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.

Retailer Survival and Success After COVID

In the pandemic shopping era, two key factors are giving certain retailers a boost – and even helping them thrive.

Nov 18, 2020
Four Things We Miss When Working Remotely

Companies can be as productive remotely as they are in the office. But they need to strategize how to replicate the four things that teams miss most.

Nov 12, 2020
After Vaccine Breakthrough, Eyes Turn to the COVID Supply Chain

Even with the federal program Operation Warp Speed projecting readiness for distribution, “coordination and funding” across the coronavirus supply chain will need to be better developed.

Nov 12, 2020
A U.S. Economy Under Biden

How will a Joe Biden presidency affect the American economy, and what will it mean for the U.S. role in global economies, including China’s?

Nov 11, 2020
How To Job Hunt Now

With a pandemic and a struggling economy, it’s not the easiest time to be job-hunting. These tips may help.

Nov 09, 2020
Don’t Cancel the Office Holiday Party

Feeling a bit bah humbug about the prospect of a work holiday party this year? Don't skip it. In 2020, it's more important than ever.

Nov 04, 2020
Ahead of Election Day: A Social Media Test for Companies

At a time when Americans are sharply divided about politics, corporate compliance officers are under pressure to talk to employees about ethical behavior, in the office and on social-media.

Nov 02, 2020
How to Manage Holiday Conversations Like a Boss

As we head into the holiday season, lots of us are anticipating some awkward discussions about family traditions, superspreader events and COVID-19. Here are some management tips for navigating these frought conversations.

Oct 29, 2020
How Risk and Gender Affect Fund Manager Performance

Maryland Smith’s Cristian Dezsö says his recent finding of strong performance by R&D-heavy companies managed by women confirms theories that “women have a management style that encourages people to speak up and exchange ideas” and factors in women outperforming men as fund managers.

Oct 28, 2020
DOJ and Google

Does the Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Alphabet too narrowly targets Google’s search engine monopoly?

Oct 28, 2020

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