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 Capital One Arena Likes Its Chances

Capital One Arena is wagering that it can get you more interested in sports gambling. And, according to Maryland Smith’s Steven L. Heston, that’s a fairly safe bet.

Nov 07, 2019
Can Juul Survive?

A series of e-cigarette bans has some experts wondering whether the industry will survive, or fizzle out.

Nov 06, 2019
In Luxury, Trying To Avoid Barneys' Fate

For others in the luxury retail space, Barneys, crushed by bankruptcy and sold in pieces, is a warning.

Nov 05, 2019
What China's Move Means for Blockchain

It's been a wild week in blockchain. China’s Xi Jinping called for a new focus on blockchain technology, the open-ledger system that cryptocurrencies rely on. Here's what happened next and what it all means.

Oct 31, 2019
Nats and the Culture of Winning

For a city so historically inept at baseball that it inspired a novel and musical about a fan willing to sell his soul for a chance at the pennant, the Washington Nationals appear to have flipped the script.

Oct 28, 2019
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