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.
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’s Margret Bjarnadottir will discuss her research in a free webinar, “People Analytics and Closing Demographic Pay Gaps,” on July 8, 2021.
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 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…
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”…
To commemorate Juneteenth, Maryland Smith hosts a discussion on June 17 with award-winning marketing and advertising executive Toye Wigley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Maryland Smith-hosted virtual panel discussion on May 17 will weigh ESG benchmark inconsistency on sustainable investing.
Maryland Smith researcher Rellie Derfler-Rozin will discuss the impact of zero-sum thinking in the employment negotiation process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panel discussion to draw insights from women leaders of global organizations noted for driving change, influencing policy, and creating programs to close the gender gap and support women in the workforce.
Maryland Smith’s Clifford Rossi recommends the FHFA integrate climate risk management governance and processes into its existing enterprise risk management work. He says the agency should determine how much credit risk exposure is associated with specific types of natural disasters and climate-related events.
Research shows publicly traded companies under increasing shareholder pressure to deliver short-term returns, rather than planning for long-term success. Such dampens future sources of market and productivity growth, depresses wage growth and stunts economy-wide progress.
Women business leaders — Deloitte’s Wendy Sanhai and Route One Apparel’s Ali von Paris — will share insights via a panel discussion followed by participants engaging in virtual networking, as the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts “Women Inspire,” via Zoom, on March 4.
A recent study shows residential mobility boosts global charitable giving. The findings, say the researchers, introduce residential mobility as a factor to be explored in business and marketing research for how it influences consumer behavior.
This week, President Biden is announcing changes to the Paycheck Protection Program that include a two-week window that allows only businesses with fewer than 20 employees to apply for loans. Michael Faulkender, professor of finance at the University of Maryland’s…
Finance professor and risk management expert Clifford Rossi, who’s held senior executive roles in risk management at several of the largest financial services companies, is available to expand on his assertion that the “Texas energy debacle is a risk management…
Maryland Smith tax expert Samuel Handwerger starts with Elon Musk’s stake in virtual currency and explores the implications for the future of finance – and the IRS.
Academics William N. Goetzmann (Yale) and Russell Wermers (University of Maryland) will explore the past, present and future of financial technologies and institutions affecting society in “Does Money Change Everything,” a free, Feb. 17 webinar hosted by Maryland Smith.
Washington Post Food Columnist Tim Carman moderates a panel discussion by restaurateurs on how they have survived the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has designed a Flex MBA program augmented with special topic seminars and completable within 24 months through the school’s Baltimore, Rockville and Washington, D.C. locations.
Experts Clifford Rossi and Leon Clarke at the University of Maryland lead a discussion on “Cracking the Code on Climate Change Economic Scenarios: Issues in Translating Physical to Financial Risks.”
Consumer behavior and advertising experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to critique this year’s Super Bowl commercials. The experts are marketing professors Henry C. Boyd III, Amna Kirmani and Judy Frels. Boyd…
With Super Bowl 55 less than two weeks away, marketers are geared up for this year’s batch of advertisements. But after a tumultuous year, what’s the right tone for advertisers to strike? Maryland Smith’s Henry C. Boyd III has an idea.
Professor of Marketing Jie Zhang at Maryland Smith delivers a free, three-part online series for retail management professionals. It’s part of the broader Maryland Business: Rebooted initiative in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As machines are trained to “think,” many tasks that previously required human intelligence are becoming automated through artificial intelligence. However, human workers have a competitive advantage: It is more difficult to automate emotional intelligence.
Finance professor Clifford Rossi at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business argues that the incoming Biden Administration should make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a single utility. In a recent HousingWire op-ed, Making Freddie Mac and…
Maryland Smith hosts global trade experts for a discussion on how the post-Covid environment, the Biden Administration and other factors will impact global trade in 2021.
The debate over whether noncompete agreements help or hurt employees is addressed in four research papers forthcoming in top journals and co-authored by management professor Evan Starr at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The results, he says,…
Research into the positive effects of artificial intelligence on firms will be discussed in a Dec. 2 webinar hosted by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Maryland Smith workplace expert Vijaya Venkataramani says Zoom fatigue notwithstanding, a COVID-safe staff or company holiday celebration is ideal for leaders and managers to give thanks to team members for their resilience in 2020.
An 18-week-long AI Leadership for Healthcare certificate launches from the University of Maryland on Jan. 19, 2021. The fully online program requires no IT programming experience and is designed to provide a full perspective of the business of healthcare.
Analysts have long looked to aggregate earnings news to predict future economic growth, inflation, and even monetary policy. But given the increasing significance of forecasting labor market growth, can those GAAP earnings also predict the future path of the labor…
Award-winning researcher and expert on economics and market structure Albert “Pete” Kyle says “don’t confuse luck for skill,” amid advice for ‘Animal Crossing’ fans who want to play the stock market.
The following faculty experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available during and after Election Day 2020. Financial-Economic Policy Implications Cliff Rossi , [email protected] Professor of the Practice and Executive-in-Residence, Rossi has insight…
As the Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Google parent Alphabet Inc. heads to a Friday (10/30) hearing in U.S. District Court, Maryland Smith’s Kislaya Prasad is available to expand on his comments, excerpted from DOJ and Google: “Google’s search monopoly is too narrow,…
Experts on climate change and supply chain risk at the University of Maryland will discuss their research into global supply chains’ exposure and vulnerability to increasing climate extremes.
Maryland Smith’s Center for Financial Policy hosts a discussion of an NBR working paper on pricing climate change risk in markets.