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Smith School In the News: 2014

Dec 05, 2014
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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.

November 2014

Omaha World-Herald – Nov. 30 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on Berkshire Hathaway's gain from recent energy market changes: “Berkshire’s energy investments show a certain amount of foresight in reading the tea leaves. Seeing what direction the country is going with green technology has allowed Berkshire to get there faster than others.” Read

Maryland Daily Record – Nov. 30 – Center for Health Information Decision Systems-led mobile health training initiative for Maryland residents is announced. Article (behind paywall) … Full announcement posted by Noodls

Baltimore Sun – Nov. 28 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, is quoted on media company Videology's potential IPO. Read

Fox Business – Nov. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses government forcing companies to disclose pay gap ratios between CEOs and company employees. Watch

American Society of Transportation and Logisitics – Nov. 26 – Curt Grimm and Thomas Corsi co-authored paper “Should Smaller Commercial Trucks Be Subject to Safety Regulations?” in Transportation Journal earns "Best Paper Award" for 2013-2014 from the American Society of Transportation Read

Southern Maryland News – Nov.26 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on Thanksgiving Day employment opportunities: “There aren’t a lot of people available on Thanksgiving. If you need a service provided, it allows space for the unemployed to jump in and provide it.” Read

Logistics Business Magazine – Nov. 26 – Lisa Harrington, associate director of the supply chain management center, and her research supporting a DHL white paper is cited. Read

BusinessDay (Nigeria) – Nov. 25 – Earlier commentary by Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, about Indonesia-India economic relations is referenced in a report, "Lessons from Indonesia and India (for Nigeria) on fuel subsidy removal." Read

Providence Journal – Nov. 25 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that the "bull market still has room to run" after record-level stock trading. Read ... Also published by Fox Business, others

Wall Street Journal – Nov. 25 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on a Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac move to relieve foreclosed homeowners: “This is a ‘feel-good’ type of policy. It’s directionally helpful to a small number of homeowners that ran into trouble, but at the end of the day, I don’t look to this to have a major policy impact." Read

Washington Post – Nov. 23 – Center for Financial Policy Assistant Director Kristen Fanarakis writes Capital Business column: “When investing, keep an eye on Washington and Wall Street.” Read

BBC Radio – Nov. 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on U.S. immigration reform implications, Wall Street banks' commodity market activities and other current issues in a Business Matters segment. Listen (23:30) ... Related Morici commentary, with adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman, on WJLA ABC-7's Washington Business Report; related Morici op-ed at Orange County Register, others

Statesman Journal – Nov. 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about President Obama's policy approach in the context of economics and law. Read ... Also published by The Street, others

Washington Post – Nov. 21 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes Capital Business column: "Why Pentagon's new innovation strategy matters to Washington.” Read ... Related: In the Capital quotes Aberman on same issue.

FierceRetail – Nov. 21 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on factors influencing “webrooming” by shoppers (browsing online, then buying in-store): “... the price difference between online and offline will decrease as taxes become the norm for online purchases, in addition to shipping costs. And in fact, holiday-season consumers will want immediate possession of the items.” Read

In the Capital – Nov. 19 – Dean Alex Triantis is profiled as a finalist for “50 on Fire,” a list recognizing the “best and brightest disruptors, luminaries and visionaries pushing (Washington, D.C.) forward.” Read

Comcast Sportsnet – Nov. 19 – Coverage of the ceremony launching the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets profiles benefactor Ed Snider and his UMD-Smith connection. Watch

Times of India – Nov. 19 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on Infosys BPO firings in response to financial improprieties: “If you excuse one instance of fraud, especially at the senior executive level, then you're going down a slippery slope. (CEO Vishal Sikka) had to act and he did the right thing. It also helps boost his credibility both internally and externally.” Read

Wall Street Journal – Nov. 18 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi and his recent American Banker column on GSE reform-debate is referenced. Read

Capital Gazette (Annapolis) – Nov. 18 – Hank Boyd, clinical associate professor of marketing, on the cultural aspect of Black Friday shopping: “We’re used to (having) things instantaneously. That’s part of the culture... It’s just fascinating to look at. I marvel at (the early days of the Internet), when it took a website a while to load, (and) you were cool with it. Now, if it’s 3 nanoseconds, you're like, ‘Really?’” Read

BusinessDay (Nigeria) – Nov. 18 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on broad implications of Nigeria limiting its gas sector: “Emerging markets have lots of population who have to be provided jobs, and this can only be achieved by manufacturing.” Read

ValueWalk – Nov. 17 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, writes about “Big Changes to Berkshire's Portfolio.” Read ... Also published by Investing.com.

Baltimore CityBizList – Nov. 17 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, is announced as Dingman Center Academic Director. Read

Associated Press – Nov. 14 – Kathleen Hanley, visiting associate professor finance, on Hong Kong halting betting on a Morgan Stanley backed firm: “With fewer people selling a company’s stock, negative views are less likely to be reflected in its price... Restricting short-selling means fundamental information doesn't get into the market.” Read 

Marketplace Radio – Nov. 14 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on Twitter’s “junk” credit rating: “Many institutions, like pension funds, are restricted — they can only invest in investment-grade bonds.” Listen

Bloomberg Businessweek – Nov. 13 – Anastasiya Popechtsova, assistant professor of marketing, on retail strategy towards non-married consumers: “They’re not saying it out loud, but the offerings are targeted at people more likely to be single. It takes time for social norms to catch up with reality.” Read ... Republished by the Denver Post, Chicago Tribune, others.

BusinessDay (Nigeria) – Nov. 12 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on the Central Bank of Nigeria adjusting currency into equilibrium as the strength of the dollar begins to squeeze some local consumer goods manufacturers: “Falling oil prices and large scale oil theft is a risk for Nigeria’s macro economy for which adjustments have to be made. The commodity super-cycle may be over.” Read

Diamondback – Nov. 12 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing, on as a faculty panelist for a UMD forum on ‘Big Data: The Future of Communication’: “Every undergraduate major should have data literacy.” Read

WAMU Radio – Nov. 12 – Sara Herald, assistant director of social entrepreneurship for Smith’s Center for Social Value Creation, joins a Kojo Nnamdi Show panel discussion on “Sustainable Trade and the Flavors of Ethiopia.” Listen

Columbia Daily Tribune – Nov. 11 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about how a GOP-controlled Congress and President Obama could work together productively. Read ... Published by the Statesman Journal, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, others.

BizEd Magazine – Nov.–Dec. 2014 – Smith School Dean Alex Triantis writes about business school curriculum innovation. Read

Bloomberg Businessweek – Nov. 11 – Smith’s No. 17 spot in Businessweek's 2014 Full-time MBA rankings includes first-place in student satisfaction. View listread overview ... Related mention in USA Today

ARL Now (Via WTOP) – Nov. 11 – A Virginia official cites Smith’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship as a model for a similar Virginia Tech initiative. Read 

eCampus News  – Nov. 10 – Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship’s Holly DeArmond (associate director) and Danielle Bennings (events-marketing coordinator) comment on the Dingman's UMD role as a startup resource. Read 

Washington Post – Nov. 9 – Kristen Fanarakis, assistant director of Smith’s Center for Financial Policy, writes about the importance of a personal-investing "road map." Read

Bloomberg Businessweek – Nov. 8 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on a Berkshire Hathaway profit fall: “It’s certainly an anomaly. (Warren Buffett) is not perfect, but his batting average is still high.” Read ... Republished by The Washington Post,  Business Day Live (South Africa),  European Supermarket MagazineBizNewsLa Repubblica (Italy), ValueWalk, others

The Guardian – Nov. 7 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on U.S. unemployment: “One in six men between ages 25 and 64 - too old for college and too young to retire – are jobless. Many are simply sitting at home watching ESPN and often relying on friends and relatives for support.” Republished by ExecReview... Related Morici op-ed at  Statesman Journal, Washington Times, others ... Related coverage: Morici’s November jobs forecast at TalkMarketsCCTV (Commentary on U.S. minimum wage comparisons to other national economies) and WJLA’s Washington Business Report (with adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman)

Bloomberg Businessweek – Nov. 6 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments in a piece titled “India vs. China: The Battle for Global Manufacturing”:  India hasn’t come close to matching China’s investments in the roads, ports, and power networks that companies want. “Lousy infrastructure essentially eats up any advantage the country may have on the labor front.” Read ... Related coverage, quoting Gupta, by Supply Chain Digest 

The Hill – Nov. 6 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about post-election implications for the economy. Read  ... Related coverage by BBC Radio (begins :32), CNBC (via Yahoo Finance video), Free Speech Radio News,  Des Moines Register,  Columbia Daily Tribune and Al Jazeera America (pre-election commentary)

Baltimore Sun – Nov. 3 – Cupid's Cup business competition opens to applicants worldwide. Read  ... Related coverage by the Maryland Daily Record, Baltimore CityBizList, others

CA (Chartered Accountant) Magazine – Nov. 4 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments in a report exploring whether Chinese growth offers opportunities for CAs. Read ... Related: Gupta’s book, "The Silk Road Rediscovered," is reviewed by CA Magazine (Page 8)

Bloomberg Businessweek – Nov. 4 – Smith Supply Chain Management Center Associate Director Lisa Harrington’s research is highlighted in a report on a DHL-issued white paper. Read ... Related coverage by Business Intelligence Middle EastStarAfricaAfrica BusinessFierce EnergyAutomotive World and Supply Chain Review 

Human Resource Executive – Nov. 3 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of career services, is quoted about career pathing. Read 

