Think Global IT Operations Are Just About Cost-Cutting? Think Again

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Information technology is often credited for its role in helping companies cut costs. However, new research by Professor Sunil Mithas at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business shows that information technology actually creates increased global profits through increased revenue, not through cost cuts.

Digital Co-creation with Customers

Investing in CRM and Analytics Key to Paradigm Shift in Product Innovation 

The Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business with India

Participants at the Robert H. Smith School of Business's 2016 Emerging Markets Forum agreed that India's rapid growth offered opportunities for both local and U.S. businesses, but they disagreed about whether the Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is moving quickly enough to cut red tape.  

How to Pursue Successful Digital Strategies

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Conventional wisdom in strategy holds that companies need to choose between cost-cutting or revenue growth. Pursuing both strategies at the same time can result in incoherence — or getting stuck in the middle, some argue.

Five Keys for a World-Class B-School

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Challenges to business schools fall into five universal categories. “Any business school that aspires to become world class and contribute meaningfully to all its stakeholders” needs to address “leadership, execution, analytics, discipline and serving a broader set of stakeholders genuinely and rigorously,” professors at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

Professor’s Book Unveiled at India’s Taj Mahal Hotel

An author from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was showcased recently at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai for his book on Tata Group’s iconic transformation. The event for invited reporters included Tata Group senior executives. Penguin India has published the work by Sunil Mithas, Smith School professor of information systems, as “Making the Elephant Dance: The Tata Way to Innovate, Transform and Globalize.”

Lessons from Tata’s Leap to Excellence

By Sunil Mithas

Book Discussion: Tata Group’s Success Formula

Tata Group acquisitions such as Jaguar Land Rover may finally have American consumers taking notice of the Indian company as a global force. The company has been a subject of an in-depth study on how to transform large corporations by Sunil Mithas, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

The $100 Billion Questions

Can Your Firm Pass Tata’s Performance Excellence Assessment? Few companies can match the recent global expansion of the Tata Group, which owns brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Taj Hotels and Good Earth Teas. Since 1991, annual revenue for the Indian conglomerate has exploded from $4 billion to more than $100 billion.

Culture, More Than Know-how, Drives Software Production

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- Technological know-how is great, but workplace culture is the most critical factor to success in software production, according to a new study supported by the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business University.

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