In May 2022, 79% of new passenger vehicles sold in Norway were battery electric powered. With plug-in hybrids accounting for an additional 8 percent, only about 1 in 8 new cars sold in Norway were traditionally configured gasoline cars.
Finding the right team is critical for a startup’s success and most aren’t taking the right approach, finds new Maryland Smith research. With the right strategy – a mix that has founders both liking each other due to shared values and experiences, and having the proper complementary skills and capabilities – startups can foster better team dynamics and have more success raising funds, being productive, and earning profits.
Before COVID-19 disrupted business at brick-and-mortar stores, GameStop already was struggling. A shift was under way. Gamers were downloading games directly to their consoles instead of purchasing, in-store, new and used video game software and hardware.
Maryland Smith’s Rachelle Sampson is the recipient of the inaugural Panmure House Prize, considered one of the United Kingdom’s largest academic prizes. The $75,000 prize is administered by the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University in partnership with U.S.-based long-term investment consultancy FCLTGlobal and funded by Baillie Gifford. It recognizes research identifying potential flows of capital to innovation – in hope of finding the next major technological, retail or pharmaceutical up-and-comer.
New Book Identifies Four-Factor Model for Predicting Next Crash COLLEGE PARK, Md. (Feb. 19, 2019) — Beware of a great story when picking stocks, authors Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch write in their new book, “Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation,” released today from Stanford University Press.
Online MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business tested their entrepreneurial ideas in a two-hour pop-up business challenge in fall 2017. More than 30 teams earned profits during the activity, led by Smith School professors David Kirsch, David Kressler, Azi Gera and Brent Goldfarb. Pop-up enterprises included:
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – "It was predictable," Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, says of London's decision not to renew Uber's license to operate there. "What is notable," he adds, "is that this probably would not have happened had Uber not had the troubles it had."
SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Departing General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is a household name to investors on Wall Street, while Uber, scandal-ridden and operating at loss, reportedly is positioning for an initial public offering.