Yahoo Finance – Nov. 1 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the stock market’s climb. Read

October 2014

The Morning Consult – Oct. 29 – Hank Boyd, clinical associate professor of marketing, comments in a report, "Voters Largely Approve of Corporate America." Read

New York Times – Oct. 28 – Phil Swagel, Smith Center for Financial Policy academic fellow and School of Public Policy professor, calls a decision for federal regulators to loosen home lending rules "perplexing." Read ... Related: Swagel comments on MetLife federal regulatory policy for Reuters, on banking regulation for MarketWatch

Atlanta Journal Constitution – Oct. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about higher education and the economy. Read

Wharton Magazine – Oct. 27 – Professor of Marketing Wendy Moe comments for a retrospective piece by her former professor Peter Fazer. Read 

National Mortgage News – Oct. 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about "Urban Legends of Fannie and Freddie." Read … Related coverage (paywall) by Inside Mortgage Finance

Financial Times – Oct. 27 – “The Week Ahead” highlights Albert "Pete" Kyle, Charles E. Smith Professor Chair of Finance, delivering a “market microstructure invariance with smooth trading” seminar at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. . Read 

Washington Post – Oct. 23 – A gift to launch The Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets is announced and center director Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship, comments. Read ... Related coverage by the  DiamondbackPhiladelphia InquirerBaltimore SunWitchita Business JournalIn the CapitalPhilanthropy News Digest and Philadelphia Business Journal 

Her Campus – Oct. 22 – a Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary gives personal finance advice in a Smith School-UMD Women's Study program lecture, "Gender, Power and Finance." Read

Wall Street Journal – Oct. 23 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on market challenges facing such blue chip companies as IBM and McDonalds: “None of these are pathological companies. (Instead, they had adopted “sticky” resources, not only technological systems, but employees and business processes that are geared to be successful in a particular range of circumstances.) “That’s what makes you successful. That also essentially locks you into the current paradigm. You become big, but you become trapped.” Read ... Republished by The Australian, related coverage by WSJ's Morning Ledger 

Logistics Insight Asia – Oct. 23 – Supply Chain Management Center research formulating supply chain cyber protection is highlighted, with comments from research professor and center co-director Sandor Boyson. Read ... Related coverage: American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) News endorses and highlights Boyson’s Oct. 12 Washington Post Capital Business guest column describing the cyber protection formula.

Yahoo News – Oct. 22 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about "Five compromises Obama should embrace with a Republican Senate." Read ... Published by the Charleston Post and Courier, others

Forbes – Oct. 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, says the gas-price drop is worth “roughly $100-Billion of relief to consumers.”  Read    

Baltimore Sun – Oct. 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that Europe should drop the Euro to head off recession. Read

Money Morning – Oct. 21 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on implications surrounding newly reported big bank earnings:  “My sense of the legal settlements issue is that they are starting to wane. The big ticket government settlements are, I think, coming to an end.” Read

Sina – Oct. 21 – China-based blog highlights Smith's rise in the Financial Times EMBA rankings. Read  

Business 2 Community – Oct. 20 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, on real-time marketing risks and rewards: ‘What (companies) are just now getting their heads around is how the super-amplified word-of-mouth machine that is Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media speeds everything up and has an almost instant impact on customer equity. The value of the company, which is directly related to customer equity, can now go up or down very quickly.” Read 

Baltimore Sun – Oct. 20 – Professor of the Practice Charles Olson says low gas prices can both lift the economy and put bigger, less-efficient cars on the road in report titled  “Marylanders Welcome Gas Prices Below $3 a gallon.” Read 

CKGSB (Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business) Knowledge – Oct. 20 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, discusses China-India business relations via a Q&A based on his book, “The Silk Road Rediscovered.” Read

Marketplace Radio – Oct. 17 – David Kirsch, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, on the evolution of the electric car battery: “The EV has been the car of tomorrow for 100 years. It's always been a day away. There have been predictions even in the modern era since the late 1960s about the coming golden area of electric vehicles.” Listen  

Money Morning – Oct. 17 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on stock buybacks: “If you are to buy back shares at prices above intrinsic value you're probably destroying shareholder value. You're doing more harm to your company than good." Read  

BBC Radio – Oct. 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on Europe markets instability: "The Eurozone has imposed a single currency on countries in the Mediterranean that requires deflation, and everybody is forced to make their prices go down to make their goods competitive and not have trade deficits with countries to the north so they can pay off their debts." Listen (20:44) … Related: Morici writes “Europe should drop the euro” in Baltimore Sun op-ed

Value Penguin – Oct. 16 – Smith accounting student Jordan Ferguson, quoted in a profile piece said: “Smith is very much a high-performance environment. Among the student body there is a thirst for knowledge and an awesome desire to achieve.” Read

Inc. Magazine (via The Muse) – Oct. 15 – Vice Dean Joyce E.A. Russell on picking up new career skills in a busy workplace culture:  “With today’s more complex business environment, learning is not just a nice thing to do — it is essential for staying on top of things...None of us can afford to remain stagnant in our knowledge.” Read

South Florida Sun Sentinel – Oct. 15 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that the stock market will rebound. Read … Related coverage by Milwaukee BizTimes

Fortune – Oct. 13 – Vice Dean Joyce E.A. Russell on women MBAs in project teams: “The research has shown that this is not effective for those women. It becomes increasingly more difficult for them to get heard when surrounded by others who are not like them. A better strategy is to have at least two women together in group, even if it means some teams are all men.” Read

Marketwatch – Oct. 13 – The Center for International Business Education’s (CIBER) $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education is announced. Read

Washington Post – Oct. 12 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes “Technological innovation begins at home” in Capital Business guest column. Read

New York Times – Oct. 10 – Joydeep Srivastava, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing and Consumer Psychology, and his 2008 “Monopoly Money” study into credit card spending, is revisited. Read

Asia Society – Oct. 9 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, says the starting point for driving forward a bilateral business partnership between China and India is to create China-focused industrial cluster. Read

American Banker – Oct. 9 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about reforming GSEs (government-sponsored enterprises) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read  … Related coverage by Originator Times and Progress in Lending

China Daily – Oct. 6 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship,  on antitrust probes targeting China companies: “There might be some sense of an established and emerging superpower rivalry between China and United States entering into the economic sphere but not in this case. A lot of the recent cases involve German companies, and China and Germany generally enjoy an excellent relationship.” Read 

Washington Post – Oct. 5 – The Smith School’s role as academic sponsor, plus Vice Dean Joyce E.A. Russell as a keynote speaker are highlighted in a National Association of Women MBAs conference preview. Read

Mortgage Banking Magazine – Oct. 2014 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi in a “Today’s Housing Crisis” feature said: “Access to mortgage credit is hitting the first-time homebuyer the hardest. And the FHA program volume, a barometer of credit (to the first-time homebuyer), is off more than 30 percent from the very period HUD called normal.” Article behind paywall 

The Financial Times – Oct. 5 – The Oct. 10–11 Workshop on Health IT and Economics, hosted by Smith’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) is highlighted as part of the “Academic Week Ahead.” Read 

Wall Street Journal – Oct. 2 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on the size of Warren Buffett’s purchase of the Van Tuyl Group auto retail chain: “A comparison of Van Tuyl’s revenue to publicly traded peers suggests the price tag may have been about $3 billion.” Read. Related coverage: Kass comments on same story for Wall Street Journal's MoneyBeat blog

Housing Wire ­– Oct. 2 – Coverage of a forum on Capitol Hill highlighted by Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice in finance, presenting his new white paper outlining a proposal to reverse government control of GSEs (government sponsored enterprises) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Read ... Related coverage by ValueWalk and Inside Mortgage Finance (paywall).

Marketplace Radio – Oct. 2 – David Kass, clinical professor of finance, on a takeaway from Warren Buffett’s purchase of an auto retail group:  “I think it is a positive signal to investors and consumers, for that matter, that this is a very healthy, growing industry.” Listen

The Hill – Oct. 1 – Peter Morici, professor of international business guest blogs, listing “Five Reasons Why Americans Can't Find Jobs.” Read ... Related coverage (quoting Morici) by Commentary Magazine … Related Morici column linking unemployment to President Obama’s approval ratings at UPI, Detroit News, others.

September 2014

US News and World Report – Sept. 29 – Ritu Agarwal, Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems and Department Chair of DOIT, on smartphone integration of health care: “(Apple’s) HealthKit is the only repository that is able to consolidate personal health data from a variety of different apps to provide a holistic view of the individual and is a critical first step toward patient engagement in health and wellness.” Read  

Forbes – Sept. 28 – Commentary from Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, is referenced in an op-ed downplaying India’s trade deficit with China. Gupta: Since Chinese capital goods are cheap and often come with low–cost financing, the Indian companies that buy these goods receive big savings they can invest elsewhere. Read … Related guest blog posted by The Financial Times

WJLA ABC–7 – Sept. 28 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman and Peter Morici, professor of international business, discuss ISIL, climate change and the European economy in a Washington Business Report segment. Watch  

US News and World Report – Sept. 26 – Hank Lucas, professor of information systems comments in “Class size can matter for Online students.” Read

Fox Business – Sept. 25 – Rellie Derfler–Rozin, assistant professor management and organization, is cited as a co–author of findings into “Inclusive cultures pay big dividends for employers.” Read 

The Hill – Sept. 25 – Peter Morici, professor of international business guest blogs about “Reining in College Tuition, Tuition Debt.” Read ... Republished by the Dallas Morning News, others … Related coverage by Big Think, others. 

