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The lifeblood of a business school is its faculty, and at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business our faculty members are inspiring, supportive and world-class. We are attuned to a marketplace that values innovation, entrepreneurialism, analytical thinking and hard work. Our teaching and research equips students with the wisdom of business scholarship rooted in the experiential lessons of the marketplace.

June 23, 2022
Midyear Stocks to Watch
Amid the highest inflation in 40 years, the “outlook for U.S. stocks in the second half of 2022 is very uncertain with at least a 50% probability of a recession in 2022 or 2023,” says Clinical Professor of Finance David Kass at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
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June 22, 2022
Swallowing Sticker Shock at the Grocery Store
Consumers are grappling with sharply higher prices nearly everywhere, thanks to soaring inflation rates. The sticker shock at the grocery store can be particularly tough to swallow, says Maryland Smith’s P.K. Kannan, the Dean’s Chair in Marketing Science and associate dean for strategic initiatives.
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June 21, 2022
Third-Party Apps for Brand-Customer Interaction, Smith Expert Gives Pros and Cons
Convenience is invaluable for both sides in business-customer interaction. Thus, companies increasingly are integrating live chat and messaging – an advancement from voice and email – into the customer service channel mix. Third-party apps facilitate and fuel this trend. “The top three apps (…
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June 17, 2022
What is the Future of Humanity?
How will new technologies and changes in the economic and political landscape in different countries affect humankind in the next 20 to 50 years? Maryland Smith’s G. “Anand” Anandalingam explores different facets of that question with an expert guest in each episode of his new podcast, Future of…
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June 9, 2022
How Target Missed the Mark on Inventory
Target missed the mark when calculating this season’s inventory and now the retailer is scrambling to liquidate extra items. The company is slashing prices to move items like patio furniture and household appliances to free up space on shelves and in warehouses. But how’d they get it so wrong?
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June 9, 2022
Climate Finance Risk Management Virtual Bootcamp Dovetails with SEC Proposed Disclosure Rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently proposed updated rules for public companies to report the climate-related impact of their businesses to the federal government and their shareholders. While the commission collects public comments on the proposal up to June 17, the University of…
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June 9, 2022
Mitigating Drug Shortages via a Quality Management Rating System is Viable: New Study
The longstanding ‘safe and effective’ regulatory approach to assure Americans their drug products meet a high standard of quality remains effective. However, the pharmaceutical industry needs an additional apparatus – a quality rating system – to address recent supply shortages that are…
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June 1, 2022
How Sellers Can Make Group Buying Work for Them
When Groupon stormed onto the e-commerce scene in 2008 it sought to bring group buying to the U.S. But unlike in China, it never quite panned out as the company envisioned forcing it to pivot to coupons. Now, new research from Maryland Smith is examining why that happened and how companies can best…
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May 25, 2022
Summer Reading List 2022
Check out the 19th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, with recommendations from faculty members at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. This year’s list includes new and older books on the Fed, problem-solving, entrepreneurism, memory, vaccines, and human…
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May 25, 2022
Playbook for a Climate-Ready Supply Chain
Extreme weather that has increasingly hammered factories, rail lines, ports and highways is expected to intensify as the globe continues to warm. Across industries, leadership teams have awakened to the high degree of financial risk posed by this climate change. Executives are asking: How exposed…
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