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.

Does Digital Health Favor the Wealthy?

In an increasingly always-on, connected world, it’s easy to assume that everyone reaps the benefits of technological advances. But is that really the case?

Nov 16, 2019
Will Your Gifts Arrive on Time This Year?

The usual Christmas shopping period, which begins Black Friday, is particularly short this year – just 26 days. Will those final bundles arrive on time?

Nov 14, 2019
What Microsoft Japan's 4-Day Week Says About the Future of Work

Done right, the four-day workweek can yield great benefits for the company, community and individual alike. Here's how to make it a success.

Nov 13, 2019
How Apple and Disney Are Shaking Up Streaming

Disney+ and Apple TV+ are here, and the hotly anticipated – and attractively priced – streaming services are stirring some questions in the increasingly crowded on-demand entertainment industry.

Nov 12, 2019
Investing: Why Gold Appears To Be Having a Moment

Here's why investors like the yellow metal and what famed investor Warren Buffett has said about it.

Nov 11, 2019
Why Capital One Arena Likes Its Chances

Capital One Arena is wagering that it can get you more interested in sports gambling. And, according to Maryland Smith’s Steven L. Heston, that’s a fairly safe bet.

Nov 07, 2019
Can Juul Survive?

A series of e-cigarette bans has some experts wondering whether the industry will survive, or fizzle out.

Nov 06, 2019
In Luxury, Trying To Avoid Barneys' Fate

For others in the luxury retail space, Barneys, crushed by bankruptcy and sold in pieces, is a warning.

Nov 05, 2019
What China's Move Means for Blockchain

It's been a wild week in blockchain. China’s Xi Jinping called for a new focus on blockchain technology, the open-ledger system that cryptocurrencies rely on. Here's what happened next and what it all means.

Oct 31, 2019
Nats and the Culture of Winning

For a city so historically inept at baseball that it inspired a novel and musical about a fan willing to sell his soul for a chance at the pennant, the Washington Nationals appear to have flipped the script.

Oct 28, 2019

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