Tadias – Sept. 24 – Lemma Senbet, William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, is profiled in “Five Questions for Lemma Senbet.” Read

Toronto Globe and Mail – Sept. 24 – Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance, on implications of the U.S. crackdown on corporate tax inversion: "The bankers and the lawyers will figure out how to get around it. The Treasury always will be running behind.” Read … Related coverage featuring Faulkender by the Christian Science Monitor and a Financial Post piece republished by several Canadian daily outlets.

Citybizlist – Sept. 23 – The Dingman Center Angels is listed among investors of $4.9 million supporting New York-based ExecOnline, Inc. Read

National Mortagage Professional Magazine – Sept. 22 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on the HUD Promise Zone: “These kinds of programs can attract business to disadvantaged areas. But in a slow growing economy, it only comes at the expense of other locations. In essence, they’re robbing Peter to help Paul.” Read

BizEd Magazine – Sept.-Oct. 2014 – Debra Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management and Organization, from "Measuring Faculty Impact," Pages 20-24: "Adjunct professors are highly valued by faculty, because they cover classes that faculty would need to teach at the expense of doing research. However, if schools begin hiring adjuncts in larger numbers than tenure-track faculty, it becomes difficult to sustain and energize the research culture." Separately, the Dingman Center-organized China Adventure Challenge is featured on Page 72. Read

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 20 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on challenges to an iPhone case manufacturer: "(Apple's) secrecy suited both a competitive smartphone market, and in maintaining Apple's 'aura.' Historically, Apple has had this buzz surrounding the new products. The idea is you want to take people by surprise." Read

Barron's – Sept. 20 – Professor Emeritus of Finance John Haslem's recent study into Morningstar fund grading measures is referenced in a report suggesting investors give more consideration to analyst ratings than star ratings: (Haslem's findings are) "a good recap of why investors shouldn't give too much credence to any single yardstick of quality, particularly one based on past returns." Read (paywall)

Infosecurity Magazine – Sept. 18 – Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, on companies investing in cybersecurity: "The key is finding the 'optimal level'  of investment, he asserts, keeping in mind that costs are rising. Once new common vulnerabilities and exposures are publicly acknowledged, we can expect even shorter times for hackers to develop rootkit-based exploits with widespread release. Just as there are automation tools for rapid software development, those tools and technologies will be applied more frequently to malware." Read

Baltimore CityBizList – Sept. 18 – Smith's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship is cited by former Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO Norman Augustine as "a world-class academic resource" for fostering small business. Read 

CNBC – Sept. 17 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, on talks between China and India leaders: "This meeting will be the most significant since Rajiv Gandhi's visit to China in 1988. That visit cooled the rising border tensions between India and China and set the stage for the boom in mutual trade that followed. (China President) Xi's visit is likely to start transforming the relationship from one largely around trade to one based on both trade and large investments." Read ... Related op-ed by Gupta at Asia Society.

Baltimore Sun – Sept. 16 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that Scotland independence would be bad for economic reasons. Read ... Published by Providence Journal, others

Commerce.gov - Sept. 16 - Joseph Bailey, research professor in the Department of Decision, Operations and Technologies, is profiled as a 2014 Thomas Alva Edison Scholar for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: "Bailey will study how machine reading and process improvement can help refine patent examination, particularly in identifying the prior art that legally limits the scope of patent rights." Read 

Money Morning – Sept. 16 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting:  ”(Janet) Yellen won't provide an overt blueprint of Fed interest rate policy. Instead, the 'considerable' period will morph into a 'softening to those words, or rhetoric moving away from keeping things as they are." Read

Financial Times – Sept. 15 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, writes about implications from meetings between China and India leaders concerning economic relations. Read

The Hill – Sept. 15 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that while the U.S. bombs ISIS targets, "terrorism is inspired and financed by the failings of the global economy."  Read ... Also published by the (Oregon) Statesman Journal, Newsday, others.

Federal News Radio – Sept. 15 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses the significance of the federal government should adopting new technologies. Listen

Washington Post - Sept. 15 - Dean Alex Triantis is profiled and discusses business education's future in "Meet the new faces of Washington business education." Read  

Morning Consult - Sept. 14 - Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance, and Bill Longbrake, executive-in-residence for the Center of Financial Policy, comment about corporate tax inversion as a looming legislative issue. Read 

Baltimore Business Journal - Sept. 12 - Professor of Marketing Amna Kirmani on marketing implications from the Ray Rice controversy: "But the league and the Ravens are likely to weather this storm better than the individual. Fans’ feelings for players are tied to professional performance on the field and personal performance off it. On the other hand, sports teams tend to have a huge amount of loyalty and passion for their teams. I think the organizations always bounce back." Article behind paywall.... Kirmani also discussed same topic Sept. 8 in a live appearance on WBAL radio.

Fast Company – Sept. 11 –  Smith MBA and UMD Master of Social Work candidate Robin Eastman is highlighted for her summer internship work at Hilton, where she proposed that managers conduct “stay” interviews, as opposed to the exit interviews companies conduct once employees are already on their way out. Read 

iStockAnalyst – Sept. 11– A Center for Financial Policy study by CFP Senior Fellow Phil Swagel finds fraternal benefit societies still generate an average of $3.8 billion in value to America's communities despite the recent recession. Read  

Huffington Post – Sept. 10 – UMD engineering graduate and "Puzzable" app co-developer Ghedalia Gold-Pastor on the early success of his startup business: "Programs at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship have provided us a thorough education on how to build a sustainable and scalable business and have also connected us with a great network of experienced mentors, advisors and investors." Read ... Related coverage by Maryland Gazette

Providence Journal – Sept. 9 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that " U.S. health-care spending is about to rocket." Read .... Also published by The Hill, others.

Times of India – Sept. 9 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, is cited in a report about an initiative through India's Maharaja Sayajirao University's library: "Through this facility, the library users will be able to access lectures of renowned academicians including professor Anil K Gupta from the University of Maryland  ... on the theme of 'globalization of market place." Read

Tech Bisnow – Sept. 5 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine is profiled among the "Power Women of DC Tech." Read ... Related coverage by The Diamondback.

Marketplace Radio – Sept. 5 – David Kirsch, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, on Tesla's $5 billion battery factory as a bet based on present driving habits: “Maybe we all just call an Uber or a Google car. And we don’t care how it’s powered, or how much it costs. We’re kind of predicting marginal changes. We may be missing the radical change.” Listen

BBC Radio – Sept. 5 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, weighs in on: the negligence judgement against BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (19:45), a pioneering Russian news venture (33:53) and more in a Business Matters episode. Listen ... Morici, in an Aug. 8 edition of the program comments on implications of Russia's ban on EU, US food imports (13:15) and the "open leadership" exit strategy (38:10) popularized by British entrepreneur Simon Cohn.

Bloomberg TV India – Sept. 3 – Anil Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, comments on discussions between the prime ministers of India and Japan following both countries pledging open avenues for easy access to investors in a strategic global partnership. Watch ... Related Q&A at Businessworld. Yahoo Finance – Sept. 5 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, analyzes the latest U.S. jobs report. Read ... Related: Morici quoted by NPR online about U.S. unemployment; writes about the political role in joblessness in  The Hill, Baltimore Sun, others; writes about "The grim jobless reality" via the Aug. 4 Charleston Post and Courier, others

Marketplace Radio – Sept. 3 – Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing, on the Gisele Bundchen-Under Armour deal:  Under Armour has always had a good reputation among serious athletes, but now the company needs to broaden its appeal with “everyday individuals.” Listen ... Related comments by Kirmani in the Baltimore Sun

Business2Community – Sept. 2 – The "Small Business Success Index," co-produced by Smith's Center for Excellence in Service, is referenced. Read.  

CPA Magazine – Sept. 1 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, comments on potential Warren Buffett successors at Berkshire Hathaway. Read   

Business Standard – Sept. 1 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, responds to questions related to his book, "The Silk Road Rediscovered: How Indian and Chinese Companies are Winning in Each Other's Markets." Read ... Related Q&A Aug. 10 via South China Daily Post.

August 2014

WJLA ABC 7 – Aug. 31 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, on U.S. economic recovery: “We have to thank the Fed more than we have to thank anybody downtown for the recovery. This is liquidity recovery." (The same Washington Report segment included Peter Morici, professor of international business.) Read

Denver Post – Aug. 29 – Mike Faulkender, associate professor of finance, on U.S. tax policy surrounding the corporate inversion issue: “The United States, with its tax code, has made itself increasingly uncompetitive as we vie for companies to locate and to expand operations here.”   Read ... Related coverage, including comments from David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, by Baltimore citybizlist... Kass guest blogs at Investing.com about Warren Buffett's role in the Burger King move

Kiplinger (via Yahoo Finance) – August 28 – "30 Ways to Waste Your Money" references the study Why do customers buy extended service contracts by Tao Chen, assistant professor of marketing. Read  

Phys.Org – Aug. 25 – Liye Ma, assistant professor of marketing, co-authors findings that a consumer's keyword search term can predict the likelihood that they will click on an organic or paid advertisement. Read

Providence Journal – Aug. 26 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about  the U.S. tax policy role in the Burger King-Tim Hortons deal. Read  ... Also published by Washington Times, Pittsburgh Post Tribune, others... Related: Morici quoted by BBC News Online; writes "Where to invest with stocks nearing record highs” via UPI

Bloomberg News – Aug. 21 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Netherlands-based Chicago Bridge and Iron Co.: “This is behavior that I would expect from Combs or Weschler. It’s consistent with Warren Buffett’s own thinking.”  Read ... Republished by the Chicago Daily Herald.

