Maryland Smith Welcomes UMD President Pines

Darryll J. Pines officially takes the helm of the state of Maryland’s flagship university on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, becoming the 34th president of the University of Maryland, College Park, and continuing a career of leadership and excellence. At the Robert H. Smith School of Business, his appointment to the university’s top job, back in February 2020, was met with cheers. Understandably – Pines previously served as dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the Smith School and the Clark School have a long, strong history of partnership.

Dean's Column

This issue of Research@Smith highlights some recent stellar work from our marketing department. But the Smith School has bench strength in each of our academic areas.

University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Launches Center for Financial Policy

College Park, Md. – November 5, 2009 — The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business launched the new Center for Financial Policy on Nov. 2 with a roundtable discussion on the hotly debated issue of “Executive Compensation—Practices and Reform.” The Center for Financial Policy offers an unbiased source of expertise on complex policy issues related to financial institutions, financial markets and public companies through cutting edge education and research.

Smith School Makes Significant Contributions at Informs 2008 Annual Meeting

College Park, MD – October 13, 2008 – This year’s annual conference from the Institute for Operations Research and The Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), is significantly influenced by contributions from University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Smith School Dean G. “Anand” Anandalingam and Professor Michael Ball serve as the program co-chairs. The INFORMS 2008 Annual Meeting, held Oct.

Smith’s New Dean on Developing 21st Century Leaders

Business leaders must be ready to meet the varied and mutable challenges of a global 21st century economy, and business school programs and research need to prepare leaders to meet these challenges. In this edition of Smith Business Close-Upwith the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, G. “Anand” Anandalingam discusses his plans as new dean of the Smith School and the importance of social entrepreneurship and sustainability in business education.

Anandalingam to Lead University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business

College Park, Md. – May 22, 2008 – The University of Maryland today announced G. “Anand” Anandalingam, senior associate dean and Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, has been appointed dean of the school. Anandalingam will succeed Howard Frank on July 1. Today’s announcement was made by Nariman Farvardin, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, concluding a national search.

New Book by Smith Professors Offers Guidance on How to Avoid The Winners Curse

A new book released this month offers guidance on how firms can avoid the kind of corporate victories that end up as disasters, harming shareholders and placing the firms future in jeopardy. Beware the Winners Curse: Victories That Can Sink You and Your Company (Oxford University Press, 2004) expands the model of the Winners Curse to explain how companies like Tyco, MCI-WorldCom and Lucent overpaid for acquisitions, and how shareholders suffered as

What To Binge Watch Over Winter Break

Ready to get cozy and catch up on some of the movies and TV shows you've missed? Maryland Smith faculty have some recommendations.

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