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.

Why Everyone's Suddenly Obsessed With Baseball

Why are World Series tickets so popular, even among people who don't consider themselves Nats fans? The principles of scarcity are at work here, a Maryland Smith expert explains.

Oct 22, 2019
Five Steps To Clean Up Your Online Footprint

Resumes and cover letters are mainstays in the job hunting process. If you really want that position though, be prepared to add a social media cleanup to the list.

Oct 22, 2019
An Underlying Lesson from Ellen and W

With icebergs, often what's visible above the water is just a fraction of the whole picture. The recent chatter about Ellen Degeneres and George W. Bush seemed a bit like that, a Maryland Smith expert says.

Oct 22, 2019
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


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