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.

How To Navigate the Holiday Work Party

Whether the office party is a cheerful event you look forward to all year or a cringe-inducing one that fills you with dread, chances are, it's probably already on your calendar. Here's how to survive it.

Dec 06, 2018
Dolce & Gabbana's China Problem

Dolce & Gabbana is reeling from a self-inflicted scandal and it seems unlikely to go away anytime soon, says Maryland Smith's Yajin Wang.

Dec 05, 2018
Canada’s Move, Not Qatar’s, Is Big News For Oil

It was big news when Qatar announced it was quitting OPEC after nearly 60 years. But a development 6,000 miles away in Canada is likely to have a far more significant impact on oil prices, Maryland Smith's Charles E. Olson says.

Dec 05, 2018
Seven Ways To Be More Productive at Work

December can be overwhelming, with as tasks pile up at home and at work. Here’s a guide to help you become more productive at the office, now and throughout the year.

Dec 04, 2018
The Marketing Standouts and Flops of 2018

Sometimes a brand’s marketing concept just works. It drives consumer behavior and boosts consumer approval. It makes people think or makes people laugh. And sometimes… sometimes… it just flops. Hard.

Dec 04, 2018
Why GM Is Making Cuts Now

When it announced this week its plans to idle five factories and to cut roughly 14,000 jobs, GM looked very much like a company in retreat. But it's quite the opposite.

Nov 28, 2018
The Rise of the Impact Investor

So you want to put your money where your values are. Then the latest in growing investment trends – impact investing – might be for you.

Nov 27, 2018
You Might Be In a Career Rut If...

If you love what you do, you won’t ever ask yourself the question of whether you’re on the right track. But if your job doesn’t excite you, you need to figure out what will.

Nov 27, 2018
We've All Been Lying at the Office

The phenomenon of “covering” our true identities in the workplace is a common experience for people from all backgrounds.

Nov 27, 2018
Don’t Start Your Next Email With This Phrase

Does this sender really hope I'm doing well? I'm not so sure.

Nov 27, 2018


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