In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Charles Olson talks about how a gas tax increase in Maryland could help encourage the use of natural gas as an alternative fuel.
Logistics, Business & Public Policy
The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the top research institutions in the world, but it is also a place where students can learn from some of the best teachers in the business. Allen J. Krowe, a distinguished alumnus of both the business school and the university, established the Krowe Teaching Awards in 1986 to recognize and promote excellence in teaching.
Smith faculty present their latest research on topics that matter to you and your organization. Each presentation is followed by an opportunity to network with alumni and regional business leaders at one of Smith’s convenient local campuses in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, Md.
The annual Top 10 Summer Reading List for Business Leaders – as recommended by Robert H. Smith School of Business faculty and staff - is several and months and a change-of-season away.
Perhaps something to whet reader appetites for the 2012 summer list, a few Smith leaders reflected on books they have recently read and recommend for winter reading.
The Smith School's world-class faculty are routinely quoted in leading business and other media, while Smith's innovative programs and research projects also receive attention. Below are some highlights.
The summer humidity hangs over Washington – along with another hot and sticky issue: What to do about the federal budget and the looming legally limited ceiling on how much money our nation can borrow. With a fast-approaching Aug. 2 deadline, lawmakers have spent months squabbling about the problem, which could have big impacts on the global economy.
“The answer is clear – we have to raise the ceiling. And we need to get serious about reducing the long-term deficit,” says Curt Grimm, dean’s professor of supply chain and strategy. “There are plenty of ways to do this.”
When the largest earthquake to ever strike Japan rocked the country on March 11, it triggered a devastating tsunami leaving a wake of destruction and disaster at a nuclear power plant. It also shut down production for many major global manufacturers in Japan— in particular, those related to the auto and hi-tech industries.
College Park, Md. – November 11, 2009 – The University of Maryland was recognized as No. 16 in the world for the strength of its faculty and quality of research in business and economics in the 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released Nov. 4. The rankings are compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The University of Maryland also ranked No. 17 in the broader field of social sciences, which includes business and economics.
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members for fall 2009.
Accounting and Information Assurance
- Carolyn Levine, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
- James Staihar- Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan
Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
- Karen Gold, Tyser Teaching Fellow of statistics, UCLA
- Canan Savaskan-Ebert, visiting assistant professor; PhD, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France
Thursday, July 9, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2009, 7:30 a.m.
Monday, July 13, 2009, 4:30 a.m.
For companies to stay one step ahead of the competition they need to be innovative – one way to do that is to rethink business models to incorporate sustainability. This can lead to new efficiencies that add to the firm’s bottom line, make customers happy and lessen environmental impact as well.