TMC.net – Aug. 20 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing and director of Smith's Center for Complexity in Business, comments on Amazon's push into a mobile payment space targeting brick-and-mortar merchants with Amazon Local Register. Read  

Denver Post – Aug. 20 – Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice in finance, is quoted about the release of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee July meeting minutes. Read

U.S. News & World Report – August 18 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, and MBA student Tommy Malone comment in "Prepare for the Job Hunt Before, During MBA Orientation." Read

Bloomberg News (via Philly.com) – Aug. 16 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on Berkshire Hathaway's shifting pay-TV strategy: "For many years, Buffett has had this huge surplus of funds. He'd be happier if he could find his $20 billion investment." Read

China Daily Europe – Aug. 15 – Anil Gupta on whether antitrust probes of China firms are connected to a US-China superpower rivalry: "There might be some sense of an established and emerging superpower rivalry between China and United States entering into the economic sphere but not in this case A lot of the recent cases involve German companies, and China and Germany generally enjoy an excellent relationship." Read ... Gupta on China's new Latin American construction: “If Xi gives the word, China will put up the ($70B)" via Engineering News Record (paywall)

Wharton Magazine – Aug. 14 – Wendy Moe, professor of marketing and director of the MS in Marketing Analytics program, writes about "Decoding Social Media Data." Read  

MSN Money – Aug. 14 – Findings from Anastasiya Pocheptsova, assistant professor of marketing, are covered in "Study: Consumers more reckless with rental decisions." Read

WTOP Radio (online) – Aug. 10 – Howard Bomstein, adjunct marketing professor, comments on a controversial Nine West shoe campaign. Read

Bloomberg News – Aug. 8 – Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice in finance, on determining whether Ginnie Mae can survive in times of distress: “An entity like Ginnie Mae needs to make sure that their servicing partners have staying power in good and bad times. There’s a role for nonbanks to play in the market, especially as other regulations affect banks, but we have to make sure they can survive the types of extreme events the industry tends to see.” Read

Bloomberg Businessweek – Aug. 6 – David Kass on U.S. regulators giving failing grade to big banks' so-called living wills: “This is potentially of major consequence to the banks if they fail to respond to these concerns. Each bank receiving this letter needs to address each deficiency and do it in a way that is convincing.” Read

Maryland Daily Record – Aug. 4 – A "Best Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs" report cites the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship as factoring in a No. 20 global ranking for the University of the Maryland. Read

Business Insurance – Aug. 3 – Sandor Boyson research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center, is referenced for his recent research confirming "a new approach is needed to deal with cyber supply chain risk: melding the disciplines of enterprise risk management, supply chain management and cyber security to address the issue." Read

CNBC.com – Aug. 1 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on whether the rising stock market will continue upward: “The bull market is not done. Digital technologies permit businesses to use investors' cash far more efficiently these days, and could easily push up stock prices another 25 percent.” Read ... Related Morici column at Marketwatch 

Sector Publishing Intelligence (UK) – Aug. 1 – Charles Olson, professor of the practice in the Department of Logistics, Business and Public Policy, and Curt Grimm, professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comment on the energy sector role in jobs/economy growth. Read

July 2014

Wall Street Journal – July 31 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the potential merger of the Des Moines and Seattle Federal Home Loan banks: "This is a play for Seattle to get out from under the long-term, downward spiral that it's facing." Read

Sys-Con Media – July 31 – The American Marketing Association features research by P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science and Department of Marketing chair, that shows how consumers' social tagging activities at websites such as Delicious and Pinterest provide a glimpse of what consumers really think about a brand by revealing their brand associations. Read

Wall Street Journal – July 31 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, explains "the real unemployment rate" on WSJ's This Morning with Gordon Deal. Listen ... Related op-ed in Baltimore Sun, Investor's Business Daily, others

Money Morning – July 31 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the Fed's $10 billion cut to its bond-buying program and reaffirmation of low interest rates: "The actual numbers are just the latest figures to come out and we always know there's that next round of numbers. The Fed is taking this big picture, long-term view." Read

Fox Business – July 30 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that stocks could rise by another 25 percent. Read 

Wall Street Journal (advertorial via A.d.Ventures) – July 30 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing, comments in "Data scientists: Where the Jobs are." Read

Omaha World-Herald – July 29 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on Berkshire Hathaway selling policies covering sponsors and administrators of employee benefit plans: “Berkshire’s entry into the fiduciary liability market is a logical extension of its specialty insurance business and Berkshire’s overall insurance operations.” Read

WJLA ABC-7 – July 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, and adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman discuss corporate inversions by U.S. companies in a Washington Business Report Roundtable edition. Watch 

Baltimore Sun – July 26 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on Baltimore County-based St. John Properties investing in casino property: "I think they're doing something that seems fairly prudent... This is exactly the way I would want to do this." Read

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel – July 24 – Peter Morici explains why entitlement reforms would push people to work. Read... Also on The Street, others

National Mortgage Professional Magazine – July 24 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on the data surplus relating to the housing industry and the mortgage market: “The data is fine… But the new home market is not functioning well because of barriers to first-time homebuyers–student debt, lower incomes among twenty-somethings, and tougher mortgage requirements...” Read

Parcel Magazine – July 23 – Research by Supply Chain Management Center Senior Fellow Lisa Harrington is referenced. Read

Bloomberg Businessweek – July 23 – The Smith School's $75 MBA application fee is cited as the lowest among top-25 programs. Read 

Today (Singapore) – July 23 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science on keys to productive customer service, from conference remarks: “The idea of renting is becoming fashionable now, with companies like Airbnb and Uber using their customers as their main resource. This allows for resources efficiently to be utilised within networks, for example when you can rent your house out when you are away, it encourages a co-production of value where citizens and companies help each other out actively.” Read  

Palm Beach Post – July 22 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes Janet Yellen's inflation denial will curb Fed's independence. Read ... Also at UPI, The Hill, Statesman Journal, others

Voice of America – July 22 – Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship Anil Gupta on China-India trade relations: “If India is concerned about its trade deficit, which it must be, the problem isn’t China.” Read   

Investor's Business Daily – July 21– Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that Malaysia Flight 17 casts light on slow economic growth in Europe and U.S. Read  

The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger – July 19 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance on the Export-Import Bank debate: “Smaller banks lack the expertise to facilitate deals in numerous countries. Big banks and insurers do have this expertise but are unlikely to have an interest in facilitating the small transactions which represent the bulk of what the Ex-Im bank does.” Read 

Bloomberg Businessweek – July 18 – Gerald Suarez, professor of the practice in systems thinking and design, on managing millennials: “The next level is not necessarily about moving up but going deep in purpose, going deep in intent, going deep in influence in something they believe in.” Read ... Republished by Economic Times (India)

Harvard  Business Review – July 18 – Roland Rust, Distinguished Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, guest blogs "Most marketers flop at real-time customer interactions. Read

Wall Street Journal (via Yahoo Finance) – July 17 – David Kass, clinical associate professor of finance, on Warren Buffett's self-described poor track record in retail investments: Like many other investors, Mr. Buffett apparently didn't anticipate "this seismic technological change," that would roil the retailing industry. Read   

Stacy Blackmon Consulting – July 17 – Blog announces appointment of Richard Campbell as Smith's director of military and veteran affairs. Read    

Wall Street Journal – July 16 – Peter Morici, professor of international business: "China will continue to buy Treasury bonds as long as they want to keep the yuan's value lower to support exports... I don't think China will pull away from the Treasury bond market even if the Fed raises interest rates." Read

Washington Post – July 13 – The Capital Business Washington Area Business Diary highlights Smith joining the Forte Foundation's women's leadership initiative. Read  Related coverage by CityBizList,  Maryland Daily Record,  IT Business Net, others.

Christian Science Monitor – July 11 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on Amazon's app-buying access to children targeted in FTC lawsuit: “Amazon is trying very hard to get a foothold in the market and become a big player in mobile backend services, and any FTC-related issues that put more constraints on its business model will put a crimp in how [Amazon] can attract mobile [software] developers to be a part of this service.” Read 

India Education Diary – July 10 – Smith School Dean Alex Triantis participates in a Smith-co-sponsored Tata Dialogue On Innovation held in New York City. Read 

The Hill - July 9 - Peter Morici writes about 'Why jobs are scarce, wages low...' Read  ... Also in Statesman Journal, Orange County Register, others

Financial Times – July 9 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of career services, on strategic name-dropping in job interviews: "Unfortunately, name-dropping can backfire if executed the wrong way."  Read 

MedCity News – July 9 – CHIDS Deputy Director Kenyon Crowley is profiled as a featured speaker for a health innovation summit in Philadelphia. Read ... Related: July 16 MedCity recap coverage includes Crowley's comments on "telemedicine's slow climb" here.

