Thought Leadership

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.

Could Renting a Sofa Save the Planet?

There's a growing number of retailers jumping into the rental biz, as part of a sustainability push aimed at keeping furniture and clothing out of landfills. Here's what's behind the trend and what they should do instead.

Jun 14, 2019
VW Says Hello to the Light

You’d think by now, four years after its diesel emissions scandal broke, Volkswagen would be keen to change the subject. That’s what makes its latest ad campaign so surprising – and so compelling.

Jun 10, 2019
Why Active Investors Matter in an ETF Era

With passively managed funds and ETFs surging in popularity in recent years, it might seem like active investment managers would soon be a relic of the past. Here's why they won't be sidelined.

Jun 10, 2019
Rumors, Open Secrets and Tesla's Blind Spot

Open secrets abound on Blind, a social media app for workplace gossip. Most companies look the other way, but Tesla Motors took a different approach.

Jun 08, 2019
Why This Year’s Warren Buffett Charity Lunch Is Different

One imagines that Warren Buffett has some pretty interesting lunch meetings. But this one is likely to be more interesting than most.

Jun 05, 2019
How To Ace Your Interview With AI

Got a video job interview lined up with a big company? It's likely that you're meeting with an AI interviewer, not a human being. Here's how to charm that robot and move on to the next stage.

Jun 05, 2019
When Is It Too Late To Reply to an Email?

Let’s say you just stumbled across an unread message that’s been languishing in your email inbox for a while. When is it too late to respond?

May 31, 2019
Target’s Collaboration Machine Sputters

Target became known for its high-profile, high-fashion collaborations, and for helping upstart designers like Proenza Schouler gain wider brand recognition. Lately, those partnerships have drawn less hype. Here's why that's not all bad for Tarjay.

May 29, 2019
Will the Robots Like Your Resume?

Think you’re a perfect match for that job posting you found online? Think again. Your resume may not be passing its first test with the employer’s hiring algorithm.

May 23, 2019
2019 Summer Reading List

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 16th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty and staff.

May 23, 2019

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