The ‘Still-Weird’ Market for Meme Stocks

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.

Social Innovation Fellows Come Together for Celebration

There’s always cause for celebration at the end of semesters, and Maryland Smith’s Social Innovation Fellows (SIF) made the most of theirs. Students met with Faculty Champion David Kirsch, associate professor of management and organization at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, for an outdoor dinner at a nearby College Park restaurant.

Kirsch Has an Eye on the Past

It starts with horse manure: How past problems influence the present. Maryland Smith’s David A. Kirsch never planned on being an academic, but the entrepreneurship professor and author just keeps finding new problems to tackle. “What am I going to do when I grow up?” Kirsch would ask himself. “I think, ‘OK, one more interesting problem to solve and then I'll figure out what I'm going to do.’ In the interim, I've grown up.”

Maryland Smith Authors Crack Code to Financial Bubbles

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.

Social Innovation Fellows visit Booz Allen Innovation Center in Washington, DC

Undergraduate student, Kelsey Talley, class of 2019, marketing and international business major and global poverty minor, writes about a field trip with the Social Innovation Fellows program on September 13, 2018, at the Booz Allen Hamilton Innovation Center in Washington, D.C.

Online MBAs Earn Real Money During 2-Hour Pop-Up Challenge

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:

Part-time MBA Students Consult with HUNGRY Catering

This summer, part-time MBA students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business consulted with HUNGRY Catering, a sharing economy based platform in Washington, D.C., that is revolutionizing office catering by providing exclusive access to top chefs making incredible food.

Volvo and the Hybrid, Electric Future

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – For Volvo the decision to introduce only hybrid or all-electric vehicles starting in 2019 is about going green. But it's also about making green; changing the story that Volvo has been selling to investors.

Students Land Competitive Internships at Leading Social Enterprises

By: Sam Harris, Marketing and Information Systems, Class of 2018Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland It’s not easy to land that dream summer internship. In fact, it can be downright difficult to find a gig that is a perfect fit.

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