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.

Q&A: What’s Next, After Europe’s Deal With China?

The European Union and China have a new trade deal. What are the impliations of the agreement, including for the United States?

Jan 06, 2021
Cold Chain

Pfizer’s COVID vaccine must stay super cold – between -112° and -76°F. Here's what that means for the vaccine supply chain.

Dec 23, 2020
High Time for Changing How Pot Is Taxed?

Fifteen states now have legal medical and recreational pot use, 21 have legal medical use, and just 14 say cannabis is not legal for any reason.

Dec 15, 2020
Name that Sector: Poised for Comeback After Two Tough Years

The year 2018 saw a pretty robust economy in the United States. But one sector slid about 1.7%, adjusted for inflation. Any guesses which one?

Dec 15, 2020
Not Making New Year’s Resolutions This Year?

Although this is a moment, if ever there was one, to give yourself a pass on a full-scale, full new year resolution, you can still set meaningful goals that can help you in the year ahead.

Dec 15, 2020
16 Stocks To Watch in 2021

Maryland Smith’s David Kass has made his list and checked it twice. And he’s adding a few new stocks to his expanded semi-annual 'nice' list of 16 stocks to watch.

Dec 13, 2020
Think Your Team Feels Appreciated? Think Again

A lot of managers think they do a great job recognizing the efforts of their team members. Most don’t.

Dec 10, 2020
A Survivalist’s Guide to Future-Proofing a Business

Surviving extreme life situations requires dealing with the most pressing life-or-death needs first, then building on incremental success at critical intervals and battling unforeseen challenges to make it through. Business leaders can apply the same strategies to guide their organizations through the pandemic and survive for the long term, says Maryland Smith’s Oliver Schlake.

Dec 03, 2020
YY Live Is No Luckin

Is YY Live a strong buy? Or is it, as Muddy Waters short-selling research firm asserts, a live-streaming service full of bots and 'sham transactions'? Why YY Live is better positioned than Luckin was, in the face of Muddy Waters' fraud allegations.

Dec 03, 2020
WFH and Your Tax Return: A Guide

For many workers, the pandemic has meant working from home, often for months on end. But what does 10 months of remote work mean for your 2020 tax return?

Dec 02, 2020

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