SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Industrialization and Internet usage in flooded areas affect per-capita income and recovery efforts, according to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
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SMITH BRAIN TRUST – New findings from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business indicate that consumers make more hedonic choices when their preferences are visible to others, so that they can promote the image that they are having fun — whether or not they really are.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – For small to midsized businesses, like their larger counterparts, success correlates with being adept in locating useful knowledge in an interlinked web of financial entities and networks, supply chains and ecosystems. Likewise, analysts and regulators are challenged in terms of monitoring, integrating and analyzing data at scale.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – When lifestyle guru and entrepreneur Martha Stewart was convicted in March 2004 of lying to investigators, her namesake company’s share price dropped amidst speculation that her media empire was ending. But Stewart proactively opted to serve her prison sentence while appealing the conviction.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Think your boss is a jerk because he or she treated you unfairly? It’s possible your manager just has too much to do. Recent research, published in the Academy of Management Journal, finds that many managers are just too busy to be fair. They are juggling so many responsibilities that fairness often falls by the wayside.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Luxury brands use legal threats and guilt campaigns in efforts to deter people from buying knockoff, or counterfeit, high-end luxury handbags. And it’s been to little effect. Worldwide consumer demand for fake luxury products continues to outpace itself.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – To succeed, business leaders benefit from developing some persuasive powers.
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 – A new algorithm developed at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business allows companies to stretch their budgets and optimize results when buying online display ads.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Attempting to conduct predictive modeling from sparse, binary data sets is complicated. So researchers typically use what’s called unsupervised matrix-factorization based dimensionality reduction as an initial step in the process. But it’s not clear whether dimensionality reduction actually helps improve predictive modeling performance.