UMD Smith faculty experts Vijaya Venkataramani and Rellie Derfler-Rozin will lead participants through experiential exercises and real-life simulations covering a broad spectrum of workplace negotiation situations in a workshop-based professional certificate course.
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University of Maryland’s Smith School and the Deloitte Foundation to Fund Scholarships for Students Pursuing a Fifth-year Master’s Program in Accounting
Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Deloitte Foundation have launched a scholarship program to support a racially and ethnically diverse student population and help strengthen the pipeline of diverse CPA talent.
Study Identifies Six Ways Companies Can Drive Environmental, Social Change
A University of Maryland business school study produces a framework for understanding how companies across industries can generate meaningful, measurable improvement in environmental and social performance.
Student Loan Forgiveness on Ice: Insights for Borrowers
Accounting lecturer and tax expert Samuel Handwerger at the University of Maryland examines the Biden Administration’s stalled student loan forgiveness program and gives advice for borrowers for the latest repayment pause period.
US Housing: Smith Expert Breaks Down the Gloomy Forecast
Clouds are on the horizon for U.S. housing, says UMD Smith’s Clifford Rossi. He examines key variables to determine whether “we’re looking at a Cat 5 hurricane or merely a steady rain.” He says anticipate the latter.
Speak Out Act: Researcher Behind the Legislation Available
Management professor Evan Starr at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, whose research was a source for the Speak Out Act, is available to discuss the impetus for bill to nullify nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in cases in…
Will ERC Equal PPP In Terms of Fraud?
With the IRS warning about “ERC mills” – third parties improperly advising businesses to claim the employee retention credit, UMD’s Sam Handwerger explains Congress’ shifting guidelines, “less-than-scrupulous consultants” and a newly bolstered IRS as “a perfect storm” for exposure of ERC fraud.
For Retailers, the Holiday Shopping Season Looks Lackluster
University of Maryland marketing expert Jie Zhang explains why retailers don’t have high hopes for bright sales numbers this holiday shopping season.
UMD Smith Experts Comment, Available on Elon Musk Eliminating Twitter’s ‘Days of Rest,’ Remote Work
In addition to mass layoffs, Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition reportedly includes elimination of the company’s “Days of Rest” — monthly days off for employees to recharge — and work-from-anywhere policies. Experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School…
UMD Smith Unveils Military Veteran Fellows and Scholars Program for Full-Time MBAs
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has announced a new Military Veteran Fellows and Scholars Program for full-time MBAs.
The Venture Capital Landscape Is Changing, and Perhaps Not for the Better
Newly published findings suggest entrepreneurs are changing the way they evaluate venture capitalists and often are deciding to work with new VCs rather than established ones.
Fed Chair’s Housing Market ‘Correction’ Projection: UMD Smith Mortgage Risk Expert Available
Financial risk expert Clifford Rossi at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is available to comment surrounding Fed Chair Jerome Powell stating that the U.S. housing market will probably go through a “correction” after a period of “red…
UMD Smith and Deloitte Launch Initiative to Expand AI Study and Outreach Opportunities
A “Deloitte Initiative for AI and Learning,” an artificial intelligence (AI) research initiative, will be based within UMD’s Smith School and enable Smith and Deloitte to continue their collaborations at the forefront of cutting-edge research and emerging technology.
Maryland Smith’s Blockchain Business Imperative Open for New Cohort
Launched in January 2022, the six-week synchronous online certificate program starts again July 11, 2022. It focuses on blockchain and its potential economic impact across industries. It’s also designed to help leaders identify how blockchain can enable them to innovate and drive growth in their businesses.
Mitigating Drug Shortages via a Quality Management Rating System is Viable: New Study
A “quality management maturity” (QMM) rating system for pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities is viable toward reducing drug shortages and increasing medicine availability, according to research by risk management expert Clifford Rossi at the University of Maryland.
‘Maryland Business Adapts’ Speakers and Itinerary Set, Spaces Available
Maryland Smith will showcase Maryland-based exporting companies that have demonstrated resilience through the ongoing pandemic. The event also will connect participants and their companies to resources to compete globally.
