Mattel President and COO Richard Dickson answers a tough question: How do brands stay relevant? Speaking to an audience of students, faculty, staff and guests at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Dickson ’90 told the story of Mattel, described how he finds inspiration, broke down the reinvention of a legacy brand and offered some good, old-fashioned career advice. Dickson was on campus this week for the fall 2019 installment of the CEO @ Smith speaker series.
Ritu Agarwal is interim dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. She is also the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems and founding director of the school’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS). She has published more than 100 papers in top academic journals, testified before government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health, and collaborated with Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco Systems, Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer. Since arriving at Maryland Smith in 1999, Agarwal has taught at every level and received all of the school’s major teaching awards. Prior to her appointment as interim dean, she served as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business full-time MBA program climbed to No. 26 (from 35th in 2018) in Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the best U.S. business schools of 2019-2020.
The ranking marks the third consecutive rise for Maryland Smith in the ranking based on data compiled from more than 9,000 students, 14,920 alumni, 900 corporate recruiters, and compensation and job-placement data from each school.
Maryland Smith’s CHIDS Hosts Research Summit on Strategy, Policy and Systems Fostering Healthcare Decision-Making and Innovation
A powerful tool for curbing the growing worldwide problem of youth unemployment could be the ubiquitous mobile phone found in most teens’ pockets, finds new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Researchers used a mobile app to connect youth aged 15 to 24 looking for jobs to motivate each other to keep up the search until they landed a job. The success was staggering.
After more than 25 years of service to the University of Maryland, Alexander Triantis will step down as dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business on Aug. 14, 2019. He will be joining the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business as dean. Ritu Agarwal, the Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems and senior associate dean for faculty and research, will serve as interim dean beginning Aug. 15, while the university conducts a nationwide search for a permanent successor.
When you’re on social media a lot, it can seem like everyone is meeting their fitness goals. They’re running marathons, competing in triathlons, going on scenic hikes, doing yoga with goats. These messages are probably excellent motivation for your exercise goals. Right?
Yes and no, Maryland Smith researchers find in a recent study.
Ritu Agarwal, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. The award represents the institution's highest honor to alumni who have achieved exemplary success in their respective fields.
Blockchain is no longer hype and is poised to transform virtually every industry, including health care, says Health and Human Services (HHS) official Jose Arrieta. “We’re standardizing data and decentralizing execution” it adds value…It’s a better model.”
This keynote message, also explored in a related panel discussion, was part of the Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) Oct. 19-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
How do high-performing organizations learn and adapt their routines and procedures? Do they look to constantly bring new information into their processes? Are they quick to adopt new ways of doing things at the individual and organizational levels?
Researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business sought to answer those questions, examining not only individuals within the organization, but also how the interplay between organizational and individual characteristics enhances or inhibits assimilation of newly available information.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – First it was book selling, and then it was retail of all kinds. Later came cloud storage services, streaming entertainment and online advertising. Now with three big moves, Amazon is disrupting healthcare. And that’s a good thing, says Ritu Agarwal, professor and senior associate dean for research at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business