Michael Faulkender, Dean’s Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, says: “The fundamental issue is that the federal budget is on an unsustainable path. However, Congress must raise the debt ceiling. Default cannot occur…
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Workplace Negotiation Workshop March 9-10 in Washington, D.C.
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.
Join in Building the Evidence to Support Consuming Beneficial Live Microbes in Yogurts and Other Foods
Food manufacturers can now enter data on the safe, live microbes in their products into a global database to support a recommended amount for the diet.
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.
Citi’s Q4 Profit Decline: Former Citi Risk Exec Clifford Rossi Available
Risk expert Clifford Rossi at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is available to discuss the factors and implications of Citi’s Q4 decline in net profits by more than 21% from a year ago, as the bank sets aside more…
When the Award Goes to… Someone Else
Study shows non-winning nominees for company awards initially lose motivation but eventually become more responsive collaborators than prior to the awards being announced.
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.
Risk Lessons from FTX
UMD Smith professor Clifford Rossi, who saw the subprime meltdown from the inside of Citi, WaMu and Countrywide leading to the 2008 financial crisis, dissects the FTX collapse from a risk management perspective.
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.
UMD Smith Expert Weighs in on Market and Financial Implications of an Elon Musk Buyout of Twitter
With Elon Musk’s offer to proceed with a $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, Clinical Professor of Finance and stock market expert David Kass at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business says: “It now appears that Musk will…
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.
UMD Smith Summit to Showcase Business Graduate Programs
Olympian turned entrepreneur Dominique Dawes is keynote speaker for a showcase of graduate degree programs offered by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Maryland Smith Increases Flexibility in Relaunch of Online Master’s in Business Analytics
Maryland Smith will increase flexibility in its Online Master’s in Business Analytics program for early-to-mid-career professionals by replacing synchronous class sessions with “both asynchronous learning and periodic touchpoints with faculty.”
$1.34 Million Grant Reinforces Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will focus funding from the U.S. Department of Education on companies’ post-pandemic resilience, competitiveness.
Elon Musk’s Irony: Bots, the Impetus to Abandon His Twitter Deal, Have Propelled Tesla
Maryland Smith’s David Kirsch, who is researching pro-Tesla Twitter bots, describes the irony in Elon Musk’s stated reason for moving to abandon his $44 billion Twitter purchase agreement.
Musk’s Buyer’s Remorse and Potential Deal Outcomes
Elon Musk’s move to abandon his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter is less about bot traffic and more about Musk’s buyer’s remorse for agreeing to too high a purchase price, explains Maryland Smith finance expert David Kass
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.
Commercializing Juneteenth: UMD Marketing Expert Available, Comments
Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. (Hank) Boyd III at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is available to expand on his cautionary advice, below, for brands attempting to commercialize Juneteenth. While observed by some African…
‘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.
Social Capital is a Key Driver of Small Business: New Study
Why do small businesses exploit business opportunities better in some areas than others? Maryland Smith researchers show that local social capital (trust, cooperation level among residents) strongly predicts loan uptake after controlling for close-by bank branches, income and education.
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…
Expert Available To Discuss Biden’s Child Care Policy Proposal
BALTIMORE — President Joe Biden’s social spending package that continues to be negotiated includes a proposal to make child care free for lower-income families while families earning up to 150 percent of their state’s median income pay less than 7…
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.
‘Maryland Business Adapts’ Event Announces Call for Nominations
The Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is calling for nominations for its second annual event recognizing Maryland-based global businesses for innovative pandemic-era pivots.
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.
New Data Analysis of U.S. ‘Oligopoly Problem’ Reaffirms Antitrust Push: UMD Economist
A new study on U.S. oligopolies uses, according to its author, a “groundbreaking model” to more accurately measure competition in U.S. markets and the consequences for consumers “who are capturing a smaller slice of a shrinking pie.” Bruno Pellegrino, author of the working paper recently cited by…
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.