, on a poll gauging U.S. public sentiment toward free trade: “There are always winners and losers, of course. But I think the majority of people have seen the benefits of free trade over recent years and decades.”

Brookings (Hutchins Roundup) – Sept. 14 – Finance professor and Associate Dean for Master’s Programs Michael Faulkender’s paper “Understanding Precautionary Cash at Home and Abroad” paper is referenced to support a new report titled “Large-scale asset purchases and bank risk taking, effects of credit availability, and more.” Read

Harvard Business Review - Sept. 13 – Management professor Subra Tangirala co-authors "How to get men involved in gender parity issues,” based on his recent research. Read

San Francisco Chronicle - Sept. 12 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi on characteristics factoring into ongoing revelations related to the Wells Fargo scandal: “You will find large companies will exhibit pockets of subcultures… Each of these business lines can be bigger than some of the country’s top 50 largest companies on their own.” Read

Barrons - Sept. 9 – Finance professor and Center for Financial Policy Director Russ Wermers assessing an overview of recent findings by academics and analysts to help fund managers predict above-average returns: “Yet analysts and academics have uncovered various precedents that can help to predict above-average returns. Their findings aren’t guaranteed to lead you to a top-of-class fund, but they could help to identify good performers and avoid poor ones.” Read

Bloomberg – Sept. 7 – Senior Associate Dean Michael Ball comments for a piece titled “Football Champs and CEOs Alike Sidestep Taxes with Private Jets”: "By and large, a private aircraft costs the same for the FAA to process as a large aircraft... If you look at it from that standpoint, they clearly aren’t paying their due.” Read

Washington Post – Sept. 7 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on the D.C. area as a potential location for Amazon’s planned second headquarters: “It would create a very favorable political environment wherever they located, such that the congressmen and senators where they locate would be supportive of the company if issues came up in Congress with antitrust…” Read

Fortune – Sept. 7 – Associate Professor and Dingman Center Academic Director Brent Goldfarb writes op-ed: “CEOs Should Stop Wasting Time Writing Open Letters to Trump.” Read

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 5 –G. “Anand” Anadalingam, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science, writes op-ed: “Rethinking college admissions to serve all segments of society.” Read

August 2017

CNBC (via Yahoo News) – Aug. 30 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes extensively to a Warren Buffett birthday tribute-essay. Read … Related: Kass is quoted in a Kiplinger Closing Bell Buffett-birthday tribute; Kass guest blogs via ValueWalk a review of a Buffett-CNBC segment

Washington Post – Aug. 28 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass contributes to ‘6 things to know about Uber’s CEO pick Dara Khosrowshahi.’ Read

South China Morning Post – Aug. 28 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, weighs in on the recent China-India border standoff. Read

Washington Post - Aug. 28 - Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that "Influence-based power is much more effective than coercive power." Read ... Previous Aberman/Capital Business columns: ‘Ideology won’t grow the economy’ (Aug. 21), ‘Leadership lesson from battlefield’ (Aug. 14), ‘A DC entrepreneur’s journey’ (Aug. 7), ‘Focus on skills for economic growth’ (July 31), ‘Time to broaden innovation’s definition’ (Jul 24)

Financial Times (via Irish Times) -- Aug. 27 - Marketing professor Roland Rust describes how Twitter has become a platform for a consumer feedback "negativity spiral," and he gives additional, related insight to 'how to deal with customer's gripes.' Read

Wall Street Journal - Aug. 24 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Berkshire Hathaway missing out on collecting a $270 million 'break-up' fee, stemming from its bid to buy Oncor: “But [Mr. Buffett’s] main concern would have been his expected rate of return over time from his $9 billion price, and he wasn’t willing, of course, to go any higher from that.” Read ... Related Kass-Buffett/Berkshire Hathaway commentary via New York Post's 'Buffett loses Texas Energy Bid' (Aug. 22)

WalletHub – Aug. 24 – Clinical Associate Professor of Finance Elinda F. Kiss gives credit-improvement advice, via a personal finance Q&A. Read

Forbes - Aug. 24 - Research by Smith’s Social Innovation Fellows, led by professor David Kirsch and organized by Dingman Center Associate Director Sara Herald, is cited for producing the research behind a ranking of "Top 21 Cities for Social Entrepreneurs." Read

USA Today - Aug. 24 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Jeffrey Immelt as Uber's then-potential, next CEO: "He obviously would have a lot to learn (about Uber), but I sense he's the kind of leader who'll surround himself with people who are more knowledgeable than he is." Read ... Related Kass commentary via the Washington Post (“[Immelt's presence would convey a quality image and help improve its perception by the investment community when they go to the public markets in an IPO”); the Morning Consult and EuroNews

Reuters - Aug. 23 - Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Brent Goldfarb on Uber’s ride-pricing in the context of investors assessing the firm's value: “There is going to come a reckoning and they are going to have to raise prices…But we know what happens when you raise prices - demand goes down, and perhaps substantially so.” Read

College Magazine - Aug. 23 – Finance professor and Associate Dean for Master’s Programs Michael Faulkender contributes insight to “Where Does Our Tax Money Really Go?” Read

Monster.com - Aug. 23 - Associate Director of Executive MBA Career Coaching Rachel Loock contributes to “10 things you should always bring to a job interview—and 5 things you should leave behind.”

Poets & Quants - Aug. 22 – Professor of the Practice Gerald Suarez and Sandra Loughlin, director of the Office of Transformational Learning, are featured among "Favorite Professors of the [Undergraduate] Class of 2017." Read

Federal News Radio - Aug. 21 – Research professor Sandor Boyson discusses the federal government's IT supply chain initiative.

San Francisco Chronicle – Aug. 19 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi comments on Wells Fargo’s post-scandal leadership direction. Read … Related coverage, with Rossi’s comments, at American Banker

Washington Post – Aug. 17 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on why cash-rich Amazon borrowed to buy Whole Foods: “Amazon doesn’t want to issue stock to make the purchase because that would introduce dilution… now is a sweet spot for debt. Interest rates are likely to rise.” Read

Wall Street Journal – Aug. 15 – Assistant Professor of Management Evan Starr’s research into noncompete clauses is a source for “CIOs Likely to Face More Noncompete Disputes.” Read

Washington Business Journal – Aug. 15 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy professor Charles Olson explains why ‘more than politics has steered Foxconn from locating in Virginia.’ Read

Bloomberg News - Aug. 14 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on 'Berkshire exiting GE while reporting Synchrony stake': “The outlook for GE has certainly soured,” …Berkshire’s decision to sell GE and buy Synchrony in the same period was probably a coincidence.” Read ... Republished by the Washington Post, Yahoo Finance, others ... Related guest blog via Investing.com … Related coverage, with Kass’s comments, at Kiplinger’s Closing Bell.

Iowa State Daily - Aug. 11 – Marketing professor and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Rebecca Ratner's research into solo consumerism and dining solo is featured. Read

Venitism - Aug. 11 – A “New MBA Programs” report includes the Smith School’s new STEM-certified Master of Quantitative Finance program. Read

Washington Post - Aug. 11 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on President Trump's North Korea rhetoric's effect on markets: “There is an expectation that the (Korean) crisis will be resolved diplomatically. Markets go down in the short run on fear of the unknown, such as whether a military confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea could occur. But crises eventually do get resolved and markets recover and go on.”