What Elon Musk’s Move Means for Stakeholders
Maryland Smith’s David Kass gives three takes on what Elon Musk’s Twitter deal means for stakeholders of Twitter and Tesla.
Webinar: A Scientist’s Take on Climate Models and Risk Management Applications
In the week following COP26, University of Maryland experts Tim Canty (Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science) and Clifford Rossi (Center for Financial Policy) will give insights on the latest IPCC climate change report and its implications for risk managers.
Complex U.S. Immigration System Limits Entrepreneurship, Innovation
A growing body of research conducted by leading U.S. scholars finds immigrants positively impact entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and knowledge transfer while restrictive federal immigration policies negatively impact the U.S. economy and American workers. Rajshree Agarwal, the Rudolph Lamone Chair in…
Finance Themes to Watch for During COP26
Having held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies, Maryland Smith professor Clifford Rossi examines climate change implications for finance and risk management ahead of COP26.
New ‘Federal Risk Academy’ Certificate Program to Launch from Maryland Smith’s Center for Financial Policy
Maryland Smith and Deloitte will deliver a certificate program covering risk management for federal employees, in live virtual sessions between Jan. 11 and Feb. 1, 2022.
The Most Successful Startups Mix Friendships and Business to Build Teams, Research Finds
New research in the Academy of Management Journal shows startups can foster team dynamics, fundraising and productivity, and maximize profit earnings through a hybrid formation strategy wherein founders both like each other due to shared values/experiences and have proper complementary skills/capabilities.
For Aviation, an ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’
Air transportation policy and logistics expert Martin Dresner says the post-COVID period will provide the aviation industry with a tremendous opportunity to build back better and greener, and this hinges on cooperative initiatives under centralized leadership.
Employer Pitfalls of the TikTok Resume Trend
As job seekers post video resumes on the popular app TikTok and rack up impressive page views, employers run certain risks, including overlooking potentially strong non-video savvy applicants or unwittingly succumbing to bias, says a Maryland Smith expert.
WTC Survivor/Finance Professor Available to Recount 9-11 at Ground Zero
Clinical associate professor of finance Elinda Kiss at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, is available to recount evacuating from WTC 1 then watching as United Airlines Flight 175 struck WTC 2. On hand for a conference at Marriott…
To Be More Creative, Teams Must Feel Free to Show Emotions, Study Finds
A new study at Organization Science shows when co-workers feel they can open up emotionally, it creates room for more free expression and more exploration of ideas in the workplace.
NSF Grant Boosts Post-Earthquake Relief Study
New funding will support research to close a knowledge gap that disaster relief inspection teams often face in the field due to resource constraints.
Maryland Smith-Led Research Draws Inaugural Panmure House Prize
Maryland Smith’s Rachelle Sampson is the inaugural recipient of The Panmure House Prize, an annual award of $75,000 to emerging leaders in academia who are planning to produce outstanding research on the long-term funding of innovation.
Have Something To Say? Your Boss Wants You to Do it in Private.
New research finds that employees feel comfortable speaking up in open forums, but managers prefer that employees speak truth to power in a closed-door discussion instead of in front of a group. The forthcoming study gives insight for both sides to productively address this dynamic.
Pandemic Recovery Trends in Hotel Service
Maryland Smith service expert Roland Rust explains why guests should prepare for room rate and fee increases and more service automation as hotels grapple with a labor shortage.
Maryland Smith Researcher to Present ‘People Analytics and Closing Demographic Pay Gaps’
Maryland Smith’s Margret Bjarnadottir will discuss her research in a free webinar, “People Analytics and Closing Demographic Pay Gaps,” on July 8, 2021.
Frontiers in Service Conference to Explore ‘Service in the World of AI and Digital Technologies’
The world’s leading service experts, including high-ranking executives and prominent academics, will meet, virtually, July 9-10 to discuss service industry developments related to AI and digital technologies.
