Logistics Expert Available to Discuss Supply Chain Impacts of the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge

Associate Professor of Logistics Management Phil Evers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business  is available to speak on the supply chain impacts of the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge. His primary research concentrates on exploring methods…

Tech Layoffs Signal ‘Feeling Economy’ Shift

UMD Smith expert explains the wave of tech job layoffs as a sign of a broader, labor market shift to where “humans need to recalibrate and capitalize on strengths beyond pure intelligence—like intuition, empathy, creativity, emotion and people skills.”

Biden Administration’s Executive Order on AI: UMD Experts Available on Implications for Industry, Academia

Experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business are available to discuss the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI). The order “will deploy numerous federal agencies to monitor the risks of artificial intelligence…

UMD Smith, Montgomery College Initiate Pathway to a Business Analytics Masters

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is collaborating with a regional community college for a unique pathway to a business analytics master’s degree to help meet a growing demand for professionals in that field.

FDIC Takeover, JP Morgan Acquisition of First Republic: Risk Management Expert Available

Risk Management expert Clifford Rossi at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business can comment on the factors and implications surrounding  the FDIC takeover of First Republic Bank and subsequent sale of the bank to JPMorgan Chase Bank. Rossi…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.”

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.

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.

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…