Directors & Boards Magazine – Aug. 11 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi commenting for a piece on Wells Fargo-scandal lessons for corporate boards: Bank risk is "coming more from the operational risk, people, process & technology.” Read

Wall Street Journal - Aug. 10 – Assistant Professor of Management Trevor Foulk’s research is highlighted in ‘How to survive a jerk at work.’ Read

Supply Chain Dive – Aug. 7 - Research professor Sandor Boyson discusses supply chain strategies for mitigating political risk. Read

Investing.com – Aug. 7 – David Kass guest blogs ‘How Berkshire will invest $100 billion in cash. Read … Additional Kass-Investing.com blogposts: ‘Berkshire’s Operating Earnings Decline 11%’ (Aug. 6) and ‘Berkshire Hathaway’s $444B capitalization’ (Aug. 6)

ValueWalk – Aug. 7 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi discusses “The end of Libor” in a Q&A. Read

Forbes - Aug. 4 – A study co-authored by marketing professor Rosalina Ferraro into cell phone user-behavior is cited.

Seeking Alpha - Aug. 3 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs “Why The Dow Jones Industrial Average Is not overvalued at 22,000.” Read... Also at ValueWalk and Investing.com

SC Magazine - July 27 – The Gordon-Loeb Model for information security investment, developed by accounting professors Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb, is referenced. Read

Los Angeles Times - Aug. 1 - Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Brent Goldfarb says Uber, in its search for a CEO, “would be wise to prioritize responsibility before ingenuity.” Read

July 2017

HR.com - July 31 – Associate Professor of Management and Organization Cynthia Kay Stevens describes “several risks” for employers who use Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to screen job candidates.

U.S, News & World Report - July 31 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Judy Frels gives insight to determining whether to pursue an online MBA degree. Read

Supply Chain 24/7 - July 26 - Senior research fellow for supply chain management Lisa Harrington writes about a supply chain talent shortage.

Finance & Commerce - July 25 – Associate Professor of Finance Laurent Frésard comments on factors affecting M&A activity overseas. Read

Lehigh Valley Business Journal - July 24 – Finance professor and Associate Dean for Master’s Programs Michael Faulkender comments on implications surrounding cash-rich firms poised for M&A activity. Read

MarketWatch – July 24 – Assistant Professor of Accounting Tharindra Ranasinghe’s research finds higher pay of CEOs correlates with higher market value for companies. Read … Related coverage by Bloomberg BNA, New York Post, AccountingWeb, others

GARP -July 21 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi’s column explores risk-reward of Dodd-Frank reform.

Washington Business Journal – July 21 – Professor of the practice Cliff Rossi on the effect of tax reform incentivizing companies to repatriate cash kept overseas: “If companies brought that money home, on their own or with the help of tax reforms or special breaks from Congress, it could boost company operations, worker productivity and flow through the supply chain to smaller businesses.” Read

New York Times – July 20 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments for a piece, “Goldman's Rotten Trading Quarter Is a Familiar Smell on Wall Street”: "It's not always easy to find a ready buyer and seller of the exact same assets that you're looking for…There may be timing issues – it's like musical chairs and the market maker may end up holding whatever is left over." Read

Atlanta Journal Constitution – July 19 – Marketing professor Roland Rust weighing in on the Delta Airlines-Ann Coulter conflict: (Not defending Coulter’s behavior) Airlines have become “efficiency-oriented operations companies, not customer service companies. They’re oligopolies. They have tremendous power. All these consolidations are bad for customers. They don’t treat you well. And they charge you more money.” Read

Prince George's County Community Television – July 18 – Professor of the Practice Gerald Suarez explains pitfalls of not using vacation days. Watch

Science Daily – July 17 – Findings by information systems professor Sunil Mithas are profiled via “Research tracks global IT's shift from cost-cutting to revenue-boosting.” Read

Washington Post – July 17 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes about the significance of astrophysicist Mario Livio’s ‘What makes us curious’ book. Read … Previoius Aberman-Capital Business columns/topics: ‘Cyber threats’ (July 10), ‘DC should look overseas for growth’ (July 3), ‘Family business in the White House?’ (June 26) and ‘Ethical practice starts at the top’ (June 19)

Investing.com - July 15 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs "Will Kraft Heinz Bid Again for Unilever?" Read ... Also at ValueWalk.

CGTN – July 14 – Professor Gary Cohen discusses factors surrounding China's trade surplus with the United States. Watch … Related Cohen-CGTN segment explores prospects for U.S.-China trade cooperation.

Nature Magazine podcast – July 11 – Professor emeritus Edwin Locke discusses his “groundbreaking work in goal setting research, which began in the 1960’s and continues to this day.” Listen (Begins at 6:57)

Poets&Quants - July 11 - Dustin Hodgson, associate director of MS and MBA programs, discusses recent developments in Smith School graduate programs. Listen

WalletHub – July 11 – Information systems professor Hank Lucas discusses factors surrounding the emergence of autonomous vehicles. Read

ValueWalk - July 11 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs “Buffett Contributes $3.2 Billion of Berkshire Hathaway Stock to Charities.” Read

Marketing Daily – July 11 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan writes op-ed “What Is Amazon Really Getting with Whole Foods Buy?” Read

CPA Practice Advisor -- July 10 - Accounting professor Tharindra Ranasinghe's research is explored in "Do High CEO-Employee Pay Gaps Lead to Increased Profitability?" Read

Bergen Record/North Jersey.com – July 7 - Smith accounting major Alec Aronwald’s CarPro app, launched through the Dingman Center, is featured in this video and print piece on creative responses to track repairs at New York's Penn Station expected to divert about 16,000 rail riders to the much smaller Hoboken Terminal through Sept. 1. Read

Transport Topics – July 7 – Logistics Business and Public Policy professor Charles Olson on fuel price trends: Olson questioned the profitability of hydraulic fracturing conducted by “scrappy” companies, their production levels going forward and “the willingness of the bankers to keep financing this stuff. They keep producing, but they don’t have any cash flow. I think there will be less of it. I see oil above $55 in a year. If it hits $70 a barrel, that wouldn’t surprise me…It could move really fast.” Read

Baltimore Sun – July 7 – Management professor Evan Starr comments extensively in “Employers use non-compete agreements even for low-wage workers.” Read … Related video commentary by Starr

Digital Commerce 360/Internet Retailer – July 6 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan on implications of the Amazon-Whole Foods deal: “Prime membership is suitable for those who buy more products online across different categories, and they also tend to be higher income individuals, and as a result, spend more money…This will also be reflected in their grocery shopping, so this is understandable.” Read … Also from July 6: Kannan describes prospects for Facebook TV, via Investor Place

Baltimore Sun – July 3 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, writes op-ed: “Independence of Thought Vital to America.” Read

Poets&Quants – July 1 – Information systems professor Hank Lucas’ “Surviving Disruptive Technology” is cited as a ‘Best free business MOOC in July.’ Read

Investing.com - July 1 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs “Berkshire Hathaway Goes Big With Bank of America.” Read

Association for Talent Development’s TD Magazine - July 1 – Instructional Designer Jonathan Southgate describes his Smith School work in a "Bringing ID to Higher Ed" Q&A. Read

June 2017

DC Velocity - June 29 – Logistics professor Phil Evers on Staples' logistics-based challenges after its private equity buyout: "If you look at a particular category, whether it's office supplies, fashion, or electronics, there are typically two—or maybe three—strong big-box retailers nationwide, and recently the online retailers have been taking over one of those top positions." Read

Digital Commerce 360/Internet Retailer - June 29 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan on Internet Prime Day's spillover effect: “If the other retailers have a significant presence online, then they can expect what we call ‘spillover traffic. This is similar to the traffic that is created in a mall by a huge sales [event] at Macy’s, for example. Other stores nearby might benefit from the traffic in the mall.” Read