Marketing-Legal Expert Available on Supreme Court’s NCAA Ruling
Marketing professor and practicing attorney Henry C. (Hank) Boyd at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is available to discuss, broadly, the implications of the Supreme Court ruling that the NCAA has violated antitrust laws by colluding to deny education-related benefits…
Maryland Smith Experts Available on Juneteenth’s Significance for Workplaces, Organizations
Leaders and experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to discuss Juneteenth’s significance for organizations and workplaces. They can address such underlying concepts as understanding and navigating ‘racial and gender overtones to professionalism”…
Virtual Fireside Chat: Black Liberation In the Workplace
To commemorate Juneteenth, Maryland Smith hosts a discussion on June 17 with award-winning marketing and advertising executive Toye Wigley.
5 Leadership Strategies for Better Adapting in a Crisis
Maryland Smith management expert and futurist Oliver Schlake describes how companies can prepare for the next crisis as the economy gradually emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eye Tracking Study Shows How Online Ads Help Consumers Shop Faster
Maryland Smith’s Michel Wedel and co-authors show that advertising at the point of purchase can help shoppers find the advertised product more quickly, in part by helping them weed out all the products not having the features they were looking for.
Implications of Dwindling Oscars Viewership and Movie Audience Fragmentation
As Oscars viewership has plummeted, positive news for the film industry can be gleaned from the increasing fragmentation of movie audiences, a trend that is paving the way for filmmakers who might have struggled to produce motion pictures that were previously deemed as less commercially viable.
Maryland Business Adapts: Virtual Panel Discussions to Explore Global Business Perseverance Through COVID-19
Leaders of five Maryland companies, selected for global performance during the pandemic, will discuss their success keys, in virtual panel discussions. Maryland U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will be among the event’s opening speakers.
Why Italy’s Economy Stopped Growing
A working paper co-authored by Maryland Smith’s Bruno Pellegrino finds that in Italian firms a boss’s family members or cronies are most likely to move up the ladder, contributing to Italy’s nearly stagnant economy.
CRM, Pricing Expert Available on Amazon-MGM Deal
Marketing professor P.K. Kannan at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is available to discuss Amazon’s $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM. Kannan ([email protected]), also editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Research in Marketing, can discuss how…
The 280E Tax Code as an Obstacle for Cannabis Firms and the SAFE Banking Act
The SAFE Banking Act was a big step toward removing barriers for cannabis businesses. But Maryland Smith accounting expert and CPA Samuel Handwerger says other obstacles loom. Among them, the tax code.
What it Means to be Green in the Fund Management Industry
A Maryland Smith-hosted virtual panel discussion on May 17 will weigh ESG benchmark inconsistency on sustainable investing.
Webinar: Pitfalls of a Zero-Sum Mindset
Maryland Smith researcher Rellie Derfler-Rozin will discuss the impact of zero-sum thinking in the employment negotiation process.
Gary Gensler To Address Conference on Financial Market Regulation May 13-14, 2021
The SEC, Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Lehigh University’s CFS, and the CFA Institute jointly sponsor this event bringing together thought leaders from across academia, government, the financial sector, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Myths about Workplace Negotiations
In organizational hiring, negotiating and efforts to foster creativity, there often is a tendency to see things as “either-or” or “winner vs. losers.” Such zero-sum mindset tends to lead to errors and biases, says Maryland Smith’s Rellie Derfler-Rozin, whose recent research explores this dynamic and its implications.
Business Lessons From the Proposed, Quickly Scrapped Super League in European Soccer
A Super League in European soccer was an idea that was appealing to clubs because of the potential payout, but it ultimately lacked a major part of the equation – the fans, says Maryland Smith marketing professor Henry C. Boyd III.
‘Best White Paper’ Shows Potential Way to Harness AI for a More Equitable Workplace
New research that garnered a Best White Paper award at the 2021 Wharton Analytics Conference shows a way to harness artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to build a more equitable workforce.
AI Leadership for Healthcare: Virtual Information Sessions Set for March 31, April 12
Maryland Smith’s Office of Executive Education will detail in depth a one-of-a-kind professional certificate program is designed for healthcare administrators, clinical and hospital professionals, consultants and other professionals to effectively lead the future of AI-enabled healthcare.
Study Indicates Deliberate Hiring of Unethical Management Accountants
Dark personality traits — questionable ethical standards, narcissistic tendencies – are often framed as an accidental byproduct of selecting earnings managers who fit the stereotype of a strong leader. But new research in the Journal of Business Ethics finds this is often no accident.