Smith School faculty pursue world-class, gamechanging research. But we are also aware that there is a wealth of knowledge and insight close at hand—in the heads of business practitioners, who have front-line experience with the kinds of urgent, complex issues we most want to address.
Research@Smith: Fall 2010
Rocky Cintron is president and CEO of Force 3, which delivers, supports and maintains IT products and implementation services—such as unified communications, security and data center—for federal agencies and their partners. It is recognized as one of the fastest growing federal IT solutions providers in the mid-Atlantic region and is one of Cisco's top five federal Cisco Gold Partners in America.
Leigh Anenson, associate professor of business law, received her JD from the University of Akron School of Law. Her research involves rethinking the role of ancient equity in contemporary court practice in the United States.
The Smith School is honored to welcome the following new faculty this fall.
Department of Management and Organization
Rajshree Agarwal, Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Employee creativity can help organizations weather storms, survive downturns, out-innovate their competition and take advantage of unexpected opportunities. So it’s in a manager’s best interest to help his or her team be creative.
Business schools spend a lot of time teaching students how to create value for their companies and their associated stakeholders. It is part of the Smith School’s vision to also teach students to create social value for themselves, their communities and their world.
Satellite services generate close to $96 billion each year for the telecommunications industry, driven by satellite communications providers that operate large fleets of satellites providing a multitude of services to government agencies and large customers like cable television companies and television networks located all around the globe. Satellites are able to reach even the most remote locations, allowing communication without the need for significant infrastructure investment on the ground. They relay information from location to location for their customers via satellites in geosynchronous orbit at different longitudes. However, the satellites themselves cost hundreds of millions of dollars and have a relatively short lifespan, so companies are under constant pressure to generate as much revenue as possible by using them to the utmost capacity.
Research by Leigh Anenson
When AIG executives received their annual bonuses even after the struggling firm took $700 million in federal bailout funds, a storm of public criticism erupted. AIG justified its decision to pay the bonuses by claiming it was contractually obliged to do so.
Research by Gerard Hoberg and Gordon Phillips
Read the fall 2010 issue of Research @ Smith.