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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.

Faced With Hardship, Here’s What Employees Want

The economic downturn accompanying the coronavirus pandemic has organizations wondering how to make tough-but-fair decisions that won’t lead to a mass exodus of talent. Recent research offers answers.

Apr 16, 2020
What Investors Can Learn as Luckin Loses Its Buzz

Successful entrepreneurs are good storytellers. Sometimes, their stories are more fiction than non-fiction.

Apr 03, 2020
Looking Under the Hood of Tesla’s Valuation

How do you make sense of Tesla? It’s a Wall Street darling, but with fairly puzzling fundamentals. Here's what our 'Bubbles and Crashes' experts had to say.

Apr 02, 2020
The Marketing Messages Brands Must Adopt Now

With brands flooding our email inboxes with their statements about the coronavirus pandemic, it didn’t take long for consumer messaging fatigue to settle in. Here's what marketers need to say, and do, now.

Apr 01, 2020
The End of the Shopping Mall?

What will happen to the shopping mall when the coronavirus crisis eases, when the stay-at-home orders are lifted and non-essential businesses are able to welcome customers back?

Mar 31, 2020
Build Personal Resilience During Covid-19

Your guide to better self-management, useful whether working from home, seeking a job, or managing any changes that can come with ordinary life.

Mar 26, 2020
How To Be Amazing In Your Zoom Job Interview

Prepare for your virtual job interview just as you would an in-person interview. Then follow these important steps.

Mar 26, 2020
The Coronavirus Recession

For the U.S. economy, these are dark days. Social distancing steps aimed at stemming a pandemic's spread have people and businesses closing their doors. Uncertainties and worries are high. Here is our expert's outlook.

Mar 25, 2020
Tax Advice for the Pandemic Era

Your tax donations, your home office, your added childcare costs. Here's the tax advice our expert is giving to his clients.

Mar 23, 2020
When the coronavirus gets tough, the tough get stockpiling

Maryland Smith research explains what drives consumers to clear store shelves and to hoard goods in the face of risks, and explains how retailers should respond.

Mar 19, 2020

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