This Week in SRI, ESG and Impact Investing – June 28 – Smith Master of Finance student Austin (Zhuoxi) Wu guest blogs a review of a recent DC forum with European officials and experts discussing the possible withdrawal of the United States from NATO. Read

Investing.com - June 27 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs about Berkshire Hathaway investments in Store Capital and Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group. Read

CNBC - June 26 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair and Professor of Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, explains that Prime Minister Modi's White House visit signals more balance is forthcoming in the U.S.-India trade relationship. Watch

Vox - June 26 - Brent Goldfarb, management professor and Dingman Center academic director, writes op-ed: “Why Tesla is Overhyped – and Overvalued.” Read

TalkMarkets - June 25 – Marketing professors Jie Zhang and P.K. Kannan and logistics professor Phil Evers comment on how the Amazon-Whole Foods deal affects Blue Apron and meal-kit delivery industry. Read ... Also at ValueWalk

San Francisco Chronicle - June 24 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on ramifications surrounding Dodd-Frank reform: “Dodd-Frank is very, very big on strong capital requirements…You can cure a lot of sins by pushing the industry to take smaller risks.” Read

TopMBA – June 23 - Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of Smith’s Office of Global Initiatives and Center for International Business Education and Research, is quoted in a review of a recent CIBER-OGI-led Cuba visit as bellwether for U.S. business school activity in Cuba. Read

Fashionista – June 22 – Marketing professor Amna Kirmani on the appeal of “drop” sales to Generation Z shoppers: "The type of customer who responds to drops are those who desire to be an influencer among their circle of friends, particularly on social media. It gives them some credibility. The other type of customer who would go for this are those who want to resell at a much higher price.” Read

ABA Bank Compliance Magazine – June 21 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes a guest piece about the role of risk culture. Read … Related: Rossi’s June 15 guest column in Garp addresses ‘Risk readiness through effective training.’

Frederick News-Post - June 18 – Clinical professor of marketing Hank Boyd describes brand-change strategy related to a local restaurant's Italian-to-pub style-shift. Read

Baltimore Sun - June 15 – Research professor Kislaya Prasad writes op-ed: “U.S. must maintain its engagement with Cuba.” Read

ValueWalk – June 14 – Smith experts summarize their picks for ’10 business books for your summer reading list.’ Read

e-Duque.net - June 14 – Professor of the practice Gerald Suarez comments on the negative consequences of unused vacation days. Read

What’s Working in Washington – June 14 – Podcast discussion between entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman and clinical professor Oliver Schlake focuses on innovation in the business school classroom. Listen

GoodCall – June 14 – Associate Dean for Master’s Programs Michael Faulkender describes factors boosting the MBA degree’s ROI. Read

BuzzFeed News – June 14 – Peter Morici on the White House capacity to influence the Fed’s interest rate actions: "There is no framework, no intellectual infrastructure [in the Trump White House].” Read

China Daily – June 14 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on why HR needs to embrace the digital age: “It’s clear that the HR function is becoming ever-more important, ever-more strategic.” Read

Harvard Business Review – June 13 – Trevor Foulk, assistant professor of management and organization, coauthors “Feeling Powerful at Work Makes Us Feel Worse When We Get Home,” describing his recent research. Read … Related coverage via Washington Post’s “Your mean boss is secretly miserable” (May 11)

Maryland Daily Record – June 13 – Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation & Crime’s (C-BERC’s) new certificate program target white-collar crime is announced. Read (paywall)

Security InfoWatch – June 12 – From a report “Ransomware: The Risk is Real”: “Experts at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business say the WannaCry attack's real impact might be yet to come; in fact, they predict the assault could mark a turning point in the way institutions handle cybersecurity.” Read

Washington Post – June 12 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes about ‘Untapped lessons hidden in computer games.’ Read … Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: ‘Do startups and political values mix?’ (June 5); ‘Politics overshadowing D.C. region’s entrepreneurship culture’ (May 29); ‘Decision-making for the young professional’ (May 22) and ‘Why an unconventional presidency is bad for business’ (May 15)

Washington Post - June 12 Clinical professor of finance David Kass on Jeffrey Immelt stepping down as GE’s CEO: “His managerial decisions resulted in investing in projects that did not maximize shareholder value.” Read … Republished by the Napa Valley Register, others

MarketWatch - June 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes op-ed: “What to expect as the Fed raises interest rates.” Read … Previous Morici-MarketWatch columns: ‘Why House leaders aren’t giving up on a border tax’ (June 5), ‘Trump’s mad-genius budget cuts’ (May 23), ‘The coming debt crisis’ (May 22) and ‘Trump’s tax plan’ (May 15)

Poets&Quants - June 12 - Smith MBA grad Alexandra Moore is quoted in “Myth Busters: Top MBAs Dispel Their Biggest School Stereotypes.” Read

Wall Street Journal radio - June 8 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses former FBI director James Comey’s testimony and its implications for Trump's economic agenda. Listen … Related Baltimore Sun op-ed: ‘How Republicans can Survive Trump.’

SHD Logistics - June 8 – A study by Supply Chain Management Center senior research fellow Lisa Harrington explores four trends effecting design of logistics networks. Read

Fox Business – June 7 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on “Millionaire confidence plunges on Trump’s tax reform delays.” Watch … Previous Morici-Fox Business segments: ‘Trump’s Paris accord withdrawal’ (June 2), ‘Universal basic income’ (May 30) and ‘China leads U.S. on global infrastructure’ (May 16)

Des Moines Register – June 7 – Editorial, "Could U.S. Lose Global War for Talent," cites a May 1 USA Today op-ed: by Rajshree Agarwal: “These actions threaten to put America behind. Rajshree Agarwal, a professor in entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, warns that top students are rethinking studying or working in America, and Canada and Europe are courting tenure-track professors affected by U.S. immigration policy.” Read

Reconnomics – June 7 – Adjunct professor Carlos Alvarenga writes op-ed “Should London [terrorist attacks] change how we think about free speech online?” Read

BBC Radio - June 7 - Peter Morici discusses economic implications surrounding developments from the White House, and more. Listen ... Previous Morici-Business Matters commentary: ‘Snap shares slide and Brexit negotiations’ (May 11) … Morici-Washington Times op-ed: ‘Macron’s narrow window for reform’ (May 18)

ValueWalk - June 7 – Senior Associate Dean Michael Ball describes why privatizing air traffic control is politically risky. Read

Washington Post – June 6 – Washington Post – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on tech firms atop the Barron’s 100: “That is where there is growth, in the economy, in earnings per share, in revenue.” Read … Republished by The Oregonian, Banker & Tradesman, and others

ValueWalk – June 4 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass publishes his extensive notes from the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder’s meeting. Read

Fixed Ops Magazine - June 1 – Management and entrepreneurship professor David Kirsch says three questions frame the present and future of Ford and the automotive industry. Read ... Republished by Fender Bender; Related coverage via ValueWalk

May 2017

Virginian Pilot – May 30 – Liz Sara, adjunct professor and Dingman Center Board of Advisors Chair, writes guest column “Graduates, go ahead and fail now. You'll learn from it.” Read

Baltimore Sun – May 30 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi describes real estate implications surrounding failing shopping malls. Read

Elle.it - May 29 - Rebecca Ratner's research into solo consumerism is highlighted. Read …The Falcon (Seattle Pacific University) op-ed cites the same study