Mainstreet.com – July 8 – Siva Viswanathan, associate professor of information systems, on crowdfunding trends:  "Online markets have brought charitable giving as well as investments out of the closet and made it much more of the social activity that they are." Read 

Direct Marketing News – July 8 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science:  Mobile marketing to World Cup fans "a double-edged sword." Read 

The New Yorker – July 7 – David Sicilia, affiliate management and organization faculty member, comments in a letter to the editor regarding Clayton Christensen's "Innovator's Dilemma" theory about disruptive innovation. Read

West Hollywood News – July 7 – Roland Rust, Distinguished Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, is quoted in editorial on the Dorchester Hotels boycott in Beverly Hills: “For a boycott to work, first consumers have to change their behavior, then management has to change its behavior." Read

LiveMint (Wall Street Journal partner) – July 6 – Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship Anil Gupta's book The Silk Road Rediscovered is highlighted through a chapter excerpt of “Succeeding In China” that outlines difficulties Indian companies must overcome to set up in China. Read  ... Related coverage by Financial Express (Indiana's longest running financial daily)

Baltimore Sun – July 5 – Joseph Bailey, research associate professor in decision, operations and information technologies, on Baltimore startup Bitsie's promotion of bitcoin: "Anybody who is going to take a position in bitcoin is inherently putting some trust in the bitcoin ecosystem in general." Read

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) – July 4 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on the latest U.S. jobs report: "The last several months seem to imply that we're at a new plateau... If we go forward from here, then we're in a full-scale recovery." Listen Related op-ed by Morici on The Hill

Washington Post – July 3 – Smith professors and administrative leaders recommend "10 business books for summer reading." Read  ... Republished by the Boston Globe, New Zealand Herald, others.

Corporate Secretary Magazine – July 3 – Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of career services, on companies investing in human capital: “HR is a value proposition for companies that see culture as being the big differentiator in the war for talent and for company survival.” Read 

June 2014

The Hindu Business Line – June 29 – ‘Learning from the Friendly Dragon’ excerpts “The Silk Road Rediscovered,” a new book by Anil Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Read

WJLA ABC-7 - June 29 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, and Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discuss prospects for U.S. economic growth and recent Supreme Court rulings. Watch … Related Morici column on economic projection at UPI, others.

Baltimore Sun - June 28 - Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, says Maryland's innovation economy “has shown progress in recent years” with more incubators, more funding and more startup activity in Baltimore. Read

Bloomberg Businessweek – June 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on Citigroup betting on mortgage funds:  Citigroup may be interpreting the exemptions more liberally than other banks… “I would have expected Citi to take a different path.” Read   

Entrepreneur - June 27 - Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, on eroding airline customer loyalty programs: "The airline industry in general is marketing challenged" Read ... Also posted by Yahoo Finance

Fox News – June 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, guest blogs ‘Why can’t I be both an economist and liberal?’ Read

FedScoop - June 25 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, is named "hottest friend of the entrepreneur" for "his venture capital firm investing in emerging technology companies in the D.C. metro area." Read 

HR Executive Magazine - June 24 - Jeff Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, suggests that networking, internal career fairs and programs where senior leaders discuss how they advanced their careers can be a good way to help employees plan their own careers. Read 

CPA Practice Advisor – June 24 – The Smith School wins the 2014 KPMG/NABA Case Study Competition presented by Big Four audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG and the National Association of Black Accountants as part of the recent NABA Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. Read

Sina - June 19 -- Tyser Teaching Fellow David Kass’ fall 2013 blog post recapping a Warren Buffett meeting with Smith MBA students is republished by this Chinese-language media company. Sina’s post is here. Read Kass' original blog here.

The Hill – June 18 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, guest blogs about economics and U.S. foreign policy. Read Also published by the Providence Journal, others.

Wall Street Journal (via MSN Real Estate) - June 17 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi in a report on whether foreclosure sale rules threaten to shut out willing buyers: "The [short-sale] policy may not be perfect, but I believe we would have more fraud without it." Read

Los Angeles Times – June 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business on May’s consumer price index increase: "The Fed should sit up and pay attention." Read ... Related op-ed in Charleston Post and Courier, Orange County Register, others

Seeking Alpha - June 17 - Professor of Finance Russ Wermers’ study "Mutual Fund Performance: An Empirical Decomposition into Stock-Picking Talent, Style, Transactions, Costs and Expenses" is referenced in 'Hurdles are getting higher for active management' column. Read 

American Banker (via National Mortgage News) – June 17 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on a policy initiative to entice small banks into jumbo mortgages: “The FHFA is going to be very closely watching this, but from a public-policy standpoint, it does fit in the spirit of the charter of the FHLBs. My take on it is that the charter really is about promoting liquidity.” Read 

BI Software Insight – June 16 – Smith’s MS in Business Marketing Analytics program is profiled among ‘Top Big Data and Analytics Programs.’ Read 

Baltimore Sun - June 16 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about holding parents, educators and politicians accountable for economic challenges to college grads. Read ... Also published by Statesman Journal, Orange County Register, others

The Diplomat – June 15 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, on the burgeoning trade and business relationship between China and India: “Looking ahead, anything and everything that the two governments can do to reduce red tape, corruption and policy unpredictability will help in accelerating further growth in bilateral ties.”  Read

ExecutiveBiz - June 13 - Blog covers announcement of an “Innovation Sandbox” partnership involving Smith’s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), Kloudtrack and Cisco. Read … Related coverage by Baltimore Business Journal,  Virtual Strategy Magazine, Health Care Industry Today, 4-traders,  others.

International Business Times - June 11 – The 2014 China Business Model Competition, organized by Smith’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, is recapped.  Read  … Related coverage by MetroMBA, others

Bloomberg Businessweek - June 11 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on shadow banks:  “Anytime you’re increasing access to a low-cost, liquid source of financing, that’s a potentially a good thing, because it can be passed on to borrowers in the form of lower rates… The policy question is whether opening up the door to institutions that may not be regulated like banks might pose some sort of counterparty risk in the future.” Read  

Terp Magazine - June 10 – “Steve Heston Goes All In” profiles the Smith finance professor and his poker theory expertise. Read

Charleston Post and Courier – June 9 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the President’s EPA proposal. Read … Also published by Fox News, others

Bloomberg Businessweek – June 5 – Bloomberg covers announcement of Smith's Office of Executive Programs operating the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute. Read (scroll down) ... Related coverage by Government Security News

US News and World Report - June 4 - Professor of Finance Russ Wermers’ study "False Discoveries in Mutual Fund Performance: Measuring Luck in Estimated Alphas," is referenced in an overview of research on stock picking and fund performance. Read

Providence Journal – June 5 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, connects Veteran’s Administration problems to the President. Read … Also published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, others.

Central Desktop Blog - June 4 - P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on finding a brand’s voice:  “The brand makes the promise, but the people who are going to deliver on the promise are the employees. So the branding team has to involve all of the people who touch the customer, and that will include customer service.”  Read

Bankrate – June 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on forecasting 205,000 added jobs for the U.S. employment report: "If we see something that is dramatically lower, then this only reconfirms the caution that we've been hearing from the Fed and others that there may be things going on that we do not know about.” Read … Related column on The Street, others

CMSWire - June 2 – A recent MIT Sloan Management Review piece Should your business be less productive? by Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, is referenced in a report on customer service management. Read

CRM Magazine - June 2014 – Professor of Marketing Amna Kirmani on retailer couponing strategy: "Now that it's so easy to post and claim coupons on the Internet, it has become a race to the bottom, a question of who can offer the lowest price.” Read

May 2014

Business Insurance – May 31 – Sandor Boyson, research professor and co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center, on managing cyber risk: “…accelerated globalization increases cyber risk exposures along companies' supply chains. Cyber supply chain risk management is an emerging discipline in response to that.” Read … Comments excerpted from Boyson presentation, with Smith IT Director Holly Mann, in a risk management conference previewed here by TechWeb.

Money News - May 28 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on soaring cash home sales: "The cash buyers today mean that all is not well in the housing market.” Read.

Fox News – May 28 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the connection between foreign policy and a strong economy. Read.

Target Marketing Magazine - May 27 - Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing, on maximizing big data: "There are three major steps to making use of Big Data: 1. track, 2. analyze and 3. optimize. Marketers must first identify what data they can track about the consumer, making sure to respect privacy concerns…” Read.

New York Times – May 27 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, on the Dorchester hotels boycott: “For a boycott to work, first consumers have to change their behavior, then management has to change its behavior.” Read … Republished in International New York Times, by the Seattle Times, others

Bankrate – May 26 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on his forecast for economic growth in the second half of the year to top 3 percent: "That is not spectacular given what we have been through." Read ... Related column in Baltimore Sun, Charleston Post and Courier, Orange County Register, others  

Wall Street Journal – May 23 – Pete Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, on  IEX's bid for exchange status as a potential "game changer": "The big deal would be having an exchange owned by the customers. The motives of the exchange would be different than what we have now, and that could have benefits for investors." Read.

American Banker (via National Mortgage News) – May 22 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on big banks and mortgages: “Each bank has a view of the risk of the loan, the costs and what price they can get, net of all that, versus holding a loan on balance sheet." Read.

MNI News – May 22 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the housing sector slowdown: "The folks that are responsible for maintaining the integrity of that fund would be wanting to maintain premiums at a level that would make the fund actuarially sound, not just for now, but also for the very long-term which would mean the premiums need to be where they are at - opposed to lowering them." Read.

DailyDOOH (Digital out of Home) – May 21 – Michel Wedel, PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science, joins glanz.tv Advisory Board.  Read.

Orange County Register – May 20 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about "the futility of fighting climate change." Read ... Also in Investor's Business Daily, Charleston Post and Courier, Des Moines Register, The Street, others

Baltimore Sun – May 20 – Liu Yang, assistant professor of finance, writes about closing the gender pay gap. Read.

Wall Street Journal (via Yahoo Finance) – May 20 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on a Fannie Mae securities sale: This week's sale is in line with efforts of the new FHFA director, Mel Watt, to "expand access to credit in the mortgage market." Read  … Rossi quoted in related coverage by National Mortgage News.

