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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.

How Does Bargaining Power Affect How We Shop?

Online platforms can see a direct correlation between the amount of bargaining power and platform size with merchants, new Maryland Smith research shows.

Mar 18, 2019
Why Does The Gender Pay Gap Vary?

The gender gap in earnings among science and engineering PhD graduates is 20 percent wider in academia than throughout the industry.

Mar 17, 2019
How Can Investors Reduce Uncertainty?

Companies reveal information about risk and uncertainty at peer firms when they issue earnings announcements.

Mar 16, 2019
How Do Relationships Drive B2B Retail?

While a good relationship between a sales representative and buyer won’t always protect the vendor from being shut out of business, it may leave the door open.

Mar 15, 2019
A Guide To Going Casual at the Office

Today's dress codes are more flexible and more casual. But how casual is too casual? Maryland Smith's Rachel Loock offers a guide for getting dressed and getting it right.

Mar 13, 2019
How To Win Your NCAA Office Pool

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament will officially get under way next week, which means it's time to fill in your bracket. Maryland Smith's Sean Barnes shows you how to play to win.

Mar 13, 2019
Why the Swiss Want a 1,000-Franc Note

Switzerland’s newest banknote begins circulating this week, and it’s an attention-grabber. It’s not because the new bills are loaded with futuristic security features, however. It’s because they are controversially large.

Mar 13, 2019
Why Do a Corporate Spinoff?

Why would a company with a portfolio of brands seek to do a corporate spinoff? And what does the move mean for shareholders?

Mar 13, 2019
How Do Banks Finance the Unproven Startup?

Banks are the largest source of external financing for startups. Yet banks lack the expertise to monitor startups the way venture capital firms and angel investors do.

Mar 08, 2019
Do You Have Your Moqi?

The Chinese construct of moqi (pronounced MO-chee) provides a useful framework for understanding and improving supervisor-subordinate relationships.

Mar 13, 2019

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