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.

Asking Warren Buffett About Share Buybacks

Sometimes buybacks are 'stupid,' and sometimes they're 'the logical thing to do.' Buffett and our expert explain why. 

May 06, 2020
How Top Management Thinkers Are Aiding in COVID-19 Response

Those who say the coronavirus pandemic is ushering in an end to the century-long era of globalization are “utterly wrong,” says Maryland Smith’s Anil K. Gupta.

Apr 29, 2020
What the Negative Oil Price Says About the Economy

No, oil producers can’t just cut their output to zero – and here's what that means for the supply and demand imbalance.

Apr 22, 2020
When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpiling

Shelves that held hand sanitizer and hand soap are mostly empty at a Target in Jersey City, N.J. on March 2, 2020. As fears of the pandemic grow, consumers are stockpiling goods in case they’re quarantined.

Apr 21, 2020
Reacting to COVID-19, and Planning for Future Pandemics

Locating protective equipment and allocating resources to meet needs have been key challenges in combating the pandemic. Here's how Maryland Smith's Louiqa Raschid is helping.

Apr 20, 2020
The Global Pulse: A Coronavirus Video Series

In our video series, Maryland Smith experts share their insights on the broadly reaching impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 17, 2020
The Fast Train: How To Onboard Interns

In some organizations, employee onboarding takes up to three months – hardly an option for summer interns. Experts offer their advice for onboarding interns.

Apr 17, 2020
Faced With Hardship, Here’s What Employees Want

The economic downturn accompanying the coronavirus pandemic has organizations wondering how to make tough-but-fair decisions that won’t lead to a mass exodus of talent. Recent research offers answers.

Apr 16, 2020
What Investors Can Learn as Luckin Loses Its Buzz

Successful entrepreneurs are good storytellers. Sometimes, their stories are more fiction than non-fiction.

Apr 03, 2020
Looking Under the Hood of Tesla’s Valuation

How do you make sense of Tesla? It’s a Wall Street darling, but with fairly puzzling fundamentals. Here's what our 'Bubbles and Crashes' experts had to say.

Apr 02, 2020

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