Chicago Tribune – May 25 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Kraft Heinz’s corporate culture: "I think (Kraft Heinz) has had a beneficial impact throughout the industry, pressuring other companies to operate more efficiently. ... The downside, of course, is when you go to zero-based budgeting, some jobs will be lost." Read … Republished by the Miami Herald and several others… Related: Kass comments on Kraft Heinz's potential acquisition of Colgate-Palmolive, via The Street (May 27)

U.S. News & World Report – May 23 – Associate Dean for Master’s Programs Michael Faulkender and MBA student Monika Chandra give insights about trends related to online MBA students. Read

Washington Post - May 19 – Management professor Hui Liao writes column on 'how to handle the new hotshot’ in the workplace. Read

CityBizList - May 18 – The Smith School's satellite campus in the UMB BioPark is cited as an economic difference-maker for Baltimore. Read

WalletHub – May 17 – Marketing professor Roland Rust describes a regulatory approach to overbooking by airlines. Read

New York Times – May 17 – Adjunct professor Lauren Anderson comments extensively for “Comey’s Memos Were a Product of a Culture of Note-Keeping.” Read … Related Anderson commentary via Minnesota Public Radio segment ‘6 Things to watch in FBI director search’ (May 30)

ValueWalk – May 17 – Professor Charles Olson gives insights via “Silence after the Dakota Access Pipeline Storm.” Read

GoodCall – May 16 - Kathryn Bartol, professor and chair of the management and organization department, weighs in on implications from ‘Too Few Women Having Conversations About Leadership Skills.’ Read

Radio and TV Martí - May 16 - Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of the Office of Global Initiatives and Center for International Business Education and Research, describes Cuba labor trends in terms of an internal brain drain. Read ... Republished by Education in Cuba (blog)...Related coverage by Caribbean News Now and

New York Times – May 15 – Management professor Evan Starr’s research into noncompete clauses is referenced in “How Noncompete Clauses Keep Workers Locked In.” Read

Ventism - May 12 – Management professor Christine Beckman's research is profiled in "Crossing Disciplines." Read

ABA Banking Journal - May 12 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi describes ‘Top risks for banks in 2017.’ Read

ValueWalk – May 11 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass gives insights about Warren Buffett’s positions on healthcare and corporate taxes. Read

BizEd - May-June - Former Dean Howard Frank is remembered. Read

Washington Post – May 10 - Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine gives growth strategy for a school carpooling startup. Read

Clear Admit – May 9 – Kathryn Bartol, professor and co-director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change, describes CLIC’s experiential learning initiatives for Smith MBAs. Read

ScienceMag – May 9 – Research by newly-arriving management professor Trevor Foulk explores consequences for power-abusing leaders. Read

Investing.com – May 8 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs: “Comparing Berkshire Hathaway A and B Shares.” Read … Also at ValueWalk

Wall Street Journal - May 8 – Professor of international business Peter Morici on White House trade advisor Peter Navarro: “Navarro has been marginalized. The White House reshuffling “acknowledges that the NEC has won” the fight over the trade agenda, resulting in a less confrontational approach. Read … Morici op-eds: ‘Washington ignores financial problems ahead,’ via Deseret News; ‘Addressing healthcare reform stakes, via Washington Times, and ‘Why Democrats lose elections’ via Providence Journal

Washington Post – May 8 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes about customer service shortcomings related to recent airline-passenger incidents. Read … Previous Aberman-Capital Business column: ‘Lobbying an unappreciated opportunity’ (May 1) — highlighted by Politico

Five Bridges Blog – May 8 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about “Reconciling Default Concepts for Risk Management Analytics.” Read

Poets & Quants – May 7 - Smith students Gabrielle Kuey and Alexandra Moore are profiled among the ‘Best and Brightest MBAs: Class of 2017.” Read

Virginian-Pilot - May 7 – Dingman Center Board of Advisers chair and Smith adjunct professor Liz Sara writes “3 Keys for Women Tech Entrepreneurs” guest column. Read

Washington Post - May 5 - Management professor Nicole Coomber writes 'Working from home' Career Coach column. Read … Also at the Atlanta Journal Constitution and several Australia news outlets

Zero Hedge - May 5 – Professor of the Practice Charles Olson describes game theory scenarios behind the U.S.-North Korea standoff. Read ... Related coverage at ValueWalk

WUSA TV - May 4 – Management professor Nicole Coomber gives three tips for “digital detox” engagement. Watch-Read … Also via WUSA: Students of Nicole Coomber reflect on abstaining from social media for 48 hours

CNBC - May 4 – Professor of international business Peter Morci says the U.S. economy, fundamentally, is strong regardless of who is president. Watch

GoodCall - May 3 - Smith's 50-50 by 2020 initiative is cited as an example of increasingly viable, non-teaching career tracks for women. Read

Washingtonian - May 3 - Dingman Center managing director Elana Fine is recognized as among the D.C. region's top 100 tech leaders in 2017. Read

Washington Post - May 2 - Dingman Center Board of Advisers chair and Smith adjunct professor Liz Sara gives strategy for a startup missioned to get illegal guns off the streets. Read

Mashable - May 2 – Marketing professor Michel Wedel on advertisers targeting emotions: "Targeting people who are underage is something marketers have to do with great care in general, and that holds even more true for using emotions and vulnerable states…The measurement of emotions is becoming easier and easier…It's not unlikely that facial expressions in pictures can be analyzed to determine what emotion a person has at a particular time — similar to what we did with front-facing cameras [in experiments]." Read

USA Today - May 1 - Rajshree Agarwal Rajshree Agarwal, Lamone Chair and Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, writes op-ed: “America is pushing away immigrant talent.” Read ... Republished by the Arizona Republic and other Gannett owned outlets.

Washington Post - May 1 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments on Apple's cash stockpile and implications for stakeholder Berkshire Hathaway. Read ... Republished by the Sydney Morning Herald, others … Kass guest blogs about Berkshire Hathaway upping its Liberty Media stake, via ValueWalk

Marketwatch - May 1 – Professor of international business Peter Morici op-ed: “How to fix the budget deficit.” Read … Additional Morici op-eds: ‘Immigration reform, via Charleston Post and Courier; ‘Capitalism will prevail’ (referencing France election), via Washington Times; and ‘Home buying beats renting,’ via Fox News … Morici describes CNBC-Fox Business contrasts, via Philly.com

Time - May 1 - Rajshree Agarwal, Lamone Chair and Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, writes op-ed: “Six ways to an empowering environment.” Read

April 2017

Washington Post - April 28 - Management professor Susan Taylor, in a Career Coach column, gives strategy for leading a new team. Read

Miliken Institute Review – April 28 – Management professor Evan Starr’s research into the non-compete clause is cited in “The Rigged Labor Market.” Read

NPR - April 27 – Professor of international business Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein discuss Donald Trump's proposed plan for tax reform. Listen ... Morici discusses the same topic and more on BBC's Business Matters

GreenBook Blog – April 27 — Research by marketing professors Michel Wedel and P.K. Kannan is explored via a Q&A with Wedel, titled “Marketing Analytics for Data Rich Environments.” Read

San Francisco Chronicle - April 26 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi weighs in on Wells Fargo having “targeted undocumented immigrants” as part of its recent account scandal. Read

Chicago Tribune (from Associated Press) - April 26 – Marketing professor P.K. Kannan describes promotional pricing strategy for Major League Baseball-focused piece. Read

BizEd - April 25 – Management professor Christine Beckman's research is profiled in "Risks, Rewards and Crossing Disciplines.” Read

MBA Crystal Ball - April 24 - Masters Program Office associate director Caroline Lukich describes ways the Smith School accommodates international graduate students’ families. Read

