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.

North American Trade and the USMCA

The pros outweigh the cons in the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), trade leaders across industries said Oct. 15, 2019, at Maryland Smith.

Oct 17, 2019
How To Pronounce Chinese Names

Faculty, staff and students came with notepads to learn how to properly address their Chinese colleagues on Oct. 11, 2019, at Maryland Smith.

Oct 14, 2019
Fighting Back Against Favoritism at Work

Do you ever feel like you are being left out of watercooler conversations, inside jokes and the fast track for promotions? Your manager might be playing favorites.

Oct 11, 2019
For App Developers, Bad Behavior Doesn’t Pay

App makers delayed updating to a more secure version of Google’s Android platform just so they could continue to harvest and sell users’ personal data, new research shows.

Oct 08, 2019
How California Is Changing College Sports

A new California law enabling college athletes to profit from their name and image has put the state at odds with the NCAA. Maryland Smith's Hank Boyd says it's about time.

Oct 08, 2019
Does It Seem Like Everyone Hates Hot-Desking? (Yes)

Mention the concept of “hot-desking” to the modern office worker and you’re likely to be met with an eye roll and an exasperated sigh. Why is it so unpopular?

Oct 04, 2019
Advertising in an AI Era

Artificial intelligence is transforming and disrupting industries. And advertising is no exception. Here's how AI has already changed the industry, and how it's evolving.

Oct 04, 2019
Undercurrents in the Shipping Industry

Global financiers say they’re putting the interests of the environment first when deciding whether to extend shipping loans. And that move is making some waves.

Oct 02, 2019
The Non-Terrible IPOs of 2019

It’s been a big year for IPOs, but it hasn’t been a kind one. But for all the flops and failures, there have been some highlights. Here are three.

Oct 01, 2019
Banks Are Flirting With Bonds That Burned Them Before

Big U.S. banks have begun cozying up to the business of building and selling mortgage bonds, the very securities that helped plunge them into financial crisis a decade ago. Is it time to worry?

Sep 24, 2019

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