Competitive Dynamics Conference Features Curt Grimm

Curt Grimm, the Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics & Strategy at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, traveled to Canada in June 2018 to deliver a keynote address at “the other” Smith School of Business — Queen’s University’s Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario. Grimm and former UMD Smith School PhD student Ming-Jer Chen, now an endowed chair at the University of Virginia, were the featured speakers at the Competitive Dynamics Conference.

10 Business Books for your Summer Reading

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is excited to announce some favorite books in the "13th Annual Top-10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders" for 2016, as recommended by members of its faculty and administrators.

Beyond the Bet: Recollections of Julian Simon

SMITH BRAIN TRUST -- U.S. oil prices fell to a six-year low on Aug. 11, 2015, and one person not surprised would be Julian L. Simon, an economist at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business who died in 1998. When many scholars predicted ever-dwindling oil supplies, Simon argued that market forces would encourage innovation in extraction and energy alternatives.

Thank Oil and Gas for U.S. Jobs Uptick, UMD Business Experts Say

Media Alert:  July 31, 2014 Attention:  Economic, business or public policy reporters and editors COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Responding to U.S. employment figures, economic strategy experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, say cheaper, plentiful energy is fundamental to the apparent economic upswing.

Smith Business Close-Up: A Fast-Approaching U.S. Debt Ceiling

The U.S. debt is ticking away past $14 trillion and threatens to hit the current federally imposed limit on how much we borrow to keep our economy afloat. What are the impacts if this limit is not raised in time as lawmakers squabble of the details of how to manage the country’s debt crisis?

Curt Grimm, 2010 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, On the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Competitive Behavior

Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, described coaching his young son’s softball team to a rapt audience in Frank Auditorium. Grimm knew that only two of the children could reliably catch the ball. So he put those boys at first and second base, and then instructed their teammates to only throw the ball to first and second. It proved to be a winning strategy, because his son’s team took the championship that year. Grimm asked his audience to assess his competitive strategy: was it good, bad or ugly?

Curt Grimm, 2010 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, On the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Competitive Behavior

Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy, described coaching his young son’s softball team to a rapt audience in Frank Auditorium. Grimm knew that only two of the children could reliably catch the ball. So he put those boys at first and second base, and then instructed their teammates to only throw the ball to first and second. It proved to be a winning strategy, because his son’s team took the championship that year. Grimm asked his audience to assess his competitive strategy: was it good, bad or ugly?

A Fast-Approaching U.S. Debt Ceiling

The U.S. debt is ticking away past $14 trillion and threatens to hit the current federally imposed limit on how much we borrow to keep our economy afloat. What are the impacts if this limit is not raised in time as lawmakers squabble of the details of how to manage the country’s debt crisis?

Smith School Prof. Curt Grimm Named Top Scholar, Teacher by University of Maryland

College Park, Md. – March 12, 2010 – Curt Grimm, Dean’s Professor of Supply Chain and Strategy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, was named a 2010-2011 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by the University of Maryland. Grimm is one of five faculty members recognized campus-wide in the prestigious program, which honors tenured faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments as educators and notable achievements in their respective fields. Each scholar will present a lecture during the school year, and the award carries an honorarium to support professional activities.

Smith Business Close-Up: Toyota: On the Road to Recovery?

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:30 a.m.; Monday, March 15, 2010, 4:30 a.m. Toyota: On the Road to Recovery?     Toyota, the automaker once revered for safety, has been reeling after recalling more than 8 million vehicles for mechanical issues that could pose safety threats. With congressional hearing, public apologies, and a roller coaster market response, can Toyota recover or will it be lapped by its competitors?

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