Smith Secures $150K for AI Initiative for Capital Market Research

GRF CPAs & Advisors has awarded $150,000 to the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business to seed an AI Initiative for Capital Market Research.

Smith’s Cietta Kiandoli and Glen Martin Among Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest EMBAs of 2023

Accomplished leaders in public service Cietta Kiandoli and Glen Martin represent the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business among Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest Executive MBAs from the Class of 2023.

Business Leaders’ ‘Enormous Role’ in Cybersecurity Compliance

Tremendous opportunity for business students lies in an emerging and needed interdisciplinary approach to “making cyber and law work together.” This, according to privacy and cybersecurity attorney Kirk Nahra in delivering the Ira H. Shapiro Memorial Lecture as part of the 18th Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective.

With a Legal Expert in Leadership, Firms Are Less Likely to Overstate Earnings

Firms are more likely to face accounting-related lawsuits for overstating their earnings or assets than for understating them because it’s easier to demonstrate investor harm with overstatements. So erring on the conservative side can reduce a firm’s legal costs.

The Cost of Being Transparent

New research shows that information public companies reveal in SEC disclosures cuts down their competitive advantage faster.

Cutting Through the Spin

Research by Michael Kimbrough Each quarter brings a flurry of news releases coming from publicly traded companies announcing their earnings, often with an explanation for the good or bad numbers. The companies have a lot riding on the highly scrutinized earnings reports: Stock price changes can be significant as the market reassesses the future prospects of a firm. 

Conference Calls for Merger Announcements

Research by Michael Kimbrough Conference calls around merger announcements help companies gain credibility and favorably influence stock prices, but only if your CEO is well-spoken and well-prepared. Investors react more favorably to conference calls because they allow managers to provide more information and directly address investor’s questions and concerns.

Smith School Welcomes New Faculty

The Smith School is honored to welcome the following new faculty this fall. Department of Management and Organization Rajshree Agarwal, Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, received her Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

When Managers Can Be Wrong But Still Right

Management forecasts – in particular, the parts that are wrong – may contain predictive information about future earnings even after earnings announcements.

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