San Francisco Chronicle – May 19 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow and professor of finance, on Berkshire’s DirectTV deal: "DirecTV makes them look a lot better in the eyes of Buffett… They are proving themselves over and over again." Read … Republished by the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, others

Wall Street Journal (via Yahoo Finance) – May 20 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi on the sale of Fannie Mae securities: This week's sale is in line with efforts of the new FHFA director, Mel Watt, to "expand access to credit in the mortgage market." Read.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance (via Chicago Tribune) – May 19 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance on why Warren Buffett won't pay a dividend: "He feels he can earn a higher return for shareholders if he invests the company's retained earnings than if the shareholders did it themselves." Read.

Wall Street Journal – May 19 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and the Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, and Guodong "Gordon" Gao, associate professor in the Decision, Operations
and Information Technologies department, separately comment on doctor responses to online ratings:  "We found quite a striking difference between what physicians perceive about their ratings and what patients actually say about their doctors," said Gao. Read ... Related coverage by iHealthBeat

Foreign Policy Magazine – May 19 – MBA student Jeff Clement authors guest column based on his book, "The Lieutenant Don't Know: One Marine's Story of Warfare and Combat Logistics in Afghanistan." Read.

Schools.com – May 19 – "Pep Rally" podcast series features Associate Dean of MBA and MS Programs Ken White discussing MBA processes and programs, including those of the Smith School. Listen.

WJLA ABC-7 – May 18 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, and Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discuss net neutrality, climate change and Jill Abramson's dismissal from the executive editor's office of the New York Times in Washington Business Report "Roundtable" segment. Watch.

Bloomberg News (via Orange County Register) – May 16 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, on Berkshire’s Verizon stake: “Combs and Weschler have a much wider spectrum of stocks to choose from than Buffett. They're not locked into positions that they bought two decades ago.” Read.

Free Enterprise – May 15 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science, on challenges associated with marketing to millennials: “Marketers are finding it very difficult to pin them down... Marketers and brand managers struggle to understand “what they really want.” Read.

Procurement Leaders – May 14 – Senior Research Fellow Carlos Alvarenga from a guest blog about procurement in 2025: "... leaders of Western companies will be physically located in China and will base a much larger share of their sourcing and supplier selection decisions on the needs and tastes of Chinese consumers." Read.

USA Today – May 14 – Pete Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance,  on the regulation of the futures market: "I think you have to be very careful in evaluating regulatory changes... (Regulators in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission) don't have the staff to do what they're required to do. Read.

The Hill – May 12 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about America's "Russia-style oligarchy." Read ... Also published by the Orange County Register, UPI, others.

Washington Post – May 11 – Overview of IBM initiatives to leverage its Watson supercomputer references the recent Smith-hosted IBM Watson case competition involving UMD QUEST honors students, including Smith undergraduates. Read.

CCTV – May 9 – Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, discusses implications for China connected to having the world's largest economy according to recent World Bank data. Watch.

Bloomberg – May 8 –Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice, comments on rising mortgage rates and the housing market: “The cash buyers today mean that all is not well in the housing market…First-time home buyers should make up 40 percent and we’re not seeing it because of mortgage rules.” Read.

WCHS (Charleston-Huntington, WV) – May 7 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, in a report on subsidies to regional airports: "It's just another example of how one senator rolls over for another... Everybody gets their pork and Americans pay too much in taxes.” Read.

Fox Business – May 7 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the "trade deficit dragging down growth, job creation.” Read.

Diamondback – May 7 – Senior accounting and finance major Ezra Fishman suggests a nearby College Park grocery store for "making commodities cheap and accessible" for students. Read.

UPI – May 6 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes that "owning a home still beats renting.” Read ... Related column in Orange County Register.

Fox Business Network – May 5 – Smith finance major Joseph Kucevich poses a question about Berkshire Hathaway strategy to Warren Buffett in a live interview including Bill Gates. Watch.

Boston Globe – May 5 – Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, on Cupid’s Cup winner John Lewandowski’s malaria-diagnosing invention: “He could very inexpensively save a lot of lives,” Read ... Related coverage by Crain's Cleveland Business.

Omaha World Herald – May 3 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, on the performance of Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio: “(Warren Buffett) is very patient, and when circumstances change, such as an attractive price and an improved outlook for earnings over a five-year time frame or longer, he is ready to make a sizable investment.” Read.

CNBC - May 1 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, analyzes April employment figures. Watch … Related coverage: Quoted by Bankrate and the Kansas City Star, others ... Interviewed by Yahoo ( video) Finance … Related column in Orange County Register, The Street, others.

WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show – May 1 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing, joins a panel of experts for 'Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses.' Listen.

Washington Business Journal – May 1 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses the recent kickoff of “Tandem NSI (National Security Innovation).” Read … Related coverage by Military.com, DOD Buzz, others.

April 2014

Diamondback - April 30 - Recap of UMD Do Good Challenge, supported by the Center for Social Value Creation, highlights Smith-student participation in the final round. Read.

Baltimore Sun – April 30 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about democracy and the economics of the middle class. Read ... Also published by the Orange County Register, Charleston Post and Courier, others … Related coverage by Marketwatch.

Fiscal Times via Yahoo Finance – April 29 – Research by Michael Faulkender, associated professor of finance, is referenced in ‘The Man Pushing CEO Pay to the Stratosphere.’ Read.

Business News Daily – April 28 – Brent Goldfarb, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, from a Q&A on dealing with entrepreneurial failure: "...the most common cause of failure is the lack of product-market fit. In other words, the product or service being offered does not solve a big enough problem for a sufficiently large group of customers.” Read.

SIP Trunking Report – April 25 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, on the benefits of VoIP to health care: “Everyone recognizes the old ways of doing things, with pagers, is just inefficient. And you really won’t get the returns from investments in EMR [electronic medical records] technology if you can’t move information from one place to another quickly.” Read.

Maryland Business News – April 24 – An Integrata Security profile highlights Smith’s Executive MBA program. Read.

Bizwomen (from the Business Journals) – April 23 – Liu Yang, assistant professor of finance, referring to her recent research: "The gender wage gap is true across the board…No matter how we look at the data, there is a difference, and the women suffer more." Read … Related coverage by 4-Traders and Women in Academia Report.

WMAR-ABC Baltimore – April 22 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, on Maryland's minimum wage hike: “There are going to be tradeoffs. There’s no free lunch out there. But to me, the biggest positive is it addresses the issue of income inequality.” Read.

FinFacts (Ireland) – April 22 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the Affordable Care Act. Read … Also published by Statesman Journal … Quoted by the Washington Examiner in related coverage.

4-Traders – April 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, on organized labor: “The UAW really does have a national black eye, and it's symbolic of what the labor movement is." Read.

CNBC – April 21 - Hank Lucas, professor of information systems: “Bitcoin has an image problem. A big one. And it's holding the virtual currency back from going mainstream." Read

Professional Builder – April 21 – Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice, on GSE developments: “…meaningful [GSE] reform is finally within reach.” Read.

WJLA ABC-7 – April 20 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, and Peter Morici, professor of international business, debate whether the gender wage gap is more myth than reality in a Washington Business Report segment. Watch.

AdWeek – April 20 – P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science and marketing department chair, in a report on religious activism affecting marketing: “Mainstream marketers prefer to ignore evaluations like these if they think the consumer segment represented is too small to impact the bottom line.” Read.

Fox Business – April 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, discusses White House policy strategy concerning mid-term elections. Read … Also published by UPI, others.

Kiplinger – April 17 – David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, on Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway declining to pay dividends: “He feels he can earn a higher return for shareholders if he invests the company’s retained earnings, rather than if the shareholders did it themselves.” Read ... Also on NASDAQ.com.

4Traders – April 17 – Chris Gleeson, manager of messaging and collaboration in Smith IT, in an announcement of an eBook release by Spanning Cloud Apps: "With world class students and faculty, our IT department is tasked with ensuring the protection and availability of the Smith School's data in order to maintain the high standards the school is known for." Read ... Originating announcement posted by Marketwatch, Virtual Stategy Magazine, TMCnet.com, others.

NPR - April 16 - Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, on hospitals overhauling telephone and communications systems: “But fundamentally a more efficient communications system can save one of the most valuable resources that any hospital has which is a doctor’s time and a nurse’s time." Listen .

FinFacts – April 16 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about 'Fed's obsession with inflation.' Read ... Also published by The Street, Australian Business Spectator, others.

Wall Street Journal - April 16 - Cliff Rossi in Markets Pulse report: "...Home-loan banks are not there to be a provider of alternative sources of liquidity nonmortgage activity." Read.

Washington Post Express – April 14 – Dingman Center Managing Director Elana Fine in profile of entrepreneurial DC-area MBA students: “Some would argue that academia has no business in entrepreneurship… That’s not really true.” Read.

Reuters (via Chicago Tribune) – April 13 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments on Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac policy: "We have yet to see or hear Watt's vision for housing finance. He is still getting up to speed." Read ... Also published by MSN Money... Related coverage by ValueWalk.

Business Because – April 13 – A recent Smith School virtual career fair is referenced. Read.

SixSeconds.org – April 12 – Blog features Smith-produced infographic about emotional intelligence. Read.

Electrical Apparatus Magazine (via InsuranceNews.net) - April 11 - Mike Faulkender, associate professor of finance, comments for "Expanding Business Through Equipment Rental." Read

Marketwatch - April 9 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is profiled as the outlet's Forecaster of the Month for March. Read.

In the Capital – April 9 – Smith's shift to blended learning for its part-time, weekend MBA program in Washington is profiled. Read Related coverage by Graduate Management News, Find MBA, others. Originating announcement posted by International Business Times, others.

