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.

New Year’s Resolutions for the Office

It’s a new year, and you’re probably considering some resolutions. What if your workplace was also thinking about some resolutions and looking for a path to self-betterment?

Jan 02, 2020
Why China's Li Ziqi Is Popular – And Controversial

She captured a People's Choice Award from People's Daily, the largest newspaper group in China, but not everyone was pleased.

Dec 19, 2019
What To Binge Watch Over Winter Break

Ready to get cozy and catch up on some of the movies and TV shows you've missed? Maryland Smith faculty have some recommendations.

Dec 13, 2019
The Super Bowl Is Officially Hot Again

Brands still on the fence about whether to buy Super Bowl air time may just have to hope for better luck next year. For the first time in five years, commercial spots have sold out, well ahead of the big game.

Dec 12, 2019
Xiaomi and China’s Smartphone Market

There was a lot of excitement in China this week about Xiomi Corp., as the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker launched its very affordable 5G smartphone “for the masses.” Our expert shares some insights.

Dec 12, 2019
Why Aramco’s Giant IPO Isn’t What It Seems

Shares of oil giant Saudi Aramco last week traded publicly for the first time, with the biggest IPO in history. But don’t confuse size with success. Here's why.

Dec 12, 2019
10 Stocks To Watch in 2020

'As I learned some time ago, you cut your losses and let your winners run,' our expert says, updating his stocks to watch list.

Dec 11, 2019
How To Stay Ahead of Cyber Risk

Cyber risk can come from data breaches or cyber attacks, but to really root out cyber threats and prepare for risks, organizations need to take a new approach.

Dec 04, 2019
Roll Call for Plant-Based Meat and Milk

What’s your definition of a 'burger' or 'milk'? If it includes plant-based alternatives, meat and dairy industry executives want to change that. But should they?

Dec 03, 2019
Why Investors Are Buzzing About Luckin

What does Luckin's recent earnings strength portend for the Chinese coffee startup and for Starbucks, its well-caffeinated rival?

Dec 03, 2019

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