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Podcast - April 2017 - David Weber, academic director of Smith’s graduate certificate programs in fraud management and anti-money laundering management, discusses “Learning from fraudsters (including Bernie Madoff).” Listen

Harvard Business Review - April 21 - Smith Dean's Professor in Leadership and Management Hui Liao coauthors "When one person's high performance creates resentment in your team." Read

Washington Post - April 21- Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of the Office of Global Initiatives and Center for International Business Education and Research, writes Career Coach piece on "Tips for doing business abroad.” Read

Baltimore Sun – April 20 – Marketing professor Roland Rust on HBO-Henrietta Lacks movie implications for Johns Hopkins: [Rust] said what Hopkins did with the Lacks cells was not as egregious as what happened at Georgetown or with Tuskegee experiments where black men died because researchers knowingly did not treat them for syphilis…We are talking about something that happened more than 50 years ago…I don't think people would really connect with something that they did back then where there were different laws, different customs. I don't think they would connect that as closely to the existing organization today.” Read

Freakonomics Radio - April 20 - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and marketing professor Rebecca Ratner discusses her consumer behavior research into “going out solo,” (starting at 21:30). Listen … Related: True Viral News profiles Ratner’s study.

ValueWalk – April 20 – Clinical professor Oliver Schlake describes how drones, postal customers and gas pump ads can shape the future of convenience stores. Read

Washington Post - April 19 - Dingman Center managing director Elana Fine gives strategy for coffee startup Javazen to market a compostable brew bag. Read ... Previous Fine-Business Rx column topics: ‘Expanding an online startup targeting exercise/fitness consumers’ (April 12) and ‘Online subscriber-building for a juicery’ (March 29)

CityLab (The Atlantic) - April 18 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi is quoted to describe FHA policy in a report on potential mortgage reform. Read

Washington Post - April 17 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman describes challenges and strategies for D.C.-area business facing promised government spending cuts. Read ... Previous Aberman-Capital Business topics: 'Trump administration's lean start-up model' (April 10), 'Advertising to blame for U.S. political mess?' (April 3) and 'Military training and entrepreneurial skills' (March 27) … Aberman comments in April 20 Washington Post report on ‘Maryland ratcheting up tech funding to entice startups’: “This is a big problem that’s going to require a lot of money and a lot of concerted effort.”

Bloomberg – April 17 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman comments on the D.C. region’s economic future: “Even as the tech industry in the region has been "really, really, really, really good at delivering innovation in the services model, the sector hasn't yet adjusted as it should to a more product-oriented approach…What you have is a very clear picture of an innovation community that is configured completely wrong to deal with the coming tsunami of government spending changes on technology.” Read

Houston Chronicle - April 16 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management, is a featured expert in a report on the Turo car-share app, originally published by the Baltimore Sun. Read

ValueWalk - April 16 - Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass guest blogs, "5 Highlights of Warren Buffett and Jorge Paulo Lemann Interview at Harvard Business School." Read

The Hill - April 16 – Finance professors Alberto Rossi and Francesco D'Acunto coauthor a research-based op-ed, 'How Dodd-Frank hurt the middle class.' Read ... Related coverage at Brookings

USA Today - April 15 – Accounting and information assurance lecturer Sam Handwerger gives tax-filing advice in a piece titled “So, You Owe the IRS.” Read … Republished by the Arizona Republic, Indianapolis Star, others … Handwerger gives tax advice in a USA Today Facebook Live segment

BBC’s Business Matters – April 13 – Professor Peter Morici discusses implications of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meeting with Russia officials, plus the relevance of the GDP, the United Airlines controversy and other current issues. Listen … Morici op-ed via Deseret News addresses the Republicans’ U.S. budget quandary of enacting tax cuts without raising the deficit.

Washington Post - April 14 - Rachel Loock, Executive MBA Program career and executive coach, writes a 'Build your confidence’ Career Coach column. Read … Also at the Financial Post, others

Poets&Quants – April 14 – Long-form feature profiles Smith’s EMBA and online MBA course, “Detecting Fraud,” designed/delivered with input from Bernie Madoff by David Weber, academic director of graduate certificate programs in fraud management and anti-money laundering management. Read … Related coverage at Business Insider

Garp - April 12- Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes column on “Lessons (from Frank Knight and Donald Rumsfeld) in the Dynamics of Risk and Uncertainty.” Read ... Previous Rossi-Garp column explores ‘Situational risk management’ … Garp quotes Rossi extensively in an April 17 analysis of Wells Fargo’s “reputational crisis and aftermath”

MarketWatch - April 10 – Professor Peter Morici’s op-ed describes why “home buying still beats renting.” Read … Previous Morici op-eds: ‘Entitlements and tough choices,’ via the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and ‘value added tax approach,’ via the Charleston Post and Courier

San Francisco Chronicle - April 8 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the Wells Fargo shareholder lawsuit: “If you want to fix the problem permanently, you need to target the root source (top leaders’ pocketbooks). Often with banks, you have too much carrot and not enough stick.” Read

Poets&Quants - April 7 – Smith undergrads Mimi Verdonk and Sylviane Alexion are profiled among the ‘Class of 2017’s Best and Brightest.’ Read

Investor’s Business Daily – April 7 – Rajshree Agarwal, Lamone Chair and Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, coauthors op-ed: “Killing Small Business with (Regulatory) Kindness.” Read

GoodCall – April 7 – Professor of the Practice Gerald Suarez on factors to a record number of women on Forbes’ billionaire list: “Women tend to reinvest in their business, and they are less likely to react and drop out or quit – and that resiliency, that capacity to adapt really sets them apart.” Read

Washington Post – April 5 – Adjunct marketing professor and Dingman Center board chair Liz Sara, for Business Rx, gives market expansion strategy for an education startup. Read

CNBC – April 4 – Dingman Center managing director Elana Fine comments on a startup, InHerSight, that tracks company gender-pay gaps: "I think the site has the chance to move the needle about which companies are being responsive and forward-thinking when it comes to women and which ones aren't. If a company gets a good score, they're more likely to keep doing the things that earned it for them in the first place.” Read

ValueWalk - April 4 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments on Gillette’s move toward less-expensive products. Read

Find MBA - April 3- Sharon Strange Lewis, senior director of Women and Diversity Initiatives, describes Smith School initiatives for MBA program gender equity. Read

March 2017

ValueWalk - March 31 – Marketing professors Wendy Moe and Michael Trusov comment on implications of Google's YouTube ads controversy. Read

Washington Post – March 31 – Management professor Nicole Coomber writes Career Coach column: “The gender pay gap is real. Here’s how to get your fair share.” Read

Business Insider - March 30 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, is referenced for ‘5 reasons MIT is better than IIT’ piece: “[Gupta] once stated institutions like MIT and Stanford, the technology power houses of the US, the undergraduate students that are coming out really don’t do any research. There could be a rare example of an undergraduate student who does any research. They are there to take classes and do projects; they are not there to do fundamental projects.” Read

Wall Street Journal - March 29 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on Citizens Bank faking customer-meeting data: “Investors are potentially hurt if executives go out and talk to the Street about basically phantom appointments that don’t exist.” Read … Bloomberg View quotes Rossi from WSJ report

BBC’s Business Matters - March 29 – Professor Peter Morici discusses the beginning of the Brexit process. Listen ... Morici op-ed at Marketwatch addresses immigration reform

Harvard Business Review - March 28 – Management professor Rellie Derfler-Rozin coauthors “Does doing the same work over and over again make you less ethical?” Read

