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.
Maryland Today – Feb. 5 - Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd III ranks the Super Bowl 53 telecast’s most memorable commercials.
Federal News Radio – Feb. 4 - Entrepreneurship lecturer Jonathan Aberman discusses AI and machine learning as poised to change the economy, with tech research and advisory firm OODA co-founders. Listen to previous Aberman-hosted What’s Working in Washington segments.
Recconomics – Feb. 3 – Logistics, Business and Public Policy Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor Carlos Alvarenga writes “The Hard Truth About Innovative Cultures.”
Wall Street Journal – Feb. 1 - Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi, comments in “Wells Fargo Breaks Down Internal Audit Silos to Fend Off Scandals”: It is impossible to know if the changes can stave off future scandals at the bank, said Cliff Rossi...“A lot will remain to be seen as to how well they execute.”
Bisnow – Feb. 1 – Maryland Smith’s role is highlighted in “Inside WeWork's First Location On A College Campus”: WeWork is also partnering with the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at UMD's Robert H. Smith School of Business, which has bought a series of hot desk memberships for its students looking to launch startup companies.
Baltimore Sun – Jan. 30 – Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd III comments on effective messaging in Super Bowl ads: Humorous ads often work well, he said, but the best commercials tend to tell a story, inspire and get people talking, instead of lecturing about a product. “Every now and then, they can do something remarkable and inspiring,” Boyd said. “Those are rare, but advertisers shoot for them.”
ValueWalk – Jan. 30 – Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, comments extensively through “Under Globalization 4.0, Connectedness Strong And Getting Stronger.”
Spend Matters – Jan. 28 - Professor of the Practice Suresh Acharya gives supply chain analytics insight in “McDonald’s Supply Chain May Set Bar on Sourcing Antibiotic-Free Beef.”
Ladders – Jan. 27 – Management and organization professor Myeong-Gu Seo’s research is cited in “Your emotional culture is powerful – you just need to listen”: Workplaces, where employees feel comfortable expressing their feelings, tend to be more productive, creative and innovative…That’s the key finding of studies by [Seo].
Washington Business Journal – Jan. 24 – Entrepreneurship Lecturer Jonathan Aberman writes: “We're not Silicon Valley. “We should stop using its entrepreneurship model.” Read previous Aberman columns at WBJ.
Sirius XM Business Radio/Knowledge@Wharton - Jan. 24 - Clinical Professor of Marketing Henry C. Boyd III weighs in as a guest expert for “Did Gillette Miss the Mark with Its Toxic Masculinity Ad?”
Active Cyber - Jan. 23 - Blog reviews the annual Maryland Smith-co-hosted Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity – organized by Accounting and Information Assurance professors Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb.
Agence France-Presse – Jan. 23 - Accounting and information assurance professor Tharindra Ranasinghe comments in “10 years after crisis, bank CEO pay swells again”: The public's view of the higher pay has been muted somewhat by improvement in the broader economy that has strengthened employment markets.
Harvard Business Review – Jan. 21 – Associate professor of Business and Public Policy Cristian Dezso and Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics Margrét V. Bjarnadóttir co-author “Why Companies’ Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail.”
Bloomberg – Jan. 19 – Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship David Kirsch comments in “Why Tesla's Long Model 3 Waitlist Could Be a Massive Problem” Musk should be satisfied he’s been able to create an electric-vehicle rival to Porsche, said David Kirsch…Tesla is attempting a technological Hail Mary by putting what are still-expensive batteries in cars and trying to sell them at mass-market prices, he said. “Musk is living in a fantasy world.”
GARP – Jan. 18 –Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi writes “Strategic risk will be front and center in 2019,” in a CRO Outlook column.
Associated Press – Jan. 17 - “Automation, Intermediation and the Flash Crash” – co-authored by Albert “Pete” Kyle, Charles E. Smith Chair Professor of Finance, is among 2018 Harry M. Markowitz Award Winners.
Forbes – Jan. 16 – Rajshree Agarwal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship, writes: “Why Low-Skilled Workers will Win in the Robot Revolution.”
WTOP – Jan. 15 – Maryland Smith’s Online MBA Program is cited as top-ranked among peer programs offered by universities in DC, Maryland and Virginia according to U.S. News and World Report.
MetalMiner – Jan. 15 - “Measuring Risk in the World of Climate Change” documents the development of climate change risk index for supply chains, co-led by Maryland Smith’s Supply Chain Management Center including research professor Sandor Boyson: “We have [UMD’s] business school and Silicon Valley-based partner, Resilinc, joining forces with a university-based climate change center [ESSIC] that’s linked directly to the federal government [NOAA] and its long-term climate prediction center,” said Sandor Boyson… “We’re positioned to make an index that in its initial phase will score and rank some 10,000 Resilinc-monitored production locations worldwide for vulnerability to climate change.”
WalletHub – Jan. 11 – Professor of the Practice Clifford Rossi gives consumer credit card advice in a Q&A.
Vice Magazine – Jan. 2 - Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship Brent Goldfarb is a source in “What a Student Loan 'Bubble' Bursting Might Look Like”: Brent Goldfarb explained that the easiest way to understand a bubble is to think about a stock that people keep buying mostly because other people are doing the same thing. This usually happens when a company or product has a compelling narrative around it that isn't backed up by data.