International Advisor – April 8 – Russ Wermers, professor of finance, is referenced as a Parala Capital founding partner. Read.

Wall Street Cheat Sheet – April 7 – A recent study on wealth distribution by Lemma Senbet, the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance, is referenced in report on an E-Trade branding initiative to replace its iconic talking baby with actor Kevin Spacey. Read.

Des Moines Register – April 6 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about labor unions and college sports. Read ... Also published by the Statesman Journal, others.

Washington Post – April 4 – The Cupid's Cup Business Competition, organized by Under Armour and the Dingman Center, is recapped. Read ... Related coverage by Baltimore Sun, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Maryland Daily Record, Elevation DC, others.

Wall Street Journal – April 3 – Assistant Dean of Corporate Relations Jeff Kudisch on virtual career fairs: “Employers aren't all there yet in terms of embracing this... And the students are still getting there.” Read .

Auto Remarketing – April 2 – Associate professors of management and entrepreneurship David Kirsch and Brent Goldfarb comment on implications of a more affordable Tesla electric car. Kirsch: “Allowing Tesla to sell directly to consumers will not initially affect most dealers, only those selling competing luxury vehicles like Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Lexus." Read.

The Street – April 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, analyzes the latest U.S. jobs report. Read. Also published by Statesman Journal, others ... Quoted in New York Post, Washington Times, others.

Baltimore Sun - April 1 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about NCAA reform in wake of NLRB-Northwestern University football players' ruling. Read. Also published by Orange County Register, others..

March 2014

Signal Magazine – March 31 – Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, commenting on connecting private innovation and national security: “The contract regime creates a lot of friction." Read.

Baltimore Sun – March 31 – 'Judges announced for Cupid's Cup Business Competition' organized by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. Read. Republished by Findlaw.com, others.

Washington Post – March 30 – Elana Fine writes 'Teaching entrepreneurship: Yes we can' for Capital Business. Read.

Capital News Service – March 28 – Michael Faulkender, associate professor of finance, comments on tax repatriation in ‘Md. companies have billions in assets overseas.’ Read.

Fox News.com – March 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, overviews the U.S. economy. Read. Republished by Australia Business Spectator, others.

iStockAnalyst – March 26 – Site posts commentary by Joseph Bailey, research associate professor of technology, management and policy, on the IRS designating Bitcoin as taxable property. Read.

Washington Times – March 26 – Gerard Hoberg, associate professor of finance, comments on Candy Crush IPO. Read. Republished by Hispanic News.

Bloomberg Businessweek – March 25 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Crimea spat pushes Russian energy toward China.' Read. Related Morici column published by San Francisco Chronicle, others . Related interview on Saskatchewan's News Talk 980. Listen.

CEOWorld Magazine – March 26 – The Smith School ranks fourth globally among ‘Top 25 Business Schools Based on Academic Excellence & Business Research.’ Read.

Mobile Commerce Daily – March 26 – Hank Lucas, professor of information systems, comments on Amazon’s mobile and ecommerce strategy. Read.

Poets & Quants - March 25 - The Smith School's No. 6 global ranking for faculty research is highlighted. Read.

WJLA ABC-7 –March 23 – Adjunct entrepreneurship professor Jonathan Aberman and Peter Morici, professor of international business, discuss current economic issues on Washington Business Report. Watch.

New York Times - March 23 - Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, comments on General Motors' social media strategy. Read . Republished/posted by The Globe and Mail, the Economic Times, Omaha World Herald, others. Related coverage by Inc. Magazine and Just Auto News.

Baltimore Sun – March 23 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on economic impact of an FBI headquarters move to Beltsville. Read.

Washington Post - March 23 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes Capital Business op-ed, "Locking up your opportunities." Read.

Washington Post – March 21 – Ken White, associate dean of MBA and MS programs, comments in Capital Business report on business schools creating or expanding graduate degree programs at outposts around the Washington region. Read.

Reuters (via NBC News.com) – March 21 – Myeong-Gu Seo, associate professor of management and organization, and his study " Being emotional during decision making, good or bad?" are referenced in 'Why adviser as therapist is good for investors.' Read. Also published by MSN Money, others.

National Mortgage News – March 21 – Cliff Rossi, professor of the practice, is quoted on how ‘risk management can spawn new risks.' Read.

Fox News.com – March 21 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about wages and economic growth. Read. Also published by the Statesman Journal, others.

Akron Beacon Journal – March 21 – Center for Financial Policy Executive-in-Residence Bill Longbrake's “America’s Crumbling Social System: Potential Solutions Involving Religious and Nonprofit Leadership and Organizations" is announced as part of a College of Wooster lecture series. Read.

The Atlantic – March 20 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, and his assessment on the student debt level is referenced in 'Looking for Debt in all the Wrong places.' Read.

WILS Radio (Lansing, Mich.) – March 19 – Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, discusses General Motors brand damage. Listen. Related commentary posted by Bloomberg News, others.

Mainstreet.com – March 18 – Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing and computer science, gives credit card security advice. Read.

MIT Sloan Management Review – March 18 – Research by Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, is profiled in 'Should Your Business be Less Productive?' Read.

Caroline County Times Record – March 17 – Smith finance senior Megan O’Donnell receives UMD's Choptank Transport Business Scholarship. Read.

UPI - March 16 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in report on lawmaker debate on extending unemployment benefits. Read.

Washington Post – March 14 – Smith MBA Tom Jepsen is profiled in 'Acting in Business with a Conscience' Spring 2014 Guide to Graduate Education. Read.

Bloomberg.com – March 14 – Site posts, distributes commentary on General Motors recall probe from Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing , and David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance. Read ... Also posted/distributed by CNBC, Reuters, others.

CNN – Mar. 13 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes on ‘curbing Russian aggression with energy independence.’ Read … Related column at Epoch Times.

U.S. News and World Report - March 11 - Smith MBA student Nate Curtis and Associate Dean for MBA and MS Programs Ken White comment on specialized business master's degrees -- including through Smith. Read.

Bloomberg – March 10 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on the effects of economic gains on unemployment. Read … Related comments in The Gulf Today (United Arab Emirates), Today (Singapore)… Related op-ed at Orange County Register, FinFacts (Ireland), others.

Australian Financial Review – March 12 – Ken White, associate dean of MBA and MS Programs, writes about ‘Five steps to delivering the perfect speech’. Read (Originally published by Washington Post Capital Business).

La Vanguardia - March 10 - Anil Gupta, the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Management, comments in ‘U.S. leaves behind Europe and Asia in technology race’ in Spain news daily. Read.

Yahoo Finance – March 10 – Russ Wermers, professor of finance, comments on the "dueling" investing theories of Nobel Prize-winning economists Robert Shiller and Eugene Fama. Read … Related: Financial Times and Investment Week journalists interview Wermers about macro-economic markets assisting in selecting investment products (via PureResearch.com). Watch.

The Cutting Edge – March 8 – Phillip Swagel, faculty associate for Smith's Center for Financial Policy, writes about ‘worthwhile initiatives in the Obama budget.’ Read.

Washington Business Journal - March 7 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, writes op-ed 'The Goldmine in our Backyard.' Read (behind paywall).

Wall Street Journal - March 7 - WSJ profiles Assistant Professor of Business Analytics Shawn ManKad's working paper and its formula ("RegRank") gauging how effectively federal regulators incorporate public feedback. Read ... Related: WSJ's Risk-Compliance Journal references and links to the study... Related blog coverage at Compliance Building, Scoop. it!, others.

IT Pro Portal – March 7 – Supply Chain Management Center Associate Director Lisa Harrington writes about keeping up with 'a deluge of consumer demand.’ Read.

Australian Financial Review – March 5 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell writes about 'how to remember people’s names.' Read (Originally published in Washington Post Capital Business).

WJLA ABC 7 – March 4 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on winter's affect on the economy. Watch (2:19).

DC City Biz List – March 4 – Brazen Careerist, a company led by Dingman Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Ed Barrientos, receives $1.2 million from new investors. Read.

The Glass Hammer – Mar. 4 – Vice Dean Joyce Russell is quoted in column about career implications from a reluctance to say “no.” Read.

India Today – March 4 – The Smith School is cited among institutions influencing recognition of India’s Galgotia University as a “top university for excellence in academics and global partnerships.” Read.

Barron’s – March 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted about tax reform ( behind Paywall). Related Morici column at Statesman Journal, others.

WAMU – March 3 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, joins Kojo Nnamdi Show panel on proposed Southeast D.C. rail project. Listen.

Wall Street Journal – March 3 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted about Mt. Gox and bitcoin losses. Read … Originating column at Baltimore Sun, others.

Statesman Journal – Mar. 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about new Obama administration budget proposals. Read … Related Providence Journal column overviews economic policy issues.

Scranton Times-Tribune – Mar. 2 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on US Airways/American Airlines merger. Read.

WJLA ABC 7 – March 2 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, joins Washington Business Report panel. Watch.

Baltimore Sun ­– March 1 – Ritu Agarwal, professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, comments on Maryland’s health exchange. Read.

February 2014

CXO Today - Feb. 28 - Wendy Moe, associate professor of marketing, is quoted about her new book “Social Media Intelligence." Read ... Related: Marketwatch posts announcement of book.

Accounting Web - Feb. 28 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted concerning his tax reform views. Read ... Related column published by FinFacts, others.

Accounting Today - Feb. 26 - Associate Professor of Accounting Michael Kimbrough's newly published study, "Are Seemingly Self-Serving Attributions in Earnings Press Releases Plausible? Empirical Evidence,” is profiled. Read.

