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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.

Alibaba’s Hong Kong Bet

Why Alibaba's strong debut on the Hong Kong Exchange is prompting short-term and long-term considerations to sort through.

Dec 03, 2019
Remember ‘To Be,’ Not ‘To Do,’ This Holiday Season

The wintertime holidays can be a time to reflect, relax and recharge. To get the most out of the season, our expert offers these four festive tips.

Nov 22, 2019
A Controversy in 77 Words

It is just 77 words. But this single section of the federal tax code is sparking a lot of controversies.

Nov 20, 2019
The Trend Already Changing How You’ll Shop for Gifts

What until very recently seemed like a futuristic pipe dream is increasingly market commonplace, as retail companies across consumer sectors roll out augmented reality (AR) experiences.

Nov 20, 2019
Central Bank Landscape

Central banks around the world are once again lowering interest rates and looking to unconventional monetary policy tools, aimed at bolstering their economies. Is it working?

Nov 16, 2019
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

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