Diamondback - March 28 - Marketing and supply chain management double major Didac Hormiga is profiled for marketing an app for entertainment-events tracking. Read

Washington Post – March 24 – Professor Gary Cohen writes ‘Success depends on people you don’t know yet’ Career Coach column. Read

Washington Post - March 22 - Dingman Center managing director Elana Fine gives financial-risk strategy for a language-learning startup. Read... Previous Elana Fine-Business Rx subjects: Computer security firm expanding in D.C.-region (March 15), Logistics startup adding clients (Feb. 23)

Investopedia - March 22 - Adjunct finance professor Joe Rinaldi gives advice on investing and personal finance. Read

Washington Post – March 20 – Adjunct professor Jonathan Aberman writes about implications of cuts in discretionary federal spending. Read… Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: ‘Stone Soup Films a model for innovation’ (March 13), ‘Venture capital disruption’ (March 6) and ‘Artificial intelligence will change America’ (Feb. 27)

Baltimore Sun – March 20 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, on car-sharing app Turo: "If I'm trying to lease my car to someone who calls me through a want ad, I have a big trust factor…There's the problem of how do I know the person renting from me is legit and will return the car, and on the other side how do I know this car is something I want to rent? This platform solves those problems." Read

Research Buzz - March 17 – Marketing professors Kunpeng Zhang’s and Wendy Moe’s research into ‘detecting fake Facebook friends’ is highlighted as a case for showing “how to filter for bias, starting with a three-pronged test to identify and remove fake users.” Read

NPR Morning Edition - March 17 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, weighs in on Donald Trump’s budget proposal. Listen… Related coverage at CNBC, and in a Marketwatch op-ed (‘Where the next financial crisis is lurking’)

Washington Business Journal - March 16 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi weighs in on ‘Who bears the brunt of Trump budget's federal worker cuts?’: "You are going to see most of those cuts hit in and around our area the most…They’d have "downstream effects" as their spending would be removed from the local economy, whether it's employing hospitality workers or dampening the housing market… We aren’t going to go into a housing downturn like 2008 but I can see a softening in the market as we adjust to a new reality of lower federal employment for a period of time.” Read

BBC Radio's Business Matters - March 15 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on the Netherlands elections including the far-right challenge for the prime minister’s seat. Listen … Previous Morici-BBC Business Matters appearance (March 1) includes Snap Inc.-IPO discussion.

Kiplinger - March 15 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on Fed interest rate hike implications for Berkshire Hathaway: "Since Berkshire currently has about $85 billion in cash invested primarily in short-term Treasuries, a [one percentage point] increase in short-term interest rates results in an additional income of $850 million per year for Berkshire”… Related guest blog at Investing.com, also at ValueWalk.

Marketwatch – March 13 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that raising interest rates “would put pressure on Trump to transform economy quickly.” Read… Related op-eds: ‘Fed’s interest rate hike implications for consumers’, via the Washington Times and ‘It pays to buy (a home) instead of renting, via Deseret News

Washington Business Journal - March 13 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments on the Trump-proposed budget's housing sector implications. Read

LiveMINT - March 12 - Information systems professor Sunil Mithas gives insights from his recently from his book "Digital Intelligence: What Every Smart Manager Must Have for Success in an Information Age" in a Q&A titled “Build a better digital IQ.” Read… Related coverage via Trivandrum News ‘Top 10 books this week’… Mithas comments on Natarajan Chandrasekaran assuming Tata’s CEO role, in Paris-published Pan-African news weekly Jeune Afrique.

Washington Post - March 10 – Clinical professor and Assistant Dean of Corporate Relations Jeffrey Kudisch writes Career Coach piece, “Turned down for a job? You are now one rejection closer to success.” Read… Republished by the Los Angeles Times, others.

ValueWalk - March 10 – Clinical professor Oliver Schlake comments on GM's Europe exit. Read

Fox Business - March 10 - Peter Morici discusses the February U.S. jobs report. Watch … Op-ed: ‘Bull Markets have more room to run,’ via Talk Markets

CGTN (formerly CCTV) – March 9 – Associate Dean for Masters Programs Michael Faulkender discusses US-China business ties in the Trump era. Watch… Faulkender is announced as Associate Dean for Masters Programs, via CityBizList… Also at Daily Record, Bizjournals, others.

Washington Post - March 8 - Dingman Center associate director Sara Herald gives strategy to extend into new markets for a startup that facilitates giving via social media. Read… Previous Sara Herald-Business Rx strategy addresses female entrepreneur success in male-dominated investment world (March 1)

Washington Business Journal - March 8 - Rajshree Agarwal, Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, and adjunct professor Andrew Sherman comment on factors for the D.C. region appearing ahead of the national curve for women on corporate boards. Read

Medical Xpress News - March 8 – Report highlights Assistant Professor of Operations Management Sean Barnes’ findings into decreasing antibiotic use to control deadly infections in critical care units. Read

CNN - March 7 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, weighs in on White House-related developments. Read transcript. on Trump… Morici quoted for Trump’s address-to-Congress preview, via Quartz … Morici comments on consumer-reaction to politics-bred brand controversy, via WJLA: “They may have been motivated by their own political perspective, but they are also motivated by making a dollar.” … Op-ed: GOP coming up empty on Obama Repeal-Replace, via Breitbart

LSE Business Review - March 8 – Finance professor Cecilia Bustamante guest blogs about her research into investment-risk levels of firms according to the competitiveness of their industries. Read

Washington Post - March 3 - Associate Director of Executive MBA Career Coaching, Programming and Outreach Rachel Loock writes Career Coach column addressing career transition. Read… Republished by the Houston Chronicle, others

Baltimore Sun - March 3 - Marketing professor Jie Zhang comments on the quickening pace of retail store closures. Read

Clear Admit - March 1 – Clinical Professor of Management Neta Moye discusses the Smith School MBA Leading Fearlessly program. Read

February 2017

WalletHub - Feb. 27 – Clinical professor Oliver Schlake gives business credit card advice. Read

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 25 - Rajshree Agarwal, Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, weighs in for “Airbnb fight shows old regulations are awkward fit in new economy.” Read

Omaha World Herald - Feb. 25 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments on Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: “Warren Buffett’s optimism throughout his letter to shareholders communicates indirectly that the future for America remains bright regardless of who is in the White House.” Read… Related from Omaha World-Herald: Kass quoted in “Buffett reminds shareholders that no stock is 'forever'… Kass guest-blogs on topic at Investing.com, also at ValueWalk

Investing.com - Feb. 23 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass comments on Kraft Heinz alternative takeover targets following its Unilever bid. Read... Also at ValueWalk

Washington Post - Feb. 20 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes that “service-oriented business is not D.C.’s best growth strategy.” Read … Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: ‘Important lessons from a cyber business sale’ (Feb. 13), ‘Time for D.C. businesses to emerge from government’s shadow’ (Feb. 6)

Rediff - Feb. 20 - Information systems professor Sunil Mithas' 2015 book Making the Elephant Dance: The Tata Way to Innovate, Transform and Globalize is cited as part of a trend of academics and-or external experts publishing biographical profiles of India corporations. Read

Baltimore Sun – Feb. 19 – Charles Olson, professor and business honors program director, on economic implications of fracking in Maryland: Natural gas can replace some oil [Olson said], but isn't subject to the same volatile price swings because it can't be packaged and shipped as easily unless it's turned to liquid. Instead, it will take more demand for natural gas to make fertilizers, to power trucks or trains or to heat homes to put upward pressure on gas prices. All those uses require more investment in natural gas technology and infrastructure first. Read

