Rachelle Sampson

Rachelle Sampson

Rachelle C. Sampson is Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and a Senior Policy Scholar at Georgetown University’s Center for Business and Public Policy. Her recent research exposes rising short-termism in US firms and capital markets and outlines its implications for firm productivity and growth, the changing nature of R&D within firms, as well as environmental impact.

Fearless Idea 20: Think Long-Term

It might be the biggest but least-talked-about drag on the U.S. economy and, paradoxically, it might be why your equity portfolio looks so good, with perky stock prices, cushy buybacks and better-looking dividends. It’s called short-termism, or quarterly capitalism. New research co-authored by Smith School professor Rachelle C. Sampson shows that U.S. capital markets have become increasingly focused on the short-term in recent decades. Read more...

Sustainability in Practice

Broadcast Dates: 
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, July 13, 2009, 4:30 a.m.

For companies to stay one step ahead of the competition they need to be innovative – one way to do that is to rethink business models to incorporate sustainability. This can lead to new efficiencies that add to the firm’s bottom line, make customers happy and lessen environmental impact as well.

Technological Diversity in Alliances

Research by Rachelle Sampson

Innovation is one of the drivers of success in the digital economy, and pursuing innovation means that many firms must make a substantial investment in research and development (R&D). Making that investment pay off, however, is not always easy. Research is very expensive, and there is tremendous pressure to create new knowledge and capabilities in a timely and cost-effective way.


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