Financial Review (Australia) - Feb. 26 - Robert Sheehan, academic director of Smith's executive MBA program, writes about 'Basics for a winning (workplace) team.' Read (adapted from earlier Washington Post Career Coach column).

Dagens Næringsliv (DN) - Feb. 26 - Norwegian business news daily quotes David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, regarding economic advisor Larry Summers' stated position to stimulate the U.S. economy by increasing public investment. Read.

World Industrial Reporter - Feb. 26 - Carlos Alvarenga, senior research fellow, discusses supply chain management and mitigation. Read.

Fox Business Channel - Feb. 25 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in "More banks re-entering student loan market" segment. Watch.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 25 - Michael Lee, finance lecturer, writes about China's shadow banking economy. Read.

Discovery News - Feb. 24 - Joseph Bailey, research associate professor and executive director of UMD's QUEST program, comments in 'Bitcoin: What is it and what's in it for me?' Read.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 24 - Hank Boyd, associate chair of the marketing department, is quoted and cited as a participating Smith instructor (with Dingman Center entrepreneurs-in-residence Harry Geller and John LaPides) for a 'Consumer Products Boot Camp' for former and current NFL players. Read ... Related coverage by NJ.com, Steelers.com, others.

WJLA ABC-7 - Feb. 23 - Jonathan Aberman, adjunct entrepreneurship professor, discusses start-up strategies in a Washington Business Report segment Watch.

4-traders - Feb. 22 - A framework to track and incorporate social media influence into product innovation by S. Raghu Raghavan, professor of management science and operations management, is highlighted. Read.

Credit Union Journal - Feb. 21 - Smith Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi writes about 'making non-qualified mortgages bulletproof.' Read ... Related: Quoted by The Street.com and Risk Magazine (paywall).

Bloomberg Businessweek - Feb. 19 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, comments on JPMorgan cutting ties to Saudi banks amid focus on regulation. Read.

US News and World Report - Feb. 19 - Ritu Agarwal, founder and director of CHIDS and Professor and Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, and Gordon Gao, associate professor and CHIDS co-director, comment about online physician reviews. Read ... Also published by Healthday (originating source), New York Newsday, Yahoo Health, others.

Washington Business Journal - Feb. 18 - Regional startups among finalists for Cupid’s Cup business competition, organized by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, are highlighted. Read ... Related: Coverage by Maryland Daily Record ... Originating announcement posted by Marketwatch, others.

Baltimore Sun - Feb. 17 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the state of the U.S. economy. Read.

Search Data Center - Feb. 17 - Chris Gleeson, manager of messaging and collaboration for Smith IT, comments about Smith's Lotus Notes-to-Google Apps migration. Read.

Detroit Free Press - Feb. 17 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about 'Why UAW lost in Tennessee.' Read. Also published by Orange County Register, others.

Washington Post - Feb. 16 - Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments about proposed Southeast D.C. rail project. Read ... Republished by Engineering News Record, others.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Feb. 16 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, comments on Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Liberty Global Plc. Read.

Christian Science Monitor - Feb. 14 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on severe winter weather implications for economic recovery. Read … Related: Also quoted in weather-economics coverage by Minneapolis Star Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Marketplace Radio ( listen), Gazette.net (impact on Maryland home sales), Medill Reports , others... Related Morici column published by Providence Journal, others.

Cardhub.com - Feb. 14 - Janet Wagner, associate professor of marketing and director of the Center for Excellence in Service, is among experts giving advice for 'Valentine's Day credit card savings.' Read.

OpenOpsIQ - Feb. 12 - The Gordon-Loeb Model for investing in cyber/Information security (developed by Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting, and Martin Loeb, professor of accounting and information assurance and Deloitte and Touche LLP Faculty Fellow) is referenced in 'NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Roadmap – Business Implications.' Read.

Marketwatch - Feb. 12 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Is it time to quit your job?' Read ... Also on Marketwatch: Morici named a Forecaster of the Month runner-up.

Capital News Service – Feb. 7 – Curt Grimm, professor and Charles E. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, comments on the minimum wage debate in the Maryland General Assembly. Read … Republished by AOL’s Patch.com outlets throughout Maryland.

CNN Money - Feb. 7 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in 'Stocks rise despite tepid jobs report.' Read ... Related: Morici's 'jobs report' column on UPI.

Information Week – Feb. 6 – A report on federal agencies adopting cloud computing to support business and mission objectives is drawn from a recent D.C. Forum on Digital Innovation hosted Smith’s Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy (DIGITS) and cites related research by Il-Horn Hann and Siva Viswanathan, associate professors of information systems and DIGITS co-directors. Read.

Digital Journal - Feb. 5 - Bill Rand, assistant professor of marketing and Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, discuss how to mitigate risks in mobile banking. Read.

Maryland Daily Record - Feb. 3 – The Smith School is cited for its No. 13 ranking among U.S. business schools as a best value in terms of ROI by BestValueSchools.com. Read.

UPI - Feb. 2 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Obama challenges Congress on wages, unemployment.’ Read … Related: Morici quoted in Delaware News Journal report on federal job training reform proposal … He writes about U.S. economic inequality in the Statesman Journal (also published by Fox News, The Street, others).

January 2014

BBC Radio - Jan. 30 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments on government surveillance and other current topics in a “Business Matters” segment. Listen (begins at 25:35).

Retail Solutions - Jan. 29 - Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, is quoted in reference to security breaches at major retailers. Read.

Tampa Bay Times - Jan. 29 - Jeffrey Kudisch, assistant dean of corporate relations and managing director of the Office of Career Services, writes about name-dropping during job interviews. Read (originally published by Washington Post).

UPI - Jan. 27 - Peter Morici, economist and Smith professor writes about issues relevant to the President's forthcoming State of the Union address. Read … Related: Morici comments post-SOTU via CBS Philadelphia … Morici writes post-SOTU commentary in the Boston Herald, Orange County Register, others.

Financial Planning - Jan. 27 – Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi discusses bank regulators and their handle on interest rate risk. Read.

Fox Business - Jan. 27 - Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Managing Director Elana Fine comments about the traits of successful entrepreneurs. Read (originally published by Entrepreneur Magazine).

The Wire - Jan. 27 – Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in retrospective piece on Ben Bernanke. Read.

Baltimore Sun - Jan. 25 - Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing and PhD program director, comments on Under Armour strategy driving its recent apparel deal with Notre Dame. Read … Related: Kirmani comments in the Baltimore Sun’s announcement of the Under Armour-Notre Dame deal. Read.

Seeking Alpha - Jan. 24 - David Kass, Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, writes 'How Todd Combs and Ted Weschler Outperformed The S&P 500 and Warren Buffett in 2013.' Read ... Also published by Guru Focus and Investing.com.

Fox News.com - Jan. 24 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes 'Extended unemployment benefits do not help economy or unemployed.’ Read.

Baltimore Sun - Jan. 21 - Amna Kirmani, professor of marketing and director of Smith's PhD program, comments on the Under Armour-Notre Dame apparel deal. Read.

NBC News (online) - Jan. 21 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, comments in 'Rich meeting in Davos ponder how to spread world's wealth.’ Read ... Related: Baltimore Sun op-ed also published by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Orange County Register, FinFacts Ireland, others… Op-ed quoted in Washington Times.

Bloomberg Businessweek - Jan. 18 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in 'Consumers trading up for better, cheaper health insurance' (Baltimore Sun original source). Read.

Reuters - Jan. 15 - Shawn Mankad, assistant professor of business analytics, comments in report on his study that proposes a formula to gauge how effectively public feedback is incorporated by federal regulators. Read ... Reposted by Oregon Herald, others. Related: Mankad discusses the research ( video).

Bloomberg Businessweek - Jan. 15 - Professor of the Practice Cliff Rossi comments in 'JP Morgan with Wells Fargo lose share to small rivals mortgages.’ Read ... Republished by Dallas Morning News, others.

The Street - Jan. 13 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes about the U.S. December employment report. Read ... Also published by The Statesman Journal (Ore.), others… Related: Quoted by Medill Reports regarding December retail sales.

Hagerstown Herald Mail - Jan. 12 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in report on Maryland tax cut proposal. Read.

Washington Post - Jan. 12 - Ritu Agarwal, Professor and Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems, discusses health IT in excerpt from Conversations on How to Save Health Care podcast. Read.

Entrepreneur Magazine - Jan. 10 - Elana Fine, managing director of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, comments in ‘The 7 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs.’ Read ... Reposted by Business Insider, others.

Nairobi Business Monthly - Jan. 2014 - Lemma Senbet, The William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance and African Economic Research Consortium executive director, is interviewed for 'Why research needs to inform policy.' Read.

Boston Herald - Jan. 7 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, writes 'Jobless Benefits Stunt Growth.' Read ... Related: Quoted by Fox Business.

Business Opportunities - Jan. 4 - Blog profiles research by Professor Emeritus J. Robert Baum into the role of "practical intelligence" in entrepreneurial success. Read.

Salisbury Daily Times - Jan. 4 - Curt Grimm, Professor and Charles A. Taff Chair of Economics and Strategy, is quoted in report on potential minimum wage legislation for Maryland. Read.

CBC News - Jan. 3 - Peter Morici, professor of international business, is quoted in piece examining health care reform impact on the President's approval ratings. Read ... Related op-ed in Orange County Register, others.

TES (Think Educate Share) Magazine - Jan. 3 - UK publication cites goal-setting theories of Professor Emeritus Edwin Locke. Read.

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