Kiplinger - Feb. 18 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass weighs in on why “Warren Buffett is dumping Walmart stock.” ... Related Kiplinger coverage with Kass comments: ‘3 reasons Buffett is buying Apple’ (Feb. 16) and ‘11 Dow stocks owned by Buffett’ (Feb. 14) ... Also at Yahoo Finance, NASDAQ … Related Kass-sourced coverage at ETF Daily News (‘Should you follow on Buffett on Apple?’), Yahoo Finance: (‘Buffett massively increased bet on Apple’), BizJournals: (‘Buffett tripled investment in Apple’), ValueWalk: ‘Major portfolio changes at Berkshire’ and 'Premature leak sabotages Kraft Heinz offer for Unilever'

Marketwatch – Feb. 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes “Why inflation threatens the middle class” op-ed. Read … Deseret News op-ed: 'Investing for the long term' (Feb 20)

Washington Post - Feb. 17 - Gary Cohen, associate dean of the Office of Executive Programs, writes column 'Smart hobbies can boost career success.’ Read … Previous Cohen-Career Coach column: ‘Resilience is a must’ (Feb 10) … Republished by the Los Angeles Times, others

San Francisco Chronicle – Feb. 17 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments for piece, “Wells Fargo whistle-blower finds vindication — 14 years later”: “Banks have become so big that information might not reach the board or CEO until the (fraud) has gotten out of the proverbial bag…Maybe Wells Fargo could have stopped (the fraud) in 2002 if they had a different mentality...The cross-selling strategy was so successful that everyone in the industry was trying to emulate Wells Fargo.” Read

Wall Street Journal – Feb. 17 – Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass on the Kraft Heinz bid for Unilever: “On the surface, it’s inconsistent… But I think from Buffett’s point of view…it’s not Berkshire making these operating decisions.” Read ... Also at Global Finance Magazine, 4-traders, others

BBC’s Business Matters – Feb. 15 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses Donald Trump’s Israel policy and more. Listen … Previous Morici-Business Matters appearance (Feb. 1) includes commentary on ‘Treason charges brought in Russia’ and more … Fox Business: Morici comments on Andy Puzder’s withdrawal from labor secretary consideration. Watch … Washington Times op-ed addresses challenges to replacing Obamacare (Feb. 13)

Global Times (China) - Feb. 15 – Q&A with Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy, addresses China’s ambition for its technology sector. Read

Forbes - Feb. 13 – Professor Rajshree Agarwal, director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, writes column “Immigrants to the U.S. Create Jobs -- Maybe Even Yours.” Read

Bloomberg TV – Feb. 13 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, explains why Donald Trump is ‘pragmatic toward China.’ Watch

Minneapolis Star Tribune – Feb. 12 – Study by professor emeritus J. Robert Baum is cited in support of a column advising readers to not confuse vision with goals. Read

U.S. News & World Report – Feb. 10 - Francesco D’Acunto, assistant professor of finance, on potential Dodd-Frank implications: "Title XIV, which regulates the mortgage market, could be in for a full-scale renovation that might ultimately improve the fortunes of potential homebuyers from the middle class." Read

ValueWalk – Feb. 9 – Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman and marketing professor P.K. Kannan comment on the Snap IPO. Read

Washington Post – Feb. 9 – Francesco D’Acunto, assistant professor of finance, contributes to a ‘Dodd-Frank fact-checker’ report: “It is true that anecdotally, credit unions and small banks seem to complain about the costs of compliance to Dodd-Frank, which increase the costs of originating loans and hence increase credit denial to small businesses. But to my knowledge, there is no data currently available that can let us assess this claim scientifically. Read

Washington Post – Feb. 8 – Dingman Center managing director Elana Fine gives advice on how to convert free users of a motorcycle app to premium subscribers. Read

Washington Times - Feb. 6 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes op-ed weighing whether Donald Trump’s approach of stirring chaos in real estate deal-making will work for U.S. foreign policy. Read … Op-ed at Talk Markets addresses Trump’s challenge to spur U.S. economic growth.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 4 - Smith MBA student Sriram Talluri comments on eSports as intercollegiate competition. Read

Washington Business Journal – Feb. 3– Marketing professors Roland Rust and Hank Boyd comment on brands navigating political crossfire stemming from associating with Donald Trump. Read

WalletHub – Feb. 3 –Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy, discusses business credit cards. Read

Talent Economy - Feb. 3 – Management professor Evan Starr’s research into noncompete labor agreements is cited in a report on ‘Risk and Reward of Using Noncompete Agreements.’ Read

BizWomen - Feb. 3 - Marketing professor Hank Boyd comments on 84 Lumber's Super Bowl ad strategy to recruit managers. Read

Washington Post - Feb. 3 - Rachel Loock, career and executive coach in Smith’s Executive MBA program. writes Career Coach column on overcoming feeling bored or stagnant in a job role. Read

GoodCall – Feb. 1 – Sharon Strange Lewis, senior director of women and diversity programs, comments on Smith School action to increase the enrollment of women MBA students. Read

Washington Post – Feb. 1 – Dingman Center associate director Sara Herald gives strategy for startup assisting farmers in emerging markets. Read

January 2017

ValueWalk – Jan. 31 – Clinical professor of finance David Kass contributes pair of guest blogs: ’10 highlights from HBO’s Becoming Warren Buffett.’ Read … And, ‘Buffett bought $12B of common stocks since the election.’ Read

CBS MoneyWatch – Jan. 30 – Professor of international business Peter Morici says Donald Trump’s job-saving deals with large firms to keep jobs in the United States is insufficient for needed employment growth: “You know, all the deals in the world are not going to give you the kind of turnaround and jobs growth that he needs. For example, 100,000 more jobs a month would mean a hundred deals a month.” Read … Related op-ed at Washington Times

Washington Post – Jan. 30 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes ‘Master the pivot to improve success odds.’ Read … Previous Aberman-Capital Business columns: ‘Tariffs alone won’t bring back jobs,’ (Jan. 23), ‘End of a venture capital cycle’ (Jan. 16), ‘Ethics challenge for business-turned-public leaders’ (Jan. 9), ‘2017 outlook for businesses’ (Jan. 2)

U.S. News & World Report – Smith online MBA student Sherry Dunbar comments for a piece, ‘A week in the life of a working online MBA student’: “It's kind of uncanny that something will come up in a meeting at work, and then we end up discussing that in class the next night.” Read

CNBC – Jan. 29 – Professor of international business Peter Morici on ‘Trump’s Immigration Move potentially derailing the stock market rally’: Morici acknowledged the “fundamental moral question or trade-off between respecting human rights and protecting the domestic population," but added, "In terms of economic consequences, I can't see a lot.” Read … Morici tells NewsMax that tax cuts, deregulation will spur 3.5-percent growth.

