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.

Is the ETF Boom Stoking Market Volatility?

Do ETFs contribute to market volatility? New research may hold the answer.

Mar 18, 2020
What’s Your Personal VaR?

Managing your own investment risk like a bank can provide a way to quantify your appetite for risk under a wide range of outcomes in a consistent and easily understood manner.

Mar 17, 2020
In the Eurozone, a Familiar Worry Over a New Disease

What will the pandemic mean for the future of the eurozone? It’s a new fear with familiar echoes.

Mar 12, 2020
Don't Touch Your Face. Or Your Stocks.

For investors concerned about market uncertainty invoked by the coronavirus: Don’t touch your face and certainly don’t touch those stocks.

Mar 12, 2020
Why QR Codes Are Coming Back In a Big Way

They used to seem so pointless. But here's why they matter now – for everything from concert tickets to Covid-19 tracking.

Mar 11, 2020
Working Remotely?

Want to perform like a highly effective virtual team during the Covid-19 crisis? Do these five things.

Mar 11, 2020
Inside the Gender Data Divide

At a time when data can influence much of our lives, it turns out that the data that researchers collect, broadly speaking, tend to be based on men’s – more than women’s – experiences.

Mar 05, 2020
How Coronavirus Is Hitting China Firms, Global Supply Chains

The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted social life and the day-to-day economy for China’s 1.4 billion residents. What will the impact be for China’s small-to-medium-size enterprises – including their global supply chain partners?

Feb 19, 2020
How To Show Off Your Soft Skills in the Job Search

You’ve know you’ve got the experience and the education to take your career to the next step. But you want to impress your next employer with how well you work with others as well. How can you show off your soft skills?

Feb 14, 2020
3 'Under the Radar' Stocks To Watch Amid Coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus is being felt around the world – including in the stock market. For some assets, the news won't be all bad.

Feb 13, 2020


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