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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 10, 2021
Dispersed Teams Succeed Fast But Fail Slow. And That’s A Problem.

For more than a year, many of us have been working remotely as part of a dispersed team. But how efficient are those teams? New research from Maryland Smith’s David M.

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June 8, 2021
5 Tips For Adapting Better in a Crisis

As the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, organizations should spend some time contemplating how they can prepare for the next crisis, says Maryland Smith's Oliver Schlake .

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June 2, 2021
The Walmart-McDonald's Split

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Is the store-in-store format a good thing? It can be.

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June 1, 2021
Here’s What Killed Atari And How Today’s Platforms Can Avoid The Same Fate

In the 1980s, Atari ruled the video game universe. Game developers flocked to the pioneering platform, churning out new titles. But most games developed for Atari were not Pac-Man-level quality, and that ultimately led to the platform’s demise.

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June 1, 2021
How Brands Can Use Facebook To Figure Out If People Like Them
A new machine-learning algorithm can sort through social media posts to truly understand how consumers see brands.
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May 26, 2021
Summer Reading List 2021
Maryland Smith’s 18th Annual Recommended Reading for Business Leaders
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May 20, 2021
Why Italy’s Economy Stopped Growing
For the past quarter-century, Italy’s economy has been nearly stagnant – not because of trade shocks, bad government, labor market problems, or lack of technology advancements, but because of a management style that is holding the country back, finds research from Maryland Smith’s Bruno Pellegrino.
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May 20, 2021
Once Wall Street’s Darling, SPACs Fall From Favor
How the Special Purpose Acquisition Companies went from so hot to, recently, so not.
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May 19, 2021
Why Cannabis Firms Are Focused on Banking and Tax Reform
The SAFE Banking Act was a big step toward removing barriers for cannabis businesses. But other obstacles loom. Among them, the tax code.
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May 19, 2021
Fragmenting Audience: The Feel-Good Hit of the Film Industry?
Small-budget movies like 'Parasite' and 'Nomadland' are gaining recognition as streaming services continue to ramp up content. They're signs of the times that production funding across the industry is changing.  
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