Reuters via St. Louis Dispatch - Jan. 29 - Column reports extensively on finance professor Alberto Rossi’s ‘Does it pay to pay attention’ working paper. Read

Newsday - Jan. 28 - Gary Cohen, clinical professor and associate dean of the Office of Executive Programs, on the notion of Donald Trump using the threat of tariffs as a negotiating tactic. “…Trump should consider the ramifications: higher consumer prices squeezing U.S. low-to-middle income families and retaliation by high tariffs imposed by other nations on U.S. goods, harming U.S. companies. ReadRelated discussion from Cohen via CGTN America

Washington Post – Jan. 28 – Gary Cohen, clinical professor and associate dean of the Office of Executive Programs, writes ‘When managing up and down’ Career Coach column. Read … Previous Cohen-Career Coach piece: ‘Leadership lessons from the NFL’ (Jan. 13)

Kiplinger - Jan. 27 – Clinical professor of finance David Kass on ‘reasons other than Buffett to buy Berkshire Hathaway stock’: “Conditions are ripe for Berkshire’s so-called Powerhouse Six non-insurance businesses to perform well in 2017.” Read

Voice of America – Jan. 26 – Professor of international business Peter Morici on the Dow reaching 20,000: “I think that we’re seeing a bit more inflation. We were getting that without Mr. Trump, we’ll get a little more.” Read

Washington Post - Jan. 25 – Dingman Center managing director Elana Fine gives startup strategy for a software firm specialized in public speaking skill-building. Read … Previous Fine-Business Rx columns: ‘Strategy for running coaches’ (Jan. 18), ‘Online event rental startup strategy’ (Jan. 11)

The Hill - Jan. 25 - Director of Military and Veterans Affairs Michael Connolly writes op-ed advocating for the Affordable Care Act. Read

Baltimore Sun – Jan. 24 – Professor of international business Peter Morici on Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze move: “Freezing hiring now gives Trump's administration flexibility to shift spending priorities without necessarily impacting the number of people employed by the federal government.” Read

Fortune Magazine - Jan. 23 - Michael Faulkender, finance professor and associate dean for master's programs, comments on implications of “The Best Stocks (technology and healthcare) … if Trump Brings Foreign Cash Home”: Neither industry is likely to use much of the money for R&D or new plants. “They already have access to all the cash they need for investment… Instead, they will channel their windfalls toward goals that could be a boon for investors.” Read

Washington Post - Jan. 23 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman comments on implications of a NSA hacker-turned CEO and investor. Read

San Francisco Chronicle - Jan. 22 – Professor of the practice Clifford Rossi on Wells Fargo’s post-scandal changes to its employee-compensation policy: “These new changes will go a long way to reducing problems with sales compensation incentivizing the wrong behavior.” Read

RTE Radio One (Ireland) – Jan. 20 - Professor of international business Peter Morici, with Jared Bernstein, discusses ‘Obama’s legacy and Trump’s promise.’ Listen … ‘Trump and billionaires in his cabinet’ op-ed at Pittsburgh Tribune-Review … Related comments at U.S. News & World Report … ‘Trump’s 45-percent tariff’ op-ed via Washington Times … ‘Trump’s economic policy challenges’ op-ed via the Boston Herald

American Banker (via National Mortgage News) - Jan. 20 – Professor of the practice Clifford Rossi weighs in on ‘Trump’s uphill battle’ to ease regulations on the financial services industry. Read

Washington Post – Jan. 20 – Associate Director of Executive MBA Career Coaching, Programming and Outreach Rachel Loock in a Career Coach piece gives strategy for jobseekers to find ‘the right fit.’ Read

WalletHub – Jan. 19 – Marketing professor Amna Kirmani gives insight to frequent flyer programs. Read

ValueWalk – Jan. 19 – Accounting professor Nick Seybert and clinical professor of finance David Kass comment on ‘investors grappling with Tweet risk in the Trump era.’ Read

KELO News Talk 1320 (Sioux Falls, SD) - Jan. 19 - Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship and Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets, discusses ways increasing regulations hurts small businesses and startups. Listen

BBC’s Business Matters – Jan. 18 – Professor of international business Peter Morici comments on, among various topics, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pro ‘free trade’ comments during the World Economic Forum in Davos. ListenChina trade-policy discussion with Full Measure … Morici discussed conflict-of-interest questions surrounding Donald Trump and contributed to the program’s Jan. 5 edition

American Banker (via National Mortgage News) – Jan. 18 - Professor of the practice Clifford Rossi on Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin: Mnuchin is a “detail-oriented kind of guy… If I were in his shoes I would try and have as many facts and figures about the programs that were in place then to try to deflect a lot that is coming at me.” Read

MIT Sloan Management Review - Jan. 17 – Management professor Rellie Derfler-Rozin’s research shows that varying task order helps keep employees on track. Read

Beat the GMAT – Jan. 16 – Piece titled “Discover how the Smith School Promotes Women in Business” features a Q&A with Sharon Strange Lewis, senior director of Women and Diversity Programs. Read … Also at Clear Admit

Washington Post – Jan. 11 – Clinical professor of finance David Kass comments for a piece on investment strategies: “For most people and nonprofit institutions, rebalancing makes sense as a control for risk.” Read … Toronto Globe and Mail quotes Kass on airline stocks (Jan. 5)

USA Today - Jan. 8 – Marketing professor Roland Rust on ‘basic economy airfare pricing’: “This is the way to increase profits... Add-on fees add up. It's like saying, 'Here's your new car, now would you like tires with that?' And it's similar to what the retail banking industry is doing — making an increasing percentage of their revenues from fees.” Read

Washington Post - Jan. 6 – Management lecturer Nicole Coomber writes a '2017 goal-setting' Career Coach column. Read … Also at the Denver Post

Denver Post - Jan. 6 – Professor of the practice Gerald Suarez's Washington Post Career Coach piece, 'Why you should slow down and enjoy your coffee’ is republished. Read

Psychology Today - Jan. 6 - Marketing professor Amna Kirmani coauthors a guest blog overviewing research into underdog positioning. Read … Republished at Bulldog Reporter, others … Same study summarized at American Marketing Association News

Fox Business (via The Street) – Jan. 6 – Professor of international business Peter Morici on Apple CEO Tim Cook’s salary cut: “He's doing a pretty good job in a pretty tough environment. He's the one CEO I'm not going to say is overpaid. I'd rather focus on the CEOs of IBM or General Motors in that regard." Read

e27 (Via Yahoo News) - Jan. 5 - A Singapore startup-news site's piece, '4 search formats to optimise for in 2017,' draws from a 2014 paper (The Role of Keyword Popularity) coauthored by marketing professor Liye Ma. Read

Crain's New York Business - Jan. 5 - Anand Gopal, associate professor of information systems, writes op-ed, 'Unleash the crowd on New York restaurants' to propose online reviews be drawn from to improve the city's letter-grading system for restaurant cleanliness. Read … Charleston Post and Courier reports on op-ed (Jan. 25)

Washington Post - Jan. 5 - Liz Sara, adjunct professor and Dingman Center board chair, gives strategy for a construction software startup. Read

Forbes - Jan. 4 - Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on Chinese investment increasingly flowing into India: “India is the world’s fastest-growing large economy, and if an investor bets in India, it will pay off in a really big way. Other than the U.S. and China, India is the only country where one can create companies as big as Amazon, Alibaba or Uber.” Read

Wall Street Journal - Jan. 4 - AACSB International president Tom Robinson comments on Smith’s online MBA program in a report titled “Disrupting Business School: M.B.A. Classrooms Get a Digital Upgrade”: In the past few years, blended programs have started to show greater technological sophistication… In the U.S., [Robinson] says, the online M.B.A.s at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School are two “great examples” of high-touch. Read

Investing.com – Jan. 1 – Clinical professor of finance David Kass guest blogs: ‘Berkshire Hathaway outperforms S&P 500 In 2016.’ Read

C-SPAN - Jan. 1 – Professor of international business Peter Morici gives a 2017 economic outlook. Watch … Related op-eds: Challenges in replacing Obamacare (Palm Beach Post), ‘The measure of Trump’s presidency’ (The Post and Courier), ‘Trump’s promises on collision course’ (Deseret News)

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