The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 16th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty and staff.
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.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – MBA students learn critical thinking skills, how to analyze data and the soft skills to work with others, solve problems and lead companies.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – So you want to put your money where your values are. Then the latest in growing investment trends – impact investing – might be for you.
When you choose to invest in a company not just for the financial return, but also for the company’s environmental and social actions, you’re participating in impact investing.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – There’s a fair bit of rigor in getting a business school degree. Students learn customer analytics, capital budgeting and “soft” skills, such as how to work well as part of a team. And along the way they gain essential tools that enable the kind of critical thinking required to solve problems and lead companies.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Should publicly traded companies stop reporting earnings every quarter, opting instead for a twice-a-year schedule?
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...
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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.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Rachelle Sampson, assistant professor in logistics, business and public policy, talks about how sustainability can be economical.
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.