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The lifeblood of a business school is its faculty, and at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business our faculty members are inspiring, supportive and world-class. We are attuned to a marketplace that values innovation, entrepreneurialism, analytical thinking and hard work. Our teaching and research equips students with the wisdom of business scholarship rooted in the experiential lessons of the marketplace.

September 30, 2021
Overconfident Investors Are Creating Momentum. Here’s How To Capitalize On It.

Every investor is chasing the answer to one question: When should I buy stocks and when should I sell them? It’s the elusive formula for timing the market. Now new research from Maryland Smith’s Albert S.

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September 29, 2021
New Study Shows Path to Uninterrupted Supply of Safe, Effective Drugs for US Consumers
A combination of factors including the current corporate tax rate makes pharmaceutical production in the United States more attractive now than investing in either China or India. And adopting advanced technologies such as Continuous Manufacturing (CM) further positions the United States to…
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September 29, 2021
The Supply Chain Snafu – Why You Should Buy Holiday Gifts Now
Not to stress you out, but if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, you’re way behind. Thanks to manufacturing holdups, shipping delays and labor shortages throughout the supply chain, it’s going to take longer – and cost more – for retailers and consumers to get the items they want this…
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September 17, 2021
Here’s the Best Way To Build a Startup Team
Finding the right team is critical for a startup’s success and most aren’t taking the right approach, finds new Maryland Smith research. With the right strategy – a mix that has founders both liking each other due to shared values and experiences, and having the proper complementary skills and…
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September 14, 2021
For Aviation, an ‘Unprecedented Opportunity’
The COVID-19 pandemic brought the global air industry to virtual standstill in March 2020, delivering a $370-billion “staggering financial loss to the industry,” according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Seating capacity dropped – by half. The total of passengers taking…
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September 9, 2021
FTC a Fix for McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines?
The golden arches don’t have a golden reputation when it comes to ice cream machines.
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September 2, 2021
Why 2021’s Labor Day Sales Are Likely to Disappoint
Labor Day weekend shoppers might have a little extra money to spend, but they will have to work harder to find discounts this year. Supply chain disruptions caused by the continuing pandemic and a series of severe weather events have had retailers struggling to maintain inventories and subsequently…
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September 2, 2021
Pitfalls of the TikTok Resume Trend
Lately, it seems the place to be for job seekers is TikTok, where users are posting video resumes – and racking up impressive page views – as they look to set themselves apart in increasingly competitive candidate pools. On the popular video app, a one-minute video can draw hundreds of comments and…
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August 30, 2021
The ‘Still-Weird’ Market for Meme Stocks
Before COVID-19 disrupted business at brick-and-mortar stores, GameStop already was struggling. A shift was under way. Gamers were downloading games directly to their consoles instead of purchasing, in-store, new and used video game software and hardware.
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August 25, 2021
Social Media’s Taliban Conundrum

The U.S. military’s abrupt Afghanistan withdrawal has left social media companies facing a complex new set of policy decisions.

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